By Illiana Luna
McALLEN - Fiesta de Palmas, formerly known as Palm Fest, is the biggest fiesta in south Texas. This fourteenth year of the annual event will highlight the valley’s different cultures, provide food and live entertainment, beer tasting, family and kids activities, exhibits and Mexican artisan vendors.
“You’ll see throughout that this is a very Instagramable event,” said Stephanie Ramirez, marketing and special event supervisor. “So you won’t see anything like this anywhere else.”
Fiesta de Palma begins Saturday, Sept. 21- Sunday Sept. 22. There is a five dollar entrance fee on Saturday for adults. Children 12 and under can enter free. Sunday will also require a five dollar entrance fee after 3 p.m. but the community can enter free from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The weekend event will have over 250 entertainers and 12 local restaurants. This year’s lineup features a Selena tribute band known as Los Chicos del 512, JB & The Moonshine, Kevin Fowler and last years favorites.
The Valley’s traditional event took two and a half days to set up. At least 75 mercados from Mexico and the U.S. will be present. The fiesta also features the largest traveling dinosaur exhibit for all to enjoy.
“This is the biggest fiesta and it’s a lot of fun for the community,” said Ramirez.
Fiesta de Palma will try to break this year’s average attendance number of 4,500 visitors.
For more information on Fiesta de Palmas, visit the website: http://www.palmfest.com/