Saturday, November 27, 2021
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McAllen’s Fiesta De Palmas, taking place on October 22-24, is proud to announce the largest environmental educational festival called Eco-Rio happening inside the McAllen Convention Center during the cultural festival. Eco-Rio is designed to help build student STEAM skills (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) and environmental leadership. Eco-Rio is open on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Stay late for the Laser Spectacular and Firework Fiesta at 8 p.m. nightly and music, food, and tons of entertainment at Fiesta De Palmas.


This weekend-long event will include live music from local and international acts, vibrant dance performances, a variety of international cuisine, and an eclectic array of cultural activities for guests to participate in.

Attendees will be treated to an array of sights and sounds, courtesy of live music and dancers across the event layout. Guests are encouraged to navigate the different stages and booths to experience all the festival has to offer.

Nature education takes many forms and Eco-Rio offers over 40 educational booths with opportunities to see live animal ambassadors up-close. A must see is the largest dinosaur traveling exhibit in the country with over 150 museum pieces from the earliest life on earth.

Come early for Eco-Rio and stay late for many exciting Fiesta De Palmas activities. For more information, visit

Fiesta De Palmas is free for youth 12 and under with a $5 admission fee for other guests on Friday, and a $10 admission fee on Saturday and Sunday.

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