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Happy 4th of July, San Antonio!

I bet you’re just as excited as we are because we’ve got ALL types of fun events for you this week! Whether you’re ready to make a splash as you tube and watch the fireworks at the 4th of July Jubilee or you go on a hunt for some yummy goodies at Bandera Market for Sunday Fun Outdoor Shopping that’ll make your celebrations EXTRA special; we’ve got you covered!

Interested in these events and more?! Keep scrolling! A new week means TONS of awesome things to do in San Antonio for the whole family to enjoy!

Reminder: Due to COVID-19, we understand there’s not as much going on as normal in our city. But not to worry, there is still plenty of Stuff to Do in San Antonio This Weekend that can be done while social distancing. Be sure to double-check for any updates at events and venues before making plans to head out.

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1. 4th of July Jubilee

If you and your family are looking for an event where you can find it all, then look no further because there’s an ALL DAY 4th of July Extravaganza happening in the City of Schertz! The 4th of July Jubilee will be one to remember!

The Fun EXTRAVAGANZA will open with the Let Freedom Run 5k! Check-in starts at 8:00am and the Walk/Run will begin at 9:15am. Don’t forget those comfy shoes. Register here!

If you want to take it a bit more chill and just watch the fun times, then the Downtown Parade is definitely more your style! The parade will start at 9:30am on Elbel Rd/Schertz Parkway but you’re able to grab your seats and get comfy before. Lawn chairs and blankets are totally welcomed. Pack your breakfast tacos and snacks too!

The best part of the day has got to be the Kid’s Carnival! It will be held in the Thulemeyer Park large field from 11:00am to 10:00pm and tickets or wristbands will be sold on-site.

Multiple yummy Food Vendors will be available at Thulemeyer Park from 5:00pm to 9:30pm! We’re excited to buy some bomb strawberry funnel cakes!

In case you’re wanting to refresh yourself from the ALL DAY festivities, you can purchase a $3 ticket to Float & Fireworks! You’ll get to chill and float in the Pickrell Park Pool from 6:00pm to 10:00pm to watch the fireworks but hurry because slots are limited! Make sure to purchase your tickets here

From 6:00pm to 9:15pm there will be Live Music with all types of genres from top 40, classic rock, and country! Plus, a memorable performance from Gun Powder Soup!

There will be plenty of Family Zone Activities to enjoy during the day from a super fun T-shirt decorating contest to a Driveway chalk art contest too! 

The grand finale is the amazing Firework Spectacular! You’ll be able to watch it from Pickrell or Thulemeyer Park. The show goes on at 9:15pm! Don’t forget your comfy blankets to sit, cuddle up, and be amazed!

Don’t forget that you’re also able to Volunteer to make these fun EXTRA Special! To REGISTER, click here!

Event Details
🗓 Jul 4 | 8AM–10PM
📍 703 Oak St

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2. Bandera Market for Sunday Fun Outdoor Shopping

We’re off to do some shopping because it’s our favorite type of cardio and we’re excited to find some great quality, local gems just in time for our 4th of July festivities at the Bandera Market for Sunday Fun Outdoor Shopping!

Not only will you get to shop for awesome goodies but there’s also fun activities to keep the kids entertained such as face painting and a fun, inflatable bouncy house/slide!

A few yummy vendors you can expect:

  • Mini_donut_lab
  • Richie’s Italian Ice
  • Sazon Kitchen Delights
  • Ganessa Mexican Pastries

There’s also plenty of parking, restaurants, and big shopping retail stores within walking distance. Just in case you wanted to continue with your shopping cardio!

Event Details
🗓 Jul 4 | 11AM–4PM
📍 Bandera Rd

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3. Exceptional Fireworks Show

A firework display sooo spectacular, you don’t want to miss it! If you’re ready for a “jaw-dropping” show filled with a variety of colors and an amazing “triumphant musical score” then you might want to head on over to SeaWorld San Antonio!

The Exceptional Fireworks Show is part of your admissions ticket, which means you’ll be able to relax and watch the beautiful skyline after a fun filled day! But it gets better! If you’re wanting to make your evening extra special, you can upgrade your seating and indulge in a yummy picnic! #DateGoals

During the day you can catch a tan by the Aquatica park or enjoy some shows and rides!

Shows

  • Sesame Street Party Parade
  • Orca Encounter
  • Ocean Discovery
  • Sea Lion High
  • Sunny Day Celebration

Rides

  • NEW Texas Stingray
  • Ridetide Rescue
  • Sea Swinger
  • Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster
  • Great White Roller Coaster
  • Steel Eel Roller Coaster
  • Super Grover’s Box Car Derby
  • Rio Loco
  • Journey to Atlantis

Don’t forget your sunblock, we’ll meet you by the Steel Eel!

Event Details
🗓 Jul 4 | 9PM–10PM
📍 Sea World Dr

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4. Monster Jam

Ready for some thrills, action packed fun, AND an intense adrenaline rush? Then Monster Jam is definitely the event for you and your family!

There will be many Monster Trucks, ATVS, and Speedsters that will perform a series of challenges and competitions such as:

  • Racing
  • Skills
  • Donuts
  • Freestyle

The best part is that you’ll get to join in on the action with the Judges Zone! You’ll be able to vote (via your cell phone) on certain competitions, which means you’ll be the judge of the winners!

Can’t get enough of the action? Don’t forget that you can join the exclusive Pit Party! With access to the Pit Party you’ll be able to:

  • Meet some of the awesome drivers!
  • Ask all your questions about the trucks or anything Monster Truck related!
  • Get an amazing close-up of the trucks for the perfect selfies!

If you’re wanting to know more info on Monster Jam’s Fan Wellness, CLICK HERE

We’ll meet you there by Bakugan Dragonoid to get some SMOKIN’ cool pics!

Event Details
🗓 Jul 3 | 7PM–9PM
📍 100 Montana St

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5. Tex Mex Fest

The Best AND quickest race track in all of South Texas will be hosting Tex Mex Fest! Join in on the fun and get your adrenaline pumping by competing in the Drag Race or by simply watching and enjoying the exhilarating car show!

Keep your eyes out for Classic Cars, Lowriders, Modern cars & trucks, and Bicycles! There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each category. Plus live music and entertainment all day too!

Music Line Up:

  • Little Joe y La Familia
  • Johnny Rodriguez
  • Ben Meyer

Plus a special performance from Viva Tejana Dance Group!

Additional info to know:

  • There’s a Kids Play Park
  • In case you’re coming from out of town, there’s RV Parking
  • Camping is allowed 
  • There’s a dining and fuel station
  • Plenty of clean restrooms 

This event is for all ages to enjoy and your best bet will be to buy your tickets online to get a $5 off discount! Ready, Set, We’ll meet you at the finish line!

Event Details
🗓 Jul 3 | 10AM–10PM
📍 3641 S Santa Clara Rd

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Let Freedom Run 5K

Flag Run 5K Virtual

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Before You Go...

We know not everyone is ready to be out and about just yet, and we encourage you to do what is best for yourself and your family during this time.  

If you’re looking for more events and things to do in San Antonio check out the UNATION website or the UNATION app!  There is something there for everyone!  If you want to follow the Stuff to Do in San Antonio gals’ adventures be sure to follow us on InstagramTikTok, and Facebook!

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Samantha Sanchez

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!

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