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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

"Leaning on Air: Works by Michael Golden"

Sept. 15-Dec. 15

This exhibition of works by Houston artist Michael Golden includes paintings, collages, sculptures, ...

Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

Nov. 30-Dec. 16

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

Holiday Artisan Show

Dec. 14-16

Vendors display and sell beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans a...

Christmas on Main

Dec. 20

The 8th annual Christmas on Main celebration has food, music, and activities....

Alfresco Weslaco

Dec. 20

Enjoy an evening of live music and art. Held on the third Saturday of the month, the event features ...

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

Nov. 30-Dec. 21

Four to six boats float on the river each night carrying a different group each hour performing live...

Light up the Night

Nov. 17-Dec. 31

The dazzling display of lights is choreographed to joyous holiday sounds bringing the season to life...

Goliad Market Days

Jan. 1

Goliad Market Days is an open air market which combines an arts and crafts fair, farmers market, and...

"Gesamtkunstwerk"

Oct. 4-Jan. 6

This installation featuring Jesse Amado reflects the artist's varied experiences while in residency ...

"Color of Confusion"

Oct. 4-Jan. 6

The piece features three video works by renowned Paris-based artist, Sylvie Blocher, that address is...

"Unearthed: Desenterrado"

Oct. 4-Jan. 6

Adriana Corral’s "Unearthed: Desenterrado" illustrates the complex history between the United Stat...

Monarchs: Brown and Native Artists in the Path of the Butterfly

Oct. 4-Jan. 6

This exhibition takes the migration path of the Monarch butterfly as a geographic range and a metaph...

Let's Rodeo Ball

Jan. 19

This upscale party features top entertainment, great food, dancing, and fun for not just fans of rod...

Piano Recital by Viktor Valkov

Jan. 20

"Lion of the Keyboard," the compelling pianist Viktor Valkov returns to the Camerata San Antonio sta...

Van Cliburn Silver Medalist Kenny Broberg, Classical Pianist In Concert

Jan. 25

Kenny Broberg’s award-winning classical play draws out the imagination and expresses a blazing dis...

Barbecue Cookoff and Festival

Jan. 25-26

The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Barbecue Cookoff is a championship event sanctioned by the Inte...

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Barbecue Cookoff and Festival

Jan. 25-26

A true championship cooking event. The IBCA-sanctioned cookoff features 320 teams of the world's bes...

El Soldado de Mexico

Jan. 26-27

In the winter of 1836, Santa Anna's army crossed the Rio Bravo with the mission of putting down the ...

Maverick County Junior Livestock Show

Jan. 29

This event is a junior livestock show and sale. ...

Ruby City: A Living Legacy Lecture

Jan. 29

This event is a program with Sir David Adjaye, in honor of the completion of the new contemporary ar...

Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive

Feb. 2

Come out to this free event to step back in time and celebrate Texas and kick-off the San Antonio St...

Stampede 5K Run/Walk

Feb. 2

The Stampede 5K Run/Walk is an event for the whole family. The route ends at the historic La Villita...

Laredo Birding Festival

Feb. 6-9

The 7th annual Laredo Birding Festival offers birders an opportunity to observe hundreds of bird spe...

Confucius Wishing Lanterns

Feb. 9

Enjoy the ethereal experience of casting lanterns into the river in honor of loved ones, hopes, drea...

Chucho Valdes, Jazz Pianist and his Trio: Jazz Bata

Feb. 9

Experience the return of legendary “dean” of Afro-Cuban Jazz Piano Chucho Valdez and his Trio Ja...

Asian Festival

Feb. 9

The family-friendly event features musical and cultural performances on multiple stages. Guests can ...

Fiesta Edinburg

Feb. 21-24

The annual event is the Edinburg Chamber's largest celebration. Besides being a fun event for the re...

Texas Trail Roundup

Feb. 22-24

Join us for our annual international walk fest. Non-competitive walks great for the whole family tak...

Under the Green Flag

Feb. 23-24

Living historians recreate history with an encampment depicting the 1812 Spanish siege of Presidio L...

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Feb. 7-24

Support the annual San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, held over more than two weeks....

Royal Masquerade Gala

March 1

Formal attire, masks, and beads set the tone as guests dance to live music, play casino games, dine ...

Bud Light Mardi Gras River Parade and Festival

March 2

A procession of decorated river floats transform the River Walk into a floating Mardi Gras celebrati...

Mardi Gras Artisan Show

March 1-3

Artisans display and sell their beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Art...

Jazz on the River

March 2-5

Get your jazz fix with everything from brass bands, trios, and jazz ensembles as they float on the b...

Goliad County Fair and PRCA Rodeo

March 15-17

This county fair and rodeo is produced by Stace Smith, who produces more PRCA rodeos than any other ...

Camerata San Antonio Concert

March 24

Enjoy a chamber music concert inspired by the strength of the human spirit in the face of the depth...

Goliad Massacre and Living History Program

March 30-31

Re-enactors and living historians from across Texas gather to recreate the final days of Col. Fannin...

Yo-Yo Ma in Concert: The Bach Project

April 12

Arts San Antonio presents the greatest musician of our generation performing the most profound of al...

Bullnanza Bull Ride

April 27

The 13th annual bull ride event features music, dancing, and vendors. ...

Fire on the Border

April 27-28

Join along as the exciting but little known history of the Punitive Expedition of 1916-1917 is broug...

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 4-5

Join along and celebrate the victory of Gen. Zaragoza over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in ...

Goliad Market Days

April 13, May 11

Held the second Saturday of each month, this is an open-air outdoor market with vendors placed aroun...

Camerata San Antonio Concert

May 12

Enjoy a chamber music concert inspired by the strength of the human spirit in the face of the depth...

Dawn at the Alamo

March 6

Join along for the commemoration of the Battle of the Alamo as re-enactors from around the country g...

International Friendship Festival

April 22-30

Festival includes Abrazo Ceremony at Bridge No. 1 March 22, carnival March 22-30, Noches Mexicanas M...

Bidi Bidi Party: A Selena Tribute

April 16

In honor of Tejana legend Selena, Pearl hosts a Sound Cream sunset session dedicated to her music. J...

Sculptural Works by Roger Colombik

Jan. 19-April 25

Roger Colombik is a sculptor who navigates a diverse artistic practice that embraces a passion for s...

Battle of Flowers After Party

April 26

Come to Pearl Park after the Battle of Flowers Parade for the ultimate dance party. Sound Cream Airs...

Fiesta San Antonio

April 18-28

Every April, the city of San Antonio comes together for Fiesta San Antonio. For 11 days, the city pa...

Tejano Conjunto Festival

May 15-19

The 38th annual festival is the first and longest-running conjunto festival in the country. The fest...

Wayback Wednesdays

June 5, 12, 19, 26

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

Wayback Wednesdays

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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

Texas Folklife Festival

June 7-9

The 48th Folklife Festival to be held, this event gathers a myriad of Texan cultures in a celebratio...

Celebrity Fan Fest

June 14-16

This is the premier San Antonio comic con. The interactive fan festival offers fans an intimate and ...

Art in the Dark

June 18

The ninth annual event has more than 50 one-of-a-kind art pieces, 40-plus food and drink vendors, an...

The Legend of Big Bend

June 22

Critically acclaimed indie-classical group Montopolis turns West Texas tales into song in this conce...

Downtown Summerfest

June 22

Enjoy live music, food trucks, and games and activities for the whole family. ...

Nella in Concert

June 28

Nella’s music is a meeting place for her country’s folklore roots, the influence of her contempo...

Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

Includes live music, food, and children's activities before a fireworks extravaganza after dark....

Hometown Freedom Fest

July 4

Enjoy live music, food trucks, a car show, and water activities for the whole family. ...

International Sister Cities Festival

July 12-14

Close to 200 vendors from over 13 Mexican states showcase and sell their artisan products in this Me...

Goliad Market Days

June 8, July 13, Aug. 10

This open-air, outdoor market has vendors placed around the beautiful courthouse square. The vendors...

Battle of Medina Commemorative Ceremony and History Symposium

Aug. 17

This free, annual event honors those who died in the bloodiest battle for Texas independence 23 year...

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