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Border Texan of the Year
Chief Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa

March 6, 2014 | State Farm Arena

Every year, BorderFest recognizes an individual that has contributed greatly to the lives and well-being of residents along the border in the Rio Grande Valley. This year the honor goes to Chief Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa. Chief Judge Hinojosa is a native of Rio Grande City, Texas.

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Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame

Mar 5, 2014 | State Farm Arena

Featured outside of the State Farm Arena, the Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame celebrates the life, the achievements, and the significant civic contributions of individuals that have made a difference in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Ambassadors of Goodwill

Mar 6, 2014 | BorderFest 2014

As a celebration of the cultures along the border, BorderFest each year recognizes a U.S. Ambassador of Goodwill and a Mexican Ambassador of Goodwill. The nominees will be honored at the Ambassador’s and Mayor’s Luncheon, this year to take place the afternoon of Saturday, March 6th at the State Farm Arena.

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BorderFest Grand Parade

Mar 6, 2014 | BorderFest 2014

Whatever you do, don’t miss the exciting Budweiser BorderFest Grand Parade to State Farm Arena on Saturday morning. There will be flags, bands, floats, motorcycles, dignitaries, BorderFest royalty and lots of entertainment along the way. For info and applications for the parade check under the info tab.

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BorderFest Queen/Miss Hidalgo Pageant

March 9, 2014 | BorderFest 2014

Sunday evening March 9th you can enjoy the Beauty Pageant and see the crowing of Miss BorderFest 2014 and Miss Hidalgo 2014. For information on how to compete in the pageant check the Pageant Application on the info tab.

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Abrazo

Mar 6, 2014 | BorderFest 2014

This tradition, which began with the inception of BorderFest, marks the official start of BorderFest. On the first day of BorderFest (this year, on Thursday, March 6, 2014 ) at 9:30 a.m., the mayors of the cities on both sides of the border walk across the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge and meet in the middle with an embrace of friendship, or abrazo.

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Square Dance Jubilee

Mar 6, 2014 | BorderFest 2014

The Square Dance Jubilee this year celebrates its 27th anniversary. The event offers square dancers (particularly our Winter Texan guests) the opportunity to earn their International pin. The festivities include, food, music, dancing, and fun, and conclude in the afternoon.

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Bike Parade

Mar 6, 2014 | BorderFest 2014

See come out and see more than 500 awesome Bikes in the Bike Parade that starts at 9:45 am just before the Budweiser BorderFest Grand Parade on Saturday morning. This is one you will not want to miss.