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Free in San Antonio: November 2017

 

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It’s FALL! The weather is perfect for getting outdoors and enjoying the season with your family. Check out this awesome list of Free in San Antonio and see what San Antonio has to offer this month!

We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities make changes without notifying us. We recommend contacting them before visiting to be 100% sure that their free offerings are still available.

Recurring Free Events in San Antonio

Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, San Fernando Cathedral, Main Plaza, 115 N. Main, 78205, at 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
San Antonio | The Saga. This free video art installation, created by Xavier De Richemont, plays three times a night, weather permitting, on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays on the facade of San Fernando Cathedral.

Wednesdays, 20079 Stone Oak Pkwy, Ste 3120, 78258 OR 22211 IH 10 West, Ste 1107A, 78257, 6:00 p.m.
Free weekly group run with iRun. Strollers and/or dogs welcome. Each location has a route with 3 to 5 mile turnarounds, but runners can choose any distance they want.

Fridays, The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 106, 78215, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Miss Anastasia’s Wild and Wacky Pre-weekend Twiglet Storytime is held twice on Fridays during the summer. Enjoy a wild and wacky story time session with Miss Anastasia and make a delightful craft. All ages welcome.

Saturdays, 2602 NW Loop 1604, BLDG 1, Ste.106, 78248, 6:30 a.m.
Free weekly group run with iRun. Strollers and/or dogs welcome. Each location has a route with 3 to 5 mile turnarounds, but runners can choose any distance they want.

Free in San Antonio this November

Wednesday, November 1: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
CNC: Little Explorers! Little Explorers will come for fun and adventure using their five senses to discover nature. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. $5 per family. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-249-4616.

Wednesday, November 1: The Pearl, 303 Pearl Pkwy., 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dia de los Muertos at Pearl: the grounds will be transformed to reflect traditions of the Mexican holiday, which pays homage to deceased family and friends. Today focuses on children’s workshops and performances. Kids can enjoy calavera face painting by Hippy’s FX, crafts by Southwest School of Art and Magik Theatre and milkshakes from Honeysuckle Tea Time. On stage, literary artist Carmen Tafolla will read and serve as emcee. Mexican musical performers include Los Inocentes and Conjunto Taller. Finally, ‘La Catrina de Mexico’ Bertha Sandoval will speak about the rich Mexican tradition at Hotel Emma library. All guests are encouraged to bring a photo or memento and participate in the community altars.

Wednesday, November 1: Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 | 12328 IH 10 West, 78230 | 2703 S.E. Military Dr., 78223), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Thursday, November 2: Woodlawn Lake Park, 1103 Cincinnati, 78201, 4:00 p.m.
Planet K will light up the sky with Free Dia de los Muertos Texas Style Fireworks. There will be live face painters, art exhibitionist, food, beverages and a Memorial Balloon Release. These events are free and open to the public. This will also kick-off Planet K’s month of giving to local charities in Austin and San Antonio. All Planet K store’s accept donations for a number of worthwhile charities. For more information about Planet K visit http://www.planetktexas.com/

Thursday, November 2: The Pearl, 303 Pearl Pkwy., 78215, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dia de los Muertos at Pearl: the grounds will be transformed to reflect traditions of the Mexican holiday, which pays homage to deceased family and friends. Altar artists will be on site to discuss their work from 5 – 6 p.m. Kristin Forrester will kick off the performance program with a reading and will serve as emcee. At 6 p.m., the community at large is invited to join in on a formal procession around the Pearl campus. The live music line up consists of the all-female mariachi group Las Coronelas followed by San Antonio native and Latin roots rocker, Patricia Vonne. All guests are encouraged to bring a photo or memento and participate in the community altars.

Friday, November 3: 1 UTSA Circle, 78249, 6:45 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Fright Nights, Celestial Lights presented by the UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy invites you to their monthly stargazing event “First Friday Stargazing” at the Curtis Flawn Jr. Observatory on the UTSA Main campus. Observatory telescopes will be setup on our star party deck and operated by experienced astronomers from UTSA and volunteers from the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers. This event is free and open to the public! for more information, visit astronomy.utsa.edu.

Saturday, November 4: Scobee Education Center, 1819 North Main Ave, 78212, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Register your family today for the free Annual CORE4STEM Expo Family Day at San Antonio College located on San Pedro. Meet us between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. for registration. Bring your whole family – all ages are welcome! Learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Careers in San Antonio and receive free resources about pathways to high-paying careers. 

Saturday, November 4: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St., 78205, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Please join Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas for the first annual Flow Fest & Run! The event begins with a 3k/5k walk/run. Throughout the day there will be yoga, artistic performances, music, dance parties, kid’s activities and creative play, local food, wine, beer and wine cocktails. Net proceeds from Flow Fest & Run will benefit the environment and community. Visit www.saflowfest.com to see Flow Fest’s schedule and to register for the 3k/5k run or walk. 

Saturday, November 4: The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas 78205, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
First Saturday at The Alamo! On the first Saturday of every month, the grounds of the Alamo are transformed back in time to the 1830s. Join us for a full day of living history fun that the whole family will enjoy. Learn about life in frontier Texas with special demonstrations and crafts.

Saturday, November 4: Phil Hardberger Park East (Voelcker Lane), off Blanco Rd., 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Dairy Day at the Voelcker Historic Homestead. The land that is now Hardberger Park was once a dairy farm. In celebration of that, the Southwest Dairy Farmers bring their mobile dairy classroom to the old farm to demonstrate how milk gets from the farm to your table. Mini cows and ice cream add to the fun! Free to attend but a suggested donation of $3 per person or $5 per family is welcomed.
Directions: From Blanco Rd, just north of PHP East, turn on Longfield Rd (by Blanco BBQ). Turn left at stop sign onto Old Blanco Rd. Old Blanco Rd dead-ends at Voelcker Lane. Turn right onto Voelcker Lane and continue until it ends at the Salado Creek Greenway Trailhead parking lot. Enter the homestead through the pedestrian gate to the left of the white house.

Saturday, November 4: Holiday Inn San Antonio North Hill Country, 19280 Redland Rd, 78259, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Vintage Bazaar features vendors of various products including jewelry, clothing, hair care, essential oils, makeup, candles, health products, live painting and much more. We will give away a prize worth $250 – join us for a chance to win. Entry to this event and parking are free.

Saturday, November 4: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Work up a sweat, get fit and bust a move with a FREE Zumba class from MIX FIT SA. You’ll love this high energy dance workout.

Saturday, November 4: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join us every first Saturday for SUPER FUN SATURDAYS! These free activities are staff-led exercises in creativity and fun! Get out to the park and get moving!

Saturday, November 4: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St., 78205, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hemisfair’s Saturday Art in the Park series presents free art workshops for kids ages 4-12. Each workshop features a fun, themed art activity. Please allow extra time for parking, as the workshop begins promptly at 11 am. To find us once you arrive, just follow the “Art in the Park” signs!

Saturday, November 4: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Wise Old Owl Wreath.

Saturday, November 4: La Villita, 418 Villita St., 78205, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Diwali San Antonio. This free event celebrates the Indian festival of lights which symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Live entertainment will be provided, along with “Diya Floats,” a firework display, and vendors, including some selling traditional Indian cuisine.

Saturday, November 4: Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave., 78214, 7:00 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Beauty and the Beast. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Sunday, November 5: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
AND
First Sundays for Families*: See + Do El Mundo del Arte (11:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Celebrate the release of our two new bilingual Arte Kids books and Día de los Muertos with artmaking, bilingual storytime and fun for the whole family. Decorate a sugar skull, make an animal amigo mask, and get creative with us! Kids 12 and under get free admission. After 12:00 p.m., adults pay $10 each.

Sunday, November 5: The McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels, 78209, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the life and art of San Antonio artist Chuck Ramirez with a fun-filled day: Dia de Chuck! Snap a pocket portrait, add a marigold to the Dia de los Muertos altar, and more! Enjoy a taco picnic, paletas, ($) and live music on the lawn.

Monday, November 6: Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Budding engineers and architects, join us on the Great Lawn for free-play with the Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks. Building and playing with Big Blue Blocks is a FREE all-ages activity!

Tuesday, November 7: Whole Foods Quarry Market, 255 E Basse Rd #130, 78209, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Join Whole Foods at the Quarry Market Cafe, the first Tuesday of every month, for the Kids Club Story Time. There will be a story, a snack and some fun activities! This monthly event is free – register here.

Tuesday, November 7: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St., 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Story Time at the Book Garden: Come for a story under the big shady trees, stay for a creative activity, and walk away with a book from our FREE Book Garden!

Tuesday, November 7: Amy’s Ice Cream, 255 E Basse Rd., 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Amy’s Ice Cream has warmed up their scoops and have been lifting extra tubs of ice cream to prepare because another Free Ice Cream Day is upon us. Ice Cream unites us all and that’s why we’re giving away a free tiny, tiny with a topping, small, or small with a topping to every customer who visits. This is our chance to give back to the communities who have meant so much to us and helped us make people’s day across Texas.

Tuesday, November 7: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, November 7: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Tuesday, November 7: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Everyone gets in free on Tuesday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy special programs, music, and more. And, remember: during all other open days/times, the Briscoe offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people).

Tuesday, November 7: The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway, 78209, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free admission to The DoSeum on the first and third Tuesday of every month! Only the first 1,200 guests will be admitted so arrive early. Parking is free but limited – another good reason to be there early. Remember: no outside food allowed and umbrella strollers only inside the museum. The cafe will be open with food and drinks for sale.
PLEASE NOTE: the times have changed back to 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, November 8: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
CNC: Little Explorers! Little Explorers will come for fun and adventure using their five senses to discover nature. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. $5 per family. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-249-4616.

Thursday, November 9: Hill Country Mile, 1100 S Main to 521 N Main, Boerne, 78006, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars for one amazing Girls’ Night Out in downtown Boerne! Your favorite shops are staying open late, brimming full of new merchandise, special deals and free sips and bites just for you! Be one of the first 200 “divas” at each end of Main Street (The Dienger Trading Co. and The Flower Shop) and get a boa & tiara, and everyone can enter for some amazing prizes provided by the Mile’s shops! Come early for happy hour or apps at the area’s best restaurants, stay late and get a jump on your holiday shopping!

Thursday, November 9: Crescent Bend Nature Park, 12805 Schaefer Rd., 78108, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Schertz Parks and Recreation wants you to come explore the Texas night sky at their Star Party! Volunteers from the San Antonio Astronomical Association will have their telescopes available for visitors to get a peek at these natural wonders. This time of year visitors are typically able to view Saturn, Andromeda, and the tail end of the Milky Way.

Friday, November 10: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 7:00 p.m.
Luminaria is a dynamic arts organization charged with producing an annual multi-Arts festival. The festival was conceived in partnership with the City of San Antonio to stimulate artistic and economic development by featuring artists and transforming urban spaces. The festival is a cultural connector between all of the arts and between regional, national and international artists and audiences. The free night festival will be Friday, with ticketed events (including artist brunches, a closing party, and a special VIP experience) throughout the holiday weekend.

Friday, November 10: 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to the Plaza under the glow of the Tobin Center and enjoy Wonder Woman! The plaza will open an hour before the movie starts. No outside food or drinks are allowed, but concessions will be available for purchase- including full bar service. No Pets Please.

Saturday, November 11: Cibolo Nature Center, meet at Visitor’s Center, 140 City Park Road, Boerne, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Join Cibolo Nature Center for their 2nd Saturday Volunteer Day of Service. Volunteers will be helping to spruce up the visitor’s center. If you have gloves, bring them. Also, wear sturdy shoes.

Saturday, November 11: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
FARM: Kids Club: Pumpkins! Discover the world of gourds and squashes, nature’s fruit of the fall! We’ll investigate these amazing fruits and vegetables and even paint a pumpkin to decorate our Thanksgiving table. For kids from 3 to 103. $5.00 per family suggested donation. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-331-8596.

Saturday, November 11: Crescent Bend Nature Park, 12805 Schaefer Rd., 78108, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Discover What’s Flying! Interpreters teach how to use viewing instruments (Fun’oculars) and introduce six clues for looking at birds: shape, shade, size, sound, surroundings, and speed. You will be amazed at the diversity of bird life right in your backyard! This program is designed for families with elementary-aged children, but all ages are welcome. The program is free, but pre-registration is required. Please call the Parks & Recreation Office to register at 210-619-1850. Space is limited.

Saturday, November 11: Mission County Park 2, 7675 Padre Circle, 78214, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Discover the natural paradise just south of downtown by joining the San Antonio River Foundation at River Relay 2017, a free event with a benefit race. While enjoying the beautiful surroundings along the San Antonio River, spend some time talking to environmental and wellness exhibitors, enjoying food trucks, music and free beer from Alamo Beer. There will also a be a tree giveaway and pet adoption opportunities. It’s a great day for the whole family!

Saturday, November 11: Mission San Juan, 9101 Graf Rd, 78214, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
It’s Farm Day at Mission San Juan. Explore the roots of San Antonio food culture from the Spanish colonial missions to modern food, health, and wellness with free, family-friendly activities.

Saturday, November 11: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St., 78205, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hemisfair’s Saturday Art in the Park series presents free art workshops for kids ages 4-12. Each workshop features a fun, themed art activity. Please allow extra time for parking, as the workshop begins promptly at 11 am. To find us once you arrive, just follow the “Art in the Park” signs!

Saturday, November 11: Inspire Art, 200 Queen Anne Court, San Antonio, Texas 78209, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free Family Art Day takes place at Inspire Art every second Saturday of the month.

Saturday, November 11: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Patriotic Spinner.

Saturday, November 11: Yanaguana Garden, 434 S. Alamo St., 78205, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
A fitness experience geared for younger park guests, Youth Fitness is hosted in Yanaguana Garden every second Saturday. Great for kids and pre-teens, this FREE class will get the whole family moving!bi

Saturday, November 11: 111 Camp St., 78204, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Please join Linda Pace Foundation in conjunction with the Southtown Arts District Festival for music by DJ Despeinada and fall-flavored paletas by Steel City Pops in CHRISpark! Admission to Paletas in the Park is free and open to the public. 

Saturday, November 11: Trader’s Village, 9333 SW Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road, 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Trader’s Village will host an amateur boxing event sponsored by USA Boxing Association. The first event starts about 1 p.m. and will be in the Brown Expo. The event is free, but parking is $4.

Sunday, November 8: All Texas State Parks
All Texas State Parks offer free admission on November 8 in Honor of Veterans Day. Guided hikes, bird walks, and other programs will be offered throughout the day. Camping and special activity fees will still apply. Find a Texas State Park near you.

Sunday, November 12: Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., 78205, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free admission on the second Sunday of each month. The Institute of Texan Cultures will feature two unique programs focusing on different aspects of Texan culture.

Sunday, November 12: Trader’s Village, 9333 SW Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road, 1:30 p.m. 
See TASW Wrestling Live in the Brown Expo at Trader’s Village! There will be exciting wrestling matches, plus Lucha Libre Wrestlers and much more! Kids will have a chance to meet the wrestlers. The event is free, but parking is $4.

Sunday, November 12: 12951 Old Bandera Road #3, Helotes, 78023, 3:00 p.m. –  4:30 p.m.
City of Helotes Veterans Day Concert featuring the Helotes Area Community Band. This event is free and open to the public!

Monday, November 13: Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Budding engineers and architects, join us on the Great Lawn for free-play with the Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks. Building and playing with Big Blue Blocks is a FREE all-ages activity!

Tuesday, November 14: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, November 14: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Tuesday, November 14: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Everyone gets in free on Tuesday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy special programs, music, and more. And, remember: during all other open days/times, the Briscoe offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people).

Wednesday, November 15: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
CNC: Little Explorers! Little Explorers will come for fun and adventure using their five senses to discover nature. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. On the 3rd Wednesday, special guest Mother Nature will be there for story time. $5 per family. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-249-4616.

Wednesday, November 15: TriPoint, 3233 N St. Mary’s St., 78212, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Student Loan Debt has topped $1.3 trillion dollars nationwide, three times the amount from a decade ago. This free My Education Solutions workshop is for graduates, students and parents to learn which forgiveness programs you qualify for.

Thursday, November 16: La Villita, 418 Villita St, 78205, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Shakespeare on the River performances of The Taming of the Shrew start at 7:30 p.m. Shakespeare on the River offers free admission and has entertainment for the whole family! At the Arneson River Theatre along Villita Way, a town crier will welcome all attendees to the event. The Magik Theatre will bring artisans, magicians, jugglers, fire-eaters, swordsmen, singers, dancers, roving beggars and thieves, period crafts, games, a children’s area, and food to the San Antonio Riverwalk. Visitors can try their hand at pirate training, lock your friends and family up in the stocks, or feast on a turkey leg, while enjoying a variety of beverages – or be amazed by the art of falconry as Last Chance Forever shares their insights into the training, rehabilitation, and conservation of beautiful, fascinating birds of prey.

Friday, November 17: La Villita, 418 Villita St, 78205, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Shakespeare on the River performances of The Taming of the Shrew start at 7:30 p.m. Shakespeare on the River offers free admission and has entertainment for the whole family! At the Arneson River Theatre along Villita Way, a town crier will welcome all attendees to the event. The Magik Theatre will bring artisans, magicians, jugglers, fire-eaters, swordsmen, singers, dancers, roving beggars and thieves, period crafts, games, a children’s area, and food to the San Antonio Riverwalk. Visitors can try their hand at pirate training, lock your friends and family up in the stocks, or feast on a turkey leg, while enjoying a variety of beverages – or be amazed by the art of falconry as Last Chance Forever shares their insights into the training, rehabilitation, and conservation of beautiful, fascinating birds of prey.

Friday, November 17: Blue Star Contemporary, 116 Blue Star, 78204, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come out for the Blue Star Contemporary H-E-B Family Night! Explore current exhibitions through hands-on activities for the whole family. Kids and parents alike are invited to make projects inspired by the artwork on view while enjoying a free family-friendly evening.

Saturday, November 18: The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Women of all ages are invited to propel their journey toward absolute health and wellness at the 2017 Women’s Comprehensive Health Conference. Register to attend the free conference and hear from UT Medicine’s expert physicians in cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, dermatology, internal medicine and mammography. Come early to take advantage of free health screenings and mobile mammography (click to schedule your mammogram). Then, stay to have your health questions answered by the experts and visit with other community health and wellness representatives.

Saturday, November 18: Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Join us on the Great Lawn for free-play with the Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks every third Saturday. Build whatever is in YOUR imagination. All budding Engineers and Architects welcome!!

Saturday, November 18: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Work up a sweat, get fit and bust a move with a FREE Zumba class from MIX FIT SA. You’ll love this high energy dance workout.

Saturday, November 18: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St., 78205, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hemisfair’s Saturday Art in the Park series presents free art workshops for kids ages 4-12. Each workshop features a fun, themed art activity. Please allow extra time for parking, as the workshop begins promptly at 11 am. To find us once you arrive, just follow the “Art in the Park” signs!

Saturday, November 18: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a Quirky Turkey Craft.

Saturday, November 18: John William Helton San Antonio River Nature Park, 15662 FM 775, Floresville, TX 78114, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) will be hosting their Pecan Jubilee. The event is free and open to the public. The event will feature a dessert bake-off where the community is encouraged to register and submit their favorite pecan-themed baked goods in the categories of pies, cakes, bars/brownies, cookies or breads. The contest is limited to a total of 50 entries. For more information, please contact Angela Camarillo at (210) 302-3267 or acamarillo@sara-tx.org.

Saturday, November 18: La Villita, 418 Villita St, 78205, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Shakespeare on the River performances of The Taming of the Shrew start at 7:30 p.m. Shakespeare on the River offers free admission and has entertainment for the whole family! At the Arneson River Theatre along Villita Way, a town crier will welcome all attendees to the event. The Magik Theatre will bring artisans, magicians, jugglers, fire-eaters, swordsmen, singers, dancers, roving beggars and thieves, period crafts, games, a children’s area, and food to the San Antonio Riverwalk. Visitors can try their hand at pirate training, lock your friends and family up in the stocks, or feast on a turkey leg, while enjoying a variety of beverages – or be amazed by the art of falconry as Last Chance Forever shares their insights into the training, rehabilitation, and conservation of beautiful, fascinating birds of prey.

Saturday, November 18: Broadway St., 78209, 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Come out and enjoy the 40th Annual Holiday Parade by the Alamo Heights Chamber

Saturday, November 18: 9431 Bandera Rd., 78250, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Art Fest 2017: Join 60+ local artists, live music, food trucks, and more! This is a free family-friendly event.

Saturday, November 18: Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave., 78214, 7:00 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is Frozen. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Sunday, November 19: Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Good Spirit T’ai Chi presents free classes! T’ai Chi Ch’uan is a Chinese martial art focusing on the development of internal energy. T’ai Chi has been attributed with many health benefits, in addition to being an effective self-defense system. Classes are every 3rd Sunday September through November.

Monday, November 20: Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Budding engineers and architects, join us on the Great Lawn for free-play with the Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks. Building and playing with Big Blue Blocks is a FREE all-ages activity!

Tuesday, November 21: Travis Park, 311 E Travis St., 78205, 7:00 p.m.
Join Slab Cinema for Movies by Moonlight. The movie is The Little Mermaid. Get there early for a good spot. The movie will start at dusk.

Tuesday, November 21: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, November 21: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Tuesday, Novemeber 21: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Everyone gets in free on Tuesday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy special programs, music, and more. And, remember: during all other open days/times, the Briscoe offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people).

Tuesday, November 21: The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway, 78209, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free admission to The DoSeum on the first and third Tuesday of every month! Only the first 1,200 guests will be admitted so arrive early. Parking is free but limited – another good reason to be there early. Remember: no outside food allowed and umbrella strollers only inside the museum. The cafe will be open with food and drinks for sale.
PLEASE NOTE: the times have changed back to 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Friday, November 24: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W Jones Ave, 78215, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Weary cooks, eager shoppers, art lovers and underfoot relatives will find plenty to see and do at the San Antonio Museum of Art the day after Thanksgiving. General admission is free (or pay what you want!).

Friday, November 24: Main Street in Boerne, Texas, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Dickens on Main. This free, two-day holiday festival transports you back to the days of of Charles Dickens. Stroll along Main St. in Boerne and enjoy “snow,” a tree lighting, live music, photos with Santa, carolers, an artisan market, a 60-foot snow slide, food, drinks, and more. The festival is free to attend. Read all about last year’s Dickens on Main event here.

Saturday, November 25: Home Depot locations around San Antonio, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
FREE, once-a-month workshops for kids, ages 5 – 12 at participating Home Depot stores. This week, your child will build a Christmas Tree Ornament. Kids’ workshops are on a first come/first served basis. Register your child online ahead of time to make sure there is room available.

Saturday, November 25: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Join MIX FIT SA every fourth Saturday for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), to have fun while maximizing your calorie burn. There’s no better place to work out than in the park, so get out to this FREE event and get moving!

Saturday, November 25: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St., 78205, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hemisfair’s Saturday Art in the Park series presents free art workshops for kids ages 4-12. Each workshop features a fun, themed art activity. Please allow extra time for parking, as the workshop begins promptly at 11 am. To find us once you arrive, just follow the “Art in the Park” signs!

Saturday, November 25: Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids. This week kids create a I Can Help! Chore Chart.

Saturday, November 25: Trader’s Village, 9333 SW Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Trader’s Village will host Gospel Sunday. The first event starts at 12:30 p.m. and will be in the Brown Expo. The event is free, but parking is $4.

Saturday, November 25: Main Street in Boerne, Texas, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Dickens on Main. This free, two-day holiday festival transports you back to the days of of Charles Dickens. Stroll along Main St. in Boerne and enjoy “snow,” a tree lighting, live music, photos with Santa, carolers, an artisan market, a 60-foot snow slide, food, drinks, and more. The festival is free to attend. Read all about last year’s Dickens on Main event here.

Sunday, November 26: Trader’s Village, 9333 SW Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Trader’s Village will host Gospel Sunday. The first event starts at 12:30 p.m. and will be in the Brown Expo. The event is free, but parking is $4.

Monday, November 27: The Perky Peacock, 173 S Seguin Ave, New Braunfels, 78130, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mammogram Monday! Central Texas Health and Wellness Guide is partnering with The Perky Peacock to provide free mammograms by Christus Santa Rosa. There are no doctors orders if your 40 years or older.

Monday, November 27: Yanaguana Gardens, 434 S Alamo St, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Budding engineers and architects, join us on the Great Lawn for free-play with the Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks. Building and playing with Big Blue Blocks is a FREE all-ages activity!

Tuesday, November 28: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission.

Tuesday, November 28: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Tuesday, November 28: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market Street, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Tuesday Nights at the Briscoe Western Art Museum! Everyone gets in free on Tuesday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy special programs, music, and more. And, remember: during all other open days/times, the Briscoe offers free admission, year-round, to children 12 and under and to all active military and their families (up to 4 people).

Wednesday, November 29: Cibolo Nature Center, Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
CNC: Little Explorers! Little Explorers will come for fun and adventure using their five senses to discover nature. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. $5 per family. For more information, contact Stephanie Colvard at stephanie@cibolo.org or 830-249-4616.

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