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International “Abrazo” Kicks off BorderFest

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 9:00 am
Location: McAllen/Hidalgo International Bridge

For the past 36 years, the ABRAZO has acted as the
official kickoff event for BorderFest.

On the morning of opening day, the mayors of Hidalgo
and Reynosa, Mexico, and their entourages meet at the
center of the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge
joining the two sister cities.

Performing the traditional abrazo, or friendship embrace,
followed by a square dance in Reynosa.

 

Hidalgo’s BorderFest International Ambassador of Goodwill

Noel Torres

Date: Saturday, March 3
Location: BorderFest Grounds

 

Hidalgo’s BorderFest International Ambassador of Goodwill

Manolo Martinez Jr.
World Class “Torero”

Date: Sunday, March 4
Location: State Farm Arena
Time: 5:00 pm

RIO GRANDE VALLEY WALK OF FAME

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: State Farm Arena

This event reaches out to all the communities of the Valley,
a geographical area along the Texas‐Mexico border.

Each community submits two names of its outstanding citizens
each year for inclusion on the a Walk of Fame, inside State Farm Arena.

For more info contact Maggie Cabrera @ 956-843-2286; Email: mcabrera@cityofhidalgo.net

Miss Hidalgo & Miss Hidalgo’s BorderFest

Date: March 1, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: State Farm Arena

The search is on! We are looking for our next exceptional Miss Hidalgo & Miss Hidalgo BorderFest 2018 to be our new community role models. Know someone who you think fits the bill? Have them sign up!

For more information please contact: 956-843-5311  or
956-843-2488

Interested in being in the pageant, download app below!

International Junior Pageant

Date: February 27, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: State Farm Arena

We are searching for the BorderFest Royal Court!

Know of someone who fits the bill?
Babies, children, and pre-teens are invited to sign up!

For more information call: 956-843-5311

Interested in being in the pageant, download app below!

Hidalgo’s BorderFest Teen Miss

Date: February 27, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: State Farm Arena

 

The search is on! We are looking for our next Teen Miss Hidalgo & Teen Miss Hidalgo BorderFest 2018 to be our new community role models. Know someone who you think fits the bill? Have them sign up!

Hidalgo’s BorderFest Budweiser Grand Parade

Date: March 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 10th St. Hwy 336

 

Interested in being in the parade, download app below!

Raices 2 – Mariachi Festival

Date: March 4, 2018
Time: 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: State Farm Pavilion Tent

JOIN US for the 2nd Annual RAICES Mariachi competition! Know a group? Have them enter to WIN! Group Winner performs on our main stage and get a meet and greet with Banda Los Sebastianes!

Like great music? Come by BorderFest and check it out on
Sunday, March 4th.

Contact Creative Arts Studio at 956-566-3936 for information!

Hidalgo BorderFest Car Show

Date: March 3-4, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: BorderFest Grounds

For more information contact David Guzman at 956-821-4344  or  email:  fcstexas@gmail.com