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

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...

Deutsche Weihnachtsfeier

Dec. 15

The Weihnachtsfeier simply tells the Christmas story entirely in the German language through scriptu...

Holiday Artisan Show

Dec. 13-15

Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk, stop to talk to artisans who are anxious to share i...

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

Dec. 5-22

Sing in the holidays by caroling with friends and family from a boat on the River Walk. Celebrate th...

Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

Dec. 6-22

Experience the holiday serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along the lush banks of the San Anto...

Square Thru at the Alamo Dance

Jan. 17-18

Square dancing is a fun activity that is good for the body and brain. It's a clean, family-oriented ...

Alamo Lights

Dec. 6-29

Join along for the third annual Alamo Lights ceremony, where the lights on the grounds of the Alamo ...

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...

Workshop: Young Adventurers—Super Stacker

Jan. 7

Young Adventurers are early childhood workshops that introduce young scientists and artists to basic...

Homeschool Days: Robotics

Jan. 8

These special workshops explore STEM concepts for K-12th graders. With Robotics, elementary students...

Winter Texan Expo

Jan. 14-15

The largest Winter Texan Expo in South Texas, shop over 200 vendors with 10,000 attendees. You can g...

Webelos Workshop: Earth Rocks!

Jan. 18

Become a geologist as you hunt for rocks, learn about geological features in the Rio Grande Valley, ...

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

Dec. 19

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

Christmas on Main

Dec. 19

The ninth annual celebration is a local tradition with live performances, food, music, and entertain...

Alfresco Weslaco

Jan. 16

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

Alfrseco Weslaco

Feb. 20

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

Fiesta de las Luminarias

Dec. 6-8, 13-15, 20-21

Starting at dusk, stroll along the banks of the San Antonio River guided by more than 2,000 luminari...

Let's Rodeo Ball

Jan. 18

This major fundraising event for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Scholarship Fund is an upscale...

Daisy Girl Scouts: Space Science Explorer

Jan. 19

Put on your astronaut suit and get ready to explore the sun, the moon, and the stars. Learn how to u...

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 ...

Christmas Tree Forest

Nov. 23-Jan. 5

See a forest of Christmas trees decorated by classes and clubs in the theme of Nostalgic Christmas i...

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...

Christmas at the Cavern

Dec. 7-23

Hear your favorite carols echo through Texas’ largest underground cavern. Get pictures with Santa ...

Webelos Workshop: Art Explosion

Jan. 5

Take a guided tour of the current art exhibits and learn about the techniques behind the artworks. C...

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...

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