Southwest Airlines: 800.435.9792
United Airlines: 800.523.3273
Sun Country Airlines: 800.359.6786
*Harlingen is serviced by Valley International Airport (HRL)
Harlingen is conveniently located at the junction of Highways 77 and 83, about 2 hours south of Corpus Christi.
Rental car: Some of the hotels provide airport and limited shuttle service, but in order to best experience the festival and our unique area, we strongly encourage a car rental booking. Visit the Harlingen Convention & Visitors Bureau website for a complete list of local rental car agencies.
Harlingen offers plenty of rooms in ranges to please any visitor. Please visit the Harlingen Convention & Visitors Bureau for a complete list of local hotels or download the Harlingen Visitor’s Guide.
Hotels Offering Festival Rates:
Best Western Casa Villa Suites: Toll Free: 866.446.2345 / Local: 956.412.1500
Country Inn & Suites: Toll Free: 800.596.2375 / Local: 956.428.0043
Courtyard by Marriott: Toll Free: 888.267.8927 / Local: 956.412.7800
Holiday Inn Express: Toll Free: 888.465.4329 / Local: 956.428.9292
Super 8: Toll Free: 800.800.8000 / Local: 956.412.8873
IMPORTANT NOTE! Please stay in or near Harlingen during the Festival. Trips leave early from the Municipal Auditorium Complex, and can NOT be met at the sites.
Paradise Park in Harlingen (less than a mile from the Festival site!) offers a 50% discount for short-term Festival goers with RV’s. Call 956-425-6881 to get in on this great deal!
Weather & Packing
Harlingen is in the sub-tropics zone, and fortunately that generally means some sun and warmth! Put in the mix palm trees and blooming butterfly plants, and the Valley offers you a nice November getaway.
The mean temperature during the Festival is in the 70s. However, mornings can be cool (50s) and afternoons can be hot (80s). So, the best clothing strategy: layers, with warm weather layer on bottom. That way you can peel off and adjust as the thermometer rises through the course of the day. Don’t forget a rain jacket, just in case, and a hat for sun.
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Harlingen Convention & Visitors Bureau
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