The City of Pharr is set to celebrate their centennial this weekend with historical exhibits, a parade, carnival and live music. The Pharr Centennial Hub Phestival will be held in downtown Pharr on Friday, March 27 and Saturday March 28.

The All-America City will begin its festivities with the Pharr Centennial Hub Phestival opening ceremony where the First Lady of Texas Anita Perry will make an appearance at the Texas Theater ballroom and kick off the celebration. Honored at the ceremony will be the oldest Pharr resident, selected officials and businesses.

After the opening ceremonies visitors will be able to board a trolley for a historical trolley tour of the City of Pharr. The tour includes stops in historical houses, businesses and other locations that are of historical interest.

In the evening, the Pharr Convention Center will host the Pharr Centennial Wine Tasting, sponsored by H-E-B. It will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will be $20 per person.

Oscar Elizondo, Jr., Commissioner Place 3 for the City of Pharr said they are expecting approximately 7,500 visitors to the centennial celebration.

The Centennial Heritage Exhibit display will be at the Pharr Literacy Project building (the old City Hall building) and will display over 150 historical pictures of the City of Pharr. Antiques, furniture and wedding gowns will be on display.

On Saturday, the festivities will continue with the Pharr Centennial Cook-off where approximately 20 teams will compete in the rib, chicken, fajita, chili and pan de campo competition. The centennial spring parade will start at 10 a.m. and will begin from the M. Rivas store on 281 South, straight through Business 83 and end on First Street. Local businesses, high school bands and others will participate in the parade.

Rides, games and food booths will be located on Park Street.

Live music scheduled on Stage B located on Park Street includes: Electro Band, Chris Rivera Band, La Ralea Tejana de Chuy Flores, AZiDO, Mariachi Axucenas and Rene Sandoval.

Live music scheduled on Stage A located on South Caffery includes: Shay Cantu, Little Joe y La Familia and Los Lonely Boys.

Leopoldo “Polo” Palacios Jr., Mayor for the City of Pharr, said he hopes this celebration is an important part of the city and hopes everyone will attend and be a part of history.

For more information call the Pharr Chamber of Commerce 956-787-1481.