April

Goliad April 25: Spring Floatilla Join in a family-friendly, 6.5-mile float down the Goliad Paddle Trail from the U.S. 59 landing to the Goliad State Park landing. For experienced paddlers, there is an option to float from the Riverdale Bridge to the U.S. 59 landing (12 miles). Registration is free, but there is the Goliad State Park entrance fee. When: April 25 Where: Goliad Canoe Trail GOLIAD, Texas More Information: Phone: 361-645-3405 Website: canoetrailgoliad.com

McAllen April 1: Homeschool Workshop: Art History Explore these hands-on workshops that explore STEAM concepts for K-12th grade. For this art history workshop, elementary students jump into the art world and replicate the earliest forms of art. Middle and high schoolers paint en plein air as they learn about the Impressionist art movement. When: April 1 Where: International Museum of Art and Science MCALLEN, Texas More Information: Phone: 956-681-2800 Website: theimasonline.org/welcome

McAllen April 4: Night at the Brew-seum The 12th annual event pairs great local food with craft beer and music. Brew-seum started over a decade ago as a fundraising event with music, beer, and food to support the International Museum of Art and Science. It has grown to be a much-anticipated local event for craft beer enthusiasts and all proceeds support the IMAS and its programs. A huge selection of craft beer is available, along with delicious local cuisine from the finest restaurants and food trucks in and around McAllen. When: April 4 Where: International Museum of Art and Science MCALLEN, Texas More Information: Phone: 956-681-2800 Website: brew-seum.com

McAllen April 7: Young Adventurers Workshop: Bubble Bubble These workshops introduce young scientists and artists to basic concepts. Each day features a themed story time with an exciting hands-on STEAM activity. Pop in for a bubble party and a reading of “Big Bad Bubble” by Adam Rubin. Create your own bubble art to take home. When: April 7 Where: International Museum of Art and Science MCALLEN, Texas More Information: Phone: 956-681-2800 Website: https://theimasonline.org/welcome/

McAllen April 11: Bunny Bash Join along for an egg-cellent celebration all day. There is an egg hunt, museum activities, exhibits, and a cascarones (the Mexican version of an Easter egg) workshop. When: April 11 Where: International Museum of Art and Science MCALLEN, Texas More Information: Phone: 956-681-2800 Website: theimasonline.org

Mission April 18-21: Wild Gardening Festival Presenters share their knowledge and experience with gardeners, from newbie to naturalist-level, in a combination of classroom-style talks and traditional field education. Gain a deeper understanding, from root to leaf, with tips and tricks shared by the experts. All gardeners are welcome to join this event featuring fantastic guides, flavorful food, and outstanding learning opportunities. See the detailed schedule and bios for the presenters at wildgardeningfestival.com. Registration is $345. When: April 18-21 Where: The National Butterfly Center MISSION, Texas More Information: Phone: 956-583-5400 Website: wildgardeningfestival.com/wild-gardening-festival-schedule

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 Feb. 7-May 3: “Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art”: San Antonio Museum of Art presents the first large-scale exhibition to focus on women abstract artists living and working in Texas, across several decades and generations. The exhibition includes approximately 17 artists and 85 works in various media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, and installation. When: Feb. 7-May 3 Where: San Antonio Museum of Art SAN ANTONIO, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-978-8100 Website: samuseum.org

San Antonio Feb. 7-May 3: “Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art” San Antonio Museum of Art presents the first large-scale exhibition to focus on women abstract artists living and working in Texas, across several decades and generations. The exhibition includes approximately 17 artists and 85 works in various media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, and installation. When: Feb. 7-May 3 Where: San Antonio Museum of Art SAN ANTONIO, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-978-8100 Website: samuseum.org

San Antonio April 9: Arts e Platters Arts e Platters is the Autism Treatment Center’s annual fundraiser that features a silent auction of platters decorated by artists from across Texas. This year’s program includes a guest performance by Kodi Lee, winner of “America’s Got Talent,” and the presentation of the 2020 Art of Humanity Award to entrepreneur and philanthropist Richard Ojeda. Kodi Lee is a singer/songwriter and pianist who is blind and has autism. He rose to fame after winning the 14th season of the reality competition show “America’s Got Talent.” Since his first appearance on the show, he has been inspiring people across the country with his personal story and extraordinary performances. The event will have silent and live auctions, an art exhibit, and food stations with an open bar. Proceeds from Arts e Platters fund the Autism Treatment Center’s education, therapy, residential, and vocational programs that help children and adults with autism learn, play, work, and live in the community. When: April 9 Where: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center SAN ANTONIO, Texas More Information: Phone: 801-538-0921 Website: https://tinyurl.com/AeP2020

March

Brackettville: March 6-7 – Fort Clark Days – For over 40 years, Fort Clark Days has taken place at Fort Clark Springs in Brackettville, TX. Gather at the Fort Clark Days celebration where living historians represent all periods of Fort Clark’s history. View demonstrations, hear lectures and use all 5 senses as you are surrounded by history. Friday is reserved for school day where over 700 students come to participate and mingle with over 100 living historians, tour the museum, and see the camel. Saturday is open to the public to enjoy a 5k run (register online at fortclarkdays.org/5k-registration.html) Saturday morning, see demonstrations by the historians and enjoy fun arts and crafts. Fort Clark Days is sponsored by Fort Clark Springs Community Council, a 501c3 non-profit organization. Visit our website for further information at https://www.fortclarkdays.org 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. https://www.fortclarkdays.org 5092519952

 

Eagle Pass – March 20-28 International Friendship Festival

The festival includes the Abrazo Ceremony, carnival, Noches Mexicanas, and downtown parade.When:March 20-28Where:Shelby Park EAGLE PASS, TexasMore Information:

Phone: 830-773-3224

 

Goliad – March 14 Goliad Market Days

Every month on the second Saturday, this open-air market combines an arts and crafts fair, farmers market, and community festival. When: March 14Where:Downtown Goliad GOLIAD, TexasMore Information:Phone: 361-645-3563Website: goliadcc.org

 

Goliad – March 19-22 Goliad Fair and Rodeo

Don’t miss this annual family-fun event with a carnival and a parade, plus rodeo festivities.

When:March 19-22Where:Goliad County Fair Grounds GOLIAD, TexasMore Information:Phone: 361-645-8204Website: goliadcc.org/community-calendar/goliad-county-fair-and-rodeo

 

McAllen – March 4Homeschool Workshop: Marine Biology

Head to the IMAS for these special hands-on workshops that explore STEAM concepts for K-12th grade. For the marine biology workshop, elementary students learn about the structures of different fish species and construct a 4D shark model, middle schoolers explore the kingdoms of ocean life and dissect a blue crab, and high school students dive into marine biology as they dissect a starfish and view the collection of marine specimen.

When:March 4Where:international Museum of Art and Science MCALLEN, TexasMore Information:Phone: 956-681-2800Website: theimasonline.org/welcome

 

McAllen – March 7 Junior Girl Scouts Workshop: Animal Habitats

Meet the Ambassador Animals up close, build a bird’s nest, and learn how to protect animal habitats. This workshop covers all steps. Pre-registration is recommended as seats are limited. Troop leaders may book private workshops for select badges at any grade level. At least eight participants are required. When:March 7Where:International Museum of Art and Science MCALLEN, TexasMore Information:Phone: 956-681-2800 Website: theimasonline.org/welcome

 

McAllen – March 7 Brownie Girl Scouts Workshop: Cybersecurity

Learn about the basics of computer safety and investigate a cybersecurity breach at the museum. The workshop covers all steps for Cybersecurity 1 and 3 badges. Pre-registration is recommended as seats are limited. Troop leaders may book private workshops for select badges at any grade level. At least eight participants are required.When:March 7 Where:International Museum of Art and Science MCALLEN, TexasMore Information:Phone: 956-681-2800Website: theimasonline.org/welcome

 

McAllen – March 21 Cadette Girl Scouts: Special Agent

Put your observation and critical thinking skills to the test as you solve a mystery at the museum. Learn about body language, use forensic science techniques, and decode clues. This workshop covers all steps. Pre-registration is recommended as seats are limited. Troop leaders may book private workshops for select badges at any grade level. At least eight participants are required. When:March 21Where:DJ Puente MCALLEN, TexasMore Information:Phone: 956-681-2800 Website: theimasonline.org/welcome

 

McAllen – March 21 Boy Scout Workshop: Art

Learn about the elements of art and the principles of design on a guided tour of the museum. Create a watercolor landscape, a charcoal portrait, a pastel still life, and an ink painting. This workshop meets all requirements. Pre-registration is recommended as seats are limited. Den and troop leaders may book private workshops for select electives and merit badges.

When:March 21Where:International Museum of Art and Science MCALLEN, Texas

More Information:Phone: 956-681-2800Website: theimasonline.org/welcome

 

Sabinal: March 27th, 28th, 29th – 29th Annual Wild Hog Festival – Years ago, the Sabinal Lions Club was looking for a way to raise money for charities, local community needs and the many organizations that they support.  That’s how the Wild Hog Catching Contest was born.  Over the past decades, the festival has grown and evolved drawing larger crowds each year.

The excitement of the wild hog chase, admiration of arts and crafts shows, the thrill of games and rides, dining experience with a variety of ethnic and local foods are all made possible by the volunteers of the Sabinal Lions Club. 2020 will mark the 29th year of the festival.  The annual celebration is organized by the Sabinal Lions Club. This event brings together the best of the region in three days of festivity.  It offers a variety of fun and entertainment including; wild hog chasing, arts and crafts, games and rides, carnival and plenty of good food. 8am www.sabinalwildhogfestival.com 830-486-8549

 

San Antonio – March 14-15 Fiesta of Gems

Shop for rocks, minerals, and fossils from 26 dealers. There is a silent auction, lucky wheel, and door prizes. Proceeds go to universities for earth science scholarships.

When:March 14-15 Where:San Antonio Event Center SAN ANTONIO, TexasMore Information:Phone: 830-387-1766

Website: swgms.org

 

San Antonio – March 25-27 Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference

The biennial Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference brings together those involved with bicycle, pedestrian, and other active transportation and recreation modes from around Texas and the world. Presenters share current information and examples from the active transportation field and spark inspiration to continue striving to make things better in each of our communities. The conference focuses on issues of economic development, health, safety, and many other topics relevant to advancing active transportation and trails.

When:March 25-27Where:El Tropicano Hotel SAN ANTONIO, TexasMore Information:

Phone: 512-476-7433 Website: texastrailsandactivetransportation.org

 

San Antonio – March 27-29 San Antonio Boat and Outdoor Expo

As one of San Antonio’s largest outdoor lifestyle events, this expo features hundreds of boats, RVs, and outdoor accessories all under one roof. Shoppers have the convenience of a vast array of inventory in one place and educational seminars provide a unique opportunity to learn about all things outdoors.When:March 27-29Where:

Freeman Expo Hall SAN ANTONIO, Texas More Information:Phone: 512-481-1777 Website: saboatandoutdoorexpo.com

 

San Antonio – March 28 8-Bit Block Party

Guests experience a unique pop culture event featuring vendors, artists, food vendors, professional cosplayers, gaming tournaments, and a live performance by BitForce. When:March 28Where:San Antonio Event Center SAN ANTONIO, Texas

More Information:Phone: 210-219-4122 Website: 8bitblockparty.com

 

Weslaco – March 28 Texas Onion Festival

Celebrate the creation of the world-famous Texas 1015 onion, which was developed in Weslaco. The name of the 1015 onion came from the suggested planting date, October 15. Festivities include live entertainment on two stages, the exciting onion-eating contest, delicious food, commercial booths, kiddie rides, two performances by the Dancing Horses at the Charro Arena, the 1015 market, a car show, and cooking demonstrations at the Culinary Center.When:March 28Where:Mayor Pablo Pena City Park WESLACO, TexasMore Information: Phone: 956-968-2102 Website: weslaco.com

 

 

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