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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

Maverick County Junior Livestock Show and Sale

Jan. 19-25

This show and sale features the Western Queen Pageant, sixth annual Chuy Sanchez Memorial Cowboy Bre...

Commemoration of the Battle of the Alamo

Feb. 23-March 6

Join the Alamo to honor the anniversary of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo with 13 days of special even...

Homeschool Days: Life Science

Feb. 5

These special workshops explore STEM concepts for K-12th graders. With Life Science, elementary stud...

Cadette Girl Scouts: Book Artist

Feb. 15

View the collection of antique books, learn about bookbinding, and mend a book. This workshop covers...

Cadette Girl Scouts: Outdoor Art Apprentice

Feb. 29

Be inspired by nature as you create art outdoors, learn about female artists, and experiment with na...

Alfresco Weslaco

Feb. 20

The city of Weslaco and Weslaco Economic Development present Alfresco Weslaco—music and art on the...

Junior Girl Scouts: Drawing

Jan. 25

Explore the world of drawing as you learn about different drawing techniques and styles. Then, prese...

Barbecue Cookoff and Festival

Jan. 24-25

Featuring some of the world's best competitive barbecue teams, live music, family activities, a trad...

Celine Dion in Concert

Jan. 30

The pop music legend brings her world tour to San Antonio, singing hits like "My Heart Will Go On" a...

Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive

Feb. 1

Step back in time and celebrate Texas at this kick-off to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. The ...

Stampede 5K Run/Walk

Feb. 1

An event for the whole family, the Stampede 5K Run/Walk ends at historic La Villita, where participa...

Laredo Birding Festival

Feb. 5-8

This festival highlights over 200 species of spectacular birds. Laredo is a dynamic city that bridge...

Winter Texan Coffee Bar

Nov. 4, 2019-Feb. 18, 2020

Winter Texans can come enjoy free coffee and pastries every weekday morning. Guests can watch an edu...

Fiesta Edinburg and Parade

Feb. 20-23

Edinburg Chamber's largest annual celebration is not only a big party, but it also honors an importa...

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Feb. 6-23

Established in 1949, the annual San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo has grown to be one of the largest ...

Texas Trail Roundup

Feb. 21-23

Put on your walking shoes and get ready to explore San Antonio on foot. This three-day event offers ...

Homeschool Workshop: Marine Biology

March 4

Head to the IMAS for these special hands-on workshops that explore STEAM concepts for K-12th grade. ...

Junior Girl Scouts Workshop: Animal Habitats

March 7

Meet the Ambassador Animals up close, build a bird’s nest, and learn how to protect animal habitat...

Brownie Girl Scouts Workshop: Cybersecurity

March 7

Learn about the basics of computer safety and investigate a cybersecurity breach at the museum. The ...

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...

Cadette Girl Scouts: Special Agent

March 21

Put your observation and critical thinking skills to the test as you solve a mystery at the museum. ...

Boy Scout Workshop: Art

March 21

Learn about the elements of art and the principles of design on a guided tour of the museum. Create ...

8-Bit Block Party

March 28

Guests experience a unique pop culture event featuring vendors, artists, food vendors, professional ...

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 ...

Fiesta of Gems

March 14-15

Shop for rocks, minerals, and fossils from 26 dealers. There is a silent auction, lucky wheel, and d...

Bunny Bash

April 11

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

Goliad Market Days

March 14

Every month on the second Saturday, this open-air market combines an arts and crafts fair, farmers m...

Goliad Fair and Rodeo

March 19-22

Don't miss this annual family-fun event with a carnival and a parade, plus rodeo festivities. ...

Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference

March 25-27

The biennial Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference brings together those involved with b...

Texas Onion Festival

March 28

Celebrate the creation of the world-famous Texas 1015 onion, which was developed in Weslaco. The nam...

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

April 16-26

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 ...

International Friendship Festival

March 20-28

The festival includes the Abrazo Ceremony, carnival, Noches Mexicanas, and downtown parade....

"Songs of Continuity: Recent Works by Danville Chadbourne"

Feb. 21-March 20

In conjunction with Contemporary Art Month, the Art Department of University of the Incarnate Word p...

Brownie Girl Scouts: Designing Robots

Jan. 25

Become an engineer as you design a robot. Learn how they work and how they are used to help others. ...

Parade of Lanterns

Jan. 25-Feb. 8

Ten 26-feet long boats carrying enormous illuminated lanterns float throughout the downtown section ...


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