January

Mission Jan. 29: Parade of Oranges The Texas Citrus Fiesta has evolved into a notable cultural event in the Rio Grande Valley that gathers residents from across the area in celebration of the citrus industry. Over the course of a few months, the festivities includes a product costume showcase, Vaquero Barbecue Cookoff, royal reception, golf tournament, coronation, fair, and a parade that occurs on the last Saturday in January. When: Jan. 29 Where: Conway Avenue MISSION, Texas More Information: Phone: 956-585-9724 Website: texascitrusfiesta.org

 

San Antonio Sept. 1-Jan. 31: “Texas Biennial: A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon” The Texas Biennial is a geographically led, independent survey of contemporary art in Texas. This is the seventh iteration of the program, making the Texas Biennial the longest-running state biennial in the country. The program was founded by Austin nonprofit Big Medium in 2005. This year, for the first time in its history, the project is distributed across several Texas museums, featuring exhibitions, programs, and works of public art in San Antonio (Artpace, McNay Art Museum, Studio at Ruby City, and the San Antonio Museum of Art) and Houston (FotoFest). In addition to artists living and working in Texas, the biennial curators have broadened the scope of the project to include “Texpats,” i.e. Texas natives and artists with deep connections to the Lone Star State working in any part of the world. In another first, the 2021 Texas Biennial features international artists for whom Texas and its history are subject matter. When: Sept. 1-Jan. 31. Where: Various locations SAN ANTONIO, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-939-6665. Website: texasbiennial.org

 

San Antonio Oct. 16-Jan. 2: “40 Years, 40 Stories: Treasures and New Discoveries from SAMA’s Collection” “40 Years, 40 Stories: Treasures and New Discoveries from SAMA’s Collection” focuses on the unique works in the museum’s own collection. From 1981 to now, the San Antonio Museum of Art’s collections have grown to include nearly 30,000 works of art from around the world. When: Oct. 16-Jan. 2 Where: San Antonio Museum of Art SAN ANTONIO, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-978-8100 Website: samuseum.org

 

San Antonio Nov. 19-Jan. 2: “Lightscape” San Antonio’s newest holiday event is making its Texas debut. First premiering to sold-out crowds in the U.K. and then Chicago, “Lightscape” shines throughout the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s 38 acres. Magical light displays are set along a beautifully illuminated 1-mile path winding through the garden, dazzling the senses with installations that are unique to Texas and created by local and international artists. Displays include a field of Texas bluebonnets and the show-stopping Cathedral of Light, an impressive towering cathedral arch tunnel sparkling with 100,000 lights. When: Nov. 19-Jan. 2 Where: San Antonio Botanical Garden SAN ANTONIO, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-536-1400. Website: sabot.org

 

San Antonio Oct. 28-Jan. 16: “Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings” Steeped in memories both personal and cultural, the art of Wayne Thiebaud is comfortingly familiar and evokes reflection on our own experiences with the people, places, and foods we love. Thiebaud is best known for his tantalizing paintings of desserts and has long been associated with the pop art movement. “Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings” celebrates the artist’s 100th birthday through 100 works representing the artist’s achievements in all media through an array of subjects. When: Oct. 28-Jan. 16 Where: McNay Art Museum SAN ANTONIO, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-824-5368 Website: mcnayart.org/exhibition/wayne-thiebaud-100

Weslaco Jan. 20: Alfresco Weslaco The city of Weslaco and Weslaco Economic Development present Alfresco Weslaco—music and art on the street. There is plenty to see and do, as downtown businesses are open late alongside more than 60 vendors lining the street. There is also a car show with classic cars on display. When: Jan. 20 Where: Downtown Historic Weslaco WESLACO, Texas More Information: Phone: 956-969-0838 Website: facebook.com/alfrescoweslaco1

December

Edinburg Dec. 1-31: Holiday In The Park Edinburg Municipal Park transforms into a drive-thru wonderland. Thousands of twinkling lights are on display through the month of December. When: Dec. 1-31 Where: Edinburg Municipal Park EDINBURG, Texas. More Information: Phone: 956-383-4974 Website: edinburg.com

 

Edinburg Dec. 4 Night of Lights Parade On the first Saturday of December, downtown Edinburg sparkles with a beautiful lighted parade full of brightly decorated floats. Santa stops by for a visit, and guests can expect live family entertainment, music, food booths, and games. When: Dec. Where: Edinburg Downtown District EDINBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 956-383-4974 Website: edinburg.com

 

George West Dec. 4: Live Oak County Courthouse Centennial Celebration Learn the history of the Live Oak County Courthouse and celebrate its 100 years of service to the county with history tours, exhibits, music, stories, and food trucks. When: Dec. 4 Where: Live Oak County Courthouse Square GEORGE WEST, Texas More Information: Phone: 361-319-3067 Website: liveoakchc.com

 

San Antonio Feb. 5, 2020-Dec. 2, 2021: Story Nite The monthly meeting of the San Antonio Storytellers Association (SASA) includes stories told by SASA members and visitors. Guests are welcome. Visitors may tell stories or simply listen and enjoy. It is a great opportunity for people to practice storytelling and receive constructive feedback. It is also a great time to hear some wonderful stories. When: Feb. 5, 2020-Dec. 2, 2021 Where: Brook Hollow Library SAN ANTONIO, Texas. More Information: Phone: 210-326-7877 Website: sanantoniostorytellers.com

 

San Antonio March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1: Virtual Story Night The San Antonio Storytellers Association (SASA) invites you to a virtual, live night of tales, legends, and stories tall and true on the first Wednesday of each month, given by some of the best tellers in the United States and countries beyond. Click on the Zoom link, found either on the SASA Facebook page or on the website. When: March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1 Where: Virtual SAN ANTONIO, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-381-4931 Website: sanantoniostorytellers.com

 

San Antonio Sept. 1-Jan. 31: “Texas Biennial: A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon” The Texas Biennial is a geographically led, independent survey of contemporary art in Texas. This is the seventh iteration of the program, making the Texas Biennial the longest-running state biennial in the country. The program was founded by Austin nonprofit Big Medium in 2005. This year, for the first time in its history, the project is distributed across several Texas museums, featuring exhibitions, programs, and works of public art in San Antonio (Artpace, McNay Art Museum, Studio at Ruby City, and the San Antonio Museum of Art) and Houston (FotoFest). In addition to artists living and working in Texas, the biennial curators have broadened the scope of the project to include “Texpats,” i.e. Texas natives and artists with deep connections to the Lone Star State working in any part of the world. In another first, the 2021 Texas Biennial features international artists for whom Texas and its history are subject matter. When: Sept. 1-Jan. 31. Where: Various locations SAN ANTONIO, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-939-6665. Website: texasbiennial.org

 

San Antonio Oct. 16-Jan. 2: “40 Years, 40 Stories: Treasures and New Discoveries from SAMA’s Collection” “40 Years, 40 Stories: Treasures and New Discoveries from SAMA’s Collection” focuses on the unique works in the museum’s own collection. From 1981 to now, the San Antonio Museum of Art’s collections have grown to include nearly 30,000 works of art from around the world. When: Oct. 16-Jan. 2 Where: San Antonio Museum of Art SAN ANTONIO, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-978-8100 Website: samuseum.org

 

San Antonio Nov. 19-Jan. 2: “Lightscape” San Antonio’s newest holiday event is making its Texas debut. First premiering to sold-out crowds in the U.K. and then Chicago, “Lightscape” shines throughout the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s 38 acres. Magical light displays are set along a beautifully illuminated 1-mile path winding through the garden, dazzling the senses with installations that are unique to Texas and created by local and international artists. Displays include a field of Texas bluebonnets and the show-stopping Cathedral of Light, an impressive towering cathedral arch tunnel sparkling with 100,000 lights. When: Nov. 19-Jan. 2 Where: San Antonio Botanical Garden SAN ANTONIO, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-536-1400. Website: sabot.org

Weslaco Dec. 16: Alfresco Weslaco The city of Weslaco and Weslaco Economic Development present Alfresco Weslaco—music and art on the street. There is plenty to see and do, as downtown businesses are open late alongside more than 60 vendors lining the street. There is also a car show with classic cars on display. When: Dec. 16 Where: Downtown Historic Weslaco WESLACO, Texas More Information: Phone: 956-969-0838 Website: facebook.com/alfrescoweslaco1

Texas Country Reporter Is Proud to be Supported by the Following Sponsors