By Lizbet Cantu

Spring Break is finally here! Do you already have plans? If you’re planning on watching conspiracy videos until 3 a.m., sleeping until 3 p.m., or just procrastinating on exams you’ll be having when you return to school,  that’s cool. We’re not here to judge you. But you should keep in mind that there’s always a lot of things going on besides the flea market, the mall, H-E-B, the movies or watching Netflix at home. In fact, there are plenty of events happening for #2017SpringBreak (or however we’re hashtagging it) and St.Patrick’s Day being celebrated around the Rio Grande Valley. Maybe this will be your chance to make new friends, fix a relationship, or just stay home and figure out conspiracy theories. Whatever it may be, these are your events for Spring Break. Enjoy and be careful out there!


Saturday, March 11, 2017


Paddle, Pedal and SUP Town Lake

Invite your family and friends because there will be so much going on at Town Lake, including boat rentals starting at $10 for a 2-seater pedal boat, bicycle rentals, fishing (catch and release), scout group campouts, yoga and so much more! This place is beautiful and you’ll surely love visiting it over this spring break!

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Rental Hours) and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Park Hours)

WHERE: Town Lake at Firemen’s Park, 201 N. 1st Street, McAllen


Boat Rental Fees (30 minutes)

2-Seater Pedal Boat: $10

4-Seater Pedal boat: $20

Single Kayak: $10

Double Kayak: $15

Stand Up Paddleboard: $10

DETAILS: Facebook page event info here.

Image Credits: Paddle, Pedal and SUP Town Lake


Wickerwood’s Dragon Feast Mid-Reign!

Feeling competitive? This event will be recognizing artists of all sorts ranging in art, cooking and more! Competition will run from 1 to 10 p.m. The entrance fee is $5 which will cover feast, entrance and a favor. There can also be the option for a dish/drink which can serve 6-8 people to be entered into the competition.

WHEN: 1 to 10 p.m., Saturday, March 11

WHERE: 3402 South Westgate Drive, Weslaco

COST: $5

DETAILS: Facebook info here.


Sunday, March 12, 2017


The Illusionists-Live from Broadway

Want to see some magic? Seven of the greatest illusionists on earth-THE ILLUSIONISTS – Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe as they mesmerize audiences of all ages with their astonishing magic performed on stage! Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and for the first time ever in history, a full view water torture escape.

WHEN: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, March 12

WHERE: McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen
COST: $25 to $100

DETAILS: Facebook event info here.

GET TICKETS: Tickets here.

Image Credits: The Illusionists 


Kid’s Crabby Painting

Do you have kids and want to spend this break with them? Say no more! Tipsy Canvas will be hosting a crabby painting event for $25 per seat, plus free face painting! They will have other kid’s events throughout the break! Check their calendar here.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 12

WHERE Tipsy Canvas, 800 N. Main St. #430, McAllen

COST: $25 per seat

DETAILS: Facebook event info here.


Monday, March 13, 2017


PAWS Cadet Camp

The Laurie P. Andrew PAWS Center will be having a camp where kids can learn responsible, pet ownership, animal care and kindness toward animals. Some of the activities will consist of guest speakers, games, canine training provided by K9 RGV Training Centre, reading to cats and dogs, educational information, making treats and crafts for animals, and even an opportunity to see a live spay/neuter surgery which can be a great opportunity for those children thinking of pursuing a career in veterinary medicine!

Space is limited and activities are suitable for kids 11-13 with a fee of $175.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 13-17

WHERE: The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center, 2451 N. U.S. Exp. 281, Edinburg

COST: $175

CALL: (956) 720 – 4563

DETAILS: Facebook page info here.

Image Credits: Paws Cadet Camp


Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Movie Night!

B & E Art Studio will be hosting a free, art film by Tim Burton “Big Eyes” with popcorn and snacks. The event welcomes everyone from kids to adults, and you can even bring your pillows and blankets!

WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 14

WHERE: B & E Art Studio, 801 International Blvd. Suite 8, Brownsville
COST: Free

CALL: (956) 525-9679

DETAILS: Facebook event info here.

Image Credits: SONGS


Lil Wayne’s Spring Break Beach Bash

That’s right. Lil Wayne, Migos and others at Clayton’s Beach Bar & Event Venue in South Padre Island on March 14. Tunechi will also be performing. They can sell out of tickets any minute, so hurry! In case they do, you can always check the ticketing tent for any possible tickets on that night. Good luck!

WHEN 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 14

WHERE Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill, 6900 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island

DETAILS Facebook event info here.

Image Credits: Lil Wayne’s Beach Bash 


Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Ultimate Music Experience (UME)

Artists like Marshmello, Tiesto and ZEDD will be performing along with many other electronic/EDM/hip-hop artists. This will basically be giant beach party for three days. It’s going to be out of this world! Really, there are no words to describe this event better than this trailer here. Already watched it? This is the info:

WHEN March 16-18

WHERE Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill, 6900 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island

COST: Packages start at 174.95

DETAILS: Web info for tickets, details, hotel bookings and more UME

Image Credits: U.M.E


Cantastic Night 2017

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley and Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show will be partnering up for Cantastic 2017 which will allow unlimited rides for $25, OR you can bring four cans of non-perishable food which can give you a discount price of $15, that’s right, $15!

WHEN: 4 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 15

WHERE: Mercedes Livestock Showgrounds, 1000 N. Texas Ave., Mercedes

CALL: (956) 565-2456

DETAILS: Facebook event info here. Website here.


Want to know what else is going on during this week here? Check the calendar out here!


Thursday, March 16, 1017


Kodak Black & 21 Savage Live in Concert

Kodak Black and 21 Savage are live in concert at Clayton’s! Tickets start at $21 on their website.

WHEN: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Thursday, March 16

WHERE: Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill, 6900 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island

COST: Starts at $30

DETAILS: Facebook Event info here. Ticket info here.

Image Credits: Kodak Black & 21 Savage Live in Concert


Network Night

Not sure if you want to do any of the above? Maybe get a little work done over the break? Well, Alamo Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Network Night where you can bring your business information to share! There will be food and refreshments, plus door prizes!

WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 16

WHERE: Gallegos Trevino Bookkeeping, 809 Main St., Alamo

CALL: (956) 787 2117

DETAILS: Facebook event page here.


Friday, March 17, 2017 (St. Patrick’s Day)



Kiss Me, I’m Human

Bold Organization of Designers will be hosting this event at Yerberia Cultura to celebrate world culture filled with music, art, food and drinks, plus helping local graphic designers! General Admission is $5 and anyone under 21 $10.

WHEN: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday, March 17

WHERE: Yerberia Cultura, 613 S 17th Street, McAllen

COST: $5 for 21 and ovner; $10 for under 21

DETAILS: Facebook event info here.


St. Patricks Day Workout Event

Not feeling like drinking all day and actually want to get some exercise done? There’s a workout event on St. Patrick’s Day which will be perfect for you hosted by Then & Now Personal Training! The cost per person will be of $5, so bring your water, yoga mat, and come get fit this holiday!

WHEN: 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., Friday, March 17

WHERE: South Park, 315 E. Palm Dr., Edinburg

COST: $5

CALL: (956) 578-9313

DETAILS: Facebook page info here.

Image Credits: St. Patrick’s Workout Event


Saturday, March 18, 2017


Pulga Fest: Spring Broke $2

Bands, food and vendors! Come sell (or buy and save) with this event!

WHEN 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday, March 18

WHERE Yerberia Cultura, 613 S. 17th St., McAllen


DETAILS Facebook event info here.


9th Annual Golf Tournament

Do you like golf and want to get some money by playing it? Well, Donna Lions Club will be hosting its 9th annual scholarship Golf Tournament at Tierra del Sol in Pharr. There will be prizes awarded and door prizes.

WHEN 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 18

WHERE Tierra Del Sol Golf, 700 E. Hall Acres Road, Pharr

CALL (956) 460-7801

DETAILS Facebook event info here.


Rae Sremmurd with Clinton Sparks

Rae Sremmurd with Clinton Sparks will be performing at Clayton’s Spring Break for $40 for general admission or $60 VIP.

WHEN 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday, March 18

WHERE Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill, 6900 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island

COST $40 or $60 VIP

CALL (956) 789 – 7902

DETAILS Facebook event info here.

Image Credits: South Padre Island

For more information on the events going starting Saturday, March 11 to March 25 at Clayton’s, visit the events page HERE.


Sunday, March 19, 2017


Vipers Vs Northern Arizona

The Vipers are going up against Northern Arizona at 6 p.m. at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo! Ticket prices range from $14 to $50 and can be purchased at

WHEN 6 p.m. Sunday, March 19

WHERE State Farm Arena, 2600 N. 10 St., Hidalgo

DETAILS Facebook event info here. Ticket info here.


Lil Yachty Live at Clayton’s

Lil Yachty will be live at Clayton’s starting at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $40 and can be purchased on Clayton’s website.

WHEN 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday, March 19

WHERE Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill, 6900 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island

COST $20 to $40

DETAILS Facebook event info here.

Image Credits: Lil Yachty Live at Claytons

Featured Image: U.M.E

And there you have it, folks, enjoy your spring break, be safe, don’t die, and please, have fun!