Spring Break 2016: Events and Activities Guide


Spring Break is around the corner! How are you planning to keep your young ones busy? There’s a TON of stuff going on across the RGV, so we rounded up some ideas from our contributing writers to get you started.

SPRING BREAK 2016 Events and Activities Guide in the RGV


Be RAAD. Read Across America Day.

Show your reading spirit and honor the good doctor by wearing something red and white on March 2nd and join Rio Grande Valley Moms Blog on Instagram (along with millions of others) and show us a glimpse of your RAAD (Read Across America Day)!

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TinkerSpace- Children’s Museum of Brownsville

March 14th – 19th • 11:30 am-3:000 pm

501 E. Ringgold Street #5 (Dean Porter Park) • Brownsville, TX

Join CMB for a collaborative art project, 11:30 am & 3 pm daily!

Lakeshore Learning Craft Days

March 12th & March 19th • 11am – 3pm

1316 E. Expressway 83 • McAllen, TX

Free craft activity for ages 3 and up. Drop in from 11 am – 3 pm on Saturdays!

IMAS- Extended Hours

March 14th – 18th • 9 am – 5 pm

1900 W Nolana Ave • McAllen, TX

**IMAS has joined Museums for All, offering $1.00 admission for up to four people when you show a WIC or EBT card.**

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IMAS Fun Days: Operation Imagination

March 14th – 18th • 9 am- 4 pm

Hands-on art and science projects, plus fun presentations and more.

NON-MEMBERS: $40 Full Day $20 Half Day
MEMBERS: $36 Full Day $18 Half Day
EXTRAS: $5/day Before OR After Care $8/day Before AND After Care

Full Day sessions are from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please bring a brown lunch bag.
Half Day sessions are from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Before Care from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., After Care from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tipsy Canvas Art Camp– Brownsville & McAllen

March 14th – 17th • 9 am – 12 pm

Brownsville: 1425 E Ruben Torres Blvd Ste. B

McAllen: 800 N Main St #430

Painting, snacks, and a casual art show— plus a free painting apron.

RATES: $125 for all 4 days, or $35/ day. Sign up at least a week in advance.

STEMtastic Spring Break Camp

March 14th – 18th • 7:30 am  – 5:30 pm

702 Culllen Street (The Legacy Center) • Edinburg, TX

Register NOW for this awesome day camp, featuring hands-on science and technology activities.


First Book – Edinburg CISD

Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (while books last)

South Middle School Gymnasium • 601 Freddy Gonzalez Drive • Edinburg, TX 78539

Stop by to receive free books for every child in your family to take home and keep forever. ECISD is working with First Book, a national nonprofit organization, and Edinburg AFT, the local school employees union, to get free books to kids. Each member of the First Book network will be able to select 20 books to take home (as long as books last). Families will be able to select 5 books to take home per child.

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Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo

March 11 – 20, 2016

Mercedes, TX

All info and tickets are on their website. You can also download a schedule of events here.


Tiny 2K Glow Run

Saturday, March 12th • 7 – 8 pm

Las Palmas Community Center • 1921 N. 25th Street • McAllen, TX

A fun run for ages 2 – 7 years. (Registration ends March 9th)

Spring Fairy Festival

March 19th • 2pm – 6pm

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands • 714 Raul Longoria Road • Edinburg, TX

Use your imagination to build your own fairy homes and enjoy a presentation on how aniamls build their own shelters. Admission is FREE.

$4 per fairy home participant, includes natural materials bundle / $1 for additional bundles. Fairy Garden Class is $20, and includes take home fairy garden. Registration Required. For more information or to register, please call (956)381-9922 or visit us at www.EdinburgWBC.org.

10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run

March 19th • 9 am

PSJA ISD Stadium • 700 E Gore Ave

Register now and pay $15/ adult or $5/ youth. 1-mile Fun Run for kids starts at 8 am. 5K run/ walk starts at 9 am.

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Pools Gone Wild

March 14th – 18th • 3 – 6 pm

Municipal Pool • 1921 N. Bicentennial BLvd • McAllen, TX

Music, games, prizes and more for all ages, even teens. Entry is $2.50/person

Movie in the Park

March 19th  • 7pm

West Side Park • 1000 S. Ware Road • McAllen, TX

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with a FREE showing of Minions in the park.


Edinburg Scenic Wetlands 

714 Raul Longoria Road, Edinburg, TX

Monday – Saturday • 8am – 5pm

Visit the nationally-recognized World Birding Center for birds, butterflies, and native plant trails.

McAllen Nature Center

Monday  – Sunday • 8am – 5pm (and 6:30 on Fri.)

4101 W Business Highway 83 • McAllen, TX

The Nature Center just announced their March programs, including Wednesday yoga, Friday night hikes, and family hikes on Saturday!

Quinta Mazatlan

Tuesday – Saturday • 8am – 5pm

600 Sunset Drive • McAllen, TX

Historic Mansion with birding, butterflies, and easy nature trails. Plus, activities for kids.

Fantastical Creatures: Estero Llano Grande

March 15 – March 18th • 8am – 5 pm

3301 S International Blvd • Weslaco, TX

Family events happening all day long, plus a different, special activity each day from 2:30 – 4 pm.

Call 956-381-9922 to register.


Also, check out the City of McAllen Parks and Recreation McFun 2016 Events Guide for more ongoing spring events, activities, and classes! And don’t forget our guide to Splash Parks across the RGV.

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What are you planning? Share any events we missed in the comments below!



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Renee K.
Hi. I’m Renee. Last year, I left my full-time job in New York, moved back home to Texas, bought a house, and popped out my first baby. Luckily, I did this all with my awesome husband and our totally bewildered cat. Now that we’re living in the RGV, I’m getting to know a whole new side of Texas— which I love. I also love my little girl, public libraries, fresh margaritas, adult conversation, and anything funny or satirical. (I used to love sleeping, but I think we all know that’s a lost cause.) When I’m not adjusting to life with a toddler, I'm working from home as a freelance copywriter. Oh, and downing copious amounts of iced coffee.



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