Events


August Events


Saturday, August 3

Back 2 School Expo

9:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M.

Freeman Expo Hall 3201 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78219

FREE!

Free school supplies packs, one per school-aged child while supplies last (child must be present), free backpacks (while supplies last), free kids haircuts, and more. Free parking and family fun.

District 1 Back-to-School Wellness Fair

9:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M.

Edison High School 701 Santa Monica St, San Antonio, TX 78212

FREE!

Councilman Treviño and Telemundo 60 invite area families to attend this fourth annual event. School-aged children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies for the upcoming school year. There will also be many community and wellness partners to provide services ranging from immunizations to allergy screenings to dental screenings and more. Each student in attendance will also receive two free meals, thanks to a generous donation from the San Antonio Food Bank. Students must be present to receive supplies and services. Please contact (210) 207-0900 with any questions or if you are interested in donating/volunteering.

Back-to-School Splash Bash

2:00–4:00 P.M.

Fairchild Pool 1214 E Crockett St, San Antonio, TX 78202

FREE!

Join San Antonio Parks & Recreation for activities in and out of the water, plus chances to win school supplies! Activities aligned to the following school subjects: science, social studies, art, P.E., math, writing, and reading. Additional games and activities offered include: splash contest, water musical chairs, noodle races, and aqua zumba.

Back-to-School Bash

6:00–8:00 P.M.

Hemisfair 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

FREE!

It’s your last bash of the summer! This event is for all students, parents, and teachers to enjoy! Join Hemisfair for live music, interactive art, backpack giveaways, raffles for teachers, school supplies, health & wellness demonstrations, and a movie screening at sunset.

Saturday, August 3

IASA Free Health Fair

7:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M.

Serna Elementary School 2569 N E Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78217

FREE!

Free immunizations for kids. Health fair for all ages. Presented by India Association of San Antonio.

Expressive Therapeutic Rhythm Making

10:00-11:30 A.M.

Ecumenical Center 8310 Ewing Halsell Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229

FREE!

The first Saturday of every month. These sessions are open to anyone, no experience necessary. Led by Jorge Ochoa, occupational therapist, expressive therapeutic rhythm making can have many benefits including accelerating physical healing and boosting your immune system and an overall feeling of well-being.

Snakes Alive

10:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.

Urban Ecology Center in Hardberger Park West 8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78230

FREE!

Mike Price from Wild About Texas will show and tell about the venomous and non-venomous snakes of Texas. Hold a friendly snake. Kid-friendly activity included.

The Last Hurrah of Summer Concert

10:30 A.M.

The Twig Bookshop 306 Pearl Pkwy Ste 106, San Antonio, TX 78215

FREE!

Featuring Will Parker, music for kids ages 1–100. Just one more summertime adventure, y’all! Gather all your buddies, a blanket, and a snack! Help us serenade summer with Will’s whimsical and interactive shows. He accompanies himself on guitar and harmonica while singing songs that open us up to the world of imagination and expression. Be there and be ready to sing silly and High Five Yourself!

When I Grow Up

1:00–3:30 P.M.

San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209

FREE!

Presented by Texas Public Radio. Designed to inform, entertain, and inspire, TPR invites children between 6 and 16 years old to meet with a wide variety of professionals. Children and their families meet one-on-one with leaders in the community to learn about their career inspiration, as well as educational and professional paths. Organized like an expo, children are encouraged to meet and talk to the professional “mentors” who represent the careers they are most interested in. The event is free and open to all, and will also include children’s activities and entertainment.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

7:00–10:00 P.M.

Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio, TX 78214

FREE!

Entertainment, food trucks, and a showing of the featured PG film on the original jumbo screen. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to enjoy during the movie. Grounds are pet friendly, and on-site parking is available. The venue opens at 7:00 P.M. Movie begins 15 minutes after sunset.

Sunday, August 4

Free Family Day: Andy Invasion

1:00–4:00 P.M.

McNay Art Museum 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209

FREE!

Q: Who were Prince, Blondie, and Mick Jagger?

A: A few of the celebrities who posed for Andy Warhol.

See portraits of Warhol’s many celebrity friends and use screen-printing techniques, painting studios, and unconventional materials to make lasting family memories.

Free Family Dance

6:00–10:00 P.M.

Floore Country Store

14492 Old Bandera Road, Helotes, TX 78023

FREE!

Band – Drug Store Cowboys

Dance the night away with your friends and family at this historic location.

Monday, August 5

Back 2 School

10:00 A.M.–2:00 P.M.

Pica Pica Plaza 910 SE Military Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214

FREE!

Receive a free backpack with school supplies for ages K–12! Free haircuts provided by UCAS, door prizes, and much more. Five hundred backpacks will be given away, first-come, first-served, while supplies last. Health and community resources will be on site: Harvey E. Najim Family YMCA, Avance, Pre-K for SA, COSA Metro Health / WIC Program, Community First Health Plans, PenFed Credit Union, Woodforest Bank, and Alamo Colleges District-Mobile GO Center, plus many more!

Tuesday, August 6

Bat Loco Bash

6:00–9:00 P.M.

Riverwalk Museum Reach 103 9th St, San Antonio, TX 78215

FREE!

Hosted by the San Antonio River Authority, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Bat Conservation International, and the San Antonio River Foundation. Takes place near Camden St. bridge on the Museum Reach segment of the San Antonio River Walk. Event will include a bat parade, educational booths, food trucks, live music, bat friends, and a Batmobile™ replica. The public is invited to attend as River Authority staff and partners will lead the talk about the bat colony that currently resides under I-35 while sharing information related to the San Antonio River and the Museum Reach. Wildlife experts from TPWD and BCI will provide bat education and explain the important role bats have in the South Texas ecosystem.

Free Family Night

6:30–8:30 P.M.

The DoSeum 2800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

FREE!

Wristbands will be given out at 4:00 P.M. at the entrance. Wristbands guarantee entrance to Free Family Night. Once all wristbands are given out, capacity is reached. Everyone must be present to receive a wristband. Parking is limited; please plan accordingly. No outside food allowed inside. Limit stroller use, or use umbrella strollers only inside the Museum.

Family Flick: Batman (1966)

8:30–10:30 P.M

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215

FREE!

Recommended for ages 9 and up. The Dynamic Duo faces four supervillains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people. Films begin at sundown. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. During inclement weather, films are cancelled. Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus; however, service animals are permitted at the Museum.

Thursday, August 8

Fishing Fun

9:00–11:00 A.M.

Medina River Natural Area 15890 State Highway 16 S, San Antonio, TX 78264

Suggested donation: $3 per child

Learn the basics of fishing, including baiting a hook, casting, and how to take a fish off the hook. All supplies provided, including fishing poles. Catch and release only. Class is limited to 15 participants. Recommended for ages 4–7 years old. For more information, email catherine.justice@sanantonio.gov, or call (210) 207-3213.

Friday, August 9

Film on the Green: Wonder Woman

8:30–10:30 P.M.

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215

FREE!

Suggested for ages 12 and up. Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. Films begin at sundown. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus; however, service animals are permitted at the Museum.

Saturday, August 10

Back 2 School Backpack Drive & Health Fair

10:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M.

West End Baptist Church 925 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201

FREE!

There will be: free food, free backpacks and supplies for students K–12th grade (children must be present at the event to receive backpacks and supplies), free games, and more! If you would like to be a vendor, donor, and/or volunteer, call (210) 735-9658, go to webcsaves.org, or mail contributions to 925 Culebra Ave., San Antonio, TX 78201.

Son Tus Niños También: Trans Kids Back to School

5:00–8:00 P.M.

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center 922 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212

FREE!

The first 50 guests to arrive get a backpack full of school supplies after the event! The purpose of the event is to facilitate a conversation between parents, their children, and teachers on how best to include, respect, and protect trans youth in schools. The event will create a safe space to share the experiences, concerns, and visions of parents of trans kids and trans individuals so that the community can get different perspectives on what is happening here in San Antonio. School administrators, counselors, and legal experts will take the stage to discuss treatment of trans children in schools, legal rights, and procedures. The discussion panel will consist of true experiences and stories of trans children and their parents in the context of U.S. schools. The panel will include updates from those who were part of Trans Kids Back to School 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Inclusion Programming

9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.

Hemisfair 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

FREE!

Join Hemisfair every second Saturday for fun, inclusive activities for adults and children of all ages and abilities! Enjoy Hemisfair amenities, equipment, and vendors dedicated to making your visit an immersive experience.

Paint in the Park

10:00 A.M.–2:00 P.M.

The Greenline 2532 Sidney Brooks St, San Antonio, TX 78235

FREE!

Join this event for a day of fun and creativity along the Greenline. Activities for all ages. Materials provided.

Think Science & Discovery Day

4:00–6:00 P.M.

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205

FREE!

More than hearing about scientific developments—see them up close! Interactive exhibits will showcase some of the exciting scientific work and discoveries happening in San Antonio. Kids and adults will have the chance to experience science in a hands-on way as they visit with innovators themselves. This event is a collaboration between Texas Public Radio and UT Health San Antonio.

Barrio Block Party

6:00–9:00 P.M.

San Anto Cultural Arts 2120 El Paso St, San Antonio, TX 78207

FREE!

An annual end-of-summer party with music, food, vendors, a bounce house, and so much more. See the student exhibit of work from summer camp and register for the After School Arts Program.

Sunday, August 11

Free Family Dance

6:00–10:00 P.M.

Floore Country Store

14492 Old Bandera Road, Helotes, TX 78023

FREE!

Band – Texas Rimshot

Dance the night away with your friends and family at this historic location.

Thursday, August 15

Community Conversation: Teens and Remaking LGBTQ Identity

6:30–7:30 P.M.

McNay Art Museum 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209

FREE!

Based on interviews conducted at an LGBTQ youth drop-in center, sociologist Mary Robertson wrote Growing up Queer: Kids and the Remaking of LGBTQ Identity. Aimed at youth and their families, this program, moderated by Robertson, recognizes the changing ways youth are identifying their genders and sexualities and the importance of support from family, friends, and schools.

Saturday, August 17

Market Days – Gruene

9:00 A.M. –5:00 P.M.

Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130

FREE!

The Old Gruene Market Days feature artisans offering handmade items made by the vendors themselves, including uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. While you are Gruene Historic District enjoy speciality shopping, wine tasting, unique dining, live entertainment, other events, and river rides.

Family Saturday

1:00–4:00 P.M.

Blue Star Contemporary 116 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204

FREE!

This event features various hands-on art activities for all. Explore the current exhibitions in an artistic way. Snacks and FUN provided! For more information, call (210) 227-6960 or email BSC Education Manager Mari Hernandez at mari@bluestarcontemporary.org.

Captain Marvel

7:00–10:00 P.M.

Mission Marque Plaza 3100 Roosevelt Ave. ,San Antonio, TX 78214

FREE!

Outdoor movie. Event includes entertainment, food trucks, and a showing of the featured film on the original jumbo screen. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to enjoy during the movie. Grounds are pet friendly, and on-site parking is available. The venue opens at 7:00 P.M. Movie begins 15 minutes after sunset.

Sunday, August 18

Free Family Dance

6:00–10:00 P.M.

Floore Country Store

14492 Old Bandera Road, Helotes, TX 78023

FREE!

Band – River City Kings

Dance the night away with your friends and family at this historic location.

The Ugly Duckling

2:00–3:00 P.M.

San Antonio Botanical Garden 555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209

Tickets: $15

The story tells of a homely little bird born in a barnyard who suffers abuse from the others around him until, much to his delight, he matures into a beautiful swan, the most beautiful bird of all. The story is beloved around the world as a tale about personal transformation for the better.

Tuesday, August 20

Free Family Night

6:30–8:30 P.M.

The DoSeum 2800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

FREE!

Wristbands will be given out at 4:00 P.M. at the entrance. Wristbands guarantee entrance to Free Family Night. Once all wristbands are given out, capacity is reached. Everyone must be present to receive a wristband. Parking is limited; please plan accordingly. No outside food allowed inside. Limit stroller use or use umbrella strollers only inside the Museum.

Friday, August 23

Family Flicks: Lu Over the Wall

8:30–10:30 P.M.

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215

FREE!

Suggested for ages 8 and up. New kid Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking and isolated in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. When he demonstrates a proficiency at making music on his synthesizer, his classmates invite him to join their nascent garage band, but their practice sessions soon bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance, whether they want to or not. Films begin at sundown. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus; however, service animals are permitted at the Museum.

Sunday, August 25

Free Family Dance

6:00–10:00 P.M.

Floore Country Store

14492 Old Bandera Road, Helotes, TX 78023

FREE!

Band – Kathy Bauer

Dance the night away with your friends and family at this historic location.

Jack and the Beanstalk

2:00–3:00 P.M.

San Antonio Botanical Garden 555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209

Tickets: $15

Would you trade your best friend for three magic beans? When Jack does, he gets high-altitude adventure and more gold than he could ever spend. Even so, Jack is unhappy. Find out what happens when Jack learns that a true friend is the greatest treasure in the world. Follow us as we climb up to the wondrous world of the beanstalk. Suitable for all ages.

5th Anniversary Open House

2:00–6:00 P.M.

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205

FREE!

Discover all the Tobin Center has to offer and purchase special ticket discounts during these hours for upcoming performances. Explore and visit with the Tobin’s seven resident companies and others who help operate the performance center. Discover pop-up performances from a cappella and ballet to jazz and opera. Catch free performances as they pop up all over the building… all afternoon! Kiddos can take the Tobin Scavenger Hunt Challenge and win awesome prizes.

August 30

Film on the Green: Superman II

8:30–10:30 P.M.

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215

FREE!

Suggested for ages 8 and up. Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth. Film begins at sundown. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus; however, service animals are permitted at the Museum.