The 210 On The Cheap staff works tirelessly to make sure we include all cheap events happening in San Antonio. These events are family friendly and are available for the entire family. We enjoy sharing these events and saving you some cash!

We hope you enjoyed your first month of summer with the fun and cheap events around town. July is sure to continue the excitement as we enjoy the last couple of days of June and move to July. Be sure to take advantage of these cheap and fun events before the summer comes to an end!

 

POETRY

An Evening with Poet Laureates Octavio Quintanilla & Jenny Browne

What: This week’s talk at the San Antonio Museum of Art that boasts outgoing Poet Laureate of San Antonio and 2017 Poet Laureate of Texas Jenny Browne and new San Antonio Poet Laureate Dr. Octavio Quintanilla.

Why: This special event will feature a sit-down dialogue between the two poets, covering a variety of literacy and literary topics, preceded by a solo lecture from Quintanilla in which he discusses his own work.

Where: San Antonio Museum of Art

When: June 29 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

How Much: Free to attend. Seats are expected to fill up fast, so get there early.

 

FAMILY FUN

Boss Babes Market Day

What: The Tower of Americas will be having 70 vendors showcasing their beautiful, unique items and business to the city of San Antonio.

Why: This family event will also have a music, food, and a Bounce House for kids.

Where: Tower of America

When: June 30 | 10 am

How Much: Entrance is free, however, you will need to pay for parking at the Towers of Americas.

Zoorassic Park

What: In Summer 2018 San Antonio Zoo transforms into Zoorassic Park. More than a dozen prehistoric creatures will fill the zoo, challenging guests to rethink extinct.

Why: Come face-to-face with life-sized dinos for an engaging and memorable experience for the entire family. Stare into the eyes of a full-grown Tyrannosaurus rex and learn how dinosaurs teach us about today’s wildlife and the threats they face. This event will be included with standard admission and FREE for members!

Where: San Antonio Zoo

When: All Summer | May 26 – August 26

How Much: Free with General Admission

Bud Light Stars, Stripes, & Lights

What: The Arneson River Theatre will display Two-thousand patriotic luminarias (lights in bags) to glow in star-spangled themed bags along the River Walk.

Why: In honor of our nation’s independence, patriotic luminarias will glow on the downtown banks of the River Walk to enhance the already beautiful ambiance. Bud Light Stars, Strips & Lights is free to enjoy.

Where: Arneson River Theatre

When: June 29 | 8:30 pm

How Much: Free to enjoy

 

FESTIVALS

Cabezudos Parade

What: Cabezudos, literally translated as “big-headed,” are popular in Spanish festivals and fiestas of all kinds. These over-sized, cartoonish noggins, which are made from papier maché, are usually worn as a part of a full costume, depicting religious, cultural and even archetypal figures.

Why: You will have the chance to appreciate some of these quirky cabezudos during a parade and party at the Pearl. Renowned Catalonian folk artists Ventura & Hosta Cartons, in town for a two-week residency at the Southwest School of Art, will be putting on the cabezudos portion of this affair. Check out the facebook page for more information

Where: The Historic Pearl

When: June 30 | 10 am – 1 pm

How Much: Free Admission

PRIDE Bigger Than Texas 2018-Presented by USAA and Bud Light

What: Pride San Antonio produces several events throughout the year to celebrate Pride and to fulfill its purpose. The main event, The “Pride Bigger Than Texas” Pride Parade and Festival is held the first Saturday following the fourth Saturday in June.

Why: This family friendly event is filled with lots of exciting events! Stay the entire day which features festive floats, marching units and local dignitaries, this year’s Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade kicks off with a Krystal Kelly Running of the Queens High Heel Race (8:45pm) before stepping off along the Main Strip.

Where: Crockett Park | 1300 N Main Ave.

When: June 30 | 11 am – 10 pm

How Much: Free to attend. Proceeds go to events will be distributed through public community gatherings to registered nonprofit organizations chosen by the Board of Directors from entities recognized by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States.

Ride For Warriors Fest

What: This event is honoring our veterans and active duty military in celebration of the July 4th holiday.

Why: Come hang out with Blastoff Fireworks and VFW Post 7108 Motorcycle Group with free face painting, music, multiple raffle entries, motorcycle/auto vendors, food, and grand finale motorcycle ride out to Medina Lake. Blastoff Fireworks sales portions will be donated to VFW Post 7108.

Where: Schott’s Meat Market | 19405 Bandera Rd.

When: June 30 | 11 am – 4 pm

How Much: Event is Free

 

THEATRE

Magik Theatre Presents: Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

What: Join the Madagascar characters for A Musical Adventure that tells the story of their animal escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Madagascar will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It.”

Why: This is a fun event for the entire family. Don’t miss out on this exciting and fun filled event. If you can’t make it this weekend, no worries, the show will be on the following weekend

Where: Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

When: June 30 – July 1 | 2 pm and 6:30 pm

How Much: You can purchase tickets online.

Drama and Dessert: New Play Festival 2018

What: This program is designed to support student playwrights, and to showcase the talents of both playwrights and student directors.

Why: Drama and Dessert: New Play Festival 2018 is comprised of the world premieres of three new one act plays by Evelyne Holland, Leslie Kandt, and Natasha Leininger. Each ticket includes a drink and dessert, extra drinks and desserts are available for purchase.

Where: Crystal Sea Drama Company

When: June 29 – 30 | 7:30 pm – 10 pm

How Much: $10 – $12