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ONGOING EVENTS

1st FRIDAY ART WALK
7:00 – 9:30 Each First Friday of the Month
The First Friday of every month each member organization of the HeArt of Del Rio host an opening reception for featured artist.  Open to the public, Free!  Art lovers can find everything from traditional art to contemporary and engaging art including painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, graphic art, and textiles.  Not to mention sometimes you’re in for a treat with live music, food and drinks. 


Participating Locations:  

  • La Casa de la Cultura
  • Whitehead Museum
  • Falcon Gallery
  • Pam Bunch Studio
NOCHES MUSICALES
Every Friday June - August
8:00 – 10:30 PM
LIVE MUSIC CONCERT SERIES, every Friday of the summer!  Bring a chair and keep cool at the historical Brown Plaza.  Free event!  Plenty of food vendors so come have dinner with good company and enjoy great music!


MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM
7:00 – 9:30 Every last Friday of the Month

Free Admission! Bring your own chair and watch a Movie on the Whitehead Memorial Museum Grounds.  Concession stand available.

January

Val Verde Junior Livestock Show and BBQ at Val Verde Fairgrounds
The Val Verde County Livestock Show and Premium Auction has been a long standing tradition in our community since 1941.
Presented by the Val Verde County 4-H Club, the Val Verde County Livestock show is a two-day event that showcases local 4-H youth who have invested time and resources into raising, feeding and caring for a variety of animals including rabbits, goats, lambs and swine on a daily basis.  They will be exhibited and judged for market and breeding classes at the Val Verde County 4-H livestock barn at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds.
Contact information:
300 East 17th St.

Del Rio, TX 78840


Phone: 830-774-7591


Fax: 830-775-4920


Email: Val-Verde-tx@tamu.edu
Click here to visit the office website.

1st Friday Art Walk

February

Del Rio Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, Del Rio Civic Center
1st Friday Art Walk


March

St Patrick’s Day Rally Motorcycle RunMDA Fest-Cisco’s Soldiers 5K Fun Run & BBQ Cook off Val Verde Fairgrounds
BBQ Sanctioned by Lone Star Barbecue Society.
All event proceeds to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Border Bass Battle Chamber Fishing Tournament – Lake Amistad
Contact information:  Del Rio Chamber of Commerce  830 -775-3551; 1915 Veteran’s Blvd, Del Rio,Tx.  Website:   drchamber.com

International Women’s Day Celebration La Casa de la Cultura

April

Cajun Fest
1st or 8th  Apr 2017
    •    6pm-10pm
    •    All you can eat Cajun Food! Crawfish, Shrimp, Jumbalaya and more!
    •    Live Music by Dr. Zog Band from Austin, Texas!
    •    Food served only from 6pm-
8pm
    •    Ice Cold Beer, Sodas, and Water available for purchase
    •    Ticket price $25 in advance, $30 at the door
http://www.whiteheadmuseum.org/events.html
Location  Whitehead Museum  1308 S. Main st, Del Rio TX 78840 830-774-7568

Annual Recycle Festival “YUKFEST”
08 April, 3:00 – 11:00 PM
Listen to awesome Punk Rock, Metal, Ska music while celebrating our Earth!   YUKFEST is a recycling f
estival that is coordinated by the Code 88’s and the Casa de la Cultura. 
Entry fee:  recyclables (paper, plastic, aluminum)
Food booths and Art vendors,
http://www.lacasadelacultura.org/calendar-of-events
Location:  La Casa de la Cultura

La Gente Vinyl Club, Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
14 April, 7:30 – 11:30 PM
The Second Fridays of every month La Gente Vinyl Club will host Vinyl Night at the Casa del la Cultura.  Bring your friends and your records!  We’ll listen to music and eve swap records if you want.
http://www.lacasadelacultura.org/calendar-of-events
Location:  La Casa de la Cultura 

Pecos School District Art Camp
21 Apri, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Students and teachers will come to the Casa de la Cultura and work on the potter’s wheel, glaze and paint ceramic bowls, make hand-made paper, create amate folk art, weave on the loom/ ojo de dios, and produce a block printing print.  Our team will also provide storytelling with music.
http://www.lacasadelacultura.org/calendar-of-events
Location:  La Casa de la Cultura

George Paul Memorial Bull Riding
A field of 30 riders featuring three World Champions and 12 National Finals Rodeo qualifiers, and 47 spectacular bulls.  In an event known as the “Super Bull” of bull riding
http://www.georgepaulmemorialbullriding.com/
April 28-29
Contact: 830-775-9595
GPMBR
P.O. Box 421133
Del Rio, TX 78842

May

Adventure Race.   Run. Bike. Row. 
Rules:
Insane members: Individuals who choose to complete all activities on their own. GO FOR GLORY!
Xtreme Teams: Comprised of 4 members who complete the entire course and must stay together as a group throughout the race
Relay Teams: Comprised of 4-8 members, 4 of which have to be on the course at one time (it is up to each team how they want to split up the events)
Cruiser Teams: Comprised of 4-8 members, and anywhere from 1-8 members may be on the course at one time (i.e. one member can run, three can bike, etc.)
– The exception is the rafting portion, which requires 2 OR 4 members
 
    •    Substitutions for team members may only occur at designated checkpoints that are marked as substitute stations
    •    Top Finisher Awards will be given out to participants in the Insane, Xtreme and Relay categories
    •    Each team must provide their own bikes, helmets, eye protection and team vehicle
    •    Race-issued rafts must be used
    •    Life preservers and paddles will be provided (teams may also use their own)

Pricing:
Early bird pricing (thru March 31)
Insane (1 Person) $90
Xtreme (4 person team) $140 per team
Relay (4-8 person team) $180 per team
Cruiser (4-8 person team) $180 per team
Regular pricing (April 1 thru April 29)
Insane (1 Person) $100
Xtreme (4 person team) $150 per team
Relay (4-8 person team) $200 per team
Cruiser (4-8 person team) $200 per team

Contact:
Website:  xladventurerace@gmail.com
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/XLadventurerace/

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
03 May, 6:00pm (ish) – midnight
Brown Plaza Association hosts annual Cinco de Mayo festivities.  Stop by and visit Casa de la Cultura and
visit pachanga in the patio for 5 de mayo festivities.  Music, art & crafts vendors, kids art corner, tamales, gorditias, brisket tacos and much more
http://www.lacasadelacultura.org/calendar-of-events
Location:  Brown Plaza and La Casa de la Cultura

Dino Days
18,19, 20 May, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
18 and 19 May are for school groups only, the 20th is open to the public. Shows by Dinosaur George.
http://www.whiteheadmuseum.org/events.html
Location  Whitehead Museum  1308 S. Main st, Del Rio TX 78840 830-774-7568

Movie at the Museum
26 May
Free Admission, bring your own chair.  Concession stand available.
http://www.whiteheadmuseum.org/events.html
Location  Whitehead Museum  1308 S. Main st, Del Rio TX 78840 830-774-7568

Rock-A-Billy BBQ Family Festival
27 May, 4:00 – 1130 PM
Annual festival of fun in the sun, hot rods, food, games, and some good ole Rockabilly music.  This is a family friendly event so everyone come on out bring your coolers, lawn chairs, and dancing shoes!
Location:  La Casa de la Cultura

June

Noches Musicales
09, 16, 23, 30 Jun, 8:00 – 11:00 PM
Noches Musicales every Friday of the summer!  Bring a chair and keep cool at the historical Brown Plaza.  Free event!  Plenty of food vendors so come have dinner with good company and enjoy great music!
http://www.lacasadelacultura.org/calendar-of-events
Location:  La Casa de la Cultura

Movie at the Museum
30 Jun
Free Admission, bring your own chair.  Concession stand available.
http://www.whiteheadmuseum.org/events.html
Location  Whitehead Museum  1308 S. Main st, Del Rio TX 78840 830-774-7568


July

July 1
13th annual Del Rio Rotary Independence Rodeo
Where: Val Verde Fairgrounds
Premier event for Del Rio, Horse riding, bull riding, calf roping, and kids events.
Wonderful concession stand with great food and drinks
Gates open at 6:30, kids events begin at 7, rodeo begins at 8
Tickets will be available in Mid May for a reasonable price
Questions? Need more info?
Call Fred Bowers @ 830 719-2821 or Pat Bowers @ 830 719-0649


July 1
Color run for the fourth of July
Where: Dr. Alfredo Gutierrez Jr. Ampitheatre
Registration is from 7:30-8:00 am
Run is from 8:30-9:30 am


July 4
4th of July Celebration
Where: Dr. Alfredo Gutierrez Jr. Ampitheatre
Parade begins at 10 am
Free cookies and punch at the Whitehead Museum from 11 am-12pm
Celebration will begin 3-5 pm and end time is to be determined

July 28
Movie at the Museum
Movie is to be determined
FREE ADMISSION
Bring your own chair
Concession stand will be available

August

Every Friday in August
Noches Musicales La Casa De La Cultura
Where: Brown Plaza
8:30-10:20pm
Mariachi, cumbia, rock, contemporary, and more music styles!
For more info. Visit www.delriocultura.org

August 25
Movie at the Museum
Movie is to be determined
FREE ADMISSION
Bring your own chair
Concession stand will be available


September

September 14-16

16 de Septiembre Calebration Brown Plaza
Mexico’s 196th anniversary of Mexico’s Independence
Brown Plaza

September 28
Business Showcase
Del Rio Civic Center
9am-7pm
Food, Drinks, Displays
Short intervals of multiple speakers
5-7pm Mixer with snacks, beer, wine, and sodas



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