Kidcation Fun in San Antonio

San Antonio’s First-ever Kidcation Week

Is The Place to Be This Summer

Kidcation in San AntonioThis summer, San Antonio turns into a citywide playground for kids and families with the city’s first-ever Kidcation Week, August 12-18. Kidcation Week provides families a chance to closeout summer with one last jam-packed adventure. So if you are visiting San Antonio or just taking a staycation before school starts you can look forward to exclusive kids programming and events, free entertainment and fantastic deals at hotels, attractions, shops and restaurants.

The fun begins with a special Kidcation Week Kickoff Party on Monday, August 12, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Hemisfair park. This morning celebration will get the party started with live music by top kid bands The Zots and Elora & Gasoline Alley, food, a festive Kidcation Week declaration, meet and greets with numerous characters and mascots including the San Antonio Spurs Coyote, SeaWorld San Antonio’s Shamu and Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ Bugs Bunny, free funtellers and lots more fun.

With more than 60 deals and events throughout the week, Kidcation Week helps families create lifelong memories at minimal or no cost. Here’s a list of some of the exclusive fun during Kidcation Week:

Kidcation Week Events in San Antonio:

  • Hemisfair Free Movie Nights: Families can enjoy free PG movies in Hemisfair park every weeknight of Kidcation Week
  • Dessert Cooking Demonstration: RK Group’s Chef Dave will do a cooking demonstration of popular elementary school desserts in Hemisfair park
  • Bat Loco Bash: On August 13, visitors can learn more about San Antonio’s bat community and watch bats emerge under the I-35 bridge on the River Walk for their nightly insect hunt. Hosted by the San Antonio River Authority, Paseo del Rio Association and Bat Conservation International, this bat-watching event involves a festival on Camden Street with food, live entertainment, arts and crafts and fun for all ages
  • Vaquerocation: Cowboy Day: On August 14, visitors can live just like a cowboy with cowboy docents, book readings and activity tables at the Institute of Texan Cultures
  • San Antonio Children’s Museum: On August 17, families can enjoy free admission and programming from 1:30 – 6 p.m., presented by Ser Padres magazine
  • LET’S READ! Kids Back to School Fest Kidcation Finale: On August 18 at 9 a.m. – noon, for the grand finale of Kidcation Week, families can visit Main Plaza and enjoy Make and Take arts and crafts, airbrushing and hair styling, musical performances, storytelling, book giveaways, an instrument petting zoo and much more

Kidcation Week Offers in San Antonio:

  • Alamo Trolley: Free tour for kids 12 and under with the purchase of an adult tour
  • Cheesy Jane’s: Free kids milkshake with any kid’s meal
  • El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel: Milk, cookies, balloons, a coupon for complimentary S’mores and an El Tropicano beach ball upon arrival
  • Hard Rock Café: Free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée
  • Incredible Pizza: Free kids buffet or $5 game card
  • Kiddie Park and Kiddie Park Pica Pica: Kids get a free cotton candy when they mention Kidcation Week
  • San Antonio Museum of Art: Free admission all week for kids 12 and under
  • Witte Museum: Free admission all week for kids 12 and under (entrance to museum’s Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit will be $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under)
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Antonio Downtown Alamo Plaza: Every child under age 12 will receive a balloon upon check-in and be entertained by a balloon artist from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade: Each child receives an Omnikids backpack at check-in, milk and cookies delivered at turndown on arrival evening and a cookie decorating session with a chef

A complete listing of Kidcation Week events and specials can be found at

Win a Kidcation Prize Packkidcation prize pack

So now that you know about all the fun here is a chance to win a Kidcation prize pack. It includes a kidcation puzzle, multi color crayon and coloring sheet, water bottle, lip balm and sun screen.  Just leave me a comment and share how you will be celebrating with your kids before the summer is done!  Winner will be selected on 8/15/13.  See you at the kick-off event on the 12th.


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