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5 Fantastic Things To Do in Schertz, Texas

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Schertz, one of the major suburbs of Northeast San Antonio, is a growing community of about 35,000 people. The first settlers came to Schertz in the 1840s, and though it has grown substantially in size and population since that time, Schertz continues celebrate its agricultural and entrepreneurial heritage, while continuing to look towards the future. Aside from the plethora of things to do in nearby San Antonio, there are a number of fun activities for all ages in Schertz itself.

1. Pickrell Park

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Schertz is home to ten parks, including nature, baseball, and skate parks. Pickrell Park is the premier location for many of Schertz’ events and festivals. This large park features basketball courts, a swimming pool, picnic tables, barbecue pits, pavilions, and more. Pickrell Park is a great place to spend a sunny Texas afternoon. With its ample parking and quiet, residential location, Pickrell Park is a great place to experience Schertz.

2. Bussey’s Flea Market

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Photo: Flickr/Prentis T. (Tom) Keener Jr.

Bussey’s Flea Market began with 120 vendor spaces in the fall of 1978. Today, Bussey’s Flea Market has three generations of full time employees, and over 500 vendors. With a its traditional flea market feel, and a little something for everyone, Bussey’s is a great place to hunt for treasures and grab a bite from one of the local food trucks. Parking is only $1.00, and there is no entrance fee. If you can’t pass up a good deal, and enjoy the art of haggling, Bussey’s is a must-see! Bussey’s is just off I-35 in Schertz, keep an eye out for the giant armadillo!

3. Schertz Jubilee

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There’s no better time to visit Schertz than the 4th of July! Schertz’ first Jubilee celebration was in 1975 and is remembered as one of South Texas’ largest tributes to freedom. The annual Schertz Jubilee is an Independence Day celebration that takes place in and around Pickrell Park, and features live musical entertainment, a parade with hundreds of participants, a 5K Run, a carnival, contests, food, and fun. The activities close with a fireworks spectacular that goes off rain or shine.

4. Crescent Bend Nature Park

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Photo: Crystal Faldalen

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