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The Rio Grande City Main Street District hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. 

Rio Grande City Paseo del Arte

Paseo del Arte

     Typically held from January to March, Paseo del Arte is an evening to get out and experience Rio Grande City’s visual arts scene in and around our historic downtown district. Paseo del Arte is presented by the Rio Grande City Public Library. For more information, visit

Market days

Market Days is the place to enjoy homemade food, and see locally created artwork and crafts. Held on the third Saturday of the month from 6 pm to 10 pm on Britton Avenue in front of the historic Britton Avenue Quiosco (bandstand). 


starr county fair parade

One of several parades held throughout the year, the Starr County Fair Parade kicks of the Starr County Fair. The parade starts on Britton Avenue and travels east on Main Street. Bring your chairs and arrive early!

memorial day obervance

     Rio Grande City Main Street holds a Memorial Day Observance Ceremony in honor and memory for fallen heroes from Starr County at the Britton Avenue Bandstand in our historic downtown district.


El grito en el kiosko

     Traditionally held in September during National Hispanic Heritage Month, El Grito en el Kiosko is a celebration of our Hispanic heritage showcasing live music, Mexican cuisine, traditional dance performances, and contests. 

Halloween on Main

Rio Grande City Main Street invites downtown businesses to be a candy stop for the multitude of trick-or-treaters that visit downtown for a Halloween on Main adventure.


Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Our annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree kicks off the holiday season in Rio Grande City. Festivities include performances from various local school organizations, hot chocolate and cookies, the lighting of the Christmas Tree and a very special visit from Santa Clause.

annual Christmas lighted parade

     The Rio Grande City Greater Chamber of Commerce hosts the Annual Christmas Lighting Parade in Historic Downtown Rio Grande City. With special guests, high school bands and more, you will have a fantastic time celebrating the Christmas season.  

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