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San Antonio

"The Sons of Charlie Russell: The Cowboy Artists of America"

May 27-Sept. 5

The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St.

Since their founding in 1965, the Cowboy Artists of America have maintained an artistic style of representational realism that continues to define the canon of traditional western American art popularized by the turn-of-the-century artist-illustrators who made the West their subject and calling. The outgrowth of stylistic devices, core themes, observational perspective, and detailed brushwork and sculpting from the likes of Remington and Russell to the Cowboy Artists of America serves as a unifying visual link that unites the artists across generations and provides a core set of criteria for what traditional western art looks like. "The Sons of Charlie Russell: Cowboy Artists of America" highlights these continuities to tell the story of the evolution of contemporary western art in the modern era.

briscoemuseum.org/sons

Fiesta Noche del Rio

June 10-Aug. 6

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.

fiestanochesa.com

Edinburg

Texas Cook'Em: High Steaks In Edinburg

July 2

Ebony Hill's Golf Course, 300 W. Palm Drive

Texas Cook’Em has one of the biggest barbecue cookoff purses in the state, awarding $16,000 to the winners. In 2021, Texas Cook’Em drew cooking teams from across the state and over 10,000 citizens attended this state championship event.

edinburg.com

Laredo

International Sister Cities Festival 

July 15-17

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.

visitlaredo.com/p/things-to-do/events/laredosistercitiesfestival

Mcallen

Texas Hunters and Sportsman’s Expo

July 22-24

McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd.

One of the largest shows of its kind, drawing in thousands of people from across South Texas as well as international visitors, the expo has been hosted for 30 years. The event has more than 275 exhibits, experienced guides and outfitters, Yeti brand equipment, featured attractions (Joe Martin’s Diamondback Rattlesnake Pit, the World Class Whitetail Head Display, and first female taxidermist Kristen Ottea), exotic wildlife ranches, major boat and RV dealers, fishing guides, and conservation groups.

texashunterassociation.com

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