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Water Lantern Festival AND More Things to Do in San Antonio

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There’s so much going on in San Antonio, we don’t know where to start. Regardless, you’re sure to have a great time! This week you can catch the San Antonio Spurs season home opener game, the 9th annual Muertos Fest, or the Fall Fest at the Texas Ski Ranch. Where should we go bestie? 

Interested in what else is going on this weekend? Keep scrolling, because 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 a lot going on in our city. But don’t 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, the Spurs Are BACK!

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The San Antonio Spurs are back for the season home opener happening Wednesday, October 20th against Orlando Magic at the AT&T Center and we’re just so ecstatic. We’re extremely hopeful that the “young team” will keep developing their skills and showing up for the dedicated SA Spurs fans. Bring on the sweet dunks from Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, and Lonnie Walker IV.

Before heading off to the BIG GAME at the AT&T Center please click here for more information in regards to COVID preventative measures. 

Our friends at StubHub always have some of the best prices, especially if you’re looking for last-minute tickets.

Can’t make the game? You can always catch the action-packed games on TV, on the WEB by streaming, or on the RADIO! 

Pro Tip: Make sure to arrive early to grab your snacks and cold beer. The lines to get into the arena are really long, you don’t want to miss tip-off.

Event Details
🗓 Oct 20 | 7:30pm–9:30pm
📍 AT&T Center | 1 AT&T Center Parkway
🎟 Starting at $8

Event Details
🗓 Oct 23 | 7:30pm–9:30pm
📍 AT&T Center | 1 AT&T Center Parkway
🎟 Starting at $16

In case you’re not able to catch the game at the AT&T Center and want to ditch your couch or bed, head out to one of these San Antonio Sports Bars. Grab some beers, wings, and cheer on your favorite Spurs players. (Mine equals all of them!)

Events in San Antonio This Weekend

A San Antonio favorite, Muertos Fest at Hemisfair is back for it’s 9th annual celebration! Rated as one of the Best Fall Festivals in the U.S.A by National Geographic, it’s an experience you don’t want to miss out on. Not only do you get to soak in the amazing culture but it allows you to remember and honor loved ones who have passed; as well as celebrate a hopeful future ahead.

Muertos Fest has multiple beautiful & extravagant altars, workshops, heartfelt live poetry, live music to enjoy, awesome vendors to purchase all your goodies, and plenty more! We’ll see you there. Getting our flower crowns ready. 💀🌺✨

Event Details
🗓 Oct 23 & 24 | 10:00am–9:00pm
📍 Hemisfair | 434 S Alamo St
🎟 FREE

A peaceful experience you’re sure to remember for years to come, the Water Lantern Festival will be in San Antonio this Saturday. Enjoy a fun, calm, and creative evening at Elmendorf Lake Park by making and decorating your lanterns. Set your intentions, release, and manifest!

This event is definitely family-friendly but it’s also perfect if you’re looking to have a romantic night out or an enjoyable night out with friends. Your ticket will include access to the festival, entry to the food truck section so that you’re able to make your delicious purchases, a floating lantern kit, a marker, LED candle, drawstring swag bag, and it will also include the retrieval and water clean up. Who’s ready for a romantic date night? We are! 🕯✨

Event Details
🗓 Oct 23 | 4:00pm–8:30pm
📍 Elmendorf Lake Park | 3700 W Commerce St
🎟 $55.99 day of the event

An early day celebration that you and the kids are sure to love, and can make a whole day out of. Dress up, trick-or-treat, and enjoy the fall-themed Botanical Garden. There will be plenty of hands-on activities for the entire family to enjoy and don’t forget about the amazing photo opportunities you’ll get to have. We’re getting our costumes ready. Not sure what we’ll be this year but we’ll see you there!

Also happening at the San Antonio Botanical Garden on 10/23:

  • Greenhouse Yard BOOtanica Plant Sale (9AM-4:30PM)
  • Trek and Tone (10AM-11AM)
  • Día De Los Muertos Catrina Workshop (10AM-12PM)
  • Día De Los Muertos Catrina Workshop (12PM-2PM)

 

Event Details
🗓 Oct 23 | 10:00am–2:00pm
📍 San Antonio Botanical Garden | 555 Funston Pl
🎟 Starting at $15

Let Kiki and Sam help plan the rest of your weekend!

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Kiki's Picks

Fall Fest 2021 @ Texas Ski Ranch

Fall festival but make it Texas! We’re on our way to enjoy the Fall Fest at Texas Ski Ranch in New Braunfels. You can expect all your fun fall favorites like s’mores, hot cocoa, and spiked cider for adults with some competitive Texas action. There will be multiple Wakeboard competitions separated by tiers like beginners and professionals. Plus! There will be a dog costume contest, so bring your pups along! To end your day, sit around a cozy Beach Bonfire.

Loki’s Axe Haus and Ironsides bar will be available all day too! In case you’re looking for some extra time on the axe lanes, make sure to make reservations.

Event Details
🗓 Oct 23 | 10:00am–5:00pm
📍 Texas Ski Ranch | 6700 I-35, New Braunfels, TX 78130
🎟 FREE to attend, $25 for Wakeboard Competition

Sam's Picks

Lego adult fanatics, this one is for you. Legoland Discovery Center will be hosting a Halloween extravaganza for adults only. Brick or Treat is going to be extra fun and includes activities like a Halloween Building Competition, Family-Friendly Costume Contest, MINILAND Scavenger Hunt, delicious food & drinks from LandShark, and tons more spooky activities. We’re ready for our photo op with the giant pumpkin! 🎃✨

Event Details
🗓 Oct 22 | 6:00pm–8:30pm
📍 LEGOLAND Discovery Center | 849 E Commerce St # 910
🎟 Starting at $29.99

Are you looking for more Fall activities to do in San Antonio?

Download your FREE pumpkin patch map! All you need to do is enter your first name, add an email, and you’ll have a cool map to 9 pumpkin patches in SA! Keep it on your phone or print it out to plan your fun adventures.

Still looking for Things to Do in San Antonio this Sunday?

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Bestie, meet us at Painting with a Twist this Sunday at the Alamo Heights location for this Candy Corn Unicorn masterpiece. This painting will require a set of two people and is perfect for dates! Day dates, mom & me time, a bestie date, and sooo many more options! The possibilities are endless!

Class will start promptly. Make sure to arrive early, sign in, and get your delicious snacks ready! Ice will not be provided but there will be a wine chiller and cups available too.

Important info: 

  • BYOB (drinks and snacks)
  • 21 and over to drink, 15 to join in on the painting fun!
  • Masks are not necessary but strongly recommended. 
  • Online or over the phone reservations are best to secure a guaranteed spot. 
  • Payments can be made online with the customer’s consent.

I’m definitely bringing a yummy charcuterie spread and incorporating candy corn in it. Yay or nay? 🦄

Event Details
🗓 Oct 24 | 12:00pm–1:30pm
📍 Painting with a Twist: Alamo Heights | 1248 Austin Hwy Suite 217
🎟 Starting at $28

Music in the Countdown City on Sunday

There’s always things to do in San Antonio! Say goodbye to your Sunday Scaries by enjoying some live music. Music is good for your heart, mind, and soul; diversity is key. Checkout our Top 4 picks for Sunday Funday! 🎸✨

Playboi Carti: Narcissist

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Event Details
🗓 Oct 24 | 8:00pm–10:00pm
📍 Freeman Coliseum | 3201 E Houston St
🎟 Starting at $37.95

Styx

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Event Details
🗓 Oct 24 | 7:30pm–9:30pm
📍 Floore Country Store | 14492 Old Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023
🎟 Starting at $65

A Day To Remember

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Event Details
🗓 Oct 24 | 7:00pm–9:00pm
📍 Whitewater Amphitheater | 11860 FM 306 Suite 1, New Braunfels, TX 78132
🎟 Starting at $46.50

Gus Dapperton

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Event Details
🗓 Oct 24 | 7:00pm–9:00pm
📍 Paper Tiger | 2410 N St Mary’s St
🎟 Starting at $37

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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