25 Things to Do in San Antonio in September

There are so many San Antonio attractions and events on any given weekend, it can seem overwhelming to choose just one. In this series, all pressure is off! We'll hand-select 25 fun things to do in San Antonio each month, just to make researching for the next Friday celebration, date night, or family outing a little easier. Take time to read and explore all of the many options for September!

1. Get Fit for Fall

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Too much ice cream this summer? Every Tuesday at Travis Park, Fitness in the Park offers participants a well-rounded outdoor workout for anyone who is interested! This boot-camp-style class is the perfect way to take advantage of the weather and meet new workout buddies.

When: Every Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 PM

Where: Travis Park (301 East Travis St)

2. Relax with Jazz

A tradition that has lasted 13 seasons, Sunday Jazz at the Witte will continue this month with special guests Henry Brun and the Latin Playerz. Come out and relax at the new Witte Museum! Bring your lawn chairs and maybe a snack or two as you stretch out under the trees of the outdoor amphitheater. It’s the perfect option for a lazy Sunday, giving you the chance to relax and enjoy some spectacular jazz music.

When: September 10, 3:00 PM

Where: The Witte (3801 Broadway St.)

3. Immerse Yourself in Fotoseptiembre

An annual event for the San Antonio and surrounding areas. Fotoseptiembre celebrates photography and art through several exhibitions, as well as a festival that allows for cultural expression and new ideas. You’ll find yourself intrigued and your senses challenged with the amazing photos that artists have created. Don’t miss out on this event and grab a ticket soon!

When: All Month, various times

Where: 333 West Olmos Drive #103

4. See the Action!

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The Nitro Circus Live tour is coming to San Antonio for a night that you won’t easily forget! This BMX/motocross show features over thirty world class athletes performing the biggest tricks and jaw-dropping stunts. Some of these tricks have never even been attempted before, ensuring that you’ll be stunned at the uniqueness of the show. With outrageous inclines, crazy contraptions, and a show stopping lineup of all-stars, you’ll be on the edge of your seat! 

When: September 1, 7:00 PM

Where: Nelson Wolff Stadium (5757 Hwy 90)

5. Celebrate the End of Summer

Labor Day is a day that ceremoniously marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new season. Celebrate at Market Square with live music, food, arts, crafts, and other vendors. Whether you choose to come on Saturday or actual Labor Day, it’s a fun event to get you and your family out of the house. Make a few more memories before summer officially comes to an end!

When: September 2-4

Where: Market Square (514 Commerce St.)

6. Discover Rock Art

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The Lower Pecos region of West Texas is home to multiple historic sites with rock art. These ancient sites showcase prehistoric life, as well as the art that was created on cave walls and rock wall canyons. Now, the Witte is proud to offer special tours through some of this land to help raise awareness and foster appreciation of this history. Take advantage of this opportunity to see and learn about the rock art narratives of ancient days.

Where: The Witte (call for tour reservation) 210.357.1900

7. Dine in the Skyroom

Simon Majumdar is a world-renowned chef, author, and broadcaster, and he’s here in San Antonio, offering you a chance to dine. The Incarnate Word Skyroom will host a wonderful showcase dinner, allowing you to experience the different cuisines of the Spice Trail. You’ll taste the flavors of Spain, India, Morocco, and more with a unique meal prepared by Simon Majumdar himself. Your ticket will benefit and go towards several local scholarship funds and charitable endeavors. Get a ticket today!

When: September 7, 6:00 PM

Where: 847 E Hildebrand

8. Experience Guns N’ Roses

Guns N’ Roses continues to create amazing music that is celebrated by the world. Their newest tour (Not In This Lifetime) is rolling into the Alamodome, giving you the chance to see a legendary group perform live. With their classic songs and unforgettable lyrics, you’re guaranteed to have a memorable concert experience.

When: September 8, 7:30 PM

Where: Alamodome (100 Montana St.)

9. Grow Something Fresh

Have you ever wanted a citrus tree in your very own backyard? The San Antonio hot climate is great for growing citrus, and the San Antonio Botanical Gardens is here to teach you how with a two-hour workshop. You’ll learn the secrets to helping your tree survive drought and harsh winters, get tips on planting and have time to talk to a true horticulturist. After the class, you’ll have all the knowledge you need to grow your own tree.

When: September 9, 12:00 PM

Where: San Antonio Botanical Gardens (555 Funston Place)

10. Have a Picnic

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Pack up a picnic and get a dose of history as you enjoy locally grown food, straight from the Mission San Juan Farm. Additionally, you’ll have the chance to tour the farm and mission, enjoy live music, and have a cocktail as the sun goes down. Picnic blankets and chairs are highly recommended, and the hope is that you’ll learn something new and get a greater understanding of the history behind this amazing local site.

When: September 7, 6:30 PM

Where: Mission San Juan (9101 Graf Road)

11. Get Out in the Park

The annual Six Flags event Out in the Park is an LGBT outdoor dance party, bringing recognition and understanding to the community. While this event does require a ticket, it’s a great opportunity for you to support the local group and raise recognition. There will be plenty of entertainment with food, music, dancing, and of course, the Six Flags Fiesta Texas rides! Enjoy a fun evening outside!

When: September 9, 7:00 PM

Where: 17000 IH-10 West

12. See an Opera

Operas don’t come to San Antonio very often, but September brings into town a special performance of Macbeth! This Shakespearean tragedy is full of intrigue, mystery, power, destruction, and witchcraft. You’ll be stunned by the powerful music and the drama that accompanies it. The opera will be performed in Italian with English subtitles. Get dressed up and go down to the Tobin Center for a memorable performance!

When: September 8-10, 7:30 PM

Where: The Tobin Center (100 Auditorium Circle)

13. Explore San Antonio Heritage

This year launches the World Heritage Festival, with multiple events and stories focused on our area of San Antonio. The San Antonio Story Exhibit opens first, showcasing the amazing and unique culture of the San Antonio Missions. Contemporary artists have created original pieces of art, inspired by the missions. In an effort to educate and involve the city in the past, this event is open to the public and encourages you to bring friends, out of town guests, or children so that they may learn more about what makes San Antonio such a great city.

When: September 6, 6:00 PM

Where: 115 Plaza de Armas

14. Celebrate the Diversity of Jazz

Celebrate over 33 years of jazz on September 15th & 16th with a completely free event in Travis Park. Get ready for local talent, diverse styles of jazz music, food, arts, and crafts. The live music is sure to bring a festive vibe to your evening and this particular park has just been recently renovated! Bring the kids and educate them on this historic music that’s still making waves today.

When: September 15 & 16

Where: 311 E. Travis St.

15. Learn the Art of Photography

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If you’ve always been interested in photography, but never had the chance to practice or learn, now is your time! The San Antonio Botanical Gardens has started up a weekday photography series where they will have a professional come in, teach the basics, and help you learn more about photography in general. Hands-on experience is always the best, especially when it comes to taking pictures. And, at the gardens, you’re sure to have plenty of gorgeous subjects!

When: September 6, 9:30 AM

Where: 555 Funston Place

16. Go Old School with Green Day

Green Day is still going strong with their latest album Revolution Radio selling out as #1 around the world. Commonly known by fans as their most heartfelt and genuine album, the music is focused and sharp. This show is sure to be filled with favorite songs that you’ll know and love, giving you a chance to sing along with the famous lyrics. Get excited for a show-stopping performance and a concert that you’ll never forget, especially if you’re a long time fan.

When: September 9, 7:00 PM

Where: AT&T Center (1 AT&T Parkway)

17. Bike the Missions

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Have you ever wanted to bike around for a tour of the San Antonio Missions? The World Heritage Festival is promoting the missions this month with a 22-mile bike ride that gives you a taste of history. You’ll start with a 5K walk and ultimately end up biking your way around the historic sites, allowing you to get a greater understanding of the culture that has built and shaped this city. With exercise and educational opportunities, who wouldn’t want to take part?

When: September 9, 8:00 AM

Where: Mission Park Pavilion (6030 Padre Drive)

18. Get a Piece of the Pie

The Austin brand “Tiny Pies” is coming to San Antonio for just one day! Sharing space with Lick Ice Creams, the mother-daughter duo will be selling their famous miniature pies, all made with high-quality ingredients by hand. With flavors like cherry, apple, pecan, and blueberry, this is the perfect opportunity to welcome Fall with one of Fall’s favorite desserts! Get ready for a legendary pie! In addition, Lick will be offering ice cream to make your combo “a la mode.” Come early to avoid the line and to make sure they don’t run out!

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

Where: Lick Ice Creams (312 Pearl Pkwy #2101)

19. Run for the Zoo!

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Get ready for another exercise event and a chance to support the wildlife of the zoo! The annual Zoo Run is an 8-mile relay race composed of teams of four. Each runner will cover two miles as they race through Brackenridge Park. All proceeds go back to the zoo in attempts to secure a future for wildlife (specifically endangered species and those that need more funding). If you love the zoo, make sure to come out and support the cause. Register a team and you’ll get a free admission ticket to the zoo!

When: September 15

Where: 3903 North St. Mary’s St.

20. Find Your Sanctuary

The classic story The Hunchback of Notre Dame is coming to life on the stage of The Playhouse. Featuring gypsies, cathedral bells, misunderstood characters, and themes of love and acceptance, this play is sure to capture your heart. Recreated by an Academy Award-winning team, you’ll be shocked and awestruck at the amazing stage presence that each cast member has and the strong story that is told. Get a ticket now and get ready for a great show!

When: September 15-October 15

Where: 800 Ashby Place

21. Brunch at Liberty

If you’re a huge fan of brunch, then you won’t want to miss this one! Hosted by Blue Star Contemporary and Liberty Bar, this Berlin Brunch will also discuss art and create an international dialogue about two people’s experience at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien. Delicious food, remarkable stories, and good company will all be provided, but you will need to reserve a spot. Additionally, clear some space in your stomach for the delicious food that will undoubtedly be served!

When: September 16, 11:00 AM

Where: Liberty Bar (1111 S. Alamo St.)

22. Cultivate Your Garden

Get your green thumb ready for fall with an interactive workshop! Talk about conserving water for landscape, growing your garden, and shifting plants for fall. Due to the variety of sessions, you’ll find that the classes can be tailored and hands-on for you, depending on your topic of choice. There will also be vendors for you to buy plants from, ask questions, and shop around. Cultivate your garden and watch it grow!

When: September 16, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM

Where: 10715 West Ave

23. Get Ready for a Fiesta

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Come out and celebrate Fiestas Patrias at Market Square! This two-day event will have entertainment, music, amazing homemade Mexican food, free giveaways, and more. The benefit of this fiesta? All of the proceeds earned will go towards scholarships for college bound students. You can support a great cause and have a great time!

When: September 16-17; 12:00 -11:00 PM

Where: Market Square (418 Villita St.)

24. See Janet Sing

Janet Jackson is more than a legend: her career has earned her numerous hits and awards, and now she’s back with her “State of the World” tour. She’ll be singing all of the favorites that you know and love, along with many of her new songs from the latest album. Although she’s taken the past year off to enjoy time as a mother, Janet Jackson is back and is stronger than ever. Her powerhouse vocals and catchy songs are not to be missed!

When: September 13, 8:00 PM

Where: AT&T Center (1 AT&T Parkway)

25. Have a Beer and the Garden

Want to relax for an evening in the Botanical Garden of San Antonio? Brews and Blooms is a unique event that allows you to sample from craft breweries, all while enjoying live music in the beautiful gardens. You must be 21 or older to attend the event, and be sure to come hungry because fun food trucks will be in attendance as well. Experience new tastes with pale ales and IPA’s with new releases, all from San Antonio breweries.

When: September 16, 6:30 PM

Where: San Antonio Botanical Gardens (555 Funston Place) 

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