It might not feel like autumn yet, but it looks like we have definitively left triple-digit temperatures in the summer. The weather forecast predicts some rain over the weekend, so make sure to check for any rescheduling information with each event organizer before packing the kids up and heading out – but there are plenty of events that aren’t dependent on the weather for the whole family to enjoy this weekend.
Culinaria Wine + Food Festival
Culinaria still has some spots available in a few classes and parties during its Wine and Food Festival this weekend. Prices start at $20 for the Agave Late Party, and the Masquerade Tasting will set you back $100. Find list of classes and buy tickets here.
La Cantera Resort and Spa
$20 and up
Jonas Brothers: Happiness Begins Tour
It’s the year 2019 and the Jonas Brothers have reunited, bringing a sense of balance back to this world. The famous Disney-made brother band rocks out at the AT&T Center on Friday. Find tickets here.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Pkway.
$80 and up
12th Annual Race for the Rescues
Run with or without your dog, but it’s probably more fun to race alongside your furry friend. Proceeds go toward helping homeless and abandoned animals as well as spay and neuter outreach. Runners 14 years and younger pay $20 to race, while all other races are $35 until Saturday and $40 on race day. The race course can be found here. Find registration and other information here. Questions may be directed to Ben Espy at 210-861-4765.
Saturday, 6 a.m.-11 a.m.
Alamo Heights Swimming Pool, 250 Viesca St.
Nature Walk: Grasses of Phil Hardberger Park
Learn more about the grasses of Phil Hardberger Park at Saturday’s nature walk, led by plant taxonomist Floyd Waller. The event is free, but you can register here.
Saturday, 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Phil Hardberger Park West, 8400 NW Military Hwy.
Bexar Roots Fall Native Plant Sale
Need new plants? Want to help fund various plant-based projects around San Antonio? The Native Plant Society of Texas and San Antonio Parks and Recreation are holding a plant sale with more than 100 native Texas plants. Credit and debit cards will be accepted along with cash or checks. Find more information and the full list of plants for sale here.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon
Phil Hardberger Park East, 13203 Blanco Rd.
The third annual Cannon Fest at the Alamo will display artillery from the Texas Revolution, as well as put on interactive drills and living history demonstrations for guests to enjoy.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza
Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids
The Witte Museum opens its Mythic Creatures exhibit on Saturday, looking at the science and history behind popular figments of our imagination including the kraken, the sphinx, and Pegasus. The creatures of land, sea, and air will all be explored, and there is also a 17-foot model of a dragon – a fearsome creature of the land and sky. Find tickets here.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway St.
Included with museum admission, $0-$19
Fall Market Day
Local vendors bring their fall-themed wares to the Tower of the Americas on Saturday. Enjoy live music and a fun zone for kids – including a moon bounce house! – while browsing the market.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tower of the Americas, 739 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
Junior League Fall Fest
The Junior League of San Antonio is putting on its inaugural fall festival, complete with a kids’ Fiesta parade, a kid cake walk, Touch a Truck, Magik Theatre story time, and pumpkin decorating. Some activities require tickets, priced at $0.50, to participate. Find more information here.
Saturday, noon-7 p.m.
Hemisfair, 434 South Alamo St.
Community Code Jam
Nonprofit Youth Code Jam believes every child should have the opportunity to code, and the organization is putting on a community coding session to get kids and their families excited about computer science. Industry volunteers will teach computing concepts and show students and parents digital game development, cyber security, online safety, and virtual reality at “challenge” stations. The event is free, but registration is required. Find more information and register here.
Saturday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Education Service Center Region 20, 1314 Hines St.
American Indians in Texas – Spanish Colonial Missions (AITSCM) hosts a cultural arts and music festival at Mission Marquee Plaza on Saturday. Check out live music, live painting, food, and crafts, as well as information booths focusing on suicide prevention and domestic and substance abuse.
Saturday, 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave.
Ballet In the Park 2019
Ballet San Antonio brings its dancers back to Travis Park for this year’s Ballet in the Park on Saturday. Young dancers ages 7 to 10 years old with at least one year of experience can take a class at 6 p.m., so pack the kids’ ballet gear. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray, and anything else you might need to enjoy an evening of outdoor ballet. Performance starts at 7 p.m.
Saturday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Travis Park, 301 E. Travis St.
Pachanga de Palabras: A Westside Book Festival
Pachanga de Palabras brings book and zine vendors, live music, free workshops for kids, and drag king story time all to one place. The event continues the tradition of outdoor storytelling and will feature poets in performance. Find the schedule of events here.
Saturday, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe St.
Free Movie: Avengers: Endgame
Bring the family to watch the most ambitious crossover in Marvel’s history, screened in the warm evening at Hemisfair. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray, and anything else you might need for an outdoor movie. Music from DJ Mayhem preludes the screening, and costumed characters will mingle with the audience. The film starts at sunset.
Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St.
Maluma on Stage
Maluma brings his latest tour to San Antonio on Saturday at the AT&T Center. The chart-topping and Latin Grammy award-winning artist collaborated with Ricky Martin, Madonna, and Ty Dolla $ign on his latest album 11:11. Find tickets here.
Saturday, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Pkway
$42.50 and up
Liquor, Beer & Wine Fest
Taste more than 500 spirits from around the globe at the Liquor, Beer, & Wine Fest. There’s also food, live music, raffles, and games to play. You can buy tickets online at $80 through Friday and $90 through Saturday. Tickets cost $100 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Rey Feo Scholarship Foundation. Find more information and tickets online here.
Saturday, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston St.
Chicanos of Soul
Enjoy a night of old San Anto Westside sounds with DJs spinning records from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Henry Rivas and the Westside Horns will make an appearance and play Chicano oldies. Admission costs $10.
Saturday, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Hermann Sons Ballroom, 525 S. St. Mary’s St.
The carless day is back. On Sunday, bring out your bicycles, roller skates, wagons, and walking shoes to enjoy Broadway Street from Travis Park all the way north to Mahncke Park. There will be water stations, free live music, and group exercise classes at Reclovías along the route. (Reclovías will be available every half mile.) Find more information here.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Garden Tea Party: Dim Sum
The Botanical Garden’s tea party takes inspiration from Chinese cuisine on Sunday, serving dim sum and Asian-inspired sweets. Dressing up for tea time is encouraged. Members can purchase tickets from $31.50, while nonmembers pay $45. Buy tickets here.
Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl.
Eat on the Street at Houston Street Food
Dine from some of Houston Street’s best restaurants – Bella on Houston, Palm Restaurant, Dorrego’s, and Bohanan’s – outdoors on Sunday. Baskets cost $45, and organizers encourage purchasing in advance to secure a spot. All basket purchases include table seating on Houston Street, live entertainment, and beer and wine. All proceeds go to the San Antonio Food Bank Kids Cafe. Find the menu and order baskets here.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-2 pm.
Houston Street between Navarro & N. St. Mary’s Streets
After you finish riding through Broadway for Síclovía, stop at Brackenridge Park for the park conservancy’s ninth annual Parktoberfest. The event will take place at the Koeler Pavilion, and there will be free beer tastings for people 21 years and older. Legendary jazz musician Jim Cullum was scheduled to perform at Parktoberfest before he died in August, so the event is dedicated to him. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band will play, along with the Dirty River Dixie Band and Beethoven Maennerchor.
Sunday, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Koehler Pavilion at Brackenridge Park, 3700 N. St Mary’s St.
Marga Gomez’s Latin Standards
Writer and performer Marga Gomez returns to Esperanza Peace and Justice Center with three performances of her show Latin Standards, which hearkens back to Gomez’s childhood in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. Pre-sale tickets are available for $10, and tickets are $12 at the door. Find more information and purchase tickets online here.
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave.
San Antonio Home and Garden Show
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s Ty Pennington headlines the annual San Antonio Home and Garden Show this weekend. Browse designer rooms, learn about living in tiny homes, and shop from hundreds of vendors for your home redo or refresh. Find tickets here.
The Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
$8 and up
Oktoberfest at Alamo Beer
Mayor Ron Nirenberg kicks off the festivities at Alamo Beer Company by tapping a keg Friday at 5:30 p.m. (All proceeds from that keg will go to Pints for Prostates Oktoberfest for a Cure.) The weekend continues with plenty of live German music, clogging performances, and Bavarian food. Find the full lineup of entertainment here.
Alamo Beer, 202 Lamar St.
Mark your calendars for the seventh annual Monster Con at the Wonderland of the Americas this weekend. Enter the Scream Queens Beauty Pageant, meet other cosplayers, and be afraid of the tiny tots who enter the Tiny Terror Tots Costume Contest. Find the full weekend schedule here. No prop weapons (or real weapons) will be allowed at the con. Admission is free.
Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd.