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The City of Mission is proud to be home to one of the largest parades in South Texas, the Texas Citrus Fiesta Parade of Oranges. 

This year’s theme is “Noche de Carnaval,” and the parade features over 120 floats. Local marching bands, dance performances, citrus-themed attire, and the royal court attract thousands of people from all over the Rio Grande Valley.

The parade will be taking place on Saturday, January 27, at 12 p.m. It begins on 495 FM & Conway Ave., continuing south on Conway Ave. and ending at 1st Street. The Mission Police Department will close streets along the parade route in phases, starting at 6 a.m., and will reopen until the conclusion of the parade. Spectators are advised to exercise caution along Conway Ave. and obey all temporary traffic signs and coned areas.

Another attraction is the two-day Texas Citrus Fiesta Fun Fair and Kids Carnival. Live music, food vendors, and arts and crafts will make this a memorable night for the community. It is taking place at Leo Peña Placita Park (803 N Conway) on Saturday, January 27th, from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and on Sunday, January 28th, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.  

Prior to the parade, the media is invited to attend the Mayor’s Brunch, where Mission will warmly welcome various Sister Cities from Mexico. The event is taking place on Saturday, January 27th, at the Mission Chamber of Commerce (202 W Tom Landry St, Mission)starting at 9:30 a.m. This event will allow for interviews with Mission dignitaries and counterparts from Mexico.