Festiva Events — Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3

Weekend events

WEEKEND

LIVE MUSIC

Al Mikesh will perform Friday, Jolly Huntsmen Polka Band will perform Saturday and Renaissance Rockers will perform Sunday.

WHEN 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday

WHERE Riverside Club, 214 E. Chimney Road, Mission

COST No cover

 

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT

Join a Town Lake staff member for a 30-minute workout on a paddleboard. No experience is necessary.

WHEN Noon Saturday and Sunday

WHERE Town Lake at Fireman’s Park, 201 N. 1st St., McAllen

 

BOAT & FISH TOWN LAKE

Pedal boat, kayak or stand-up paddleboard on Town Lake. Bring your own or rent.

WHEN Noon Saturday and Sunday

WHERE Town Lake at Fireman’s Park, 201 N. 1st St., McAllen

COST Rentals start at $10

KELLY MILLER CIRCUS

The 100-minute show is performed under the big top rain or shine and features clowns, contortionists, juggling, jump rope and more.

WHEN 6 and 8 p.m. Friday; 3, 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3, 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday; 6 and 8 p.m. Monday

WHERE 2301 N. Cage Blvd., Pharr

COST Advanced tickets are $15 per adult and $10 per child or senior

IMPROV & TACOS AT THE TOWER

Improvisation is a form of live theater similar in style to “Whose Line is it Anyway?” The audience gets to pick the games, call out the fouls and joins on stage. The family-friendly show is preceeded by tacos.

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

WHERE ITheatre at The Tower, 120 S. Kansas Ave., Weslaco

COST $15 general admission and $20 VIP seating at www.iloveit.live

A DAY IN THE VALLEY OF DEATH VII WEEKEND

Extreme metal bands set to perform include Asada, Archangel A.D., Blast Perversion, Panteon, and The Dream of Nebiros on Friday and Kaliya, Giant of the Mountain, Spectral Manifest, Severance and Heaven Holocaust on Saturday.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday

WHERE Hop Shop, 923 S. 7th St., Harlingen

COST Advance weekend pass is $20 at https://thedreadlair.bigcartel.com/

FRIDAY

JUKEBOX HEROES

The band will perform live.

WHEN 10 p.m. Friday

WHERE Bourbon St Grill, 4800 N. 10th St., McAllen

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD: MOVIE MUSIC AT THE SYMPHONY

Maestro Peter Dabrowski will lead the Valley Symphony Orchestra in an evening of favorite movie music and will feature internationally renowned pianist Anastasia Dedik, pictured at left.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE McAllen Performing Arts Center, 801 Convention Center Blvd.

COST Tickets start at $39 at ticketmaster.com

ART WALK

The first Friday of each month from September to May, art galleries located on Main Street will open to promote awareness in appreciation of art and culture.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main St.

FESTIBA COMMUNITY FESTIVAL

The community event is the culmination of a week of cultural and educational exchange. The afternoon and evening feature an amazing list of family friendly events including a variety of author presentations, book signings, musical performances, children’s activity tents, book displays, book distributions, local and international artists, and a variety of art and food vendors.

WHEN 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE Edinburg City Hall, 415 W. University Drive

 

PAJAMA STORYTIME

Children of all ages are invited to attend in their PJs. A craft activity will also be offered.

WHEN 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE The Storybook Garden, 260 S. Texas Blvd., Weslaco

FRANKIE CABALLERO JR. AND STEVIE D.

The event is a Tejano super show and dance.

WHEN 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE Prim’s Place Live, 741 Main St., Alamo

COST $15 cover

SATURDAY

THE MUSIC OF MANA

Tribute band El Vampiro will perform live.

WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Cine El Rey, 311 S. 17th St., McAllen

COST $20 per person general admission

FESTIBA: MARIACHI FESTIVAL CONCERT

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, Octavio Moreno, and Mariachi Aztlán will perform in concert with the winners in the Mariachi Festival Competition.

WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE UTRGV Performing Arts Complex.

DOG-ON MUSIC FEST

The event is a dog and family friendly concert set to feature Dirty 3, Buck N Crazy and Super Tree. Bring chairs and blankets. Food trucks will have lunch for purchase. There will be door prizes, raffle tickets and a Canine Costume Contest.

WHEN Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Victor Park, 1601 S. M St., Harlingen

COST Free

ALAMO INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

The parade begins at the Alamo H-E-B and ends at Alamo Central Park.

WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Alamo

BORDER BIOBLITZ

The walk begins at the Visitor Center and explores the area. A free lunch is provided by the Rio Grande Valley Sierra Club.

WHEN 9 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Bentsen State Park, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive, Mission

COST $5 per person ages 13 and older; 12 and under free

TAI CHI UNDER THE OAKS

Tai Chi has positive effects on balance control, fitness and flexibility. Elderly and people with disabilities can also work within their limits.

WHEN 8 a.m. Saturday

WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83

COST $1 per person suggested donation

KIDS SUPER SATURDAYS

Art, chess and Spanish classes are available for children ages 4 through teen.

WHEN 10:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE Young Masters Art & Chess Academy, 2217 N. 10th St., McAllen

SIGGNO

The Tejano band will perform as part of Sombrero Festival.

WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Washington Park, 700 E. Madison St., Brownsville

SATURDAY MORNING YOGA

The yoga program is designed to provide any person with the benefits of yoga practice. Yoga has immense benefits beyond the mat; intentional breathing relieves stress and tension within the body and mind while the physical movement increases circulation and range of motion in a gentle and gradual way.

WHEN 9:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83

COST $1 suggested donation

NATIVE TREE HIKE

Get to know trees native to the lower Rio Grande Valley.

WHEN 2:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE Resaca de la Palma State Park, 1000 New Carmen Ave., Brownsville

COST Included with park general admission

SUNDAY

WEDDING & QUINCEAÑERA FAIR

Brides, grooms and quinceañeras can see fashion shows with the latest fashions, sample local caterers and bakers, meet photographers, see venues, decorators, DJs, dancers and more. Register to win thousands of dollars in door prizes, including three honeymoon accommodation packages, and receive free gifts.

WHEN Noon Sunday

WHERE McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd.

COST $14 at the door

BABY STORYTIME

Little ones will participate in playtime, signs and storytime. Designed for babies ages newborn to 18 months old.

WHEN 4 p.m. Sunday

WHERE McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St., McAllen

FOREST BATHING

The form of nature meditation (shinrin-yoku) is suitable for any level of fitness and can be done anywhere there are trees. Adults and mature children are welcome.

WHEN 9:30 a.m. Sunday

WHERE McAllen Nature Center, 4101 U.S. Business 83

HISTORIA DEL MARIACHI: AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCE

Johnny Economedes High School’s Grupo Folklórico and Mariachi Dos Mil “Historia del Mariachi” will perform.

WHEN 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE JEHS Albert Garza Jr. Performing Arts Center, 1414 N. Alamo Road, Edinburg

OCELOT CONSERVATION DAY

Join Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and Friends Of Laguna Atascosa in this one day event featuring activities, presentations, and live ocelots Clyde and Laguna from the Texas zoo. Open to all ages.

WHEN 10 a.m. Sunday

WHERE Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringgold St., Brownsville

COST Free with zoo admission

 

FREE ENTRY SUNDAY

Explore the trails and stop by the observation tower. Check out the river by taking a hike along pintail lakes trail. Stop by the visitor’s center and check out a pair of binoculars, and the staff will assist you in identifying animals and critters along the way.

WHEN 7 a.m. Sunday

WHERE Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, 3325 Green Jay Road, Alamo