FRONTERA AUDUBON NATURE PRESERVE
1101 S TEXAS BLVD, WESLACO, TX 78596
Frontera Audubon is a 15-acre nature preserve in the heart of the City of Weslaco, providing a haven for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife that thrive among the native habitats of its Tamaulipan Thornscrub forest, orchard butterfly garden, wetlands, and ponds.
VALLEY NATURE CENTER
301 S BORDER AVE, WESLACO, TX 78596
Loop through six acres of pure nature and feed the birds at Valley Nature Center, a secret garden that is the oldest nature center in the Rio Grande Valley, and the only non-profit center fully dedicated to environmental education south of San Antonio and east of Eagle Pass. Includes Cactus Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Bird Feeding Stations, 1/4 Acre Wetland, Board Walk, Small Ponds, Walking Trails, and more!
ESTERO LLANO GRANDE WORLD BIRDING CENTER
3301 S INTERNATIONAL BLVD, WESLACO, TX 78599
At the geographic center of the Rio Grande Valley, Estero Llano Grande at the eastern edge of Weslaco attracts a spectacular array of South Texas wildlife with its varied landscape of shallow lake, woodlands and thorn forest. Even beginning birders and nature lovers enjoy exploring this 230 plus-acre refuge, featuring the largest wetlands environment in the World Birding Center network. Walk the trails in search of the alligator or drink in the view from the deck!
SANTA ANA NATURAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
3325 GREEN JAY, ALAMO, TX 78516
Established in 1943, Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is positioned southwest of Weslaco along two major migratory routes for many species of birds, which makes this 2,088 acre parcel the ‘jewel of the National Wildlife Refuge System.’ Santa Ana offers 14 miles of trails, an open-air tram ride and guided nature walk, giving visitors an opportunity to see birds, butterflies and many plant species not found anywhere else in the United States beyond deep South Texas.
500 S TEXAS BLVD, WESLACO, TX 78596
Come to the Weslaco Museum, where the sites and sounds of the past come alive. Visit the historical exhibits including the earliest Native American cultures, the arrival of the Spanish, the Tejano culture, Revolutions and Wars, the founding of this City, and the local culture that makes Weslaco one of a kind! Be sure to check out the rotating monthly exhibits showcasing art and history.
525 S KANSAS AVE, WESLACO, TX 78596
The Mayor Joe V. Sanchez Weslaco Public Library is a two-story Spanish style building joined by the Mayor Eugene A. Braught Memorial Theater and a courtyard featuring a fountain and tropical plantings. Patrons have access to books, large print materials, a Texas history collection, audio books, art prints, word processors, reference databases, and the Internet. Other services include Homework Help, an annual summer reading program for children and families, and monthly exhibits.
BRAUGHT MEMORIAL THEATER
525 S KANSAS AVE, WESLACO, TX 78596
The Mayor Eugene A. Braught Memorial Theater, across the fountain courtyard from the main Library building, consists of an auditorium, ticket booth, dressing rooms, and reception area. The auditorium seats 174, facing a recently renovated stage with traditional wood tile, red curtains, and movie screen, perfect for cultural events such as lectures, films, and musical concerts.
120 S KANSAS AVE, WESLACO, TX 78596
This intimate, indoor theater-in-the-round hosts local civic theatre troupes for live productions. Built within a decommissioned ground water tank, the stage hosts poetry readings, story tellings, musical comedies, and dramatic performances. Follow the playbills and make reservations early as seating in this unique theater is limited to just 100 people.
A modern movie theater featuring ten large screens, including 3D and surround sound, shows current blockbusters. Showtimes are seven days a week, with early morning matinees and late night sneak previews.
WESMER DRIVE-IN THEATER
2090 W BUSINESS 83, MERCEDES, TX 78570
Pile in the car to see the latest Hollywood releases at a traditional drive-in theater! Cost is just $10/vehicle, with discounted Tuesdays, for nightly double-features. Movies are digitally projected and audio broadcast through the car's radio dial. Open the tailgate or set up the lawn chairs but leave enough time to hit the concession stand!
In the 1937 downtown Weslaco was dubbed the "city of neon" as downtown businesses used the gas filled tubes for signage. The place to be on Saturday night was downtown Weslaco for an ice cream soda at the corner drug store or dinner at Keno’s Café and dancing at the Villa de Cortez. Today, businesses still use neon lights and you can still eat at Keno's, dance at the Cortez, and shop the specialty stores, antique shops, and Bugambilias Marketplace, an emporium of unique shops in one building.
345 SOUTH TEXAS BOULEVARD, WESLACO, TX 78596
Join the Block Party when Weslaco closes its main street to through traffic and opens it to live musical performance, art displays, sidewalk sales, and food and drinks downtown. Monthly on a Thursday evening on Texas Boulevard.
TEXAS ONION FEST
300 NORTH AIRPORT DRIVE, WESLACO, TX 78596
This festival celebrates the development of the world-famous Texas 1015 Texas Sweet Onion, developed in Weslaco. This one-day event includes live entertainment on two stages, a dancing horse show, cooking demonstrations, children's rides, a car show and the famous onion eating contest. The festival is held annually each Spring on a Saturday in Mayor Pablo G. Pena City Park.
MID VALLEY LIGHT CHRISTMAS PARADE
901 TEXAS BLVD N, WESLACO, TX 78596
Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Weslaco as it comes alive with lights and holiday magic during the annual Mid Valley Lighted Christmas Parade. This holiday event every December celebrates the spirit of the Rio Grande Valley with holiday decorations, lighted floats, and marching bands.
MID-VALLEY EVENTS SANTA DASH
255 S. KANSAS AVE., WESLACO, TX 78596
We want to fill the Streets with Santas! The RGV Santa Dash is the valley’s newest and biggest Santa Claus themed 5K Run/Walk/family-friendly festival of the holiday season. Come enjoy hot cocoa & coffee, LIVE band, Food vendors, and Santa's Station, where kids and adults can visit Santa!