April 04, 2018 Slideshows » Arts

The 20 Best Things You Should Do in San Antonio This Spring Before It's Disgustingly Hot Outside 

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It doesn't matter if you're broke, rich, young, or old - everyone wants to have fun during the spring. It's the perfect time to get some sun before the weather changes and innocent vitamin D turns into vitamin death ray. Try some of these classic spring activities with the crew or with your boo.
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Celebrate spring at the Poteet Strawberry Festival
$5-$15, April 13-15, 9199 N State Hwy 16, strawberryfestival.com
With food, strawberry auctions, bands, royalty, rides, and rodeos, it’s hard not to get excited for this South Texas tradition.
Photo via Instagram / strawberryfestx
Take some time for yoga at Mission Concepcion
Free, 9am-10am, Sat April 14, Mission Concepcion, 807 Mission Rd, facebook.com/events/135170790515398
“If it doesn’t nourish your soul, get rid of it.” We're starting to feel better already.
Photo via Instagram / mobileom
Enjoy one of San Antonio’s many public parks
Try Bramberger Park, San Pedro Springs, Travis Park, Brackenridge Park (and the Botanical and Japanese Tea Gardens), or even one of San Antonio’s newest parks, located near the Missions, Confluence Park. It’s still got that new park smell.
Photo via Instagram / short.for.manuel
Get colorful
Free, April 14, 8-11am, 9855 Swayback Rnch, (registration required)
Wear your whitest clothes and come ready to get colorful. While this could be even messier in the summer (especially if you're a profuse sweat-er), taking part in the Color Run this time of year won't be too bad.
Photo via Facebook / 3rd Annual Folks Color Run
Eat your way through Taco Fest: Music y Mas
$24.49, 12pm-11pm, Sat April 14, La Villita, 418 Villita St, facebook.com/events/328399867652740
What better way to celebrate San Antonio’s favorite food with all day tacos? There isn’t one. Oh, and you can enjoy some live music from local acts like Piñata Protest as well.
Photo via Instagram / torchystacos
Frolic in the wildflowers
Take some downtime and tiptoe through the tulips (or bluebonnets, since this is Texas after all) while they’re around. Maybe take a Benadryl beforehand, though.
Photo via Instagram / texastourism
Don’t pretend you weren’t thinking about Fiesta
Various celebrations, April 19-30, fiesta-sa.org
Stay safe and enjoy one of San Antonio’s biggest celebrations.
Photo via Instagram / fiestasa
Eat the heat at the Texas Salsa Festival
Free, 1pm-6pm on Sat May 26, 434 S Alamo St, facebook.com/events/185260665559184
Not only does this event involve all the salsa sampling you can handle and benefit the Hemisfair Conservancy, but it’s pet-friendly.
Photo via Instagram / texassalsafestival
Cheer for the Flying Chanclas
The team’s first game as the Flying Chanclas is May 5 at 7:05pm at the Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium. From then on, they will be the Flying Chanclas every Thursday that they play at home.
Photo via Instagram / samissions
Take a San Antonio River Tour
What’s cooler than learning your city’s awesome culture and history while touring on a boat? Very few things, friend.
Photo via Instagram / goriocruises
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Catch a flick at Slab Cinema
With movies like Coco, the Last Jedi, Little Shop of Horrors, and the Emoji Movie being shown by Slab Cinema all over town, there’s something for everybody. Sometimes, there’s even food on-site, so just bring your blankets and chairs.
Photo via Instagram / cdv1130
Celebrate Latin America
Prices vary (included with general admission, free for members), April 28-29, 9am-6pm, 3903 N Saint Marys St., sazoo.org
Stop by the zoo for a night dedicated to Latin America's food, culture and, of course, animals!
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniozoo
Get your crawfish on
Seriously, so many restaurants are hosting crawfish events are going on. While these treats are served up hot, it's better that you enjoy them now during peak crawfish season. Take your pick from events at Weathered Souls Brewing Co., Künstler Brewing, Drink Texas Broadway and Cajun Crawfish to name a few.
Photo via Instagram / pinchboilhouse
Help San Antonio celebrate its birthday with the Tricentennial Celebration
San Antonio turns 300 this year! Various celebrations and commemorative events are going on pretty much all year, so help celebrate by checking out local art, block parties, runs/walks, and artisan shows.
Photo via Instagram / sanantonio_300
Get boozy
Prices vary, multiple locations, April 7-14, sabeerweek.org
If you love beer, dedicate an entire week to it. SA's Beer Week celebrates all things beer, bringing together craft brewers and retailers. There's parties, beer dinners, pub crawls and educational seminars to balance it all out.
Photo via Instagram / sabeerweek
Test your bravery by taking a Ghost Tour
Alternately, take a drive through the Southside and look for the Donkey Lady. Only if you’re brave enough, of course.
Photo via Instagram / ohhellitsmaggie
Share some love and feed the ducks at Boerne River
Not only are there too many ducks to count (who will come right up to you to be fed), but there are also turtles and fish at the Boerne River. There’s also the relatively-new Cibolo Creek Trail that you can stroll down.
Photo via Instagram / brenderszzzzzzz
Enjoy a game under the stadium lights
Even if you're not a big soccer fan, the pure adrenaline in the stadium will have you on the edge of your seat.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniofc
Get cool in Natural Bridge Caverns
That is, if you don’t mind over 50% humidity. Still, within the cave, temperatures are normally cool and the formations are even cooler.
Photo via Instagram / naturalbridgecaverns
Bike around downtown
Sponsored by Southwest General Hospital, the SWell Cycle is different from other bike shares because riders are able to dock a bike at any station, and may rent a new one when they’re ready. Biking around downtown is a great way to get around because it’s faster than walking and parking problems are eliminated as well.
Photo via Instagram / swellcyclesa
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Celebrate spring at the Poteet Strawberry Festival
$5-$15, April 13-15, 9199 N State Hwy 16, strawberryfestival.com
With food, strawberry auctions, bands, royalty, rides, and rodeos, it’s hard not to get excited for this South Texas tradition.
Photo via Instagram / strawberryfestx

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