Laredo has a number of options when it comes to nightlife, too. Cozy up to a bar for a cocktail at one of the town’s restaurants or nightclubs. They range from country western clubs to Mexican lounges to sports bars. Another option for a night out in Laredo is a live concert. The city is home to the prestigious Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra that often puts on shows playing classical music from the likes of Beethoven and Mozart. To catch a more modern concert, check out the upcoming shows at Laredo Energy Arena that often headlines Mexican rock bands, bluegrass groups, hip hop acts and more. The arena can hold up to 10,000 attendees, making it the top concert venue in the region.
Finally, for a true taste of the local culture, you might try to time your trip with one of the annual events that celebrates Laredo and everything that makes it unique. In December don’t miss the NavidadFest at the Arena. Laredo has an ongoing tradition – celebrating Washington’s Birthday starting in January. Other popular events during the year include the Laredo Birding Festival in February, as wll as the Laredo International Sister Cities Festival during the summer, and the Big Bad BBQ Cook Off in November, which has quickly become a local favorite. Check the calendar of events for more events year round in Laredo.
This is just a snapshot of some of the must-dos on a weekend trip to Laredo, but there’s much more to this town, including ideas for family fun, outdoor sports and more. Download or request a Visitor Guide for more details on planning a trip to one of the coolest border towns in the country—Laredo.