June

EDINBURG: Jun. 30-Jul. 1 Texas Cook ‘Em: High Steaks in Edinburg Competitors battle on the grill to cook the best chicken, ribs, brisket, and rib-eye for money and a year’s worth of bragging rights. The event includes fireworks, live music, family fun, barbecue and more. Edinburg Municipal Park, 714 S. Raul Longoria Road. edinburg.com 956/383-4974

FLORESVILLE: Jun. 1 Opry A family-friendly event for all who enjoy toe-tapping or dancing to live classic country music. Wilson County Show Barn, 435 Texas 97. facebook.com/floresvilleopry 830/391-4344

GOLIAD: Jun. 7, 14, 21, 28 Wayback Wednesdays Visit with living historians as they bring the past to life and explore little-known stories from the Presidio’s early days. Explore the stone walls and battlements of the old presidio, then duck inside for a look at the museum’s collection of artifacts from the 1700 and 1800s. Presidio La Bahia, 217 Loop 71. presidiolabahia.org 361/645-3752

GOLIAD: Jun. 10 Market Days Arts, crafts, antiques, plants, yard art, food and beverages, jewelry, collectibles and more are available from more than 175 vendors. Goliad Historic Downtown Square, 231 S. Market St. goliadcc.org 361/645-3563

GOLIAD: Jun. 25 Berclair Mansion Tours Tours are held in this great South Texas facility on the last Sunday of each month. Group tours can be arranged at other times also. 14 Moore St. goliadcc.org 361/358-3859

SAN ANTONIO: Jun. 3 An Evening with Christopher Cross Five-time Grammy Award winner Christopher Cross makes his debut with the San Antonio Symphony for a special one night performance. H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center. sasymphony.org 210/223-8624

SAN ANTONIO: Jun. 9-11 Cirque de la Symphonie Cirque de la Symphonie is back for another set of heart-stopping and gravity-defying shows filled with high-flying aerialists, daredevil cyclists, jugglers, and more. H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center. sasymphony.org 210/223-8624

SAN ANTONIO: Jun. 20 Art in the Dark Local artists, potters, sculptors, and jewelry designers in San Antonio have donated their artwork to this event, benefiting the visually impaired. Sheraton Gunter Hotel, 205 E. Houston St. salighthouse.org/events 210/531-1533

SAN ANTONIO: Jun. 30-Jul. 3 Fourth of July Artisan River Walk Show Vendors display and sell beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, woodwork, paintings, and more. San Antonio River Walk Extension close to Rivercenter Mall. thesanantonioriverwalk.com 210/227-4262

LOCKHART: Jun 8 – 10. Chisholm Trail Roundup. Rodeo, grand parade, gunfight reenactments, cowboy breakfasts, and live music from the Bellamy Brothers, Reckless Kelly, Nathan Colt Young, and Justin Trevino. For info visit chisholmtrailroundup.com or call 512/398-2818.

PORT ARTHUR: Jun. 19 Juneteenth Activities typically include the Ms. Juneteenth Pageant, the Mr. Juneteenth Extravaganza, family events, and a parade. portarthurjuneteenth.weebly.com 409/332-1709

PORT ARTHUR: Jun. 3-4 Garden Festival Bring a camera for cultural presentations of music and dance. Stroll through gardens of lotus blossoms, roses, towering bamboo, citrus, and koi ponds. Visit temple and meditation areas. Vendors and crafts. Buu Mon Buddhist Temple, 2701 Procter St. buumon.org 409/982-9319 or 409/543-2803

PORT ARTHUR: Jun. 29-Jul. 1 Elite Redfish Border Wars Tour During the second stop of this tour, East Division pro anglers will battle it out for the chance to win and move on to the Championship in 2018. Pleasure Island, 520 Pleasure Pier Blvd. theredfishseries.com 409/985-7822

July

EAGLE PASS: Jul. 4, 8, 15 Fourth of July On July 4, the downtown parade at 5 p.m. is followed by water games, musical entertainment, a ceremony and fireworks display at Shelby Park. The Summer Sizzler 5K begins at 8 a.m. on July 8 at Shelby Park, and the Summer Sizzler Bike Race (4, 10, 30 and 50 miles) starts at 8 a.m. on July 15 at the Desert Lanes Bowling Center. 830/773-4343

FLORESVILLE: Jun. 1 Opry A family-friendly event for all who enjoy toe-tapping or dancing to live classic country music. Wilson County Show Barn, 435 Texas 97. facebook.com/floresvilleopry 830/391-4344

GOLIAD: Jul. 5, 12, 19, 26 Wayback Wednesdays The history of Presidio La Bahia is brought to life every Wednesday in June and July. Visit with living historians as they bring the past to life and explore little-known stories from the Presidio’s early days. Explore the stone walls and battlements of the old presidio, and when you’re done there, duck inside for a look at the museum and the wonderful collection of artifacts from the 1700 and 1800s. Presidio La Bahia, 217 Loop 71. presidiolabahia.org 361/645-3752

GOLIAD: Jul. 8 Market Days Arts, crafts, antiques, plants, yard art, food and beverages, jewelry, collectibles, and more are available from more than 175 vendors. Goliad Historic Downtown Square, 231 S. Market St. goliadcc.org 361/645-3563

GOLIAD: Jul. 23 Berclair Mansion Tours 14 Moore St. goliadcc.org 361/358-3859

LAREDO: Jul. 7-9 Laredo International Sister Cities Festival Find more than 200 Mexican exhibitors at this Mexican mercado. See native wares, textiles, wrought iron furniture, pewter, leather goods and more. Laredo Energy Arena, 6700 Arena Blvd. visitlaredo.com 800/361-3360

MCALLEN: Jul. 4 Fourth of July Parade and Concert in the Sky This event features a parade and an evening of entertainment and festivities, including music, food, games, and more. Families from every corner of the Rio Grande Valley travel to witness the unique firework extravaganza dubbed the Concert in the Sky. Archer Park, Downtown McAllen, and Municipal Park. exploremcallen.com 956/681-3333

SAN ANTONIO: Jun. 30-Jul. 3 Fourth of July Artisan River Walk Show Vendors display and sell beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. San Antonio River Walk, River Walk Extension close to Rivercenter Mall. thesanantonioriverwalk.com 210/227-4262

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