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. Make an Edible Garden
The idea of growing your own food is a novel idea and fascinates many. While we can’t all grow our own crops on farmland, we can create a hanging edible garden! Rainbow Gardens at Bandera offers a class on edible gardens. By using a fiber basket, the instructor will teach you how to plant herbs like basil, mint, oregano, and more! This seasonal basket can hang in your kitchen or outside and will be ready for you to grab once planted. The class is only $16 and covers all materials needed.
When: September 3 @10AM-11AM
Where: Rainbow Gardens-Bandera (8516 Bandera Road)
- 2. Let the Force be with You
Star Trek is a worldwide phenomenon with millions of followers and fans. Enjoy the 50th anniversary by dressing as your favorite character and heading out to Igo Library for games, crafts, movies, and more in celebration of the film. Join forces with other super fans and enjoy re-watching the movie that has influenced so many people. Get your “nerd” on this weekend through trivia games and conversation. It’s a fun-filled day that promises to be memorable to any Star Trek fan.
When: September 3 @2PM
Where: Igo Library (13330 Kyle Seale Parkway)
- 3. Get the Moves Like Jagger
When you think of current pop music, chances are a Maroon 5 song may enter your mind. With their catchy beats and lyrics, the timeless band has had a plethora of number one hits and songs that stay on the top ten for weeks. The LA-based band is currently on tour and is making a stop in San Antonio this weekend at the AT&T Center. This is a huge concert, and you won’t want to miss it! Sing along to your favorites like “Moves Like Jagger,” “One More Night,” “Animals”, and of course, “Sunday Morning.” Snag a ticket for this amazing event and you’ll be singing and dancing all night long.
When: September 3 @7:30 PM
Where: AT&T Center (One AT&T Pkwy)
- 4. Cook Up A New Meal
Take Saturday afternoon to explore the Witte Museum and all of its amazing exhibits. This Saturday is the Super Chefs Kitchen Demonstration. You’ll learn about new recipes and how to combine seasonal ingredients into a delicious and healthy meal. The demonstration will be in the demonstration kitchen at the museum and allows you to be an active participant as you’re learning alongside the chef. This is a great event to bring older kids to so that they can learn the basis of cooking skills and recipes! Best part? It’s free with the purchase of an admission ticket.
When: September 3 @2PM
Where: The Witte Museum (3801 Broadway)
- 5. Rope and Ride at Tejas Rodeo!
Tejas Rodeo offers pro rodeo every single Saturday until November! The venue has live music and dancing, a rodeo until 9 PM, and a fabulous award winning steakhouse restaurant and bar. Get a group together and make a night out of it! You’ll love the casual and lively atmosphere. The property is situated on a lot of land, headed out towards Bulverde, Texas. It’s a kid-friendly atmosphere too, with tons of entertainment. Reservations for the restaurant are recommended simply because it fills up fast. Put on your cowboy boots and hat and get ready to let your true Texas self come out.
When: September 3 (all evening)
Where: Tejas Rodeo (401 Obst Road)
- 6. Enjoy Labor Day
LaborFest is the amazing three-day multicultural music and arts festival that offers you the chance to enjoy your long weekend. Live music all weekend long, carnival booths, games, activities, and delicious food are just some of the highlights of the festival. Dance the night away or just come to hang out with friends during your time off. Either way, the festival is going on all weekend and is the perfect excuse to go downtown and experience the newly renovated HemisFair Park. Don’t miss out on the fun!
When: September 2 @12PM-11PM; September 3 & 4 @ 4PM-11PM
Where: HemisFair Park 434 S Alamo St.
- 7. Mix It Up at the McNay
The McNay Art Museum is hosting a Mash Up lecture series. The purpose of the series is to combine two very unrelated topics and make connections between them. This week’s feature examines Coney Island (the current exhibit at the McNay) and the idea of thrill-seeking and leisure amusement or entertainment. Two different professionals, who will speak as experts on the subject, present the lectures. If you’re looking for a way to broaden your horizons or learn something new, attending this lecture series will accomplish that goal!
When: September 1 @ 6:30PM
Where: The McNay Art Museum (6000 N New Braunfels Ave)
- 8. Get Ready for Some Football
It’s #AllHandsOnDeck this weekend for the opening UTSA football game! Roadrunners take on Alabama State at the Alamodome in the first home game of the season. Back to school and a slight drop in temperatures makes it feel like football season, so come out and support your local team! The UTSA games are lively and fun, filled with San Antonio locals and fans. You’ll love being able to cheer on San Antonio’s team to victory! Be sure to wear your UTSA jersey or college apparel!
When: September 3 (TBA time)
Where: Alamodome (100 Montana St.)
- 9. Experience Anime
Anime is the popular Japanese animation that has taken flight across the world and is now hugely popular. San Japan, an organization run by Anime fans, is hosting the Anime-Focused Fan Convention this weekend. Anime entertainment, costumes, and education will be the focus of this convention, allowing fans to converge and discuss the subject itself. This annual convention promises a weekend of interesting topics and lots of fan talk.
When: September 2- September 4, schedule here
Where: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (900 E Market St.)
- 10. Plan a Family Day at San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio Museum of Art opens its doors on the first Sunday of every month for free admission to all. This week, the focus is Family Day. Bring your kids and set out on a journey of art where you’ll learn history and culture in specific art pieces. Crafts and art activities are available for anyone who would like to partake, as well as all natural popsicles and sorbet. This fun event will get everyone in the family involved as you walk through the museum, learning about the various pieces. A particular area that the museum is focusing on this week is the Manila Galleons. It’s a great educational opportunity for little ones!
When: September 4 @ 11AM-3PM
Where: San Antonio Museum of Art (200 W Jones Ave)