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Hawaii comes to BorderFest

20110225_ShinboneEvery year BorderFest provides different music, entertainment and food from a country or a culture to celebrate and learn more about. The event will be held starting Thursday, March 3 through Sunday, March 6. Headliners include Janet Jackson on March 3 and Selena Gomez on March 5.

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8th Annual ‘Smokin’ on the Rio’ next weekend

20110218_2010-Grand-ChampionThe 8th Annual “Smokin’ on the Rio” Texas State Championship BBQ Cook-off will be held next weekend, Friday, Feb. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Livestock Show Grounds in Mercedes. The event kicks off with live entertainment on Friday night and gates opening at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Friday night will feature live entertainment from classic rock bands Par Three, Midlife Crisis and No Drama. The first band will take the stage at 7 p.m. A Pan de Campo and Carne Guisada Jackpot will be held as well with judging starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday night events are free.

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San Benito celebrates Texas Independence

20110218_ENT_SanBenito_TexasIndependenceSAN BENITO – The sounds of firing muskets and cannon blasts will fill the atmosphere when San Benito hosts its Third Annual Texas Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 26. Battle skirmishes, reenacted by living historians, will culminate with the Battle of the Alamo in honor of the 175th anniversary of Texas’ Independence.

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Grammy winner Michael Salgado to perform at McAllen event

ENT_Michael-SalgadoOn Saturday, Feb. 19, the City of McAllen and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce will host a Mexican Sister City Event at the McAllen Convention Center. It will be hosted at the McAllen Convention Center Exhibit Hall B at 1 p.m.

The event is part of the City’s Centennial celebrations planned for this year. Mexican officials and their delegations will bring top tier performers for the community to enjoy.

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Rio Grande Valley Music Festival coming Feb. 15-20

The seventh annual Rio Grande Valley Music Festival will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 20. The festival will be held at the RGV Livestock Showgrounds, 1000 N. Texas Ave. in Mercedes

This non-profit event is organized each year by music professionals and Winter Texans who donate their time for supporting music education programs for youth in the Rio Grande Valley school districts. Approximately $13,000 was donated in 2010, according to festival organizers.

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