The City of McAllen will host next year’s Texas Festival & Events Association (TFEA) Annual Conference, which this year, will be held from July 12-15, 2018 at the McAllen Convention Center.  With over 450 members, organizers are expecting approximately 300 members in attendance at what will be the 25thanniversary of the organization’s education, informative, entertaining and, competitive conference.  This organization helps to offer guidance, suggestions, ideas and award the various festivals and events throughout Texas.   

“I am so excited to welcome friends and neighbors from all over Texas to the wonderful city of McAllen, where they can celebrate and experience a rich and vibrant culture that is a part of all of the events we host here in McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley,” said City of McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.

Aside from local McAllen and Rio Grande Valley festivals and events, such as McAllen Holiday Parade, Palm Fest, Car Fest, Quinta Mazatlán Monarch Festival, McAllen Marathon, as well as the Fiesta Edinburg and Weslaco Onion Festival, who are all part of the organization, other festivals and events that attendees to the conference can learn from include George West Storyfest; Fiesta Flambeau Parade; Fiesta Oyster Bake; Grape Fest in Grapevine; Main Street Fort Worth; Plano Balloon Fest; Poteet Strawberry Festival; and the Washington’s Birthday Celebration, to name a few.

The City of McAllen recently returned from the annual conference laden down with 44 awards for its various events, including the McAllen Holiday Parade being named the Best Parade in Texas for 2017.

For more information, please contact Kay Wolf at kay@tfea.org.