The 12th Annual PalmFest International Folklife Celebration is shaping up to be one of the best in our history! Coming to you on Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2016 at the beautiful McAllen Convention Center on Ware Road & Expressway 83- PalmFest will feature lots of entertainment including: historical displays, shopping, art, family games, rides and kids activities, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, a classic car show, as well as diverse food and beverages. Over 40,000 people will enjoy the event inside the Convention Center and all around the grounds in the Oval Park and Reflecting Pond.
The McAllen Heritage Center – museum of history and culture will feature the rich and colorful history of Deep South Texas in the “Heritage Village” inside the Convention Center. Other displays include artisans; Museum of South Texas History exhibit, local art work and the expanded Valley Rails- rail exhibit which is always a favorite with attendees of all ages. The rustic Lonesome Dove stage in this area will feature local musicians strumming their guitars for your enjoyment and is also a great picture spot.
WOW!! SIX live entertainment stages
will feature a variety of local performers and musical talent, exciting bands and dance groups including Indian, Folkloric, Middle Eastern, Belly dancing and more.
The PalmFest shopping experience gets better and better with our “Outdoor Artisan Market”
arts & crafts
fun outdoor shopping at PalmFest and indoors..visit the “Rodeo Market Place"
shopping area with over 50 vendors selling their handcrafted work.
The PalmFest "Farmer's Market"
is filled with a variety of local farmers and vendors as a part of our celebration to showcase McAllen at its finest.
Don’t forget to rent a pedal boat in the Reflecting Pond to gain another perspective on all festival activities!
THIS IS ONE FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS ! SEE YOU AT PALMFEST 2016!!
The entertainment lineup will be posted here prior to the event so you can plan your day at PalmFest.
For more PalmFest information contact the McAllen Convention Center at (956) 681-3800.