Enjoy These Easter Events with Chamber Members

At The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce, we understand how important holidays can be, especially one like Easter. These days of celebration offer the perfect opportunity for businesses and residents to not only bolster the local economy but to also enjoy celebratory activities and events throughout the community.

The City of Mission has plenty of options for everyone looking to get out and have a little fun this upcoming week. Whether you want to get outside to enjoy some sun, or you prefer your Easter holiday indoors, the community of Mission is offering something for everyone.

2nd Annual Spring into Fitness Easter Bunny Fun Run/Walk

For those of you who are exercise-minded, or just looking to get outside to move around a bit, the 2nd Annual Spring into Fitness Easter Bunny Fun Run/Walk is the perfect reason to get off the couch. The race will be held on April 15th and will have both a 5k and 1k lengths for participants to pick.

There will be a $30 cost, with the proceeds going to benefit the Latinas in Progress for The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas RGV. The top three male and female contestants will be awarded medals.

Everyone who competes will be given a t-shirt and a completion medal.

Bring your whole family to this event, which is aimed at improving education on health awareness and making sure everyone has some fun in the sun.

World Birding Center at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

2800 South Bentsen Palm Drive

Mission, TX 78572

(956) 584-9156

If you thoroughly enjoy the outdoors, then the World Birding Center can deliver. Even better, the birding destination gives you the option enjoy the great outdoors after the sun goes down.

While the center is home to over 500 species of birds, the Creatures of the Night event will give you more to search and explore. On April 15th, from 8PM to 10PM, you and your family can go on a guided walk through the facility looking for the diverse wildlife that calls the center home.

From owls to coyotes, glowing scorpions to giant toads, you’re guaranteed to have a hoot.

Be sure to bring a flashlight and some bug spray.

Anyone interested in attending must register in advance. Call (956) 584-9156 today to take care of registration and to have your questions answered.

Speer Memorial Library

801 East 12th St.

Mission, TX 78572

The next stop you should consider for a couple of exciting Easter week activities is the Speer Memorial Library.

From 2PM to 3PM on April 11th, the library in Mission will be hosting a showing of the movie, Heaven is for Real. The film details the story of Colton Burpo, a three-year-old, who undergoes an emergency procedure, slips from consciousness and enters into heaven. He survives the ordeal and begins talking about his experiences while in heaven.

Considering the religious background of Easter, this film can be the perfect outing for you and your family.

The library will also be hosting an Easter egg hunt on April 13th, from 6PM to 7PM. The free Easter egg hunt will be divided according to age.

Upper Valley Art League

921 E. 12th St.

Mission, TX 78572

(956) 583-2787  

Right next door to the Speer Memorial Library is the Upper Valley Art League (UVAL). Started in 1935, the organization is one of the oldest non-profits in the Rio Grande Valley and provides instruction, exhibitions, and a gathering place for artists.

From April 8th to May 5th, the UVAL will be host to the 11th annual UTRGV School of Art Juried Exhibition, which will feature work done by students from UTRGV.

There will be a reception from 7PM to 9PM opening night.

The gallery is open to the public Tuesday thru Friday from 10AM to 6PM and Saturday from 2-6pm, free of charge.

Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce

202 W. Tom Landry Rd.

Mission, TX 78572

(956) 585-2727

The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce is itself in the middle of a months-long art exhibit. The public can view the featured artwork Monday through Thursday from 12PM to 10PM and Friday from 9AM to 1PM.

One of the main attractions of this exhibit is that it features local artists. Among those whose work visitors will get to explore are pieces from Betty Vermeer, Beverly Allies, Fran Wessel, Gloria Dietrich, Humberto Gonzalez, and Shirley Ingram.

Hop to some great events this Easter week in Mission.

This upcoming week is an important one for people all over the world and for the residents of Mission.

The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce is sensitive to the sentiment that comes with the holiday and wishes everyone a fulfilling time with his or her families and those close to them.

We encourage you to enjoy these days and embrace what the city of Mission has to offer. For any additional information on your city, feel free to contact us at (956) 585-2727.