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South Texas’ Biggest Fiesta Is Back!

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Fiesta de Palmas, two-day international cultural celebration features music, food, entertainment, games, activities for kids and so much more for entire family

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McAllen, TX – The City of McAllen is set to launch the biggest Fiesta de Palmas yet, this Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, 2019, all taking place at the McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Boulevard, with a weekend-long schedule of live international and local music, vibrant dance performances, international cuisine, and never-before-seen interactive shows and activities at this year’s festival, all for only $5 for adults while children 12 and under are FREE.   

Fiesta de Palmas attracts guests from across South Texas to celebrate the end-of-summer at the festival’s international-themed shows and attractions. Admission to the festival allows anyone to enjoy six stages of live music and shows featuring Kevin Fowler, a Selena Tribute Band, Voladores de Papantla, ECO-RIO, Dinosaur George, Southern Lights-Laser Spectacular, regional and international dances, Free Tequila Tasting and of course, the ever-famous Fiesta PatriasCelebration hosted by the Mexican Consulate of McAllen.  

“We priced tickets to Fiesta de Palmas at $5 so families of any size can have a full day of entertainment on any budget. You’ll be awed by Voladores de Papantla, dance at the Selena Experience, and have some of the best fair and street food you’ll ever have throughout these two days,” said Yajaira Flores, Director, Fiesta de Palmas. “Kids and adults will love the music, the color and movement of the dancers and all of the other exciting features, displays, performances and sights to see. It truly is a family festival for all to enjoy.”  

This year, Fiesta de Palmas celebrates the theme Fiesta on Four Continents, which reaffirms McAllen’s place as an international city, with authentic Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Latin American cuisine and culture at this year’s festival. In fact, the Mexican artisan market, a fan favorite, will be bigger than ever.

Another international sensation – Paulina Rubio – is headlining a special performance at the McAllen Performing Arts during this year’s event. Tickets are now available at www.ticketmaster.com

Beer Around the World is another Fiesta de Palmas first that delivers a premium international experience. Ticketholders to this limited event will sample multiple beers from faraway locales, such as Asia, Latin America, and more. With catering from local favorite eateries and a free take home mini-stein for the first hundred guests, tickets to Beer Around the World are a must-have for the adventurous adult guest. Limited tickets to this event taking place at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday are available at www.ticketmaster.com.   

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Saturday is also Tejano Night, with performances by Jaime De Anda, Raulito Navaira, and Selena- The Experience on the Bud Lite Music Stage. Sunday evening, guests will enjoy Country Night with concerts by Kevin Fowler and JB & the Moonshine, and because of  popular demand, another performance by Selena-The Experience will take place  that evening, as well.

“With so much happening in just one weekend, just as the weather gets a little cooler, the atmosphere creates a feeling at Fiesta de Palmas you can’t get anywhere else,” said Stephanie Ramirez, McAllen Convention Center Marketing and Special Events Supervisor. “We want you to remember this year’s festival as something truly special.”

EVENT DATES:                 September 21-22, 2019

TIME:                                  11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

WHERE:                             McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd.

TICKETS:                           Admission tickets to the cultural event are available for $5 and may be purchased at McAllen Convention Center on Saturday. Children 12 and under enter free. Sunday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., everyone enters FREE. For more information, contact McAllen Convention Center at (956) 681-3800.               

Attractions:  OVER 50 FOOD VENDORS

Fiestas Patrias – Grito de la Independencia (Sunday only)

Carnival – Mexican Artisan Mercado – Street Food – Kid Celebration Show – IMAS Planetarium

Southern Lights Laser Light Show and fireworks: 9 PM each night

Cowboys VS Dolphins – LIVE on the big screen!

Selfie Park- Millennials Loteria

ECO-RIO Zoo Exhibit – largest environmental education festival in South Texas with over 40 booths

Entertainment:  OVER 150 ENTERTAINERS

Paulina Rubio – separate ticketed event on Saturday night

Kevin Fowler – free with admission, Sunday night

JB & the Moonshine Band – free with admission, Sunday night

Jaime De Anda – free with admission, Saturday night

Raulito Navaira – free with admission, Saturday night

Selena Tribute- Los Chicos de 512 – free with admission, Saturday and Sunday night

Voladores de Papantla – free with admission, Saturday and Sunday

Sponsors:

L&F Distributors – Whataburger – McAllen International Airport – Reliant – Pepsi – H-E-B

South Texas College – Metro McAllen – Favor Delivery – Juanita’s Foods – BBVA Compass

State Farm – Ambetter – Tamez & Ortegon – WestWind Homes RGV

About Fiesta de Palmas:
The City of McAllen and the Mexican Consulate of McAllen present Fiesta de Palmas. This weekend long event will include live music from local and international acts, vibrant dance performances, a variety of international cuisine, and an eclectic array of cultural activities for guests to participate in. Residents from all over the Rio Grande Valley are invited to take part in this special event. Attendees will be treated to an array of sights and sounds, courtesy of live music and dancers across the event layout. Fiesta de Palmas takes place at the McAllen Convention Center September 21-22, 2019

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