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South Texas Plains Region
2005 Events

South Texas Plains Region

Please note that prices, dates, telephone numbers and hours are subject to change. Please call ahead before making plans. Last updated: March 2, 2005 .

 

 

 

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January

January 21-22, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - McAllen: Rio Grande Valley 19th Annual Woodcarving Show. Noon-6 pm Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday. Donation is $2. Children under 12 are free. Location: McAllen Civic Center. Region: South Texas Plains. For additional information, call 956-581-2448 or 956-702-3834. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 28-30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Laredo: Laredo International Sister Cities Festival. Laredo's nineteen sister cities include cities from Mexico, Spain, China, Taiwan, Argentina and Australia. The Laredo International Festival of Sister Cities features an EXPO with products for sale and displays from each of the participating cities. Exotic flowers, embroidered textiles, wrought iron, wood furniture, silver jewelry and more will be available for purchase! Time: Fri & Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Cost: Free. Location: 2400 San Bernardo Ave. Laredo, TX 78040. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 1-800-361-3360 or visit www.laredosistercities.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

January 29 - February 20, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Laredo: 108th Washington's Birthday Celebration. A 17-day, 32 event festival, consisting of parades, pageants, street parties in Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, concerts, carnival, children's Fun Fest, fireworks, Jalapeno Festival and more. One of the biggest and oldest celebrations of the first president's birthday. Celebrating since 1898. Call for times and costs. Location: Around the city of Laredo. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: 250,000-500,000. For more information, call 956-722-0589. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in February, around George Washington's Birthday.

January 29 thru July 10, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Canyon: "Lace & Linen in a Land of Iron & Dust." Euro-American settlers of the American West enjoyed fine things as much as friends and relatives living in more settled parts of the United States. Exhibit includes household textile and clothing items that improved the quality of life on the Texas Panhandle frontier. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Time: Museum Hours. Cost: Museum General Admission. Location: 2503 4th Ave Canyon TX 79015. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 806-651-2244. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

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February

(January 29) thru February 20, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Laredo: 108th Washington's Birthday Celebration. A 17-day, 32 event festival, consisting of parades, pageants, street parties in Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, concerts, carnival, children's Fun Fest, fireworks, Jalapeno Festival and more. One of the biggest and oldest celebrations of the first president's birthday. Celebrating since 1898. Call for times and costs. Location: Around the city of Laredo. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: 250,000-500,000. For more information, call 956-722-0589. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in February, around George Washington's Birthday.

(January 29) thru July 10, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Canyon: "Lace & Linen in a Land of Iron & Dust." Euro-American settlers of the American West enjoyed fine things as much as friends and relatives living in more settled parts of the United States. Exhibit includes household textile and clothing items that improved the quality of life on the Texas Panhandle frontier. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Time: Museum Hours. Cost: Museum General Admission. Location: 2503 4th Ave Canyon TX 79015. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 806-651-2244. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

February 4-20, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - San Antonio: Stock Show & Rodeo. Features a family fair, carnival, livestock shows, rodeo and named entertainers. Location: SBC Center & Freeman-Coliseum Grounds. For more information visit www.sarodeo.com or call 210-225-5851. Region: South Texas Plains. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

February 26, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Munday: 10th Annual Knox Prairie Cotton Pickin' Quilt Show. We have over 100 quilts, many vendors, an excellent home cooked meal for $5 per person, and we also offer some classes and demonstrations. While you are in Munday, be sure and stop in at our local antique, craft, and quilt stores. We also have local lodging as well. Time: 10am-4pm. Cost: $2 per person. Location: Munday Elementary School, 1111 West Main Highway 222, Munday, Texas 76371. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 940-422-4540. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last Saturday in February.

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March

(January 29) thru July 10, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Canyon: "Lace & Linen in a Land of Iron & Dust." Euro-American settlers of the American West enjoyed fine things as much as friends and relatives living in more settled parts of the United States. Exhibit includes household textile and clothing items that improved the quality of life on the Texas Panhandle frontier. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Time: Museum Hours. Cost: Museum General Admission. Location: 2503 4th Ave Canyon TX 79015. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 806-651-2244. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

March 3-6, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Hidalgo: BorderFest 2005. The largest music, culture and heritage celebration in South Texas, now in its 29th year. Attendance at the 2004 event exceeded 50,000, and in 2005 will be dedicated to the Rio Grande Valley, with its great diversity, and vast resources of talent, arts and crafts, food and color, and happy smiling faces. Time: 12 noon - 12 midnight. Cost: $6 and $8. Location: Dodge Arena and grounds SH 336 (10th Street). Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: 50,000 - 200,000. For more information, call 956 843-2734. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

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April

April 2, 2005 - FESTIVAL - San Antonio: 2nd Annual KellyUSA Fiesta. Over 50+ vendors feature uniquely crafted items. Enjoy live music, variety of entertainment, and may different types of food. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: KellyUSA- former Kelly AFB Hwy 90/IH-10 at General Hudnell. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 210-362-7819. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st Saturday in April.

April 2, 2004 - FESTIVAL - Weslaco: Texas Rio Grande Valley Onion Fest. Events include the onion-clipping contest; onion-eating contest and an onion recipe contest that will be taking place earlier in the week. There will be musical performances by local bands and two horse shows by Mid-Valley Stables. New to the event this year will be a cook-off competition called "La Gran Cebolla". Food, arts & crafts and commercial booths are now available. Time: 10am-7pm. Location: Weslaco City Park 300 N. Airport Dr. Weslaco, TX 78539. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 956-968-2102. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st weekend in April.

April 8-10, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Poteet: Poteet Strawberry Festival. The Festival is recognized as the largest agricultural fete in Texas. The 95-acre site which is located on Hwy. 16, 30 minutes south of San Antonio, offers free parking, clean public restrooms, handicapped accessibility, complete RV facilities, and tent covered activities. The Festival includes ten areas of continuous family entertainment featuring concerts with nationally known Country & Western and Tejano stars, dancers, gunslingers, clowns, puppets, regional bands, various contests, and rodeo performances. Admission: $7, children under 10 are free. Grounds will open at 6pm Friday and at 10am both Saturday and Sunday. Region: South Texas Plains. For more information, call 830-742-8144. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in April.

April 16, 2005 - FESTIVAL - San Antonio: 3rd Annual KellyUSA Fiesta. Over 50 vendors feature uniquely crafted items. Enjoy live music, variety of entertainment, and may different types of food. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: KellyUSA - former Kelly AFB, Hwy 90/IH-10 at General Hudnell. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 210-362-7805. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st weekend of Fiesta.

April 29 - May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Freer: Freer Rattlesnake Round Up. Join us at the Freer Cactus Corral for the biggest Party in Texas featuring concerts with nationally known country western and tejano artists. Fun for the whole family including carnival, parade, arts/crafts, stage shows, dare devil snake show, fried rattlesnake meat, talent contest & much more. Region: South Texas Plains. Time: Fri 5:30pm-midnight, Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-6pm. Cost: $10 adult, $5 under age 12, parking $2. Admission and parking are free on Sunday. For More Information, please call 361-394-6891. Held annually.

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May

May 28-30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - San Antonio: Return Of The Chili Queens. A return to that historical and colorful time in Market Square when the Chili Queens set out their tables in the open plazas and served their traditional foods and chili con carne. Sponsored by the El Mercado Merchants Association. Free. Location: Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Region: South Texas Plains. For more information, call 210-207-8600. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Memorial Day weekend.

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June

June 9-12, 2005 - FESTIVAL- San Antonio: 34th Annual Texas Folklife Festival. Ethnic groups representing 40 countries of the world come together to share mouth-watering cuisine, traditional dances, homespun tales, lively music and more. Location: San Antonio, Institute of Texan Cultures at the corner of Bowie Street and Durango Boulevard on HemisFair Park in downtown San Antonio. Region: South Texas Plains. For additional information, call (210)458-2390. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

June 19-25, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - San Antonio: Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant. The Miss Rodeo Texas pageant is the qualifying state of Texas pageant for the Miss Rodeo America pageant. These Rodeo Queens are the ambassadors for the National Sport of Texas- Rodeo. The ladies are judged on their horsemanship riding ability, equine knowledge, rodeo knowledge as well as personality and appearance. Location: San Pedro Theatre. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 210-349-5935. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third week in June.

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