February 28, 2018 Slideshows » Arts

22 Super Cheap Ways to Have Fun in San Antonio This Spring 

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Sometimes, having fun can be expensive. If you're a broke college kid or if you're just on a budget, this is for you. Having fun at any of these places is easy without having to choose between merrymaking and rent.
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Have a family outing at The DoSeum
2800 Broadway, (210) 212-4453, thedoseum.org
Free Family Nights are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7:30pm. Bring the kids! The DoSuem is an interactive children’s museum that has different exhibits for all ages. Even parents will have a blast!
Photo via Instagram / thedoseum
San Antonio Ragtime Festival
108 Blue Star, saragfest.com
Beginning on Saturday, April 7th at 10:30am, the 2018 San Antonio Ragtime Festival is an official partner of the San Antonio Tricentennial celebration. You'll get your fill of ragtime, blues and early jazz. Plus, there will be an open piano and plenty of room for showing off your moves.
Photo via Instagram / azandhanani
Catch a movie
5063 N.W. Loop 410, (210) 522-9660, fandango.com
Aside from special event movies, most movies at Cinemark 16 are less than $5 to see. Yes, even Justice Leauge in 3D.
Photo via Instagram / featuringmathew
Win a free elote
Michin Kitchen, 427 N Loop 1604 W, (210) 277-7222, michinkitchin.com
On April 12, when the Spurs win, you win a free elote - with any purchase - so you might as well have a margarita while you’re at it.
Photo via Facebook / Michin Grill Kitchen & Tequila Bar
Go to open mic night at the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
618 NW Loop 410, (210) 541-8805, lolsanantonio.com
Even though it’s an 18 and up show starting at 8pm, there’s no cover at the door. Also, there are drink specials. Go bring your best and roll out the punches.
Photo via Facebook / Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club San Antonio
Get creepy in the Lost in Wonderland Festival
Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, (210) 785-3500, facebook.com
On March 3 at 10am-6pm and March 4 from 12pm-6pm, you can go to the Lost in Wonderland Festival that celebrates all things Tim Burton. It's about to get super creepy.
Photo via Instagram / witchy_stitchery
Attend the Confluence Park Opening Celebration
310 W Mitchell St., (210) 224-2694, sariverfound.org
The celebration will showcase the different cultural opportunities that the park will have, along with speakers from the city to answer questions about the park’s development.
Photo via Confluence Park Website
See some salsa dancing at Luna
6740 San Pedro Ave, lunalive.com
Every Wednesday is salsa night! It's also 18+ with no cover.
Photo via Instagram / elizabethanne00
Try Bargain Day at the Rollercade
223 Recoleta, (210) 826-6361, therollercade.com
Bargain Days at the Rollercade are Tuesdays from 4:00-10:00pm. It’s hard to beat $3 admission and $3 rental skates.
Photo via Instagram / mgphototx
Do some free yoga at La Botanica
2911 N Saint Mary’s St., (210) 716-0702, vivalabotanica.com
You can join LezMoveSA for an hour of free yoga starting at 6:30pm at La Botanica. As an added bonus, you’ll be at La Botanica. So stick around for some dranks.
Photo via Facebook / LezRideSA
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Attend trivia night at Fuzzy’s Tacos
7280 UTSA Blvd, (210) 281-4866, fuzzystacoshop.com
Bring a team and enjoy free trivia every Thursday night at Fuzzy’s. We can’t guarantee that it’ll be completely free, though. After all, you might buy some tacos. But those are worth every penny.
Photo via Instagram / fuzzystacoshop
Free general admission at the San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue, (210) 978-8100, samuseum.org
Free general admission at the San Antonio Museum of Art runs on Tuesdays from 4:00-9:00pm and on Sundays from 10:00am-12:00pm. So stop by and culture yourself.
Photo via Instagram / sama_art
Check out Slab Cinema
Various locations, (210) 212-9373, slabcinema.com
Starting during spring break and wrapping up in May, Slab Cinema will bring you a puro SA (kinda) film series with flicks filmed right here in San Antonio. Yep, that includes Selena and Miss Congeniality!
Photo via Instagram / queenoftacostx
Go dance to some indie music
The Amp Room, 2407 N. Saint Mary’s, (210) 320-2122, theamproom.com
On the third Saturday of every month, the Amp Room hosts Crush, an indie-themed dance. Even though it’s 21+, there’s no cover charge.
Photo via Yelp / Esteban R.
Free Admission at the Witte Museum
3801 Broadway, (210) 357-1900, wittemuseum.org
Free admission to the Witte runs on Tuesdays from 3-8pm. You'll have fun getting educated, especially if you take advantage of the special exhibit.
Photo via Instagram / kristendutsch
Go to YUMiCON
Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, (210) 785-3500, facebook.com
YUMiCON takes place on March 24 and March 25 from 10am-5pm. With free entry, vendors from all around Texas, anime movie screenings, stage performances, and video game tournaments, it would be hard not to have fun.
Photo via Instagram / 9tls
Go to the Art for Autism Exhibit and Sale
La Villita, 418 Villita Street, lavillitasanantonio.com
The Art for Autism Exhibit and Sale takes place on Sunday, March 11 from 12pm-5pm in La Villita. The event will help raise awareness for both children and adults who are on the spectrum.
Photo via Instagram / a_gentleman_and__a_scholar
Bring the pups to Brackenridge Park
3700 N Saint Mary’s St., (210) 826-7480, brackenridgepark.org
You know it’ll be over 100 degrees in a few months. Enjoy the weather while you can.
Photo via Instagram / tipsy.pixie
Watch ballet in Travis Park
310 East Travis Street, (210 207-6517, travisparksa.com
Ballet in the Park is free to watch and takes place on Saturday, March 10, from 6-8pm. Bring blankets and chairs, prepare to be amazed!
Photo via Instagram / balletsa
Go to Metal Monday at The Mix
2423 N St Mary’s St., (210) 735-1313, themixsa.com
Every Monday at The Mix is Metal Monday where they serve up metal tracks with no cover charge. Get ready to shred!
Photo via Instagram / the_mix_satx
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Learn How to Garden This Spring with the Farm IQ Class Series
5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy, eventbrite.com
Attendees to this free event will learn the basics of planting a spring garden, and will leave with seeds, plants, and a plan. Register soon! There are only 30 spots.
Photo via Eventbrite
Go to the San Antonio Book Festival
600 Soledad, (210) 225-4728, saplf.org
Free to get in, the San Antonio Book Festival’s mission is to celebrate literary culture. Check the lineup to see if your favorite author is swinging by.
Photo via Instagram / sabookfest
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Have a family outing at The DoSeum
2800 Broadway, (210) 212-4453, thedoseum.org
Free Family Nights are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7:30pm. Bring the kids! The DoSuem is an interactive children’s museum that has different exhibits for all ages. Even parents will have a blast!
Photo via Instagram / thedoseum

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