One of the greatest benefits of living in San Antonio is the variety of “things” to see and do. This weekend is no exception as there are a variety of different events happening in and around the city. No need to research, ten of the best fun things to do in San Antonio this weekend are already described below. Hopefully this list will make researching for this weekend’s Friday celebration, date night, or family outing a little more simple.
1. Take in Phantom of the Opera
A beloved classic in the theatre community, The Phantom of the Opera begins a 2-week stretch of performances at the Majestic Theatre this weekend. The show has been a mainstay of theater lovers everywhere for the past 20 years, with longstanding performance in both New York and London. In fact, the musical won a Tony for best musical, and is one of the highest grossing plays of all time. An added bonus, Storm Lineberger, a San Antonio native and Reagan High School graduate will be playing the role of Raoul. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the greatest musicals of a generation!
When: Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm.
Where: Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston St. San Antonio, TX 78205
2. Experience a New Culture at Wurstfest
Feeling upset about missing Oktoberfest this year? No worries! Wurstfest brings the best of the traditional German celebration to New Braunfels beginning this weekend. The New Braunfels tradition began in 1963 and has grown and improved with each year. The festival celebrates the spirit and traditions of Bavaria, including but not limited to food, song, and dance. Featuring a variety of German foods and beers you will not be disappointed with a day spent at Wurstfest!
When: Friday 4pm to 11:30pm, Saturday 11am to 12:30am, Sunday 11am to 9:30pm.
Where: 178 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78130
3. Engage in Fashion Week San Antonio
Based on fashion weeks in New York, Los Angeles, and around the world, Fashion Week San Antonio brings the fashion industry to San Antonio. The event concludes this weekend with a variety of different events and shows focusing on the best and brightest in San Antonio fashion. Specifically, the event is geared toward Latin American fashion because of the San Antonio fashion market’s unique position in that category. From runway shows to cocktail soirees, Fashion Week San Antonio includes all you’ve always hoped to experience in fashion!
When: Events at various times throughout the weekend.
Where: Various downtown locations.
4. See Autumn at Lost Maples
If you find yourself wondering when autumn will make an appearance in San Antonio you are not alone. While most Texans have grown used to the abrupt changing of seasons, many still long to see the traditional colors associated with fall. If you find yourself in the second category, Lost Maples State Natural Area is a perfect day trip. The area is home to an abundance of “lost” maple trees known for their beautiful changing colors this time of year. The park posts periodic updates on the color change, meaning you can plan the perfect trip without the risk of missing the color!
When: Open Daily.
Where: 7221 F.M. 187, Vanderpool, TX 78885
5. Take the Kids to America’s Got Talent Live
Tired of watching America’s Got Talent on television? This weekend the best acts come to San Antonio to perform in America’s Got Talent Live! While the performance is technically on Monday, it is too unique and entertaining to leave out! An All-Star cast of past acts will make the trip to the Tobin Center with the hopes of wowing the crowd. From impersonations, to dance, to comedy, the performance is sure to keep you laughing and on the edge of your seat!
When: Monday at 7:30 pm.
Where: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205
6. Visit Family Flashlight Night at the Botanical Garden
It’s not every day you get to walk around the San Antonio Botanical Garden at night, but with Family Flashlight Night that’s exactly what you get to do! This may be your only opportunity to see what the Gardens look like when the sun goes down, or to stargaze from inside the gardens. Not only that, but the event includes a light maze that all are welcome to explore! This rare opportunity is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
When: Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm.
Where: San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209
7. Get Your Dose of Extreme Bull Riding
Every year the months leading up to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo seem to feel longer and longer. While San Antonio natives are not eager to send the Spurs on their annual rodeo road trip, they are anxious for the rodeo to start! Luckily, there are occasional rodeo options elsewhere in town. This weekend, Cowboy’s Dancehall presents Extreme Bull Riding. No we aren’t talking about a mechanical bull, the dancehall actually will host live bulls and cowboys dueling against each other for an 8-second ride. The event is sure to excite, but if that’s not enough you will still be free to head out to the dance floor!
When: Saturday, Doors open at 7pm.
Where: Cowboys Dancehall, 3030 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78218
8. Relax at The San Antonio Yoga Festival
Looking for an event to switch things up and expose you to a new activity? This weekend the countdown city hosts its very first San Antonio Yoga Festival. “S.A.Y. Om” will be an event that includes yoga sessions, tutorials, games, and food trucks! The event will kick off with a session of yoga and continue throughout the day with a variety of other activities. Don’t miss your chance to experience the start of a new San Antonio tradition!
When: Begins Saturday at 10am.
Where: Travis Park, 301 E. Travis Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
9. Take a Friend to Dia de Los Perros
Do you ever wonder if there are any events you can take your dog to? The Cove restaurant has answered your call. A clever spin on “Dia de los Muertos”, Dia de Los Perros takes is giving your dog a chance to get in on the fun. The event will feature food, fun, and even a doggie costume contest! Further, The Cove is generally regarded as one of the best restaurants in San Antonio, especially for responsibly made burgers and fries. Take this chance to bring man’s best friend along to explore all there is to do in San Antonio.
When: Saturday from 12pm to 5pm.
Where: The Cove, 606 W Cypress St, San Antonio, TX 78212
10. Be Competitive at The San Antonio River Relay
If you find yourself staying inside more in the fall than other seasons, the San Antonio River Relay is the perfect excuse to get out. A clever idea, the relay is a modern twist on triathlon, with the bike/swim portion being combined into a 3-mile kayak race! After the kayak leg, competitors will run a 5k to complete the competition. Participants can compete solo or with a partner, the choice is up to you! The event is sure to be fun for all, and is a great excuse to get back outside, be active, and explore the San Antonio Mission Trail!
When: Saturday from 8am to 5pm.
Where: Mission County Park, 802 VFW Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78223