We are Weslaco... and We like to entertain!
Weslaco's central location in the Rio Grande Valley has created a hot spot of entertainment. Just take an evening cruise through downtown Weslaco and you'll discover a wide variety of great dining establishments and maybe take part in one of our many exciting Weslaco events.
Weslaco is home to the Texas Onion Fest
held every April at Weslaco City Park. Onion Fest celebrates the development of the world famous Texas 1015 Onion which was developed in Weslaco, Texas, by Dr. Leonard Pike at the Texas A&M University Extension Service. This all-day event includes a variety of musical entertainment, sweet onion blossoms, arts & crafts, famous dancing horse shows, kiddy rides, onion eating contests, and more!
The annual Rio Grande Valley South Texas Music Festival is held in February at the Livestock Show Grounds in Mercedes and includes three days of country and bluegrass music. The Weslaco Chamber hosts a preview concert the week before with live performances by a few bands.
Every third Thursday of the month (with a few exceptions due to schedule conflicts), come out to downtown Texas Blvd. and enjoy Alfresco Weslaco, a monthly jazz and art festival. Enjoy live jazz music, art displays, vendor booths, and all kinds of delicious food and drinks. Check our calendar for the upcoming festival date.
Weslaco's downtown comes alive with lights and holiday magic during the annual Mid Valley Lighted Christmas Parade held the first Friday in December. The parade line-up includes antique cars, marching bands, dancers, and equestrians, making it an unforgettable experience. Lights, music, and fanfare make every float a must see at this parade. Attendees bring their lawn chairs and arrive early for a great spot.
Throughout the year, Weslaco’s Tower Theatre presents live productions by local thespians. This "theatre in the round" was created from a historic water storage tank and seats 100 people. The performances are enjoyed by all ages.
In the fall, the community rallies together for Friday Night Football. The lights at the Bobby Lackey Stadium remind the community of their spirit of competition. The sound of the band playing, cheerleaders rooting for the team, and the community cheering their Weslaco athletes’ is a common scene on a Friday night in Weslaco.
Weslaco has hosted Pigskin Jubilee in past years. Bands from all over the area come together to compete in the Bobby Lackey Stadium. The sound of music fills the air as the bands march to the rhythm and the color guard adds a touch of dance routines.
Come discover the Weslaco Parks complete with walking trails perfect for walks at dawn or in the evening. Weslaco parks also feature state-of-the-art baseball and softball fields, great for state and local tournaments.