McAllen is committed to its future by promoting sustainability, forward thinking and creative innovation. Our binational background contributes to the melting pot of artistic styles and forms of expression that prevail here along the border. From music and theater to architecture and filmmaking, artists from all trades find McAllen-Reynosa to be fertile ground for their aspirations, and our area offers a number of unusual popular attractions that appeal to the artist in all of us.


The inaugural International Festival of Latin American Poetry (FEIPOL) aims to promote a wide selection of Latin American writers to the international community this coming September at South Texas College in McAllen. The event hopes to bring together both acclaimed contemporary artists and emerging talent from various countries, presenting quality poetry written in English and Spanish to an international audience and encouraging the exchange of the Latin American experience with other world cultures. Guests of Honor include U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.
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Comic Con

From Batman to Pokemon, this annual event draws attendees from all over the state to see its unique showcase of comics, video games, anime culture, and music. Celebrity guests such as Sean Astin of Lord of the Rings fame have made this one-of-a-kind festival a special treat for fanboys and girls near and far.
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