Wednesday, March 27 • 2024

Each March, the International Friendship Festival celebrates the long history of friendly collaboration between Eagle Pass, Texas, and Mexico’s Piedras Negras. It’s a highly-anticipated event filled with culture, friendship, and good times. Lively parades, scrumptious food, and activities such as mini-golf tournaments are fun for the whole family. The highlight of the festivities is the Abrazo — Spanish for “embrace” —  where people from both countries line up to hug one another in the middle of the border-spanning international bridge. It is a not-to-be-missed experience!

2024 Highlights:

The 2024 International Friendship Festival festivities will kick off on March 27, 2024 beginning with the “Abrazo”, embracing our neighbors from across the border, then continues with the Noches Mexicanas Festival: Entertainment includes Solido and Michael Salgado.