One of the greatest benefits of living in San Antonio is the variety of “things” to see and do. In fact, there are so many San Antonio attractions and events on any given weekend that it can seem overwhelming to choose just one. In this series, all pressure is off! Ten fun things to do in San Antonio will be chosen each week to make researching for the next Friday celebration, date night, or family outing a little more simple.
- 1. Experience the Fear
Previously known as Nightmare on Grayson, Fearesta is the new haunted house that you won’t want to miss. If you’re looking for a truly terrifying experience, this is the place for you. Scary clowns, bloodied corpses, and evil monsters await you around every corner of this haunted house. You’d better bring a friend to hold on to because Fearesta promises to scare you silly. Obviously, young children aren’t advised for this one, so please plan accordingly!
When: This weekend
Where: 3363 E. Commerce
- 2. Go On the Run with Bonnie and Clyde
Known as criminals and as lovers, the story of Bonnie and Clyde is fascinating and entertaining. Join Performing Arts San Antonio as they bring this love affair to life. Set in Texas during The Great Depression, you’ll watch as this couple becomes criminal through a series of bank robberies. Their names are infamous and so is their story…you won’t want to miss the dynamic duo as their characters are brought to life. Stick around for dinner, an open bar, and a silent auction afterward to benefit a non-profit artistic organization.
When: October 14 @8PM; October 15 @6PM; October 16 @3PM
Where: 15705 San Pedro
- 3. Grow Something New
Head out to the Pearl for the 25th Annual Herb Market! This all day event will educate you on herbs and how to properly care for them. With sessions like “Growing Peppers in Containers” and “Growing Herbs,” you’ll leave knowing much more about your herb garden at home. There will even be a culinary demonstration on how to cook with peppers and chiles. Whether you come for an hour or decide to stay all day, we promise that you’ll learn something new about the wonderful world of gardening.
When: October 15 @9:00-3:00PM
Where: The Historic Pearl Brewery
- 4. Try A New Flavor
It seems as if this month is all about beer in San Antonio with all of the many different Oktoberfests happening! This weekend is no different yet offers something new with San Antonio Food Bank’s 11th Annual Beer Festival. With different booths, each broadcasting a unique brew, you’ll have a plethora of options to choose from. Try a few or try them all as you peruse all of the flavors the festival has to offer. All in all, there will be about 400 beers total so be sure and pace yourself!
When: October 15 @1:30PM-6: 30 PM
Where: Dignowity and Lockwood Parks
- 5. Trick or Treat at the Zoo
Every Saturday and Sunday of this month, the San Antonio Zoo is offering Zoo Boo, the fun-filled daytime event for families! Kids are welcome to come in costume and trick or treat around the zoo. It’s a friendly atmosphere, especially for itty bitty ones! Additionally, there will be a costume contest and a hay maze for fun! The best part is that Zoo Boo is free with a general admission ticket. Come paint a pumpkin and grab some candy while you enjoy the exciting animals that the zoo has to offer. It’s a family day to remember!
When: Saturday and Sunday @ 9AM-6PM
Where: The San Antonio Zoo (3903 N St. Mary’s St.)
- 6. Hear the Best of Broadway
If you’re the type of person who knows all the words to famous Broadway tunes, get ready for a sensational show from the San Antonio Choral Society. The choir will play homage to some of the best songs on Broadway from musicals like Wicked, The Lion King, West Side Story, and Les Mis. Audience members will definitely recognize these famous melodies and can sing along to the upbeat pop songs that everyone loves. You’ll be blown away by the impressive voices that make up the choir. Don’t miss out on this event! Tickets are on sale now and at the door.
When: October 16 @4PM
Where: Charline McCombs Empire Theatre (226 N. St. Mary’s St.)
- 7. Meet Your Brunch Eggspectations
San Antonio’s newest brunch place, Eggspectation, will surely meet your expectations! This chain only has seven locations in the United States and San Antonio is one of them! Newly opened, you’ll find the relaxed atmosphere to be welcoming and innovative. With menu items like the smoked salmon benny, high-rise pancakes, and a juice bar, there’s definitely something for everyone. Get a grapefruit mimosa to accompany your lunch, or a homemade espresso to start off the morning. It’s the best of the best here in town, and you won’t be let down!
When: This weekend, 7AM-10PM
Where: 402 N Loop 1604 W
- 8. Get Spooked in a Cemetery
Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s a surplus of activities for you to take part in. If you want a good scare and a little bit of a history lesson at the same time, come out for Voices from the Grave, a Sisters Grimm Cemetery tour. Your tour guide will be dressed in historical clothing and will talk you on a 90-minute presentation of one of the oldest cemeteries in the city with six different stops, each one giving a little history about San Antonio. It’ll be after dark, and the somewhat eerie setting will have you looking over your shoulder. Get spooked and learn something new about this great Texas city.
When: October 15 @7PM
Where: Historic City Cemetery #1
- 9. Enjoy the Ballet
San Antonio Ballet is kicking off its season with the famous story of Don Quixote. This is the story of an aging knight and his many adventures and travels. It captures the essence of medieval times with heroes, romance, humor, and of course, amazing dance. The gorgeous costumes will have you breathless, and this show promises to be fun for the whole family. Head over to the Tobin Center for this event and enjoy some time downtown at one of the many restaurants near the river walk.
When: Times here
Where: The Tobin Center (100 Auditorium Circle)
- 10. Fall Into Fun
Show some Aggie pride this weekend at Texas A&M San Antonio’s Fall Festival. A&M is all about tradition, and they invite you to partake in the family fun with this exciting event arranged by the Campus Activities Board. Experience the campus as you enjoy all of the fall activities that are provided. The festival will have a pumpkin patch, obstacle course, dunk tank, costume contest, live music, food, and drinks! Get your picture taken with a fall theme and dance the afternoon away with the DJ. It’s a fun-filled afternoon that is perfect for the whole family! Don’t miss out on this free event!
When: October 15 @10AM-3PM
Where: Texas A&M San Antonio (West Lawn, Main Campus; One University Way)