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Things to do in and around San Antonio| August 2023

Embrace the Sizzle of Summer and Explore San Antonio Adventures This Hot July

Tubing in San Antonio's Rivers

August is upon us, and San Antonio is once again gearing up to celebrate the splendor of summer with a dazzling array of events and experiences. From enchanting living sculptures at the San Antonio Botanical Garden's Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time to thrilling tubing adventures on the Comal River, this month promises unforgettable moments for all. Whether you're seeking cultural festivals, family outings, or indulging in the city's culinary delights, San Antonio has it all. So, join the excitement, embrace the warmth, and create cherished memories as you explore the wonders of this remarkable city. Get ready for an August filled with joy, discovery, and endless fun!

Here are some events you don't want to miss:

Imaginary Worlds At The San Antonio Botanical Garden

Giant living sculptures are making their Texas debut! Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time will enchant guests at San Antonio Botanical Garden with larger-than-life, whimsical sculptures created by Mosaïcultures® Internationales de Montréal. Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time was originally developed and displayed at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Across the Garden’s 38 acres, unearth a massive dragon on the Conservatory Lawn, a mermaid lounging at the lake, and a parading peacock in the Formal Garden, Rip Van Winkle sleeping under an oak tree, Storybooks on display, and a Pegasus that has just landed. Click Here for more information

Foothills Food Festival

Join the rebirth of the Foothills Food Festival! This year they will feature music from Toby McAllister & The Sierra Sounds, food trucks, a beer garden featuring local craft breweries, and more!

Designated driver tickets are available at the door for $10. This will not include any drinks Click here for more information

Tubing in Comal River

With a sizzling summer already underway, we're all feeling the urge to get wet. Fortunately, being in San Antonio puts us in close proximity to plenty of swimming holes that are perfect for having a lazy day on the water. So grab your coolers, round up the crew and tube the day away. Running through New Braunfels, the Comal River has plenty of entry-points that have dedicated fans. One such spot worth visiting on the river is at Landa Park, specifically the City Tube Chute. The slide diverts tubers around the dam and is the longest slide of its kind.

Comal River

100 Liebscher Drive, New Braunfels, Click here for more info

VA Home Loans for Military Personnel - Get Expert Guidance on Utilizing Your VA Benefits

Unleash the Potential of VA Home Loans and Real Estate! Join us for a special event catered to military personnel. Learn, debunk, and get personalized support from The Zachary Team, San Antonio's Realtor Couple. Don't miss out! Reserve your spot today. A monthly event every last Saturday. Learn More Here.

Outdoor movie with people sitting in a park and having fun in San Antonio

Grab your popcorn. Mission Marquee Plaza is doing a free summer outdoor movie series. As mentioned, parking and admission is free. They're pet friendly and food trucks are on location. You don't want to miss it! Visit their website for more details.

Trails & Tales: Discover San Antonio's Beauty Together!

Welcome to "Trails & Tales: Discover San Antonio's Beauty Together!" hosted by the Zachary's, Gabriel, and Kristina. We've crafted this monthly event to embrace the natural wonders of San Antonio while fostering a sense of community and well-being. Every 1st Saturday, we gather at 8:00 AM to embark on a new trail adventure, embracing the outdoors and meeting fellow explorers. At 8:30 AM, we set foot on the trail, relishing in the beauty that surrounds us. After our invigorating walk, we gather at 9:30 AM at one of San Antonio's top breakfast spots to continue the camaraderie. This event welcomes everyone, from new city dwellers to thrill-seekers and anyone eager to forge connections and make the most of their weekends. Let's create unforgettable moments together, one trail at a time!

This Month Trail and Breakfast Nook:

  • Trails: Raymond Russell Park: 20644 Frontage Rd, San Antonio, TX 78257

  • Breakfast: La Fogata Comida: 22211 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78256

RSVP now and make Trails & Tales your go-to monthly adventure! 🌳🚶‍♀️💬, Click here for more information

Port Aransas beach close to San Antonio

Get away for the weekend or for a weekday trip and head a couple of hours south to a Texas beach. There are many great places to choose from: Rockport, Port Aransas, and Corpus areas all have great beaches. You can find more information here.

Family in the pool having fun in San Antonio

Beat the heat in one of the city’s many public pools. You don’t need to own a pool to swim this summer. Click here for locations around San Antonio so you can see which pool is closest to you. They also have swimming lessons you can sign up for.

The Doseum in San Antonio

If you haven't been or don't know what the Doseum is yet, well... you have to look it up! If you have kids, they will enjoy the camps being held all summer along with free family nights. So get your kids out for an engaging experience at the DoSeum this summer. Check their website for more information.

Natural Bridge Caverns Cave in San Antonio

Explore the caves at Natural Bridge Caverns for the day; and if being underground isn’t your thing, they also have a wildlife zoo you can drive through. For more information on Natural Bridge Caverns, click here. For more information on Wildlife Ranch, click here.

Six Flags San Antonio

Bring the family together and head out to Six Flags for the best rides and the most fun! Experience pulse-pounding coasters, dining, shopping, entertainment, and attractions for kids, adults, and everyone in between. Click here for more info

Explore San Antonio's Wonder Theater

Wonder Theater in San Antonio

Woodlawn Theater is a nonprofit, live-performance theatre engaging the San Antonio community with musical productions and educational programming year-round since 2012. Get your 2023 Season Pass to see Grease, Into the Woods, and Meet Me In St. Louis for $72 each. Get priority seating and preferred dates in advance!

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can’t control, a destiny he doesn’t want, and a mythology textbook’s worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus’s master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed in his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him.

Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure “worthy of the gods” (Time Out New York).

This performance is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts. Click here for more info

San Antonio Art Museum

Ideal for art enthusiasts with tight schedules and/or short attention spans, SAMA’s Art to Lunch series invites guests on a short and sweet two-object tour of works they might have overlooked in the galleries. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy on the grounds or grab a bite from nearby spots like The Luxury or Rosella.

Nowhere Bookshop San Antonio

Founded by bestselling author, Jenny Lawson (AKA The Bloggess), Nowhere Bookshop is a new independent bookstore now open at 5154 Broadway in San Antonio, Texas. Featuring new books, author events, unique gifts, and a coffee, wine an,d beer bar, Nowhere Bookshop aims to be a space for folks to gather to share their passion for the written word.

Nowhere Bookshop's name is inspired by that feeling you get when lost in a good book. Click here for more info


Modeled after pub quizzes in Ireland and the U.K., Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. It’s a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells. And it’s where useless knowledge means everything. Our quizzes cover everything from Hungary to The Hunger Games, from science to sports, from the Billboard Hot 100 to Better Call Saul. Each quiz consists of seven rounds of eight questions each, in a variety of formats, including audio and visual rounds. Teams can be up to six players, so bring your smartest friends (or some likable dummies)—or come solo. We can always help you join a team! No reservations are needed, just show up! Winning teams get bar cash and other prizes, depending on the venue. Bonus questions sprinkled throughout the quiz will net you additional goodies. But mostly it’s about establishing your dominance—or at least pleasantly surprising yourself. You’re into that, right?

Big Little Stage At The McNay Art Museum

Over 10 live reggae bands and performers !!! CHILDREN 12 & UNDER ARE PERMITTED TO ENTER FREE OF CHARGE. Gates open from 2pm-11pm. Over 50 food and cultural vendors, plus food trucks, frozen treats, Jamaican foods, a children's playground, face painters, hula hoops, and much more!!!!! Covered pavilions throughout the park provide shade and shelter from the elements. FREE PARKING!!!! RAIN OR SHINE!!! DISCOUNT $25 EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW Click here for more info

Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood, and boa constrictors. He continues to tour regularly, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for.

A Monthly Mixer to Mingle, Sip, and Create Connections.
Mix and Sip with the Zachary's

Welcome to "Mix and Sip with the Zachary's" hosted by Gabriel and Kristina.

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of each month, from 7:30 PM to 12:00 AM, for a fun mixer that elevates your nightlife experience. Embrace the enchanting ambiance of San Antonio's hottest bars and speakeasies as you mingle, sip, and create connections with fellow night owls. From classic cocktails to innovative concoctions, each venue promises an upscale affair that caters to every indulgence. Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned explorer, our Mix and Sip events offer the perfect blend of elegance and camaraderie. Let's paint the town in style and revel in the magic of San Antonio after dark! Read further below for this month's location and details. This Month's Bar:

- Location: Rock n' Rye |

- Dress code: Chic, but feel free to be comfortable, there's an outdoors section.

Theme: Red and Black (Get Creative)

RSVP now and make Mix and Sip your go-to monthly escapade! 🍹🎶🥂

For more information please call/text 210-504-5301 or Click here for more info

Home Sweet Home San Antonio

Welcome to the captivating world of Home Sweet Home San Antonio, where we invite you to explore the vibrant heart of Texas through the eyes of its movers and shakers. In this debut episode, our host, Kristina Zachary, sits down with the visionary founder of ZB Home Company, Zavier Branch, as we embark on a journey through the mesmerizing realm of interior design and beyond.

Home Sweet Home San Antonio isn't just another real estate podcast; it's your all-access pass to everything that makes our city truly special. From lifestyle trends and fascinating events to meeting the inspiring people who shape San Antonio's identity, each episode is a celebration of our city's unique charm. Click here for tickets and more info

Want more things to do, check out this comprehensive Google list of everything that's going on in and around San Antonio during July, Click Here

As the sizzling summer continues, August in San Antonio promises excitement and adventure for all. Whether tubing down the Comal River, exploring caverns and wildlife, enjoying live performances, or mingling at vibrant events, the city offers a multitude of experiences. Embrace the warmth of the season and create unforgettable memories as you indulge in the cultural richness and natural beauty of San Antonio. Don't forget to check out our podcast, "Home Sweet Home San Antonio," for a deeper dive into the heart of the city. So, come and enjoy the wonders of August in San Antonio as we continue to bring you the best the city has to offer. Let's make this month one to remember! 🌞🏙️🌳

And don't forget, if you or anyone you know is looking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate in San Antonio, we're here to help. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve your real estate goals and making your San Antonio experience unforgettable. So come and enjoy this amazing city and let us help you and anyone you know.

Gabriel and Kristina San Antonio Realtor Couple

Gabriel and Kristina

The Zachary Team and San Antonio's REALTOR® Couple




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