Come and try our many international flavors.
Homemade Baklava & Holiday Ethnic Baked Goods
Hot & Ready to Eat & Frozen International Foods
Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Ethiopian, Romanian Food
Russian Tea & Coffee Shoppe with Baked Treats
Bookstore, Icons, Gifts, Beeswax Candles, Soap
Quality Artwork, Handicrafts & Local Made/Grown Foods
Church Tours, Icon & History Presentations
Free Live Entertainment, Parking & Entry
International Festival Ongoing Activities, Family & Children’s Activities, Community Organization Booths:
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Break at 11:30 AM* Icon Talk) -
11:30 AM* – Icons, Liturgical Art & Symbolism in the Eastern Church – Jennie Price Lyra, Iconographer & Local Artist – Church Sanctuary
9 AM – 4 PM – St. Nicholas Children’s Area – Decorate Gingerbread, Holiday Handicrafts & More! Free of Charge – Near Playground Area
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9 AM – 4 PM – Educational Community Organizations & Activities, for the entire family, including: The Museum of South Texas History – South Texas Border Chapter Texas Master Naturalists – Deep South Texas Master Gardeners – Butterfly & Pollinator Garden Tours (Ongoing) -
Morning Entertainment Performances:
Free Entertainment All Festival Day – Stage area located under the covered area found at the back of the hall/parking lot. Rows of seating just in front of the stage. Other seats and tables available, so our guests can comfortably eat, visit and enjoy the performances.
10:00 AM – Danzart Centro Dancistico Folklorico Group – directed by Marco Romero
10:30 AM – colibrí children’s choir – A children’s choir, with singers from 1stthrough 9th grade, singing a selection of Christmas favorites. Directed by Carol J. Brown. Learn more at: www.colibrimusic.org/ and on Facebook at:www.facebook.com/colibrimusicstudio
11:00 AM – Git ‘R Done RGV Bluegrass – with Wayne Uncer
11:30 AM – UTRGV Tuba & Euphonium Quartet – led by Scott Roeder
12:00 PM – Mariachi Nueva Tradicion– Traditional Mariachi Music by Local Performers -
Afternoon Entertainment Performances (12:30 -
12:30 PM – Tribal & Middle Eastern Dancing – Rebecca Bormann
1:00 PM – Tippy Toe Cloggers (Tip of Texas Park) & Margarita Cloggers (Green Gate Grove Park)
1:30 PM – Las Floresita Ballet Folklorica (Children) – Main Stage Dance Studio directed by Judith Ramirez
2:00 – Edinburg Folklorica Dance Group
2:30 PM – St. George Choir Ensemble -
3:00 PM – South Texas Indian Dancers, led by Robert Soto – Local Lipan Apache tribal members sharing traditional dance. See more at: facebook.com
Each year, the International Festival hopes to share some of the best and most diverse music and dance presentations we can engage for the entertainment of our festival guests. This year, we hope to have a great selection of both life music and dancer performances. A schedule will be posted closer to the December 14th International Festival date.
Would you like to perform at our upcoming International Festival? Acoustical instrumental and vocal music, international dance groups (Folklorica, Irish, other International) and more all welcomed.
Remember: This is a Family Friendly, Church Hosted Event. If you are interested, please inquire.