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Things to do around San Antonio this August

SAN ANTONIO – The warmth is on. (Tell me, can you’re feeling it?)

It’s nonetheless roasting exterior. I’m tempted to do that factor the place individuals put cookies on a sheet pan and bake them of their scorching automobile however then it can make my automobile scent like cookies and I’ll eat all of them. So, I’ll probably not be doing that however if in case you have — let me know as a result of I’m curious how Texas automobile cookies prove.

Despite the record-breaking drought and unrelenting solar, there’s nonetheless so much, as at all times, to do in San Antonio and the encircling areas.

August is the beginning of college and the tip of summer season break so make plans whereas there’s nonetheless time.

Here’s an inventory of a number of the occasions happening within the San Antonio space in August:

DoSeum Family Night – A limited-space occasion will happen from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 on the San Antonio DoSeum. A hyperlink for ticket reservations might be posted at 8 a.m. on the morning of Free Family Night. Registration is on a first-come, first-served foundation and is required for everybody who needs to attend – together with members. Click here for more information.


San Antonio Film Festival – This year marks the twenty eighth annual San Antonio Film Festival, which takes place Aug. 2-7. You can take a look at the record of films and buy tickets here.

Celebrity Fan Fest – This annual custom will convey Hollywood to San Antonio from Aug. 4-7 at Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall. Meet stars like Ewan McGregor, Hulk Hogan, Dave Bautista, Hayley Atwell and Spurs legend Tony Parker.

(Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)

Fiesta Noche Del Rio – This annual custom could have its ultimate efficiency on Aug. 6 on the historic Arenson River Theatre in La Villita. Tickets begin at $8 and profit Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities. Performers will mesmerize patrons with music, dance and songs.


Summer Artisan Show – Experience the great thing about the San Antonio River Walk at the Artisan Show by procuring over 40 handmade artisan cubicles, together with pottery, textiles, jewellery, woodwork, work, beadwork, and extra. The present takes place Aug. 6-8.

BIG Salsa Fest 2022 – Music, exhibition exhibits and dance experiences will happen Aug. 11-14 on the Westin San Antonio North throughout the BIG Salsa Fest. Tickets begin at $35.

Cinema on Will’s Plaza – This free occasion will display Disney’s “Ratatouille” at 8 p.m. on Aug. 12 on the Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza. Full concessions and a bar can be found. Bring your individual garden chair or blanket and benefit from the film.


Jurassic Quest – Dinosaurs will roar contained in the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall, positioned at 3201 E Houston Street close to the AT&T Center, from Aug. 12-14. Adventurers might be ready to trip dinosaurs, dig for fossils, meet child dinos, stroll with dinosaurs and uncover secrets and techniques of historical underwater sea dwellers — together with a 50-foot megalodon.

Black History River Boat Tour – Join San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum for 100 minutes of Black History on the beautiful San Antonio River Walk. Tickets begin at $30. The tour will happen from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 13.

San Antonio River Walk (San Antonio River Walk)

Second Saturday at Main Plaza – Hang out at Main Plaza on the second Saturday of each month. There is reside music, native distributors and locations to seize a chunk or a chilly drink. Second Saturday will happen from 6-10:30 p.m. on Aug. 13.


Illusions The Drag Queen Dinner Show – This burlesque-style comedy efficiency will happen on a number of weekends in August and September. Tickets begin at $10 and attendees have to be at the very least 18 years previous.

Splash Pads – Splash pads are a good way for teenagers to get launched to leisure water play and many of the San Antonio splash pads are free. Here’s an inventory of 12 splash pads within the San Antonio space.

KSAT Pigskin Classic

Get prepared for a full day of native highschool soccer on the Alamodome with the KSAT Pigskin Classic.


Six soccer groups from around San Antonio might be taking part within the occasion, which is about to happen on Aug. 27.

Brennan, Johnson, Judson, Reagan, Smithson Valley and Steele excessive colleges will all be enjoying on the Pigskin Classic.

The first of three video games within the Pigskin Classic will kick off at 11:30 a.m. All the video games might be broadcast on KSAT 12, on the KSAT Plus app, the Big Game Coverage app and on

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Indoor Water Parks

The Texas warmth doesn’t seem to be going anyplace with extra forecasted 100-degree days in our future. Luckily, Texas has a number of indoor water parks the place you may escape the scorching solar. Obviously, not all of those places are going to be day journeys however a few parks are shut to city. The others might make for a terrific last-minute street journey earlier than faculty begins.


There are tons of lakes and rivers you may go to in our space however this year isn’t simply scorching — it’s dry. Record-breakingly dry.

Some rivers, just like the Frio and Guadalupe, have even measured at zero-flow, which isn’t nice for cooling off.

Indoor water parks could be the best way to play this summer season.

Here are just a few places for indoor water parks in Texas:

  • The Cove at Lakefront in Little Elm – This 42,000 sq. foot park is housed beneath a glass roof and is a good choice for households with youthful youngsters. It’s positioned within the Dallas space and is a five-hour drive from downtown San Antonio.
  • Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark in Grand Prairie – Epic Waters is an 80,000-square-foot indoor/outside water park with a retractable roof and has been referred to as a “cruise ship on land.” The drive from downtown San Antonio is roughly 4 and a half hours.
  • Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine – There is 80,000 sq. toes of indoor water park at this North Texas resort. It’s just below a five-hour drive from San Antonio and presents an array of actions for households.
  • Kalahari Resort in Round Rock – This 350-acre resort complicated has 223,000 sq. toes of water park, making it one of many largest indoor water parks within the U.S. It’s additionally one of many closest places to San Antonio and takes just below two hours to drive there from downtown.
  • The Splash Shack in Cedar Park – This is a micro-indoor water park designed for teenagers ages 1-10. The Splash Shack is 10,000 sq. toes and has a 30-foot tall play structure with a big dump bucket. It’s positioned roughly two hours from downtown San Antonio.
  • WaterPark at the Villages in Flint – This 19,000 sq. foot, glass-enclosed park is local weather managed and has a retractable roof. It’s positioned in Flint, close to the bigger metropolis of Tyler. It’s a 5-hour and 30-minute drive from downtown San Antonio.
Kalahari Resort in Round Rock


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