Quinta Mazatlan historic adobe structure

Rio Grande
Valley

Travel Region

South Texas Plains

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

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...

"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...

Iliza Shlesinger 

Aug. 13

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

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...

Arts e Platters

Nov. 16

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

"Lightscape"

Nov. 19-Jan. 2

San Antonio’s newest holiday event is making its Texas debut. First premiering to sold-out crowds...

"America’s Impressionism: Echoes of a Revolution"

June 11-Sept. 5

As American artists who often trained in France returned home in the late nineteenth century, they p...

David Crockett’s Birthday Celebration

Aug. 14

Celebrate the famous Tennessean who made his last stand at the Alamo. David Crockett’s life and sa...

"Texas Biennial: A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon"

Sept. 1-Jan. 31

The Texas Biennial is a geographically led, independent survey of contemporary art in Texas. This is...

The July 2021 cover of Texas Highways Magazine, "Hill Country Oasis"


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