10 Fun Things to Do in San Antonio: September 2018 Edition

As a city of well over a million people (and growing!), San Antonio is always buzzing with activity. From new local businesses to colorful festivals and live music events, it seems there’s always “something to do” in the Alamo City.

But how do you choose the right ones to put on your calendar? That’s where we come in! As a group of San Antonio experts, we’ve curated a list of events worth checking out in the San Antonio area. Take time to read and explore all of the many options for September!

1. Explore Japanese culture at San Japan

San Japan is the place to be for all of the anime superfans the first weekend of September. Prepare for 3 days of Japanese culture, games, costumes, and (of course) anime all jam-packed into the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Hotel discounts and more are available for ticketholders, so register now!

When: August 31 - September 2

Where: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E Market St

2. Stroll through the artisan show

Image Courtesy of the San Antonio River Walk

This Labor Day weekend, take a stroll down the Riverwalk and feast your eyes on the beautiful products our local artisans have on display for the Labor Day Artisan Show. Buy something for your wardrobe, find a unique pot for your garden, or purchase some gifts for friends at this free event! Displays will be up all day for patrons to check out and return to their favorite stands.

When: September 1-3, 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Where: Riverwalk, 849 E Commerce St

3. See a Shakespearean play

Looking for a sophisticated and cultured date idea for September? The Classic Theatre of San Antonio is performing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare all month long. Known for being one of the most comedic plays of Shakespeare's works, “Midsummer” is set between the woods and the fairy realm. Find a weekend that works for you and grab your tickets!

When: September 7-30

Where: The Classic Theatre, 1924 Fredericksburg Rd

4. Listen to some folk rock

Image Courtesy of Alex Fiore

The ever-touring, ever-creating super folk band “The Mountain Goats” are gracing the stage at Paper Tiger this month for an intimate show. John Darnielle and his group have quite the reputation of being punk rock, emo, folk, and honestly whatever they feel like while Darnielle commands the room as “Rock’s Best Storyteller” (as proclaimed by Rolling Stone). Grab your tickets here for a night of fun tunes!

When: September 7, 8:00 PM

Where: Paper Tiger, 2410 N Saint Marys St

5. Improve your photography skills

Do you have a camera and want to learn how to break into a new hobby or profession? Victor Watson will be at the Botanical Garden on September 8th showing new photographers how to break out of auto mode on the camera and snap photos that look great and reflect the artistry of the photographer. Register here for the basic photo skills event!

When: September 8, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: San Antonio Botanical Garden (Carriage House), 555 Funston Pl

6. Drink craft beer in the garden

Image Courtesy of the San Antonio Botanical Gardens

San Antonio is fantastic at combining art and beauty with different events. Brews and Blooms is no exception with its craft brews, food trucks, and live music (all set in the stunning Botanical Garden). Grab some friends and make your way to the garden for a night of enjoying good company and good brews.

When: September 22, 7:00 PM

Where: San Antonio Botanical Garden (Carriage House), 555 Funston Pl

7. Do yoga at the art museum

MBS Fitness is sending instructors to the San Antonio Museum of Art every second and fourth Tuesday of the month for an evening of art and yoga. Designed to get folks to a place of artistic depth, Art Fit then uses the technique of vinyasa flow yoga to find peace and depth in body and mind. All levels are welcome, and tickets are available here!

When: September 11 & 25, 6:00 PM

Where: San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W Jones Ave

8. Cheer on the Spurs for the preseason

Image Courtesy of the San Antonio Spurs’ Facebook Page

The Spurs have suffered a considerable loss in seeing Manu Ginobili retire before this season has begun, but that only means our beloved team needs our support coming into the regular season! Grab your tickets for a Spurs preseason game (like this one against the Miami Heat) and get ready for a battling season.

When: September 30, 4:00 PM

Where: AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway

9. Do a fun run in your pajamas

For a lot of us, getting out of pajamas and into workout clothes seems like an impossible task. Well, it seems we have run out of excuses because Project Brave is hosting a “pajama run” at the end of this month! In this run, participants wear their trainers and nightly attire to dash to the finish line. Project Brave is a non-profit designed to teach young children how to recognize and navigate healthy relationships early. Register to run here!

When: September 30, 8:00 AM

Where: McAllister Park, 13102 Jones Maltsberger Rd

10. Party at Oktoberfest

Image Courtesy of Bier Garten Riverwalk’s Facebook Page

It is that time of year again: Oktoberfest on the Riverwalk is taking over two weekends this fall. Sausage, sauerkraut, potatoes, polka, and (of course) beer will cover the Riverwalk and bring in fans of the delicious food and drink of the German heritage. For more information on the events, check out the website.

When: September 28-30

Where: Riverwalk (between Hyatt and the Alamo)

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