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What’s Happening in March? {RGV Family-Friendly Events}

It’s March in the RGV, and you know what that means. A preview of summer? Pretty much. More time outside? Most definitely. But let’s not forget SPRING BREAK! In parenthood this means figuring out a whole week of something fun to do if you’re staying in town. We’ve got you covered with tons of ideas. Scroll to start planning your month! 

This month, take some time to explore local outings and events with the kids. Whether in McAllen, Brownsville, Harlingen, SPI, Rio Grande City, Mission, Edinburg, Weslaco, or anywhere in between, this guide is for you!

Our community calendar is a free resource for the Rio Grande Valley and below you can scroll through the many family-friendly events in the area this month. Have something to add to the calendar? Please do! 

Family Fun in the RGV: March 2018

March Events

Feb
17
Photo Adventures
Bring the kids out to the EWBC and go on a photography scavenger hunt throughout the gardens. Join Texas Master Naturalist & Adventure Guide Neil ...
Feb
24
Spectacular Saturdays
It’s a wonderful time to get outside and enjoy nature. On the last Saturday of the month, our doors will open FREE to the public. Throughout the day...
Mar
7
IMAS
IMAS Young Adventurer Days
Young Adventurer Early Childhood Days are special hands-on programs that help introduce young scientists and artists to basic concepts. Children must ...
Mar
8
Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show
Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and Rodeo
Family fun at this event just keeps coming! Clowns, cattle shows, musicians and bands, exotic petting zoo, kiddie karnival, Carnival Midway rides, act...
Mar
8
Spring Break Glow & Play Day (McAllen)
Free open play for everyone! Give the kids an activity to do during spring break. Special promotions for new event bookings! Lunch, drinks, snacks, Gl...
Mar
9
Magic Tree House Book Club
An interactive book club for homeschooled children ages 6-11. Our first book will be Dinosaurs Before Dark!
Mar
10
childrens-museum-brownsville
Spring Break Bash at Children’s Museum of Brownsville
Join us for a spring break fit for a Superhero! We will have crafts and games throughout the day to ensure you have a terrific spring break!
Mar
10
Texas Independence Celebration
SAN BENITO – Volunteers to participate as reenactors at the Battle of the Alamo, Goliad and San Jacinto are being recruited to participate in this y...
Mar
10
Nature Tots: Nature Feelings (Quinta Mazatlan)
A special hour of “nature play” designed specifically for our youngest visitor – ages 1-3. Children explore the feelings and sounds ...
Mar
10
Quinta Mazatlan Discovery Days- Insects are COOL!
Some of our craziest and coolest creatures in the forest are INSECTS! Come learn all about what makes an insect different than other invertebrates. Tr...
Mar
10
Prenatal Yoga
Serving the Rio Grande Valley with weekly prenatal yoga bliss. Combining yoga stretches and breathwork with childbirth education to empower women, fos...
Mar
10
Quinta Mazatlan Discovery Days- Insects are COOL!
Some of our craziest and coolest creatures in the forest are INSECTS! Come learn all about what makes an insect different than other invertebrates. Tr...
Mar
10
YogaPlay Free Family Yoga (Ages 4 & up!)
Join YogaPlay for a free family yoga class in the front lawn at Frontera Audubon! Class consists of fun yoga activities for families with children 4 a...
Mar
12
Hands In Art Spring Break Camp
*Camps are $100 for half day/full week and $180 for a full day/full week per child, with discount options for additional family members. *Half day cam...
Mar
12
Sylvan Spring Break Camp
Spring Break camp for kids in grades K-5! Activities include robotics, coding, engineering, STEM games, story time, art, crafts, lunch and a movie. Mu...
Mar
12
Spring Break Photoshop Boot Camp
Spring Break Photoshop Boot Camp
Are you on a mission to find an EASY and FUN way to learn how to use Photoshop? Then look no further! This 5-day boot camp is set to teach you the fun...
Mar
12
Harlingen Library Spring Break
Bloom Into Nature: Harlingen Public Library
Monday: Nature Journaling and Sketching Pt. 1 Tuesday: Nature Journaling and Sketching Pt. 2 Wednesday: Monarchs and Milkweed Thursday: Animal Investi...
Mar
12
Kid’s Spring Break Events: McAllen Public Library
Monday: Build and create with LEGO Club. Recommended for children in 1st-5th grade. Tuesday: Experience some virtual reality fun during our VR Showcas...
Mar
12
Spring Break Activities for Teens: McAllen Public Library
Monday: Attention gamers! Start your Spring Break right! We invite you to put your Super Smash Bros skills to the test and come battle your friends an...
Mar
13
Easter Festival at San Benito Public Library
The San Benito Public Library and the Friends of the San Benito Public library are hosting their 4th annual Easter Festival. Please join us at our cel...
Mar
13
Spring Break Camp
Grades 1-3 Jedi Youngling Welcome, young Jedi initiate! Begin your training in the Jedi arts as you learn the science behind a lightsaber’s glow, ma...
Mar
13
Quinta Mazatlan Spring Break Activities
Treasure Hunt Tuesday- Take the family challenge to find 10 treasures in the woods, and take home a surprise at each station. Date: Tuesday, March 13,...
Mar
13
Spring Break Safari: Paleo-Indian/Coahuiltecans
We live lives full of distractions and frequently miss capturing precious moments and memorable experiences with our loved ones. The museum is a perfe...
Mar
13
Quinta Mazatlan Spring Break Activities
Treasure Hunt Tuesday- Take the family challenge to find 10 treasures in the woods, and take home a surprise at each station. Date: Tuesday, March 13,...
Mar
14
Quinta Mazatlan Spring Break Activities
Watercolor Wednesday- No skill needed to create a beautiful nature painting using a unique watercolor technique. Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Time:...
Mar
14
Spring Break Safari: Picture Scavenger Hunt
We live lives full of distractions and frequently miss capturing precious moments and memorable experiences with our loved ones. The museum is a perfe...
Mar
14
Quinta Mazatlan Spring Break Activities
Watercolor Wednesday- No skill needed to create a beautiful nature painting using a unique watercolor technique. Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Time:...
Mar
14
Sunset Geocaching at McAllen Nature Center
Sunset Geocaching (McAllen Nature Center)
Geocaching is a new-age scavenger hunt! Geocaches are small, enclose capsules hidden in strange places, that are located with a smartphone or handheal...
Mar
15
Quinta Mazatlan Spring Break Activities
Throwback Thursday- Learn skills of early cultures: rope-making, fire-starting, & animal trapping. Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 Time: 11:00 am- ...
Mar
15
Spring Break Safari: Women During the Late 1800s
We live lives full of distractions and frequently miss capturing precious moments and memorable experiences with our loved ones. The museum is a perfe...
Mar
15
Quinta Mazatlan Spring Break Activities
Throwback Thursday- Learn skills of early cultures: rope-making, fire-starting, & animal trapping. Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 Time: 11:00 am- ...
Mar
16
HOP HOP HOORAY! EASTER EVENT Build-A-Bear Workshop®
There’s Easter fun by the basketful during weekends at Build-A-Bear Workshop®, March 16-18, March 23-25 and March 30 – April 1! Bunny hop on in a...
Mar
16
Quinta Mazatlan Spring Break Activities
Feathery Fun Friday- Introduction to the life-long hobby of birdwatching. Identify calls, learn how to feed, how to choose binoculars and bird books. ...
Mar
16
Spring Break Safari: Back to the Past
We live lives full of distractions and frequently miss capturing precious moments and memorable experiences with our loved ones. The museum is a perfe...
Mar
16
Quinta Mazatlan Spring Break Activities
Feathery Fun Friday- Introduction to the life-long hobby of birdwatching. Identify calls, learn how to feed, how to choose binoculars and bird books. ...
Mar
17
St. Patricks Day 5K Pharr
St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk (Pharr)
1 Mile Run begins at 8AM. 5K Run/Walk begins at 9AM.
Mar
17
Quinta Mazatlan Monarch Festival
A festival to celebrate the arrival of the Monarch Butterflies, with crafts, nature presentation, butterfly garden information, music, art, food, and ...
Mar
17
Toy Photography Class
Kids, bring your toys from a galaxy far far away to life with your parents smart phone/tablet camera & also learn the basic skills of photography ...
Mar
17
Sunset Nature Walk (McAllen Nature Center)
Join a Mcallen Nature Center staff member for a fun, one-hour walk exploring nature on our trails! Wear weather appropriate clothing, close-toed shoes...
Mar
18
World Water Day
Discover the importance of water and water conservation in our community! Join us as we celebrate World Water Day. This year we’re exploring the won...
Mar
21
Photos with the Easter Bunny at La Plaza Mall
Sponsored by Gymboree This year, skip the line and book your family’s reservation with the Easter Bunny online at simonbunny.com Mondays-Thursda...
Mar
21
Easter Bunny Court: Sunrise Mall (Brownsville)
Visits with the Easter Bunny are always free, however personal photography is not permitted. Bunny’s Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10am –...
Mar
22
Tasts of McAllen
Taste of McAllen
Event from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at McAllen Convention Center Oval Park Doors open at 6:30 pm for VIP ticket holders Discount tickets for Children ages ...
Mar
23
Boost Event Arbitrary Dreams by Briana Garza
he Espresso Cup Café LLC in Edinburg, Texas, is leading the way in cultivating emerging local artists by offering them display space and promoting th...
Mar
23
Road to Easter
Walk through events of the last week in Jesus’ life leading up to Easter in engaging and memorable ways, then enjoy Easter egg coloring, jump house ...
Mar
23
Adoption Auction & Market Fundraiser
You are invited to a fun event of shopping and bidding! This event is to help us raise money for our adoption expenses. Many are surprised to find out...
Mar
24
FREE Photos with the Easter Bunny at Bass Pro Shops (Harlingen)
Crafts and FREE 4×6 photo with the Easter Bunny! Sat. March 24: 11A-6P Sun. 3/25: 11A-4P Mon. 3/26: 6-8P Tues. 3/27: 6-8P Wed. 3/28: 6-8P Thurs. ...
Mar
24
Bunny Dash Edinburg
Bunny Dash 5K Run (Edinburg)
2nd Annual Bunny Dash 5K Run/ Kids Half Mile Bunny Hop. -Register by March 9 for guaranteed T-Shirt – Packet Pick Up @ Valley Running Co on Marc...
Mar
24
Edens Lilly Spring on the Farm
Spring on the Farm
Cuddle a bunny, see baby chicks, pat a new baby calf, snuggle with a piglet, learn to milk a goat, and see where our animals live and what they eat!
Mar
24
Chick-Fil-A Easter Breakfast
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Hop on over to Chick-Fil-A Sharyland Towne Crossing for breakfast with the Easter Bunny and fun activities for the whole family!
Mar
24
Quinta Mazatlan Nature Tots
A special free hour of “nature play” designed for the tots. Children have free time to explore the various interactive stations! Date: Sat...
Mar
24
Play in the Park
Take this opportunity to connect, play and pray together with other parents of young children. A simple, child-friendly activity and snack will be pro...
Mar
24
Quinta Mazatlan Discovery Days- Insects are COOL!
Some of our craziest and coolest creatures in the forest are INSECTS! Come learn all about what makes an insect different than other invertebrates. Tr...
Mar
24
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt (McAllen)
Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt, underwater style! All participants must be accompanied by a parent and must pre-register online. Groups divided by age.
Mar
24
5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt (San Benito)
Join us in San Benito for our 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Eric Garza, District Clerk of Cameron County. It all continues on Saturday, Marc...
Mar
25
Easter Bunny
Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny
Sit. Stay. Say Cheese! Bring your furry friend to visit the Easter Bunny and have a special commemorative photo made during this special limited engag...
Mar
25
IMAS Youth Art Classes: Watercolor (Grades K-5)
Watercolor painting for children in grades K-5. $10 for members and $15 for non-members (includes cost for general admission). All supplies are includ...
Mar
25
World Water Day Celebration at IMAS (McAllen)
Discover the importance of water and water conservation in our community! Join us as we celebrate World Water Day. This year we’re exploring the...
Mar
25
IMAS Art-watercolor
IMAS Youth Art Classes: Watercolor (Grades 6-12)
Watercolor painting for students in grades 6-12. $10 for members and $15 for non-members (includes cost for general admission). All supplies are inclu...
Mar
26
Mammogram Screenings in Harlingen for March 2018
Three events scheduled in Harlingen for Mammogram screenings at our office (2815 S 77 Sunshine Strip). March 6 130-5pm, March 13 2-5pm, and March 26 8...
Mar
26
Mammogram Screenings in Harlingen for March 2018
Three events scheduled in Harlingen for Mammogram screenings at our office (2815 S 77 Sunshine Strip). March 6 130-5pm, March 13 2-5pm, and March 26 8...
Mar
27
Retooled; Dr Bradley Lecture and Reception
The International Museum of Art & Science is pleased to announce ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection, an engaging and thought-provo...
Mar
28
Eggstravaganza: Southmost Branch Library
It’s Easter time at the library! The first 150 kids will get to color their own Easter baskets. Afterwards, join us outside for a fun Easter hun...
Mar
29
Eggstravaganza: Brownsville Main Library
5:00 – 6:00 pm – Decorate Easter Baskets in Lobby. 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Easter Egg Hunt in Front Yard. 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Meet the Easter ...
Mar
30
Glitzy Glam Kids Art Night (Harlingen)
Glitzy Glam will have kids art night on the last Friday of every month. While parents are enjoying art night on Jackson St.we will be enjoying art nig...
Mar
31
Quinta Mazatlan
Quinta Mazatlan EGG-stravaganza (McAllen)
A special way to celebrate the holiday focusing on ALL of nature’s eggs! Come with your basket, and visit ten different prize egg stations, incl...
Mar
31
The Great Inflatable Race (Brownsville)
The Great Inflatable Race is a fun run with inflatable obstacles spread throughout the running course. You and your friends will feel like kids again ...
Mar
31
6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt (Brownsville)
Hop on over to Chick-fil-A Morrison Road for our 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Join us, bring the Family for a morning full of music, face painting, fun...
Mar
31
Spring on the Farm
Additional date!!! Saturday March 31!!. Spring on the Farm A spring celebration, full of baby ducks,chicks, bunnies, and lots of spring/easter themed ...
Mar
31
Bunny Bash at IMAS (McAllen)
Join us for an egg-cellent celebration! Activities include jelly bean science, bunny art, story time, and an egg hunt! The egg hunt will start at 10:0...
Mar
31
Fold Lecture: Dr. Katherine Mcallen, “Luxuries of Trade: Folding Screens in Colonial Latin America.”
FOLD is an exhibition of contemporary works by thirteen female artists who explore the concept of the fold in terms of form and conceptual metaphor in...
Mar
31
Cascaron
If you haven’t found the time to decorate Easter eggs, there is still time to participate in Cascarón! to be held at the Museum of South Texas Hist...
Mar
31
Easter Egg Hunt at Bass Pro Shops (Harlingen)
Go to each of the 5 departments listed below and collect 1 egg from each department. Return eggs to the registration desk to claim your candy. Please ...
Mar
31
Easter at Big Red's Ranch
Easter at the Ranch (San Benito)
Registration will be limited and there will not be any tickets sold on the day of the event (please do not come without a ticket) General Admission: $...
Mar
31
H-E-B Park Easter Egg Hunt (Edinburg)
Before the RGVFC Toros’ game, we’ll have a special treat for the kids — our first ever Easter Egg Hunt at H-E-B Park. There’s goin...

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