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MXLAN is McAllen's city-wide interactive arts & music festival celebrating the past, present, and future of Mexican culture from July 24th-28th. 2019 honored guests: Oaxaca's legendary La Guelaguetza performers

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Each day of MXLAN is represented by a color that expresses the day's theme. There will be culinary festivals, art, music and activities for all ages. Each night will be closed by the lighting of each letter M-X-L-A-N.

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Revelers will enjoy (or join) real Calenda-style street parades, giant dancing dolls and an unforgettable experience - Oaxaca's La Guelaguetza performers sharing ancient traditions with a new generation.

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MXLAN El Mercado will host over 200 exhibitors as part of a Mexican Artisan Expo and the Leather and Shoe Expo from the state of Guanajuato. Shop and experience the tradition of craftsmanship.

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july, 2019

24jul1:00 pmFeaturedArtisan Mercado of MXLAN200 craft makers from Mexico

24jul7:00 pmFeaturedShah Calenda ParadeOaxaca Style street parade

24jul7:30 pmFeaturedLA GUELAGUETZA ShowWorld famous performance from Oaxaca

24jul8:00 pmFeaturedMXLAN 5k NEON NIGHTS RUNRun for the soul

25jul1:00 pmFeaturedArtisan Mercado of MXLAN200 craft makers from Mexico

25jul7:00 pmFeaturedShah Calenda ParadeOaxaca Style street parade

25jul(jul 25)7:00 pmFeaturedSabor de MexicoWorld famous Abigail Mendoza

25jul7:30 pmFeaturedLA GUELAGUETZA ShowWorld famous performance from Oaxaca

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MXLAN Features:
GUELAGUETZA at MXLAN
World famous dancers from Oaxaca will join us for a daily grand performance in the McAllen performing arts center followed by a Calenda style street parade. Visitors are encouraged to dress and join in the amazing parade experience.
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FIREMASTERS at MXLAN
Top pitmasters of Mexico will join us to share the mastery of fire, flavor and grilling.
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ABIGAIL MENDOZA at MXLAN
World most famous Zapotec chef will join us to create the official celebratory dish of MXLAN.
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Mezcal, Tequila & Catrinas Festival
The exquisite tastes of top mezcal and tequila brands will combine with a night of vibrant colors as visitors will dress in the style of catrinas.
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MXLAN 5K Neon Nights Run
Share the night with vibrant lights, dj music and energy as 1000's join in the MXLAN Neon Nights run. The run will be followed by a celerbation of music, tequila and tacos.
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MXLAN Features:
GUELAGUETZA at MXLAN
World famous dancers from Oaxaca will join us for a daily grand performance in the McAllen performing arts center followed by a Calenda style street parade. Visitors are encouraged to dress and join in the amazing parade experience.
MXLAN Features:
FIREMASTERS at MXLAN
Top pitmasters of Mexico will join us to share the mastery of fire, flavor and grilling.
MXLAN Features:
ABIGAIL MENDOZA at MXLAN
World most famous Zapotec chef will join us to create the official celebratory dish of MXLAN.
MXLAN Features:
Mezcal, Tequila & Catrinas Festival
The exquisite tastes of top mezcal and tequila brands will combine with a night of vibrant colors as visitors will dress in the style of catrinas.
MXLAN Features:
MXLAN 5K Neon Nights Run
Share the night with vibrant lights, dj music and energy as 1000's join in the MXLAN Neon Nights run. The run will be followed by a celerbation of music, tequila and tacos.
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"MXLAN is an experience to ignite people's spirit of adventure, revelry, and kinship. We welcome visitors from across the country and throughout Mexico to join us for this 5-day cultural experience. "

Mcallen Chamber team
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Discovering MXLAN

The best way to understand culture is to experience it first hand through its food, music, history and art. In 2018, we traveled to the heart of Mexico to witness the true essence of the Oaxacan people and discover the spirit of MXLAN. We were overwhelmed by our experience and are excited to announce an amazing series of special guests and events coming to MXLAN in 2019. Join our journey as we celebrate the past, present and future of latino culture at MXLAN in McAllen. See below for our journey:

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The Spirit of MXLAN

To truly understand a culture you must experience the flavor, music and passion first hand. In 2018, we traveled to the heart of Mexico to witness the true essence of the Oaxacan people and discover the spirit of MXLAN. We were overwhelmed by our experience and are excited to announce amazing series of special guests and events coming to MXLAN. Join our journey as we celebrate the past, present and future of latino culture at MXLAN - 2019.

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MXLAN FOOD TOUR
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Experience a culinary experience like no other at our Sabor de Mexico evening, Grill-Masters tasting event, food truck circle and the historic MXLAN food tour of our most authentic dishes.


See below as our talented Chef Larry Delgado recently ventured to Oaxaca to find the flavors of MXLAN. It was an extraordinary experience that included street dishes to a meal prepared by the world's most famous Zapotec Chef, Abigail Mendoza. Only at MXLAN will you be able to experience a fusion of such traditional and modern mexican cuisine.

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The Experience
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WEDNESDAY 7/24
  1. EL MERCADO Mexican Artisan, Leather and Shoe Expo
  2. Opening Ceremony
  3. MXLAN Food Tour
  4. Broadway Show at McAllen Performing Arts Center
  5. Main Stage Regional Music Performances
  6. 5K Neon Run
  7. Main Stage Regional DJ Performances
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THURSDAY 7/25
  1. EL MERCADO Mexican Artisan, Leather and Shoe Expo
  2. Tour to Quinta Mazatlan
  3. MXLAN Food Tour
  4. Calenda parade and community celebration
  5. Sabor a Mexico, Mexican Cuisine Festival
  6. Main Stage Regional DJ Performance
  7. Main Stage Local Performances
  8. Low Rise Firework show
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FRIDAY 7/26
  1. Beach Excursion to S.P.I. (Half Day)
  2. Excursion to Our Lady of San Juan del Valle Basilica/ La Lomita Church (Half Day)
  3. Food Tour
  4. EL MERCADO Mexican Artisan, Leather and Shoe Expo
  5. Kids Calenda Zone
  6. Calenda parade and community celebration
  7. La Guelaguetza live performances at McAllen Performing Arts Center
  8. Main Stage Local Regional Music Performances
  9. Main Stage Regional DJ Performances
  10. Low Rise Firework Show
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SATURDAY 7/27
  1. Beach Excursion to S.P.I. (Half Day)
  2. Excursion to Our Lady of San Juan del Valle Basilica/ La Lomita Church (Half Day)
  3. Food Tour
  4. EL MERCADO Artisan, Leather and Shoe Expo
  5. La Guelaguetza live afternoon performance
  6. Kids Calenda Zone
  7. Calenda parade and community celebration
  8. La Guelaguetza live evening performance
  9. Tequila and Mezcal Festival
  10. Grillmasters
  11. Outdoor stage regional Music performances
  12. Low Rise Firework Show
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SUNDAY 7/28
  1. El MERCADO Mexican Artisan, Leather and Shoe Expo
  2. La Guelaguetza live afternoon performance
  3. Kids Calenda Zone
  4. Calenda parade and community celebration
  5. La Guelaguetza live evening performance
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About US

MXLAN Festival is a high level cultural event, one of its kind in Texas, that will take place at the McAllen Convention Center on July 24 to 28, 2019.

Contact US

1200 Ash Avenue
McAllen, TX 78501

(956) 682-2871

www.visitmcallen.com

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