Quinta Mazatlan is proud to announce HEB as the Title Sponsor of the 2015 Earth Day Festival, Vida Verde in McAllen.  Vida Verde is an all-day family festival on Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 to 4:00 at Quinta Mazatlan.  Manager Colleen Hook states "HEB promotes Texas Backyards and the festival encourages citizens to take care of the Rio Grande Valley starting in one’s own backyard!”

HEB officials hope to inspire customers to create backyards for wildlife, cook nutritious meals and be more active outdoors. Linda Tovar, H-E-B Border Region Public Affairs Manager, states she is excited to partner with Vida Verde once again to serve the community. The festival will feature HEB chefs and area restaurant chefs by offering cooking demonstrations every hour at the festival. HEB will be working with the Junior League of McAllen and the RGV Diabetic Association to offer hands-on healthy cooking classes for the children at Vida Verde.

Visitors to the festival will enjoy Live Animal Shows, Artist Booths, Educational Exhibitors, Food Vendors, Organic Cooking Classes, Farmers Market, Trash Fashion Show,  Eco-Art Projects, Health Fitness Activities, Music in the Park, Rock Climbing and more.  Businesses and organizations will share how ordinary people can do extraordinary things.  A full list of shows and programs can be found on the Quinta Mazatlan website at www.quintamazatlan.com. 

Back again this year will be the Live Ocelot with the Texas Zoo, Wild Birds of Prey, Danny and His Reptiles, Contacto Animal Show, Dinosaur George, Eco-Magician and more exciting shows sure to amaze all ages.

Vida Verde kicks off Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. with a Run Wild 5K with advance registration at $15 (Ages 6-12) and $20 (ages 13 and up).  The Run Wild registration form can be found on the Quinta Mazatlan website.  Take the Earth Day challenge and bring a refillable water bottle and ride with a friend to Vida Verde. FREE parking and buses will be at the McAllen Civic Center on South 10th street and bring you to the front gates of Quinta Mazatlan all day long.  Quinta Mazatlan is grateful for the support and partnership of many local businesses and invites other sponsors to support the Earth Day Festival by calling 956-681-3370.   Together we can help to make every day Earth Day in the Rio Grande Valley.