October Events and Festivals 2017

October Events in the RGV

Make plans for some family fun this October in the Rio Grande Valley. Check out the guide to Pumpkin Patches around the valley this fall, too! Make some memories with the family and get our and have some fun.

Mozart and Me Music Class

Fridays in October and November at 10:00 – 10:45 am

Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen

Share in the joy of music-making and learning how your child is developing, all while strengthening your relationship with your child. Taught by Dr. Diana Seitz, Professor of Music at UTRGV.

Date: Fridays in October & November (October 6, 13, 20, & 27- November 3, 10, & 17)
Time: 10:00- 10:45 am
Fee: $50 for all 7 classes or $10 per class.
Materials: Fees includes materials and one accompanying adult/chaperone.


PalmFest International

Saturday, October 7, 2017 – Sunday, October 8, 2017

Saturday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM (outdoor) 10:00 PM (indoor)
Location: McAllen Convention Center

ADMISSION: $5 // children under 12 are FREE


Buckets of Fun at Quinta Mazatlan

Every Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Preschool children and their parents will have BUCKETS OF FUN with hands-on, nature-inspired lessons filled with song, discovery, socializing, movement and exploration! Adults and children must dress for outdoor activities. Date: Thursdays Time: 10:00- 11:00 am Fee: $3 program fee per child. (Adults: $3 regular admission; $2 seniors, Large groups, please register in advance).



Take a Kid Fishing – SPI

Friday, Oct. 13 (5-8 PM) – Saturday, October 14 (sunrise – noon)

Jim’s Pier • 211 W. Swordfish St, South Padre Island, TX

Take a Kid Fishing! Presented by RGV CCA
Oct 13: Registration from 5 PM to 8 PM at Jim’s Pier
Oct 14: Sunrise to Noon, Weigh in will be from 10 AM to 12:30 PM


McHI Fall Market Day

Saturday, October 14th, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nomad Shrine Club
1044 W Nolana Loop – Pharr, TX
(between Jackson & Sugar Road on NOLANA)

Shop 75+ local vendors: arts, handmade gifts/crafts, clothes, bows, jewelry, other fine items & student organization booth activities.


Nature Tots: Nature Feelings

Saturday, October 14th, from 9:30 – 10:30 am

A special hour of “nature play” designed specifically for our youngest visitors- ages 1-3. Children explore the feelings and sounds of a variety of nature items, such as sands, rocks, water, sticks, and mud in hands-on, exploratory stations set up in a different weekly theme. Date: Saturdays Time: 9:30- 10:30 am Fee: $3 program fee 


35th Annual Fall Festival at Calvary Christian School

Saturday, October 14th, from 4 pm-8 pm

1815 N 7th St, Harlingen, TX 78550-4340

PTFA is at work making preparations so that this year’s Fall Festival will be another great success, as well as a fun, exciting evening of entertainment for your whole family. For many, attending Fall Festival is a yearly family tradition, and we look forward to sharing it with you and hope that you will invite your friends and neighbors to join us as well!


Planta Nativa at Quinta Mazatlan

Thursday, October 19, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Quinta MazatlanWorld Birding Center
600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78503

The evening works to celebrate our natural and cultural history in the Valley. Standout local brewers will be in the historic courtyard featuring the Big River Brewery-Pharr, Rabble-Rouser BrewingCompany-McAllen and the Border Brewers-Weslaco. Playing live will be The Parula Winds- the Woodwind Quintet and the native drum ensemble of Marcel Adjibi & Group. Enjoy delicious Mediterranean specialties by Chef Nancy Melham of Greens & Lemons and specialty healthy desserts from the Home Bakers Market with Lebby Salinas.


St. Mark’s Preschool Carnival 

Friday, October 20, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

301 West Pecan Ave, McAllen, Texas

Join us for rides, games, prizes and more!


“All the Right Elements” Festival at St. Matthew’s

Saturday, Oct. 21 • 5 – 9 PM

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church & School • 2620 Crestview Dr., Edinburg

STC BattleBots, Planetarium, Food, Games, Rides, Prizes, Live DJ, Cash Prize Raffle, Silent Auction! 956-383-4202 for more information.


Dia de Los Muertos Folklife Festival

Saturday, Oct. 21 • 6 – 10 PM

Mission Historical Museum • 900 Doherty Ave, Mission, Texas 78572


Community Night at CMB

Sunday, Oct. 22 • 5 – 7 PM

Children’s Museum of Brownsville • 900 Doherty Ave, Mission, Texas 78572

Preview the museum without worrying about the admissions. Donations are accepted.  Community night is one way in which the CMB makes the museum accessible for all to enjoy.


Fall Festival at Discovery School

Thursday, October 26, from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Discovery School, 1711 W. Alberta Rd., Edinburg

Make plans to spend the evening with the whole family playing games, enjoying rides, dining together, and having some good ol’ fun making memories!


5th Annual Step Up to Down Syndrome Awareness Walk

Saturday, October 28, from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
McAllen Sports Park

Step UP Walk will be held Saturday, October 28th from 8:00am – 1:00pm at the McAllen Sports Park located at 3301 Buddy Owens Blvd. In celebration of our 5th Annual Step Up Walk, RGVDSA is excited to bring self-advocate, fashion designer, and entrepreneur Megan Bomgaars from A&E’s Emmy award-winning show Born This Way.

Fall Festival – Hands in Art

Saturday, October 28, from 4:00 – 10:00 PM
Hands in Art Studio

Enjoy a night of music, art, handmade crafts, and local food! Shop local entrepreneurs, artists, and artisans work from ceramics, crocheting, jewelry, and much more.

Fall Activities and Festivals in the RGV 2016

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