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Big Bounce America AND More Things to Do in San Antonio

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We’re bouncing our way into the weekend! 🐇✨

If you’re looking for fun Things to Do in San Antonio, we’ve got you covered. 

This week you can expect:

  • A FREE Holiday-themed movie experience at Mission Marquee Plaza.
  • A fun Wizard Fest happening at Pat O’Brien’s. 
  • A delicious cocktail scavenger hunt.
  • And soooo much more!

A new week means TONS of awesome things to do in San Antonio for everyone to enjoy! Interested in these events? Keep scrolling to learn more!

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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First Things First: Holiday Season Fun

‘Tis the Season! 

Slowly but surely we’ll start sharing fun Holiday content! This week you can try Ice Skating to get you in the X-Mas mood. Perfect for date night! Need help staying on budget in preparation for gifts? How about a FREE family fun night at Mission Marquee Plaza? Enjoy the lights, pack some snacks, and enjoy The Polar Express.

Interested in doing more FREE things? Click Here!

Need a head start on your X-Mas shopping? Support these Small Businesses or Black-Owned Businesses in San Antonio!

Events in San Antonio This Weekend

Big Bounce America

Care to join us at The Big Bounce America? It’s the largest inflatable event in the world and it’s coming to SA! 

There are 4 sessions available for the “sneakers off” fun. Toddlers, Juniors, Bigger Kids, and Adults. Your ticket will get you 3 full hours of jumping fun. If you’re just watching and not jumping, then no ticket is necessary. There’s no age, weight, or height restrictions. Cameras and phones are allowed for the perfect photo-ops. Plus, there will be plenty of food trucks available at the event in case you whip up an appetite. 

For FAQs and COVID safety measures, Click Here.

Event Details
🗓 Nov 19 | 1:00pm–6:00pm
📍 Helotes Festival Grounds
🎟 Starting at $19

Event Details
🗓 Nov 20 | 9:00am–7:00pm
📍 Helotes Festival Grounds
🎟 Starting at $28

Event Details
🗓 Nov 21 | 3:00pm–7:00pm
📍 Helotes Festival Grounds
🎟 Starting at $39

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” That’ll be us at Pat O’Brien’s this Saturday night. #TeamSlytherin

Not sure which house you belong to? Take the QUIZ HERE

There will be plenty of vendors to purchase cool HP goodies. Plus, multiple performers and entertainment throughout the night.

Hogwarts Fun:

  • 🧙‍♂️ Cash Costume Contest
  • 🧙‍♂️ Triwizard Tournament with Trivia
  • 🧙‍♂️ Quidditch
  • 🧙‍♂️ A fun Scavenger Hunt
  • 🧙‍♂️ Tasty Themed Cocktails (Firewhisky, Potent Potions, Buttery Brews, & so many more. 🍻)


Event Details
🗓 Nov 20 | 8:00pm–11:59pm
📍 Pat O’Brien’s
🎟 Starting at $15

We’re on our way to the 5th Annual BBQ Showdown! Join us. It’s happening at Traders Village San Antonio and they need judges. 😋 

Want to become a judge? Here are the rules:

  • Sign up at the Brown Expo by 11:00 am
  • You have to be 18+
  • You do NOT need any prior experience.
  • Show up hungry! 
  • They are in need of lots of judges because of all the yummy categories.


Think you got what it takes to become the BBQ Champ? For more info Click Here!

Need to burn off some calories afterward? Walk around and shop for some unique finds. How about some Corny Maze fun? Explore the 10-acre maze, visit the farm animals, and try out the Apple Cannon.

Event Details
🗓 Nov 19 & 20 | 10:00am–5:00pm
📍 Traders Village
🎟 $5 parking

Let Kiki and Sam help plan your Fri-Yay!

It’s Fri-Yay. Let’s get the party started with our “Picks of the Week.” 

In the market for some new camera equipment? Interested in picking up a few pointers? Then head on over to the FREE event, The Camera Exchange Fall Expo. You could possibly win a gift card to use while you’re there. 📸 

Need to relax and grab some beers after work? Looking for a family-friendly atmosphere to grab dinner? Friday Night Karaoke Beneath the Stars at the Alamo Beer Company is sure to be a great time! You might want to jump on stage and perform for us. 🎤✨

Still looking for something on Sunday?

Fighting off those Sunday Scaries? We’ve got just the cure! Only good vibes ahead. #SundayFunday

  1. You can enjoy an afternoon looking for pumpkin themed cocktails throughout the gorgeous San Antonio Botanical Garden. 
  2. Get your steps in at Walker Ranch Park. Take in the beauty of nature and look for unique mushrooms along the way. Looking for other spots to get your steps in? Checkout these Hiking Trails in and around San Antonio!
  3. Have some pre-Holiday family fun at Painting with a Twist in New Braunfels. Pack some yummy snacks and hot chocolate to avoid being a Grinch.

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!

Planning a trip or a fun-filled day in San Antonio?  Check out our Pinterest page for great ideas and planning tips!
Samantha Sanchez

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in San Antonio City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the San Antonio area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinSanAntonio on Instagram and Facebook.

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