March is almost over! By the time you know it, summer will be here. But as the month comes to an end, numerous events will get you excited for April. From some of the most popular to fairly new ones, we have a list full of fun events that include dancing, food and, best of all, some brews!
Brew-seum by IMAS
April 4th | April 8th | April 9th | International Museum of Art & Science
A week full of events highlighting your favorite craft beers? Where do we sign up!? Founded in 2009 with “A Night at the Brew-seum”, the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) wanted to provide the RGV with a one-of-a-kind cultural experience that included a variety of international art, local cuisine and a wide selection of beer, all while raising funds for the museum. Now in its ninth year, “A Night at the Brew-seum” has created a whole week of events for Craft Beer Week!
- Battle of the Brews | Tuesday, April 4th
- A Night at the Brew-seum | Saturday, April 8th
- Beers and Brunch | Sunday, April 9th
Each event creates a different ambience of fun, excitement and long-lasting memories. Tickets for this will sell out quickly! If you haven’t gotten yours today, visit IMAS at 1900 Nolana Avenue in McAllen or call 956.682.0123.
April 7th | Las Palmas Race Park
This is the perfect event to kick off your weekend. On April 7th, eat all of the crawfish your stomach can handle while enjoying live music from Pat Green, Wade Bowen and the Powell Brothers at the 26th Annual McAllen Rotary Crawfish Boil. Attracting thousands each year, this event has become one of the largest crawfish boils in Texas! Click here for more information and how to purchase tickets.
4th Annual Selena Tribute Night
Everyone’s favorite Tejano superstar has her own tribute night at Suerte Bar & Grill. If you follow their social media platforms, you’ll know that they go all out for Selena. Can you blame them? With Selena look-alike and karaoke contests, it’s sure to be fun! If you’re a Selena fan, YOU MUST PLAN TO ATTEND!
The best part of this celebration is that TRES, their sister bar, will be having a Selena event for the kiddos too! All ages will be welcomed from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM to enjoy Selena trivia, the Selena movie and a little dancing!
Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite and will give you access to Suerte, Thirsty Monkey and TRES. This event will have everyone talking for days!
Menopause the Musical
April 19th | McAllen Performing Arts Center
Our favorite date night location in McAllen has a hilarious show that’s guaranteed to make you laugh. Menopause the Musical is a 90-minute production that includes 25 re-lyricized tunes from the 60s and 70s and culminates with a salute to women experiencing “The Change”. With over 11 million fans across the world, this is a show you will not want to miss! You can get your tickets at the McAllen Convention Center Box Office or Ticketmaster.
6th Annual “Sizzling in the Tropics” BBQ Cook-Off Competition & Craft Cocktails Showcase
April 21st | April 22nd | McAllen Chamber of Commerce
The 6th Annual “Sizzling in the Tropics” event will have a Craft Cocktails Showcase featuring local bars and grills – alongside H-E-B – showcasing some of the best of H-E-B’s food and wine selections on Friday, April 21st. With live local entertainment, Friday will only kick off the fun.
On Saturday, April 22nd, you can enjoy live bands, a beer garden, a car show with South Texas MOPAR and the South Texas Jeeps Car Clubs, plus the BBQ Cook-0ff! 35 teams will be competing to cook the best ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken, beans and pan de campo. With a $500 cash prize, we guarantee that all teams will be showcasing their best.
Two-day or one-day passes are available. Kids 10 and under eat free. For more information, click here.
South Texas Comic Con
April 28th | April 29th | April 30th | McAllen Convention Center
The South Texas Comic Con has been captivating thousands with its expansive array of video games, pop culture and comic books. With special guests, vendors and cosplayers, the people at STX Comic Con can transform your entire three-day weekend into an all-loving pop culture-fest extravaganza. We’re talking about seeing your favorite characters come to life all in one place and getting up close and personal with your childhood superheroes. Here, you can find all things involving Pokémon, movies, comics and so much more. This is a must go-to event!
For tickets and information about special guests appearing this year, click here.
April 29th | April 30th | McAllen Chamber of Commerce
Everyone’s favorite 80s movie is back – this time on stage! Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Featuring hit songs “Hungry Eyes”, “Hey Baby” and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”, you’ll get to relive all of your favorite moments from your seat! Seen by millions across the globe, this is a record-breaking live theatre sensation that will prove to be memorable! Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster or the McAllen Convention Center Box Office.