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Upcoming Events in South Texas Plains


Wayback Wednesdays

June 5-July 31

Presidio La Bahia, 217 Loop 71

The history of Presidio La Bahia, Texas’ only fully restored Spanish presidio, is brought to life every Wednesday during the months of June and July. Visit with historians as they bring the past to life and explore little-known stories from the Presidio’s early days. Learn about the daily life of a presidial trooper stationed on the frontier of Spanish Texas. Explore the stone walls and battlements of the old presidio and duck inside for a look at the museum and collection of artifacts from the 1700 and 1800s.

San Antonio

Fiesta Noche del Rio

June 7-Aug. 3

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.


Juneteenth Jubilee

June 15

Promenade Park Amphitheater, 201 W. McIntyre St.

The city of Edinburg and the Edinburg Juneteenth Jubilee Committee invite travelers to this annual Juneteenth celebration, an event showcasing the rich Black heritage of the Rio Grande Valley. Along with commemorating the holiday, festivities include musical performances, arts and crafts vendors, and food vendors.

Texas Cook’Em: High Steaks In Edinburg

July 6

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

Texas Cook’Em High Steaks is back. This year’s event promises to be the biggest and best yet, featuring top musical acts, a fireworks show, Freedom SkyDive Jump, and, of course, one of the best steak barbecue cookoffs in Texas.


International Sister Cities Festival

July 12-14

Sames Auto Arena, 6700 Arena Blvd.

Celebrating its 20th year, this festival transforms an arena into an indoor mercado featuring artisans from all over Mexico selling a variety of native products including leather goods, home décor, jewelry, clothing, food and candies.



July 27

Promenade Park Amphitheater and Water Gardens, 202 N. 10th Ave.

This festival that honors renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo as well as the spirit of perseverance and empowerment. FridaFest features live art demonstrations and performances, Frida’s zoo and animal exhibit, and a number of children’s activities. The festival also includes the Frida Look-A-Like Contest which takes place in the Edinburg Municipal Auditorium. The evening is capped off by a concert that will have the whole family dancing.


Alfresco Weslaco

Aug. 15-Feb. 20

Downtown, South Texas Boulevard

The city of Weslaco hosts Alfresco Weslaco in historic downtown Weslaco every third Thursday of the month starting in August and ending in February. Experience music and art on the street with 80 to 90 vendors, businesses staying open late, and visitors being able to savor the experience of sipping favorite drinks right on the street.


Cowboy Heritage Days

Aug. 24

Pleasanton River Park, 1030 Riverpark Road

The “Birthplace of the Cowboy” celebrates its heritage with a festival featuring concerts, craft and food vendors, a parade, and activities for kids.

San Antonio

Water Lantern Festival

Sept. 28

Millers Pond Park, 6175 Old Pearsall Road

The San Antonio Water Lantern Festival brings people together for a celebration of light and community. The evening includes food trucks, music, activities, and thousands of lanterns lighting up the night.

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