Quinta Mazatlan historic adobe structure

Rio Grande Valley

The Valley’s standout culture matches its tropical terrain perfectly. It’s not stereotypical Texas—with its bright-colored birds and citrus orchards—and maybe that’s what makes it so Texan.

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Upcoming Events

Homeschool Workshop: Art History

April 1

Explore these hands-on workshops that explore STEAM concepts for K-12th grade. For this art history ...

Young Adventurers Workshop: Bubble Bubble

April 7

These workshops introduce young scientists and artists to basic concepts. Each day features a themed...

Young Adventurers Workshop: Sink or Float

May 5

These workshops introduce young scientists and artists to basic concepts. Each day features a themed...

Night at the Brew-seum

April 4

The 12th annual event pairs great local food with craft beer and music. Brew-seum started over a dec...

Armed Forces River Parade

May 16

A free parade dedicated to the men and women in all branches of the United States Armed Forces, this...

Wild Gardening Festival

April 18-21

Presenters share their knowledge and experience with gardeners, from newbie to naturalist-level, in ...

Bunny Bash

April 11

Join along for an egg-cellent celebration all day. There is an egg hunt, museum activities, exhibits...

San Antonio Boat and Outdoor Expo

March 27-29

As one of San Antonio's largest outdoor lifestyle events, this expo features hundreds of boats, RVs,...

Spring Floatilla

April 25

Join in a family-friendly, 6.5-mile float down the Goliad Paddle Trail from the U.S. 59 landing to t...

Cinco de May Goliad

May 1-3

Goliad is the birthplace of General Zaragoza, the Mexican general and hero of Cinco de Mayo. Each ye...

Fiesta San Antonio

Nov. 5-15 (Rescheduled dates)

Alamo City's oldest and biggest festival of the year offers more than 100 events around town, includ...

"Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art"

Feb. 7-May 3

San Antonio Museum of Art presents the first large-scale exhibition to focus on women abstract artis...

"America’s Impressionism: Echoes of a Revolution"

June 12-Sept. 6

This exhibition explores the history of American Impressionism, bringing approximately 75 works toge...

"Everett Spruce: Texas Reimagined"

Oct. 9-Jan. 3

Everett Spruce (1908–2002) was the most celebrated painter in Texas in the first half of the 20th ...

Story Nite

Feb. 5, 2020-Dec. 2, 2021

The monthly meeting of the San Antonio Storytellers Association (SASA) includes stories told by SASA...

Arts e Platters

April 9

Arts e Platters is the Autism Treatment Center’s annual fundraiser that features a silent auction ...

Mel Tillis, Jr. in Concert

June 6

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Mel Tillis, Jr. carries on the musical tradition set forth by his...

Texas Cook'Em High Steaks

July 4

The 15th annual competition features grill masters battling it out for the best chicken, ribs, brisk...

Celebrity Fan Fest

June 11-14

San Antonio's premier comic con is an interactive, pop culture festival featuring the best A-List Ho...

Fiesta Noche del Rio

June 12-Aug. 8

On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy mariachis, flamenco guitar, singing, dancing, and a cool drink ...

Market Days

June 13

This market has vendors placed around the beautiful courthouse square. The vendors and variety chang...

Firework Festival

July 4

It's America's birthday, and Weslaco is celebrating in true American fashion. The family-friendly en...

Independence Day Celebration

July 4

Includes live music and an official ceremony before a fireworks extravaganza after dark....

Battle of Medina Commemorative Ceremony

Aug. 15

The Battle of Medina was fought in the approximate area of modern day Leming, Texas in Atascosa Coun...

Alfresco Weslaco

Aug. 20

The city of Weslaco and Weslaco Economic Development host Alfresco Weslaco every third Thursday of t...

Texas Cook'em: High Steaks

July 4

Competitors battle it out on the grill to cook the best chicken, ribs, brisket, and rib-eye steak fo...

International Sister Cities Festival

July 10-12

More than 200 vendors from 60 cities across Mexico showcase and sell their artisan products in this...


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