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Vida Verde is TOMORROW!

TOMORROW is Vida Verde 2013!

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Vida Verde offers something for people of ALL ages, from kids to adults, but kids especially will have a few thing just for them!

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Outside the gates, along with the McAllen Recycling Challenge, we will have a 3-sided Rock Wall!  Climbing the rock wall is free (included in your admission)!

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When you enter the festival, be sure to pick up an Eco-Passport for your kids!  Kids will get their Eco-Passport stamped at different festival spots and at the end they will show their Passport to staff to receive a special prize!

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There will be different Eco-Crafts to make with re-used and recycled materials…  Here is a sneak peak at one of them that even the adults will enjoy…

Vida Verde Eco Craft Preview

And of course there will be free Face Painting!  A favorite for all festival-goers!

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All of our shows are family-friendly, but this year we have  a stage especially for the littlest ones.  Storytime will feature nature stories and crafts at the Discovery Center!

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And of course, kids and families are welcome to explore the trails and the park all day!

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We hope to see you there!

Click here to download the festival program!

Vida Verde Earth Day Festival: The Biggest Green Festival in South Texas!
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 9am-4pm
At Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr, McAllen, TX 78503
www.quintamazatlan.com

2 Days Until Vida Verde!

2 days until Vida Verde 2013!

With all the excitement of Vida Verde, you’re going to want a place to re-charge.  We hope you will visit the Concert in the Park, adjacent to the food court.  This year we will be bringing you unique and inspirational performances for all-day music and dance.

Ensamble la Mision

The kick-off band will be Ensamble la Misión, a folk ensemble from Brownsville, Texas.

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Then Joe and Rosa Pérez are returning as Rumbo al’ Anacua and will be playing original and traditional Mexican-American folk music.

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Shoshanat Ya’akov, named after the Rose of Jacob, is a performance duo that involves music and interpretive dance.  Shoshanat Ya’akov will be followed by a drama presentation by the Pharr Community Theater.

Among Thee Wildwood

Husband and wife Denny and Christie Bentley make up the folk-rock duo Among thee Wildwood which will be performing in the early afternoon.

Tin Can Roaders

Special guests Tin Can Roaders will also be performing. Tin Can Roaders is an artistic endeavor where music, visual arts and dance are combined to present an escape into an “America” that is longed for… when folk singers wandered the countryside, artists created art to connect with each other and entire families dance together.

Barefoot Serenade

Barefoot Seranade will be the final performance on this stage.  Barefoot Seranade describes themselves as a  tonally eclectic meditational folk band with modern dancing & performance painting.  They play inspirational and uplifting music from different genres spanning four decades.

Music in the Park Schedule
10:00am Ensamble la Misión
11:00am Rumbo al’ Anacua
12:00pm Shoshanat Ya’akov
12:30pm Pharr Community Theater
1:00pm Among thee Wildwood
2:00pm Tin Can Roaders
3:00pm Barefoot Seranade

Click here to download the festival program!

Vida Verde Earth Day Festival: The Biggest Green Festival in South Texas!
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 9am-4pm
At Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr, McAllen, TX 78503
www.quintamazatlan.com

3 Days until Vida Verde!

3 days until Vida Verde 2013!

A very special part of Vida Verde will be devoted to the little ones!  Join us for Storytime- all day!

Storytime 2013 Flyer

Download the Flyer HERE

Storytime Schedule
10:00am Where the Wild Things Are with storyteller Rick Guerra
10:45am Be a Green Hero with UTPA
11:30am Ladybug Girl with storyteller Jennifer Owen-White
12:15pm Be a Green Hero with UTPA
1:00pm A Frog Thing with storyteller Brent Crandall
2:30pm StellaLuna with storyteller Virginia Mann

And check out the rest of our incredible shows!

Vida Verde Earth Day Festival: The Biggest Green Festival in South Texas!
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 9am-4pm
At Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr, McAllen, TX 78503
www.quintamazatlan.com

4 Days until Vida Verde!

4 days until Vida Verde 2013!

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When you arrive at Vida Verde, be sure to visit the Green Expo and Healthy Living Stage!  Our biggest tent, the Green Expo features over 40 booths from City of McAllen departments, to local businesses, and sponors… all gathered together to share information about healthy living!  There will be games, children’s activites, giveaways, and experts to answer your questions!

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Inside the Green Expo tent is the Healthy Living stage, featuring performances by local artists and dance clubs.  UTPA will be returning with their popular Recycled Art “Trashion” (trash to fashion) show!

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Reinas de Saba will be combining healthy living with culture while demonstrating their beautiful belly-dancing.

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Adjacent to the Green Expo, the Native Plant Project will be selling native plants.  The City of McAllen Public works will be hosting their Recycling Challenge, an obstacle course for kids.  And McAllen Metro will be there making shaved ice snow-cones!

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It’s gonna be a great festival and we hope to see you there!

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Healthy Living Stage Schedule
8:30am Run Wild 5K Awards
9:00am Reinas de Saba
10:00am Children’s Orchard Fashion Show
11:30am UTPA Recycled Art Fashion Show
12:00pm Children’s Orchard Fashion Show
1:00pm Hula Dancers
1:30pm Vanguard Academy Student Performance
2:00pm Reinas de Saba

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And check out the rest of our incredible shows!

Vida Verde Earth Day Festival: The Biggest Green Festival in South Texas!
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 9am-4pm
At Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr, McAllen, TX 78503
www.quintamazatlan.com

5 Days Until Vida Verde!

5 days until Vida Verde 2013!

Oceleot Friends

We have some very special guests joining us this year at Vida Verde, McAllen’s Earth Day Festival!

The Texas Zoo will be bringing some of their resident animals to teach guests about the wonder and beauty of our local Texas wildlife.  One of these special animals is an Ocelot.  Those of us in South Texas are familiar with this endangered wildcat because the remaining viable population of Ocelots in the United States survives in the wilds of the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

USFWS

US Fish and Wildlife Service staff and volunteers from Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge will be here to teach families about our native wildlife and what they can do to help Save the Ocelot.  Other native animals from the Texas Zoo will be on display: A White-tailed Deer, Raccoon, Texas Tortoise, and more!

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The Texas Zoo and USFWS will be under the Rarely Seen Texas Wildlife Tent, along with a few more special guests…

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Sea Turtle Inc will be joining us, too!  Sea Turtle Inc is a non-profit organization based on South Padre Island, Texas. Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured sea turtles, educate the public, and assist with conservation efforts for all marine turtle species.  Sea Turtle Inc believes that education and outreach are a very important part of keeping wildlife safe.  They usually bring along a resident, or rehab sea turtle for guests to see up close how important these marine reptiles really are.

Sea Turtles

The USFWS and Sea Turtle Inc will be presenting educational programs throughout the day:

Schedule
10:00am Sea Turtle, Inc
11:00am Ocelots and Other Wild Cats
12:00pm Sea Turtle, Inc
1:00pm Live Birds of Prey
2:00pm Deer and Other Forest Creatures
3:00pm Ocelots and Other Wild Cats

Be sure to visit the live animals on display all day under the Texas Wildlife Tent!

And check out the rest of our incredible shows!

Vida Verde Earth Day Festival: The Biggest Green Festival in South Texas!
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 9am-4pm
At Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr, McAllen, TX 78503
www.quintamazatlan.com

7 Days until Vida Verde!

7 days until Vida Verde 2013!

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Danny Conner and his LIVE REPTILE ADVENTURES are returning to Quinta Mazatlan!

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Danny educates, entertains, and fascinates crowds of all ages as he shares his love, knowledge and respect for these amazing and intriguing animals.

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Danny Conner’s REPTILE ADVENTURES has been pleasing crowds of all ages for many years. Both kids and adults alike are captivated by his exciting, interactive show featuring the awe-inspiring and thrilling world of reptiles.

Danny has kept and studied reptiles for more than 30 years, and his love for, knowledge of, and hands-on experience with these fascinating animals is presented through an educational, interactive, and exciting show.

Vida Verde Danny Conner

Danny will be performing two shows during Vida Verde and his exhibit is open ALL DAY!

Schedule
10:00am Danny Conner’s Live Reptile Adventures
1:00pm Danny Conner’s Live Reptile Adventures

And check out the rest of our incredible shows!

Vida Verde Earth Day Festival: The Biggest Green Festival in South Texas!
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 9am-4pm
At Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr, McAllen, TX 78503
www.quintamazatlan.com