Explore the thrilling world of reptiles with Danny Conner on Saturday, April 17 during the City of McAllen’s third annual Vida Verde Earth Day Festival at Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center.

Enjoy two festival shows at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. featuring pythons, alligator snapping turtles and other reptiles, plus view live anacondas, rattlesnakes and other huge snakes throughout the festival in the Reptile Adventures exhibit area adjacent to the show area.

Conner educates, entertains, and fascinates crowds of all ages as he shares his love, knowledge and respect for the amazing and intriguing animals. Both kids and adults alike are captivated by his exciting, interactive show featuring the awe-inspiring and thrilling world of reptiles. The Reptile Adventures collection boasts one of the most impressive reptile exhibits and shows in the United States featuring more than 75 different species of reptiles, including giant snakes, massive lizards, huge turtles, and a myriad of crocodilians. Reptile Adventures is the best form of edutainment, and is presented in a friendly, family-style manner that is proven to entice even the most timid.

With more than 30 years experience with a huge variety of reptiles, Danny Conner is widely considered a leading expert in the field. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Conner now resides in the vast beautiful Texas Hill Country. Reptile Adventures presents nationally at corporate events, fairs and festival across North America and Canada.

The City of McAllen’s Vida Verde Earth Day Festival aims to educate, engage, encourage and empower the Rio Grande Valley to lead a more sustainable existence. Enjoy activities for all ages throughout the day including live birds of prey shows, music in the park by Eco Elvis and Ensamble la Mision, eco fashion show by the University of Texas Pan American, interactive exhibits and demonstrations, food, fun and much more.

The free festival is brought to you by the City of McAllen in partnership with the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and generously sponsored Magic Valley Electric Cooperative, KVEO News Center 23, The Monitor, Chick-fil-A, and Funeraria del Angel.

Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center is located at 600 Sunset Drive in McAllen, one block south of La Plaza Mall off 10th Street, east of the McAllen Grand Plaza Hotel. For more information contact Quinta Mazatlan at 956-681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com for a complete schedule of festival events.