If you’re looking for things to do in McAllen this weekend, then be sure to mark your planners for any of the events below that interest you! You can look forward to the First Friday Art Walk, Oktoberfest at Grain to Glass, Beer Yoga at The Yard, and so much more! Read more about each event below!
Friday, October 4th
- Explore the moon, stars, and exoplanets with hands-on art and science activities, and out-of-this-world presentations during the Space Week Celebration at the IMAS until October 6th. For the full schedule of events, please click here.
- Visit the Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch at La Cova Ranch every weekend until the end of November! It’s open Friday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Saturday from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM, and Sunday from 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children three years and older. Free entry for children under two years old.
- The opening reception for the Fall Works Art Exhibition at Hinovations Art Gallery will be held from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
- Join October’s First Friday at Art Village on Main for an evening full of local art and live music! This will be held from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.
- Stop by the Art Walk at the McAllen Creative Incubator from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
- Get your tickets to Christian Nodal’s performance at the McAllen Performing Arts Center from 9:00 PM until 11:00 PM. Ticket prices start at $55. Click here to purchase.
Photo Courtesy of Grain to Glass
Saturday, October 5th
- Come out to the 2nd Annual Share Your Spare 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Run to benefit Driscoll Children’s RGV Patients. This event will be held at Driscoll Children’s Medical Plaza beginning at 7:30 AM. Click here to register.
- Join the Beginners Butterfly Walk at the McAllen Nature Center from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM. There is a suggested admission fee of $1 per person.
- Shop locally during the Block Party at the Shops at Upas and 11th from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.
- Join the Chip Monsters at Kaboom Comics for the Halloween-themed Creative Sessions for Kids+Parents from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM. There is a workshop fee of $8 per participant. Click here to register.
- Find fresh, organically-grown vegetables, fruit, and more at the McAllen Farmers Market from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.
- Want to see what’s new in technology? Stop by the Technology Petting Zoo at the McAllen Public Library from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM for hands-on opportunities with new and cool tech toys.
- Practice Yoga at the McAllen Farmers Market from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM.
- Enjoy games, live music, and more at Oktoberfest! This event will be held at Grain to Glass from 12:00 PM until 2:00 AM.
- Bring your kids to Saturday Story Time at the McAllen Public Library from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM.
- Meet RGV Paranormal Investigators during the Paranormal Lockdown at the McAllen Public Library from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
- Spend your evening listening to adult-contemporary pop singer Manuel Mijares at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. The show begins at 8:00 PM and tickets start at $35. Click here to purchase.
- Celebrate the 10th Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE Shadowcast. This will be held at Cine El Rey from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM. Click here to purchase tickets.
Photo Courtesy of Ella Yoga
Sunday, October 6th
- Enjoy a bike ride with the Sun & Ski Sports Team during their Sunday Sapo Gravel Ride from 7:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Meet at their La Plaza Mall location and don’t forget your helmet and water bottle!
- Try Beer Yoga at The Yard, led by Ella Yoga, from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM. There is a fee of $23 per participant followed by a beer of your choice included in the price of your ticket ($5 voucher). Click here to purchase.
- It’s just a BRUNCH of Hocus Pocus (Drag Edition) will be held at Love Buzz from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
- Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Barnes & Noble Palms Crossing from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. Spend a fun afternoon learning activities and enjoying arts and crafts, face-painting, storytelling, and more.
- Sunday French Film of the Month: The Dinner Game will be screened at Cine El Rey from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.
- Stop by the children’s desk at the McAllen Public Library for Make-n-Take Crafts from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM.
- Enjoy fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies, live music, food trucks, and more at Tres Lagos Farmer’s Market from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
- Join the interactive McHi Robotics Club as they show you the engineering techniques needed to create your own machine! This event will be held at the McAllen Public Library from 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Materials will be provided.
- Bring your little one for stories, signs, and playtime during Baby Storytime at the McAllen Public Library from 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
- Grab a brush and show off your inner artist during Pumpkin Painting at the McAllen Public Library from 4:30 PM until 5:30 PM.
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