Ten Things to Do in San Antonio This Weekend (October 16-18)

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. Dream Big at the Parade of Homes

Have you ever wondered what the newest and most cutting edge homes look like up close? The San Antonio Parade of Homes has your answer. Each year the San Antonio Builder’s Association opens a variety of beautiful, top-of-the-line homes for a showcase. The event gives the public an opportunity to have an inside look at the newest architectural ideas and designs while also providing a great opportunity to view beautiful landscaping, new technology, and the best in-home products. The event is great for those hoping to remodel or relocate soon, but is sure to excite the dreamer in everyone.

When: Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 6pm.

Where: Parking atThe San Antonio Rose Palace, 25665 Boerne Stage Rd, San Antonio, TX 78255

2. Revisit a “Tale as Old as Time” with Beauty and the Beast

One of Disney’s most beloved classics, Beauty and the Beast tells a story of romance, love, and redemption. After a wildly successful debut as an animated film, Beauty and the Beast transitioned to the Broadway stage to raving reviews. The play has become a theater mainstay and makes a stop in San Antonio this weekend. The cast is sure to amaze with beautiful renditions of everyone’s favorite musical numbers from the film. The show is one you must see at least once in a lifetime and will no doubt inspire theatergoers of all ages.

When: Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm and 7:30pm.

Where: Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston St. San Antonio, TX 78205

3. Gear Up for the Holidays at Junior League’s Holiday Ole’ Market

Are you ready for the Holidays? The Junior League of San Antonio has you covered! The 22nd annual Holiday Ole’ Market takes on the name “A Joyeaux Noel” and runs throughout the weekend. The market features over one hundred vendors and specifically focuses on gifts for the holiday season. The Junior League of San Antonio is a community-based organization that seeks to promote voluntarism and develop women in the community. Considering that the event also serves as a fundraiser for the Junior League, there’s no good reason to miss out on the fun!

When: Friday from 10am to 6pm, Saturday from 10am to 9pm, Sunday from 11am to 4pm.

Where: Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall, 3201 E. Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78219

4. Welcome Home the Spurs

San Antonio sports fans rejoice! The hometown San Antonio Spurs are finally back in black (or white) for their first preseason home game after an eventful offseason. Spurs fans excited over new additions LaMarcus Aldridge and David West will finally get the opportunity to see them play in person. In addition to the new team members, fans will watch big name players like Jimmer Fredette and Rasual Butler try to play their way onto the opening day roster. There is never a hotter ticket in San Antonio than the Spurs, but preseason tickets are generally less expensive and easier to come by than regular or postseason tickets. See the Spurs in action while you can!

When: Sunday at 3pm.

Where: 1 AT&T Center Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78219

5. Go Undercover with SPY: The Exhibit at Rivercenter Mall

When most Texans think of spies, images of James Bond or Mission Impossible come to mind. However, at SPY: The Exhibit visitors will have the opportunity to view over 250 real spy objects and artifacts. Take an inside peak into the world of the CIA and KGB as you discover what it takes to be a spy. Learn firsthand how to be an undercover agent as you hear spy stories and even navigate a course of laser beams! Discover if you have what it takes to go undercover at SPY: The Exhibit.

When: Friday and Saturday from 10am-9pm, Sunday from 12pm-6pm.

Where: 300 E Crockett Street, San Antonio, TX, 94158

6. Dance the Night Away with Chris Young

At this point in the series it goes without saying that the Texas two-step is a favorite Friday-night activity for locals. This weekend provides a particularly alluring opportunity as Grammy-nominated artist Chris Young takes the stage at Cowboys Dance Hall. Young’s career took off after winning Nashville Star in 2006. Since then, Young’s success has only increased with multiple number one hits and award nominations. Take the opportunity this weekend to see a nationally renowned artist at the largest dancehall in San Antonio.

When: Friday, Doors open at 7pm.

Where: Cowboys Dancehall, 3030 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78218

7. ReDo Recess at the Doseum

Most adults look back upon childhood with fond recollections of imagination, wonder, and lunchtime recess. The DoSeum hopes to tap into the feelings of past ages with the ReDo Recess event concept. That’s right, the new incarnation of the San Antonio Children’s Museum is offering an adults-only night for guests age 21 and older to explore and play without worrying about nearby kids. This weekend ReDo Recess takes the form of an Oktoberfest celebration. The DoSeum complex will be open for exploration, a variety of beer-themed showcases will abound, and a full bar will be open throughout the event. Rediscover childhood fun this weekend at ReDo Recess.

When: Friday from 6:30pm to 9pm.

Where: The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209

8. Let Imaginations Run Wild at the Create it! Convention

If you decide you want to visit the DoSeum this weekend, but just can’t bear the idea of a night away from the kids then you’re in luck! The DoSeum is also hosting the annual “Create it! Convention” this Saturday. The event is meant to help children explore their imaginations and creativity as they become immersed in a variety of visual art, music, and theater based activities. Engage your inner artist as you make your own creative masterpiece this weekend at the DoSeum.

When: Saturday from 11am to 5pm.

Where: The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209

9. Enjoy an Afternoon at the PGA San Antonio Championship

Never lacking a major sporting event, this weekend San Antonio welcomes the PGA Champions Tour to town for the San Antonio Championship. The AT&T Canyons Course at TPC San Antonio plays host to the event, which is a marquee showcase of some of the world’s top golfers on the second leg of their careers. TPC San Antonio is fairly new to the San Antonio golf scene. The golf resort opened in 2010 in conjunction with the 1,002 room JW Marriot San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa. A day at the course watching the professionals is sure to be a relaxing and exciting way to cap off a productive workweek.

When: All weekend, tee times vary.

Where: TPC San Antonio, 23808 Resort Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78261

10. Celebrate at the Mission World Heritage Laser Light Show

The San Antonio Community was elated this summer when the San Antonio Missions were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What better excuse to have a community wide party than the official inscription ceremony on Saturday? San Antonio is invited to a celebration on Friday night at Mission Concepcion featuring music, food trucks, activities, and a laser light show projecting onto the mission itself. The lasers will portray the many frescos that would have originally decorated the Mission. Best of all, the entire event is free, offering the perfect opportunity to usher in a beautiful autumn weekend in San Antonio.

When: Friday from 6pm to 9pm.

Where: Mission Concepcion, 807 Mission Road, San Antonio, Texas 78210

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