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Harlingen is a major transport and distribution hub for cotton, citrus  fruits and vegetables of the lower Rio Grande Valley. Its rich history as a railroad town, strong cultural roots and keen appreciation for the arts makes Harlingen a premiere destination of the RGV.


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Things To Do

There are plenty of things you're able to do on a daily basis in Harlingen. Harlingen offers a plethora of popular shopping destinations such as retail stores, restaurants and so much more.

Trails & Parks

Harlingen is a city that is booming with energy & excitement, boasting the most parks of any city in the RGV. Need help planning your visit? Check out our directory, list of events or reach out to us to get ideas and start planning!

Festivals & Events

Discover what makes Harlingen so great by experiencing a taste of our festivals. Some of which include Jackson St. Market Days, Harlingen Farmer's Market, Harlingen Art Night, Freedom Fest, Blues on the Hill, Taste of Harlingen, our Christmas Parade, RGV Birding Festival and more!

Freedom Fest

Freedom Fest is an annual event that will take place at Harlingen's brand new Lon C. Hill Destination Park on July 3 with Mark Chestnutt as the headliner, and special guests Lauren Corzine and the RGV Jazz Orchestra.

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Blues on the Hill

Blues on the Hill is concert series that features local, national and international Blues Music Artists. The event has been a local favorite in Harlingen since 2001

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Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival

The RGV Birding Festival will offer over 120 field trips for the 5 days, keynote speakers, presentations, booths and much more!

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Port of Harlingen

The Port of Harlingen is located 25 miles inland of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The Port connects our region with the entire Gulf of Mexico coast, and has access to several major markets through our connection with the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, a 3,000 mile inland waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, from Boston, MA to the southern tip of Florida.

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