PalmFest Gets New Name, Date, and Partners

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Originally known as PalmFest, the early-fall festival event was held as a celebration of the cultures of McAllen. Beginning in September, the City of McAllen and the Mexican Consulate of McAllen will present Fiesta de Palmas, an international cultural celebration which features the Asian, European, Middle Eastern and Latin American cultural influences, including highlighting the regional Mexican and other historical roots of the area.

“McAllen is truly an international city and the Fiesta de Palmas celebration is a perfect blend of recognizing the various cultural and historical contributions of all of the original founders of the city,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.  “Additionally, the partnership with the Mexican Consulate of McAllen will be a great acknowledgement of the cultural, historical, familial, economic, regional, and business ties that McAllen has with Mexico.”

Fiesta de Palmas will take place September 22-23, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the McAllen Convention Center and will feature the ever-famous Grito celebration, the traditional event that celebrates Mexico’s Independence Day.

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