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

Fiesta San Antonio

June 17-27

(Date rescheduled from April.) Alamo City's oldest and biggest festival of the year offers more than...

Story Nite

Feb. 5, 2020-Dec. 2, 2021

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

"Still in the Saddle: A New History of the Hollywood Western"

May 28-Sept. 6

In the 1940s and '50s, the Western was the most popular movie genre in America. But by the middle of...

"Selena Forever/Siempre Selena"

Jan. 15-Aug. 1

The McNay pays tribute to 1990s icon, singer, designer, and Texas legend Selena Quintanilla-Pérez w...

"El Rancho McNay: Animals in the Collection"

Jan. 26-May 30

Animals of all types have long called the McNay home. When the property was a working farm, goats an...

"Limitless! Five Women Reshape Contemporary Art"

March 4-Sept. 19

This new exhibition at the McNay offers trailblazing installations in diverse mediums by female arti...

Virtual Story Night

March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1

The San Antonio Storytellers Association (SASA) invites you to a virtual, live night of tales, legen...

Celebrity Fan Fest

June 10-13

Celebrity Fan Fest, San Antonio’s premier comic con, is an interactive pop culture fan festival fe...

Texas Cook'em: High Steaks in Edinburg

July 2-3

Texas Cook'Em is the Rio Grande Valley's biggest barbecue competition with the biggest purse, awardi...

Texas Freedom Festival

June 19

This Juneteenth Emancipation Day celebration honors the day in 1865 when Union General Gordon Graing...

Midnight in the Gardens: A Fiesta Masquerade

June 19

Visit the San Antonio Botanical Gardens' newly built indoor/outdoor patio area for a night of specia...

Iliza Shlesinger 

Aug. 13

While she’s known for being one of today’s leading comedians with five Netflix specials, Iliza S...

Black Violin in Concert

July 28

Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). ...

Wayback Wednesdays

June 2-July 28

The history of Presidio La Bahia, Texas' only fully restored Spanish presidio, is brought to life ev...

Fiesta Noche del Rio

June 18-Aug. 7

The oldest outdoor dance performance of its kind in the United States, Fiesta Noche del Rio, Spanish...

"Frida Kahlo Oasis"

May 8-Nov. 2

Making its world debut, "Frida Kahlo Oasis" is a captivating rendition of the artist’s iconic blue...

"Is it Real? Staging Nature"

April 22-Oct. 24

Theater designers often manipulate building materials to reimagine stages as dense forests, winter w...

Food Trucks and Tunes

May 21-Sept. 17

On the first and third Friday of every month, taste delicious grub from a variety of food trucks whi...

Memorial Day

May 28

The city of Edinburg invites the public to a Memorial Day commemorative ceremony to remember and hon...

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