RGV Spring Break Events & Activities

Spring Break Activities in the RGV

You asked; we answered! Here’s our 2017 Guide to Spring Break in the RGV.

We’ve got everything from camps and cultural events to storytimes and pool parties. If we missed anything, feel free to share in the comments. Enjoy!


Main Branch Library [Tuesdays @ 11 am / Wednesdays @ 5 pm]

Southmost Branch Library [Mondays@ 5:30 / Wednesdays @ 5:30]


Sekula Memorial Library [Friday @ 10 am]

Museum of South Texas History  [Saturday, March 18th @ 2 pm]


Harlingen Public Library

McAllen/ Mission:

Lark Library [Tuesday @ 11 am / Thursday @ 10:30 am]

Mcallen Main Library [Tuesday @ 10 am / Thursday @ 5 pm]

Palmview Library

Rio Grande City:

Rio Grande City Public Library 

Children’s Museum of Brownsville | Brownsville
501 E. Ringgold Street #5 (Dean Porter Park) • Brownsville, TX

Monday: 12 PM – 5 PM
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM

TinkerSpace: Sand Art [March 7-12th]
Super Spring Break – March 11-19th
Brain Day – March 18th

Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum | Harlingen
2425 Boxwood St • Harlingen, TX

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: 1 PM – 4 PM

International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen

Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Brain Day – March 11th
IMAS Scout Workshops – March 11-12th
Operation Imagination Spring Break Camp – March 13-17th
Art After Dark – March 16th
World Water Day – March 23rd

Mitte Cultural District | Brownsville, TX

Museums of Port Isabel | SPI/Port Isabel

Pick Your Own Farm [March 11, 17, and 18th]

Earth Kids! [Monday, March 13th]

Pools Gone Wild! [March 13th – March 17th]

5k on St. Patrick’s Day [Tuesday, March 14th]

Monarch Celebration [Saturday, March 18th]

Pack a picnic or pack up the car! Check out these helpful guides as you plan your Spring Break activities.

Get Out and Play: RGV Parks

Traveling Around Texas

State Parks & Nature Centers:

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
714 Raul Longoria Road, Edinburg, TX
Monday – Saturday • 8am – 5pm

McAllen Nature Center
Monday  – Sunday • 8am – 5pm (and 6:30 on Fri.)
4101 W Business Highway 83 • McAllen, TX

Quinta Mazatlan
Tuesday – Saturday • 8am – 5pm
600 Sunset Drive • McAllen, TX

Estero Llano Grande
Monday  – Friday • 8am – 5 pm
3301 S International Blvd • Weslaco, TX

Dean Porter Park
501 E Ringgold St • Brownsville, TX

IMAS Scout Sleepover Overnight [March 11th – March 12th]

Painting Camp [March 13th – March 17th]

Crafting Camp [March 13th – March 17th]

Ceramics Camp [March 13th – March 17th]

Operation Imagination Spring Break Camp at IMAS [March 13th – March 17th]

March Madness Water Camp [March 13th – March 17th]

‘Two Friends of Mine’ A Children’s Painting Class [March 18th]


RGV Livestock Show [March 9 – 18th]

Ballet San Antonio [McAllen PAC – Friday, March 17th]

Spring Arts Festival [Saturday, March 18th]

Art Walk – RGC Public Library [March 23rd – rescheduled date]


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