It’s that time of year again when the studying stops (for a while) and the relaxing starts. It’s Spring Break 2015! This year, there is no need to venture out and beyond to find fun and adventure; it’s in your own backyard. The Rio Grande Valley is a hotbed for events and entertainment all week long. To help you navigate the action-packed festivities, we’ve singled out a few to help you plan for a spring break to remember.


Nothing says spring break like celebrating the week with a crowd for a festival. Even better when there’s music. Here are a few festivals happening over the break.

Galax Z Fair

Celebrating its fourth year, this alternative music and arts festival converges a diverse music lineup with spectacular art from all over the country. Explore the event here.

The Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show

Always a mainstay of spring breaks in the RGV, the RGV Livestock show in Mercedes is a hit for the whole family. Read all about what’s happening here!

UME 2015

The party never ends at South Padre Island, especially with the biggest names in electronic dance music bringing the jams. Listen to the hits as David Guetta, Tiesto and more bring fire to sandy SPI.

Never Say Never

Never a disappointment if hardcore and metal music is your thing, the Never Say Never music festival is rocking away for two days straight. Get your tickets today.


Don’t be a slouch. Keep in shape this spring break. It’s never been as fun with tons of opportunities to get out and get moving!

Tai Chi & Yoga in the Park

The McAllen Nature Center will be offering a free Tai Chi class for ages 8 and up. Come learn the balance, fitness and flexibility techniques of this Chinese martial art on Saturday, March 21st. On Sunday, if you’re 15 and older, bring your mat to Yoga in the Park!

Mesquite Fire

If you’re ready to have the run of your life, join the Valley’s first ever ultramarathon to push your body past the limit. Sign up for a 10k, 25k or 50k happening at Mission Hike and Bike.

RGVCAP 5k Run/Walk

Run for a great cause with RGVCAP 5k Run/Walk. Benefiting the RGV Colonoscopy Assistance Program and held at Fireman’s Park in McAllen, the proceeds from this nonprofit run will give financial assistance to those who need screenings to help in the fight against colon cancer. Sign up today!


Sometimes, it seems like spring break was meant for the beach. Ring in the good times at our own South Padre Island. Relax by the waves, hit up Schlitterbahn or catch a hot show with a stream of musical acts happening throughout the week.

Spring Break on the Beach 2015

Country music hits Clayton’s Beach Bar on Tuesday, March 17th as Randy Rogers Band, the Casey Donahew Band and local group Costello all hit the stage. Get tickets now!

For the rap and R&B fan in you, Clayton’s will also be offering shows from today’s biggest artists including Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Big Sean and J. Cole all week long! Click here for a full list of shows.

Wiz Khalifa

It’ll be a ‘Black and Yellow’ night at Schlitterbahn SPI as Wiz Khalifa rings in spring break with style on Monday, March 16th. More artists are to be announced for the first annual Spring Break Live kickoff event!

Have a Blast!

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