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. Celebrate San Antonio's Heritage
San Antonio is a city of rich culture and there are many opportunities to celebrate that. This weekend, take pride in San Antonio’s historic mission sites in the downtown area. The Heritage Festival event will support, promote, and maintain the missions so that people can continue to learn about the historical significance of these amazing sites. There are events all weekend long, such as the early morning bike ride giving you a tour of the missions, the 5K walk/run, a celebratory mass, and more. Pick and choose which events you’d like to attend in honor of San Antonio’s culture and heritage.
When: Schedule here
Where: Mission addresses here
- 2. Munch Out
Get excited to munch out on delicious food this weekend, prepared by outstanding chefs on their famous and memorable food trucks. These fantastic food trucks are packed with different flavors and cuisines to satisfy every taste bud. Enjoy delicious food all in one place and try something new! The food truck lineup will be bigger and better than ever this year so come with an appetite! Entertainment and shopping will also be available to create a fun atmosphere and an afternoon that you won’t forget. You can purchase food tickets upon arrival so that you don’t have to worry about using cash or credit cards at the different trucks! Come hungry and leave with a smile!
When: September 10 @12PM-6PM
Where: Freeman Coliseum (Expo Hall) 3201 East Houston St.
- 3. Sketch Out a Masterpiece
Put your drawing skills to the test at San Antonio Museum of Art. This weekend, the museum invites you to participate in a sketch lesson with local artist Larry Leissner. You’ll have time to work in groups and individually as you craft your skills and create a masterpiece. Receive inside tips and guidance on your sketch and share your work with other enthusiasts. This month will be focusing on comparative figures as the topic. Let your creativity shine as you increase your sketching talent!
When: September 13 @6PM-8PM
Where: San Antonio Museum of Art (200 W Jones Ave)
- 4. Sample and Savor
The San Antonio Botanical Garden invites you to sample and savor different craft brews as you wander through the gorgeous gardens listening to music. This event is specifically for those 21 and over, creating a fun, adult atmosphere in the garden. Local breweries are excited to share the seasonal brews that they have and their best selections. This is a rare day in the garden and you definitely won’t want to miss out on all of the fun!
When: September 10 @6:30-9:30PM
Where: San Antonio Botanical Garden (555 Funston Place)
- 5. Love on Lovato
Pop superstars Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are here in San Antonio this weekend! Best known for their catchy songs and unshakable lyrics, Lovato and Jonas are teaming up for this memorable concert. They’ll trade off singing (and even sing duets together) to create a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans to witness. It promises to be an unforgettable evening filled with known songs and amazing performances. These pop sensations will have you singing along to all of your favorite songs and up out of your seat dancing. Snag a ticket quickly before they’re gone!
When: September 10 @7PM
Where: AT&T Center (One AT&T Parkway)
- 6. Ride A Horse
Celebrate your love for horses this weekend with EquestFest, the equestrian festival that recognizes horses and their riders. The event takes place at the gorgeous Rio Cibolo Ranch and provides families the chance to view the beautiful horses, play games, eat a delicious dinner, and even offers pony rides for little kids. It’s not a common occurrence to have a full event featured around horses so make the most out of the opportunity and jump in the saddle for the EquestFest here in San Antonio!
When: September 11 @ 2PM-7PM
Where: Rio Cibolo Ranch (1101 Ullrich Road)
- 7. Let the Hills Come Alive
The classic tale of the Von Trapp family and their governess brings warmth and joy to every heart. The Sound of Music is here this weekend at the Majestic Theatre. See your favorite songs such as “Favorite Things” and “The Hills Are Alive” performed live in a new adaptation of the classic film. Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien is the director of this fabulous new production and promises a show that you won’t forget. The Sound of Music will be in town for the next two weekends so get your ticket now!
When: Schedule here
Where: The Majestic Theatre (224 E Houston St.)
- 8. Meet an Artist
The Carriage House Art Gallery is celebrating its 13-year anniversary and opens its doors for you to enjoy the location, meet artists, and hear the story of how the Carriage House began. Appetizers and wine will be served to guests as they listen to the various artists and their stories. It’s a day full of creation, art, and story telling! The enjoyable atmosphere will allow you to really discover the message behind the art presented.
When: September 8 @10AM-8PM
Where: The Carriage House Art Gallery (110 Rosewood)
- 9. Have a Laugh
Lewis Black is the Grammy award winning stand-up comedian that is going to make you laugh until you cry this weekend. Apart from being extremely popular and widely known, Black’s live performances promise to be full of passion and honesty. Rather than being “mean-spirited”, Black is more annoyed than anything. He brings this annoyance to the table by laughing and involving the audience in his frustration on the subject matter. His compelling nature will have you hanging on his every word during the course of the evening. Have a laugh with Lewis Black!
When: September 9 @8PM
Where: The Majestic Theatre (224 E Houston St.)
- 10. Enjoy An Adult Friendly Ice Cream
We think of ice cream and probably associate the dessert with kids in the summertime. With temperatures still in the nineties, ice cream is still the perfect way to beat the heat! The House: Boozy Ice Cream offers adults the perfect treat with alcohol infused ice cream flavors. The cute and quaint little spot resides in Southtown, contributing in a quirky and hip spot for a snack. With ever-changing flavors, the shop promises to provide a unique experience for your dessert. You have the option of going for a flavor with or without alcohol. Flavors like bourbon vanilla, eggnog, and Mexican hot chocolate give that rare, unique quality that turn visitors into repeat customers. Treat yourself to a cone this weekend!
When: Friday @4PM-10PM; Saturday @2PM-10PM; Closed on Sunday
Where: 732 S Alamo St.