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It's Time to Tie One On (Again)!

It's that time of year ~ time to head to South Padre Island and watch kitefliers from around the world as they 'tie one on' for a weekend filled with amazing kites and performances.

On Jan. 30th, 31st and Feb. 1st, 2020 ~ Thursday Night, Friday & Saturday ~ SPI Kite Fest will descend once again on the town of South Padre Island. The festival kicks off Thursday evening with Indoor Kite Performances held at the SPI Convention Centre from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


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St. Mark’s 29th annual Affair of the Heart

29 Years and Going Strong

Enjoy a day of shopping and visiting at St. Mark’s 29th annual Affair of the Heart Gift Fair on Saturday, February 8, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This McAllen day long favorite includes over 30 vendors selling a variety of items including jewelry, clothing, home décor, accessories, jewelry, crosses, gift items, and more. The door prize is a 50 inch Samsung Smart TV.

A silent auction will also be available for bidding on over a hundred items including something from each of our vendors, a Dr. Pepper bicycle, vacation opportunities in Texas and in Jackson Hole, a DQ cake a month, gift certificates, and many more for your home and entire family. Midday shoppers can enjoy lunch in our tea room from 11-2 and musical entertainment will be provided by the Men of A-Chord. Husbands can relax in our “Man Cave” while you shop.


Edinburg CVB to host Winter Texan Appreciation

The Edinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) along with the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce (ECOC) will host its annual Winter Texan Appreciation Day, Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Edinburg Activity Center located at 123 Palm Drive. Over 400 Winter Texans from various parks staying in the Edinburg area attend this event annually. There will be plenty of food, live music, and door prizes.

The event will run from 11:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. and tickets are only $5! Your purchase includes live music; brisket sandwich, a chance to win door prizes, and border buttermilk proudly sponsored by Welcome Home RGV. The Edinburg CVB and the ECOC would like to once again thank all of the Winter Texans who shopped, ate, and leisured in Edinburg, and would like to welcome them along with friends, and family back next year!


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