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Upcoming Events in South Texas Plains


Texas Onion Fest

March 25

Downtown Weslaco, 500 S. Texas Blvd.

The Texas Onion Fest celebrates the development of the world famous Texas 1015 Onion developed in Weslaco by Dr. Leonard Pike at the Texas A&M University Extension Service. The festival, which began in 1989, offers fun for the entire family, with a lineup of entertainment, cooking demos, the 1015 Market, dancing, and a horse show.

San Antonio

"Schoolhouse Rock Live"

April 15-June 4

Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.

Catch the musical that wowed audiences nationwide. "Schoolhouse Rock Live" follows Tom, a nervous schoolteacher who is anxious about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV and discovers that his favorite show comes to life on the set. Together with the Schoolhouse Rock gang, Tom realizes how fun learning can be. Enjoy classic songs such as "Just a Bill," "Interjections," and "Conjunction Junction" at this retro revue.

Water Fest

April 22

Government Canyon State Natural Area, 12861 Galm Road

Come see how water has shaped the past, present, and future of San Antonio’s largest natural area and the role it plays in helping protect our most precious resource. Learn tips and techniques on how each of us can be part of shaping and protecting the next 100 years of reliable, fresh water.


The Border is Beautiful Festival

April 22

Laredo Center for the Arts, 500 San Agustin Ave.

The Border is Beautiful Festival is a celebration of the bicultural art, music, and heritage in downtown Laredo. The family event is hosted by sister cities Laredo and Nuevo Laredo and seeks to bring together residents of neighboring South Texas border cities to celebrate the rich ecological and dynamic bicultural heritage that has shaped the Laredo region. Inside the Laredo Center for the Arts, attendees can view the "Art as Medicine" exhibit, Grammy-winning act Grupo Fantasma, an outdoor vendor market, delicious bites, and other festivities. Celebrate Earth Day with a night of music and unity as Laredo natives share the importance of the sister cities and highlights the Rio Grande and all the biodiversity it sustains.


Bradley Kerl Exhibition

April 29-July 29

Beeville Art Museum, l401 E. Fannin St.

Bradley Kerl’s work often reflects his daily life, with a special appreciation for the influence of light and color on the scenes around him. Inspired by Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, Alex Katz, and David Hockney, the Beaumont-born, Houston-based artist creates pieces that feature flora and/or ordinary household objects, like a fishbowl, bringing them to life in an intriguing and unexpected way.

San Antonio

Siesta Half Marathon 10K and 5K

April 30

Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Drive

Starting in Mission Country Park, this out-and-back course gives you a chance to see your biggest competitors as they try to close in on you or you try to close in on them. The finish is the after party with a Fiesta San Antonio theme. The entire race is on the River Walk.

"Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch"

May 26-Sept. 4

Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St.

A major force in contemporary art in the Southwest from the early 1970s until her death in 1991, gallery director and art dealer Elaine Horwitch was instrumental in bringing experimental styles such as pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art to the Southwest. These paintings, sculptures, and works on paper reveal the breadth of art and innovation that occurred in the Southwest at a pivotal time of change. Featured artists include Tom Palmore, Billy Schenck, John Fincher, Fritz Scholder, and Anne Coe.

Fiesta Noche del Rio

June 9-Aug. 5

Arneson River Theatre, 418 Villita St.

The oldest outdoor dance performance of its kind in the United States, Fiesta Noche del Rio, Spanish for “Party Night on the River,” is a musical variety show of authentic Mexican, Spanish, and Texas songs and dances performed by local professionals. San Antonio's annual iconic cultural performance, full of colorfully costumed dancers and rich, lush sounds, brings to life the deep roots that make San Antonio a special place for love and life. The audience is seated on tiered grass seats across the river from the stage, located in La Villita, the Little Spanish Village of the city.

Falcon Heights

Family Adventure Fest

June 22

Falcon State Park, 146 Park Road 46

This one-day event is full of wild activities for everyone to enjoy at the park. Outdoor activities for all ages focus on different skills such as archery, kayaking, fishing, outdoor cooking, camping, and hiking.

San Antonio

"Still Brewing Art"

June 30-Sept. 3

San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.

The San Antonio Museum of Art looks back at the its heady past as the Lone Star Brewery in "Still Brewing Art." The exhibition features historic photographs and artwork including large-format brewery posters. In addition, the exhibition explores San Antonio's history as a brewing city and how the San Antonio River fits into the story. Opened in 1884, the Lone Star Brewery was the first large, mechanized brewery in Texas. It ceased operations with the advent of Prohibition, and in 1981, the San Antonio Museum of Art opened in the renovated complex.

"The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical"

July 1-Aug. 6

Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.

Adapted from the book "The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan, this musical tells the story of the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson, and the newly discovered powers he cant control, a destiny he doesn't want, and the monsters on his trail. Featuring a thrilling original rock score, the musical is an action-packed mythical adventure worthy of the gods.


Texas Cook'Em

July 1-2

Ebony Hills Golf Course, 300 W. Mark S. Pena Drive

Watch cooks battle it out on the grill to win best chicken, ribs, pork brisket, and rib-eye steak. Texas Cook’Em is one of the state’s biggest barbecue purses, awarding $25,000 to the winners. The event has a custom car/truck and hot rod show on July 2.


International Sister Cities Festival

July 14-16

Sames Auto Arena, 6700 Arena Blvd.

Over a span of three days, the Sames Auto Arena is transformed into an indoor mercado featuring artisans from all over Mexico selling a variety of different products from leather goods, home décor, jewelry, clothing, and delicious food and candies from their native city. With an annual average of 200 exhibitors, the festival has grown tremendously over the past couple of years and hit 25,000 visitors in 2019.

San Antonio

National Day of the Cowboy

July 22

Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St.

One of the Briscoe Western Art Museum's most treasured annual events, National Day of the Cowboy is celebrated on the fourth Saturday of July each year. Attracting Western fans of all ages to the museum's home on the River Walk, the day is filled with boots, hats, and all things cowboy, cowgirl, and vaquero. The celebration includes hands-on Western lessons like the art of the lasso, cowboy poetry, chuckwagon treats, and cowboy crooning filling the air of the museum's McNutt Sculpture Garden.


UFO Conference and Festival

Aug. 11-12

Various locations

This annual event celebrates the history of UFOs and the paranormal in South Texas and throughout the world. Over the years, the festival has featured UFO merchandise, live entertainment, a costume contest, laser light shows, food, and family-friendly activities, while the conference has had some of the most renowned UFO researchers come to speak.

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