The Perseid meteor shower — aka the Perseids — is predicted to take place throughout August. The shower happens when Earth passes through the trail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, offering spectators across the globe the opportunity to see ~100 meteors per hour when the shower is at its peak.
Ready to go meteor hunting? Check out our guide below.
Check out the SATX Astronomical Association for more out of this world events. | Photo by Pexels
When to view
The best time to watch the meteor shower is late at night or in the predawn hours during its peak from Thurs., Aug. 11-Sat., Aug. 13. These days will provide the opportunity to see the brightest + most numerous meteors.
However, because of the full Sturgeon moon on Thurs., Aug. 11, the showers are expected to bewashed out. On this night, the sky will be the darkest right before dawn.
Bonus: Even if you can’t watch the Perseid meteor shower during its peak, you can still catch views of the shower this month.
Where to go
When choosing a spot to watch the Perseids, aim for a location that is away from man-made light. Here are some spots that we suggest:
Government Canyon | The San Antonio Astronomical Association will be hosting a Government Canyon Perseids Meteor Shower Summer Star Party Sat., Aug. 13 at 8 p.m.
Wimberley Valley | Drive about an hour northeast to this hill country town to experience an unobstructed view of the wonders of the night sky. Pro tip: Check out our guide to find places to stay, visit + eat.
Goliad State Park | Less than two hours away from the Alamo City, this park will host a Perseid Viewing Party Fri., Aug. 12. Pro tip: Stay overnight and enjoy the 18+ miles of kayak trails.
Pro tip: You don’t need binoculars or a telescope to view the Perseids. If you have trouble finding the shower, make sure you are looking at the darkest part of the sky and allow your eyes at least 20 minutes to adjust to the darkness.
School Supply Giveaway | Thurs., Aug. 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Thousand Oaks Library | Free | Get complimentary school supplies for your children and grandchildren + enter to win raffle prizes. ✏️
1st Thursday Pop-Up Market | Thurs., Aug. 4 | 6-10 p.m. | Deco Pizzeria, 1815 Fredericksburg Rd. | Free entry | SATX shoppers can enjoy some of San Antonio’s best pop-up vendors, delicious eats + beer and wine from the outdoor bar. 🛍️
First Friday Movie Night | Fri., Aug. 5 | 6-10 p.m. | Los Patios, 2015 NE Interstate 410 Loop | Free | Bring a chair and blanket + enjoy lawn games and local vendors. 🍿
The Super Duper Art Show | Fri., Aug. 5 | 7-10 p.m. | Creative Eye, 1420 S. Alamo St. | Free entry | Explore First Friday at Brick + experience this colorful exhibition. 🖼️
Book Sale | Sat., Aug. 6 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Maverick Library, 8700 Mystic Park | Free entry | Choose from thousands of books all priced to sell. 📚
Jungle Boogie Nights | Sat., Aug. 6 | 9 a.m.-9 p.m. | San Antonio Zoo | $17+ | It’s time to say “Bye Bye Bye” to Jungle Boogie Nights with Boy Band Night wrapping up this summer series. 🎶
Groovy Tunes Sing A Long Market | Sun., Aug. 7 | The Starlighter | $5 | Sing your heart out and relive those Disney magical childhood memories + local vendors, eats, and treats. 🎤
Back to School Party | Sun., Aug. 7 | 5 p.m. | Brooster’s Backyard Icehouse | Free | Celebrate the start of a new school year with Disney’s “Mickey + Minnie.” 🎊
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
It’s back-to-school season, meaning it’s time to update your wardrobe + elevate your personal style. Instead of shopping at a retail store, opt to buy at a secondhand or vintage store.
Shoppers benefit from buying in many ways:
First, it’s eco-friendly, meaning you are lengthening the “life” of an article of clothing.
Second, there are higher chances of finding unique pieces that’ll help you stand out from your peers (call it gatekeeping your fave outfit).
Third, you’d be directly supporting local businesses.
Find clothing from the 50s, 60s, 70s at Hello Tallulah | 📸: @hello_tallulah | Kristina Uriegas-Reyes
Here’s a list of five of the trendiest thrift + vintage shops in San Antonio:
Hello Tallulah | Shop a specially curated collection of vintage clothing + grab some classic pieces for 20% off this entire week in celebration of back to school.
Sundown Vintage | This Etsy store offers vintage finds for both casual and formal wear + this Friday Sundown Vintage will be selling at OFFERING from 5-10 p.m.
Tightwad Thrift | High-quality secondhand clothing ranging from tops and bottoms + be sure to check out the $1 section.
MINT Vintage | Find groovy accessories perfect for tying together an outfit + browse the selection of colorful home decor.
Divine Sunshine | Explore fashion through the decades at this vintage shop selling clothes, home decor, jewelry, and stickers.
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The Capital One Café has officially opened at The Shops at La Cantera. The cafe serves coffee, bakery items, has free Wi-Fi + features private nooks for working. Those interested in visiting can find the new spot where the previous Microsoft Store was located. ☕
The bespoke-style cocktail bar near Pearl, The Modernist, has plans to open a new bar very soon. According to an Instagram post, La Ruina will celebrate the flavor, influence + spirits of the tropical Americas, and be housed in a graceful but well-worn building. Follow the local business’s new Instagram for updates. 🍸
The City Council approved the resolution to support individuals’ rights to health care in San Antonio. Read more on what this resolution means.
Residents can now submit a Home Rehab Application until Mon., Sept. 19. $45 million has been allocated to those qualified homeowners with major and minor repairs such as foundation or structural concerns, roofing, electrical, plumbing + more. Those interested can also attend one of the 14 city-wide meetings for more information. 🔨
Centro San Antonio is looking for small businesses, creatives, makers + entrepreneurs for its “Holidays on Houston St.” initiative. The program connects those interested with free, short term ready-to-lease retail opportunities downtown for 10 weeks during the holiday season. Applications are open until Wed., Aug. 31. 🎁
Four local, minority-owned restaurants have the opportunity to submit an application to showcase their menu as concession stands inside the AT&T Center. This is the second year Spurs Sports and Entertainment is hosting this culinary residency program. The deadline to apply is Mon., Aug. 15. 🍽️
The Wash Tub is offering free full-service car washes to all school teachers, faculty + staff members beginning today through Sun., Aug. 7. The deal is only valid with an ID and is valued at $26. 🚗
This weekend, the San Antonio Riverwalk will host its Summer Artisan Show near the Chamber of Commerce & Shops at Rivercenter. The event will feature over 40 handmade artisan booths, including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. 🛍️
In celebration of its three-year anniversary, the local Southtown coffee shop, Poetic Coffee & Wine Co., will host an intimate performance by SATX artist George Garza. He will be performing songs off his new album “Enjoy the Ride” on Fri., Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. This event is free of charge and seating is limited. 🎶
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