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20221019 fiesta de palmas webThe 16th Annual 2022 Fiesta de Palmas is set for this weekend, October 21st through 23rd, and promises to be the biggest Fiesta yet.

The event is to be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the McAllen Convention Center and will feature a hefty line up of live music, carnival rides, diverse foods, and interactive activities.

More than 60,000 people are expected to attend and enjoy attractions for all ages. Some of the exciting attractions include the Voladores de Papantla, interactive activities like Dinosaur George and Into the Wild featuring live animals. Visitors will also be able to take photos at the pumpkin patch and pick out their perfect pumpkin to take home. Attendees will also be able to enjoy the giant Ferris wheel and other fun rides at Fiesta’s Grand Carnival.

All will also be able to enjoy the region’s top artisans at the Artisan Mercado and find handmade crafts, clothing, and one-of-a-kind finds. With over 20 different food vendors to choose from, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Fiesta Food Park. Returning this year, is the Fiesta de Palmas Ofrenda which will continue to honor our loved ones who have passed.

And to end the night, everyone can enjoy the nightly Fireworks extravaganza.

In addition, McAllen will be honoring Nano Ramirez’s 50th Anniversary of bringing families together from across the Rio Grande Valley, Mexico and beyond to enjoy world class live entertainment.

The Legendary Concert Series kicks off Friday, with Country Night. The night begins with Moe Bandy-Joe Stampley, followed by Good Ole Boys, then John Conlee, Texas’ own, Pat Green and ending the evening with Easton Corbin.

Tejano Saturday Night will include special guests and MC: Carlos Guzman, Jamie De Anda, Grupo Zereno, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, Latin Breed and none other than Ruben Ramos to end the night.

Rock Out Sunday will include tribute bands for Deftones, Iron Maiden, Megadeath, Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, Slipknot and to end the festival, Whisky D.
Friday is free admission. Saturday and Sunday are $10 admission. The full schedule with stages and times of each performance can be viewed at Tickets are available at the event or can be purchased online at

The event will also feature Noche de Vino: A night of wine, food, and music. The event will be held on Friday, October 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the McAllen Convention Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation – Rio Grande Valley. Enjoy an exquisite evening of premium wines along with delicious food tastings provided by HEB. Whether it’s a long overdue date night, or just a fabulous night with friends, it’s sure to be a fun-filled evening with live music. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at, the McAllen Performing Arts Center Box Office, or online at

For updates and festival information, visit on Facebook and Instagram at @mcaconventions.

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