Schertz Fireworks 2016

Little Man Marching at Schertz Jubilee Parade

Looking for Schertz Fireworks fun?  Look no further!  2016 is going to have some amazing fireworks shows without driving too far.  Enjoy the fun with your family and friends!

The fireworks at each place will begin after dark, so 9ish. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and even coolers of food (if you are going to a park).

Admission to each of these events is FREE!!!!

#1 Pickrell Park, 701 Oak St, Schertz. the fireworks shoot from south of the park (think behind the trees and away from any houses) get there early and enjoy  Schertz Jubilee, complete with free activities like sack races and hula hoop contests beginning at 1pm, carnival rides, food, and live music.

#2 Retama Park, 1 Retama Parkway, Selma. This is the first year Retama and the City of Selma have put on a fireworks show, but after seeing Retama Spring fest this is sure to be a great show.  Gates open and live music starts at 7pm. Food and drinks available for purchase

#3 Landa Park, 164 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels. This is by far the most crowded but they put on a way better show than the Schertz Fireworks show (sorry guys). Fireworks shoot from the golf course. There is no food, Drinks or live music at this event so bring your own picnic.  You MUST get here early, like 7 at the very latest.  You will have to park and walk to where you want to sit.

Schertz Area Easter Egg Hunts 2016

Schertz Area Easter Egg Hunts 2016Sit back and relax because we’ve done the searching for you and found the best Schertz area Easter Egg Hunts for 2016. Remember when it was actually had to find Easter eggs?  It seems most Easter egg hunts today are more like egg grabs, but the kids have fun nonetheless. You won’t want to miss all the fun this year.

Don’t forget to bring your own bag, basket or whatever and please be respectful. Easter egg hunts are about children having fun, not about getting the most candy!

Arrive at least 30 min early to park and be ready. These hunts tend to be over very quickly.

March 19th City of Selma’s Easter Egg Hunt, Stage Stop Park, Selma

  • Hunt begins at 11am for ages 1-10

March 19th First Baptist Church Schertz’s Easter Egg Hunt, 600 Aero Ave, Schertz

  • 10am-2pm
  • Egg Hunts
  • Cake Walk
  • Food
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting

March 19th 8:45-1:00pm KSLR’s Easter Egg hunt at  Morgan’s Wonderland 

  • Hunts for ages 0-12
  • 7:45AM Gates open
  • 4 hunt age groups
  • 1 special needs hunt
  • Games
  • Music

 March 20th Live Oak Easter Egg Hunt @ Live Oak Park

  • Hunt at 1:30pm for children 12 and under.
  • Easter Bunny pictures for the whole family (behind the center baseball field, near the lake)
  • FREE snow cones

March 26th Easter in The Park @ Pickrell Park, Schertz

  • Easter Bunny pictures
  • Free Vision Screening for kids 1-6
  • Games
  • Over 100 Prize Eggs
  • Crawlers 10:00am
  • Under 3 10:20am
  • Ages 3-4 10:40am
  • Ages5-7 11:300am
  • Ages 8-10 11:20

March 26th City of Cibolo Easter Egg Hunt, Schlather Park

  • The fun begins at 10am
  • Easter Bunny
  • Ages Birth-4 10:20am
  • Ages 5-7 10:40am
  • Ages 8-10 11:00am

March 26th Easter Eggstravaganza- River City Community Church, 16765 Lookout rd, Selma

  • 10:30am-1:30pm
  • Egg Hunts
  • Bring Kites to fly

March 26th Cibolo Valley Baptist Church

  • 10am-1pm
  • Egg Hunt

March 26th and 27th Revolution Church, 9360 Corporate Dr, Selma

  • Hunts after each service separated by age
  • Saturday 5:00pm & 6:30pm
  • Sunday 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am & 1:00pm

March 27th Universal City Egg Hunt, Olympia Hills Golf and Event Center, 12900 Mount Olympus, Universal City

  • 10:30am
  • Egg Hunts for kids 10 and under
  • Easter Bunny
  • Golden Prize Eggs

Have a hunt to add? Email lisa@schertzfamilyfun.com

SchertzFest 2015

Schertzfest 2015Are you Ready for SchertzFest? SchertzFest is the yearly celebration of Schertz heritage. This is an event the whole family can enjoy. We’ll be there as much as we can so be sure to follow us on Instagram and Periscope @SchertzFamFun

What: Celebrate the city of Schertz’s 58th anniversary with live music, food, carnival rides, a BBQ cook off, and booths from local businesses.

Where: Pickrell Park 703 Oak St.

Cost: FREE to get in and enjoy the music. Food and the carnival have varying costs.

When: Friday and Saturday

Friday, September 18-Tejano Night
*6:30 PM-Raulito Naivara
*8:30 PM-Jaime y Los Chamacos

Saturday, September 19-Heritage Day
*Noon-3:00pm-Family Zone
*3:00 PM-John Mark
*4:00 PM-Empty-Handed Bagabonds
*7:00 PM-3 Man Front
*9:00 PM-Fools of the Trade

There will also be waitress races and a carnival.family zone schertzfest

Schertz Area Easter Egg Hunts 2015

Schertz Cibolo easter egg huntsLooking for some free family fun? Here are lots of Schertz Area Easter Egg Hunts happening in the next few weeks. These hunts are all free and open to the public.

Remember to bring your own bag, basket or whatever and please be respectful. Easter egg hunts are about children having fun, not about getting the most candy.

Arrive at least 30 min early to park and be ready. These hunts tend to be over quickly.

March 28th City of Selma’s  Easter Egg Hunt, Stage Stop Park, Selma

  • Hunt begins at 11am

March 28th First Baptist Church Schertz’s Easter Egg Hunt @ Pickrell Park, 703 Oak St.

  • 10am-2pm
  • Egg Hunts
  • Games
  • Food
  • Prizes
  • Schertz PD Will provide fingerprinting for children

March 28th 8:45-1:00pm Morgan’s Wonderland Eggstrazagnaza

  • Hunts for ages 0-12
  • 8:45AM Gates Open
  • 9:00AM Welcome & Announcements in the Starlight Amphitheater
  • 9:30AM Hunt 0-3 yrs old  Grassy Areas in the Amphitheater, Plus Sanctuary Garden
  • 10:00AM Hunt 4-6 yrs old Butterfly Garden: Playground Areas
  • 10:30AM Hunt 7-9 yrs old  Picnic Place
  • 11:00AM Hunt 10-12 yrs old  Around the Lake
  • 11:30AM Hunt Special Needs Individuals Sanctuary Garden

March 29th Live Oak Easter Egg Hunt @ Live Oak Park

  • Hunt at 1:30pm for children 12 and under.

April 3rd Eggstravaganza @ The Schertz Family YMCA, 621 Westchester Dr.

  • Bounce Housed
  • Door Prizes
  • Games
  • Music
  • 6:40 Walkers-2 years
  • 6:45 Preschoolers
  • 6:50 Kinder-2nd grade
  • 6:55 3rd-5th grade
  • 7:00pm Door Prizes (must be present to win)

April 4th Easter in The Park @ Pickrell Park, Schertz

  • Easter Bunny pictures
  • Free Vision Screening for kids 1-6
  • Games
  • Prize Eggs
  • Crawlers 10:00am
  • Under 3 10:20am
  • Ages 3-4 10:40am
  • Ages5-7 11:300am
  • Ages 8-10 11:20

April 4th City of Cibolo Easter Egg Hunt, Schlather Park

  • 10am
  • Easter Bunny

April 4th Easter Eggstravaganza- River City Community Church, 16765 Lookout rd, Selma

  • 10:30am-1:30pm
  • Egg Hunts
  • Bring Kites to fly
  • Music
  • Games
  • Bring your own picnic lunch

April 4th Cibolo Valley Baptist Church

  • 11am-1pm
  • Crafts
  • Egg Hunt
  • BBQ
  • Preschool 11:00-11:30am
  • Kinger-3rd grade 11:30-12:00
  • 4th-6th grade 12:00-12:30pm

April 4th and 5th Revolution Church, 9360 Corporate Dr, Selma

  • Hunts after each service separated by age
  • Saturday 5:30pm
  • Sunday 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am & 1pm

April 5th Universal City Egg Hunt, Olympia Hills Golf and Event Center, 12900 Mount Olympus, Universal City

  • 10:30am
  • Egg Hunts for kids 10 and under
  • Easter Bunny

 

Schertz Spring Break Activities

Schertz Spring Break Activites.Want to have some fun this Spring Break? I know we do!  Some of these Schertz Spring Break activities are free, some cost a little and some cost a lot, so whatever your budget there’s something for you. Hopefully you can stop any “I’m bored” talk too. With this list you are sure to stay busy and have fun too. Yes, we realize these aren’t all in Schertz but the ones that aren’t are all worth the short drive.

  1. Schertz Family YMCA Spring Break Camp for ages 5-12 from 9am-2pm. Both Sports Mania and Fine Arts camps are available to delight and entertain your children. $75 for members $90 for nonmembers Call 210-619-1900 for more info or go in to sign up.
  2. Go bowling at Hill Country Lanes right on the Schertz/New Braunfels border.  Opening at 11am on weekdays Hill Country lanes is fun for the whole family. Shoes are only $3.50 to rent and games are $3.50-$4.50 depending on the time of day.  That’s a steal!
  3. Play a game of basketball at Pickrell Park.  With a large covered pavilion you can play rain or shine.  Bring your own basketball.
  4. Bring your preschooler to story time at the Schertz Chick Fil a Fridays at 9:30am.
  5. Take your 6-10 year old to Fact Finders at the Schertz Library on Thursday, March 12th from 4:00pm- 4:45pm  Explore a variety of topics from spies and pirates to dinosaurs and mummies.  Activities, games, and experiments follow a read-aloud time.
  6. Visit the McKenna Children’s Museum in New Braunfels. Admission is just $7.50 for adults and kids 12 months and older.  Members and babies under 12 months are FREE. Open Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm. The water table opens back up Friday March 6th.  With plenty to explore, learn and touch your kids are sure to have a blast. Schertz Spring Break activities
  7. Check out the Story Walk at the Schertz Playscape, located between the Schertz Public Library and the YMCA
  8. Paint some pottery at Color Clay Studio (in the same shopping center as Shipley’s). Kids and adults alike with lave fun painting ceramics at Color Clay Studio.  You only pay for what you paint so the price can be as little or as much as you want. Open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm; on Friday and Saturday from 9am to 8pm; and on Sunday from 9am to 6pm
  9. Eat some donuts at Super Donuts, 3929 Cibolo Valley Dr, Cibolo, TX 7810 . We think they are the best!
  10. Visit Morgan’s Wonderland and all inclusive theme park just minutes down I35. With special performances all Spring Break from presenters like Dinosaur George it is bound to be a fun day.
  11. Navigate your way through the new Rainforest Adventure Maze at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Though you may think it’s just for adults the botanical garden is a surprisingly great place for kids to run, explore and appreciate nature.
  12. Let your kids jump on the inflatables! The Jumpy Place in New Braunfels is only $8 for kids 12 months to 10 years, babies are free and so are adults (but adults can’t jump). Everyone must wear socks! The Jumpy Place is closed on Tuesdays. You can bring your own snacks or even your lunch.
  13. Conquer your fear of heights with the Canopy Challenge at Natural Bridge Caverns. Canopy Explorer Adventure Course $20.99, Canopy Zip Lines (1 tower, 2 zip lines), Canopy Combo Adventure Course and Zip Lines $31.99, Add 2 Zip Line Rides $9.99 Canopy Kids $5.99
  14. Jump some more at Inflatable Wonderland in Rolling Oaks Mall is $5 for 1-2 year olds, 1-12 year old are $8 Monday-Friday and $10 on the weekends. One free adult with paid admission. Kids must wear socks.  No outside food allowed.
  15. Have a picnic at the park.  We suggest the hidden gem Crescent Bend Nature Park.
  16. Bring your little ones 5 and under to Theater for the very young, Wake up, Brother Bear at the pearl on Saturdays at 11am.
  17. Take a trip to Africa without leaving town at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. Seniors (65+) – $17, Adults – $19, Children (3-11) – $10 and Kids under 3 – FREE. Giraffe Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
  18. Play and explore at the San Antonio Children’s Museum. With it closing at the end of the month for the bid change and move into the Doseum this may be your last chance. Ages 2+ are just $8.
  19. Go fishing at Live Oak Park. Adults need fishing licenses so stop by academy first.
  20. Visit the Witte Museum and Explore the HEB Science Treehouse. Admission is FREE on Tuesdays from 4pm-8pm otherwise Adults (12-64) – $8.00, Military (with ID) – $7.00, Seniors (65+) – $7.00, Children (4-11) – $5.00 and Ages 3 and younger – FREE
  21. Get wet at Schlitterbahn. Open for Spring Break March 9-22 Children (3-11) $25.99, and Adults (12-54) $32.99 and Seniors (55+) $25.99
  22. Visit the Alamo.  It’s free and it’s educational.  I call that a win.
  23. Discover a cavern at Natural Bridge Caverns.Kids (3-11) 12.99 and Adults (12+) 20.99
  24. Get your Froyo on at YogoStop in Schertz.
  25. Enjoy marine life at Sea World San Antonio.  Our family loves Sea World, especially when it isn’t 100 degrees outside. Remember military families get a free day at Sea World every year. Schertz Spring Break Activities
  26. Watch a free movie from Alamo Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse New Braunfels. Saturday March 7th at 11am Freaky Friday (1976 version) or Saturday March 14th at 11am Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Arrive at least 30 minutes before showtime to score a seat.
  27. Get some culture and bring your kids to the Magik Theater for a performance of Elephant & Piggie.
  28. Pet a sting ray at Aquatica by Sea World. If you haven;=’t visited Aquatica yet you are in for a treat.  Admission to Sea World is included in the price so you really get two parks for the price of one!
  29. Visit some animals at the San Antonio Zoo. My Little Man loves the lions.
  30. Play on the playground at a local park.
  31. Grab a GPS and go Geocaching.  If you’ve never been it’s like a treasure hunt.
  32. Check out some books at the Schertz Public Library.  They have a great children’s area where kids can use computers, play with toys and read books. Don’t forget to check out story time too.
  33. Buy support local vendors at the Cibolo Grange Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market Thursdays from 2pm-6pm. 413 Main Street, Cibolo.

Have something to add? Leave a comment of email us at schertzfailyfun@gmail.com

Wilenchik Walk For Life 2015 Schertz 5k

The 7th annual Wilenchik Walk for Life 2015 will be held Saturday March 7th 7am-11am at Samuel Clemens High School. What is Wilenchik’s Walk for Life? Wilenichik’s Walk for Life raises funds for UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s Cancer Therapy & Research Center. Last year’s walk raised $18,702.72 and past year’s have raised even more!

Not sure if you’d rather walk or run?  The route starts at Clemens high school and goes up Schertz Parkway to Jonas dr and back.  These means that part of the first half will be up a semi steep hill.

5K Walk:
Children 12 and under are FREE
13-17: $10
Adults:$20
Teams: $15 per person ages 13 and older with a minimum of 5 members per team.
Dogs: $10 each

5K Run:
ages 10 and older: $25

Only registrations completed by February 20th will be guaranteed a shirt.

Personalized signs of love decorated by local elementary school students are available for $15 each during registration. Signs may be picked up March 9th from Schertz community center building 3.

Want to help with our walking or running?  Donations can be sent to City of Schertz-WWL 1400 Schertz Parkway Schertz, TX 78154.

Universal City Snowfest and Carnival 2015

UC Snowfest 2015

Do you want to build a snowman?  Well you can at the Universal City Snowfest and carnival!

This is an amazing event put on by the Universal City Parks and recreation commission and Parks Partners for the sixth year in a row. Best of all it is free to play on the snow! Bring your friends and join the fun.

Remember gloves for your child if you have them. I forgot gloves one year and my poor son was not very happy. Even though the weather is nice the snow will be cold on your kid’s hands as they play and build.

When: Saturday February 21st from 3pm-9pm Carnival wristband sales start at 2pm.

Where: Universal City Park, 301 North Blvd, Universal City.

Cost:

  • Snow slides: FREE
  • Snow Play Area: FREE
  • Entertainment Area: FREE
  • Carnival: $7 for unlimited access
  • Food: price varies
  • Vendors: price varies

Remember this is a free event, for the most part, so have fun and keep the complaints to yourself.

Fitness in the Park

Looking for a free workout? Join Fitness in the Park in Cibolo!

Fitness in the Park Cibolo

Functional Fitness Fusion classes are held every Saturday at 9am at Veterans Memorial Park in Cibolo.

The San Antonio Parks and SA Mayors Fitness Council have been working hard to make San Antonio healthy.  Now it’s our turn.  Remember to keep activities like this happening participation is key so get out and join the fun.

No registration is required.  Just show up and don’t forget to bring a friend. Fitness is more fun with friends.

Don’t forget your mat, water and sunscreen!

 

 

Host an Airman for Thanksgiving Schertz

Host an Air Force trainee in your home this Thanksgiving Schertz

You can host an airman this Thanksgiving Schertz.  Anyone in the San Antonio metropolitan area is encouraged to host an Air Force trainee for Thanksgiving.  One of the greatest things about living near “Military City USA” is being able to support our military. A great way to do that is by inviting Air Force trainees  into your home this Thanksgiving. Our family is going going to host Air Force trainees this year and I can’t wait.  The first year we lived in Schertz we hosted two female Air Force trainees who couldn’t be happier to spend the day with us. Last year we hosted to male trainees.  Other thank the great food out trainees have loved being able to nap, hear about news and pop culture they missed and most importantly talk or Facetime with their families.

The program has strict guidelines about when the airmen need to be picked up and returned along with other rules, such as you cannot make them pay for anything.

Operation Home Cooking

For the 38th year families in the San Antonio area (Schertz and Cibolo count) are invites to host Airmen
and trainees from Lackland AFB for Thanksgiving.  Families may invite
two Airmen/trainees as a “General Request” by calling 671-5453, 5454 or
3701
weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday November 22, 2013. To request an Airman/trainee by name you
must be an immediate family member and live in the San Antonio Metropolitan area. Exception will
be for graduating Airmen in their 8th week of training during Thanksgiving
holiday week. Reservations are required to host Airmen.

Schertz Halloween Events 2014

Schertz Haloween Events 2013It’s almost Halloween so lucky for you there’s plenty of Schertz Halloween events. happening around our area, including Cibolo, UC and Live Oak. You can always opt for traditional door to door trick or treating but if your neighborhood is boring (or too scary) check out these great Schertz Halloween events. Don’t forget to bring your own bags, anything form a shopping bag to a pillow case works great.

All of these events are actually on Halloween day. If you want Halloween or fall events not on Halloween check out the fall festivals and Schertz pumpkin patch pages. Best of all they are mostly FREE.

Schertz United Methodist Church 3460 Roy Richard Dr, Schertz
5:30pm-8:30pm

  • Everything is FREE
  • Games
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Hot Dogs
  • Soda

City of Schertz @ Pickrell Park 703 Oak St, Schertz
6pm-8pm

  • Trunk or Treat with lots of candy

First Baptist Church of Schertz 600 Aero Ave, Schertz

6pm-9pm

  • Games
  • Food
  • Cake Walk
  • Chili Cook off

Everyday Christian Fellowship 950 N. Main, Cibolo
6pm-8pm

  • FREE
  • Candy
  • Games
  • Inflatables

Cibolo Valley Baptist Church 5500 FM 1103, Cibolo
6-8pm

  • FREE Fall Fest
  • Face Painting

First Baptist Church Universal City 1401 Pat Booker Rd, Universal City
6-8pm in the Back Parking Lot

  • FREE Fall Festival

Victory Assembly of God 1017 Bryd Ave, Universal City
5:30-7:30pm

  • Free Fall Fun Fair
  • Games
  • Prizes
  • Food
  • Candy

City of Live Oak Safe Halloween @ Love Oak Park (corner of Welcome and Leafy Hallow) 18001 Park Dr, Live Oak
6pm-8:30pm

  • Costume Contest starts at 6:30pm
  • Ages 0-4 will have games from 6-8pm
  • Ages 5 and older will have games from 6:30-8:30pm
  • Refreshments available for purchase