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Final touches underway for 83rd Annual Parade of Oranges in Mission

Mission, TX- The Texas Citrus Fiesta Parade of Oranges has grown to become one of the largest parades in South Texas, an annual tradition that attracts about 100,000 people. In addition to its signature floats made of citrus fruit, the parade features spirited marching bands, exciting dance performances, stunning citrus-themed pageant gowns, and a royal court.

The Texas A&M Parsons Cavalry, a horse combat unit consisting of cavalry, artillery and quartermaster elements will highlight this year’s parade. Texas State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen) will serve as parade marshal.

The spectacular event is scheduled for Saturday Jan. 25, 2020 at 3 p.m. The parade begins at Griffin Parkway and runs south on Conway Avenue and ends at 1st Street. Mission Police will close all streets along the parade route in phases, beginning at 9 a.m. until the conclusion of the parade. Spectators are advised to exercise caution along Conway Ave., and to stay clear of any marked and coned-off areas.

The annual Texas Citrus Fiesta Fun Fair which includes music, arts, crafts and food vendors will also take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at Leo Peña Placita Park.


Who:                           Texas Citrus Fiesta Inc. and City of Mission

What:                          Hosting 83rd Annual Parade of Oranges

Where:                        Downtown Conway Ave., Mission, TX

When:                         Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 3 p.m.