Hosted By the South Texas Mustang Club
March 16-18 2018
Schedule of Events
McAllen Convention Center
The McAllen Convention Center District will be home to the Lone Star Mustang National, March 16-18th, 2018. Vehicles and Vendors will on display both inside and outside in the adjacent parking lot. The indoor facility offers a 60,000 Sq Ft main exhibit hall, a ballroom, and meeting rooms. The adjacent outdoor parking lot offers room for additional vehicles, vendors, and 18-wheelers.
Dedicated truck and trailer parking is available on-site for those towing a vehicle to the show and within easy walking distance to the hotel.
Located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, the McAllen Convention Center is the preferred venue in the Region for gatherings.
The Rio Grande Valley is a region in deep South Texas, which includes Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy counties. To the East this region is bordered by the Gulf Coast of Texas. To the South it is bordered by the Rio Grande River and Tamaulipas, Mexico. To the North and West it is bordered by the Texas counties of Kennedy, Brooks, Jim Hogg, and Zapata. The Rio Grande Valley is sometimes referred to as the RGV or The Valley by locals.
The region is known for its warm weather, exotic birds, and citrus orchards. The warm weather attracts large number of retirees from the Northern United States and Canada during the winter months. The abundance of great shopping opportunities attracts Mexican Nationals throughout the year. Beach lovers and sports fishermen are drawn to South Padre Island, Port Isabel, and Port Mansfield on the Gulf Coast. Bird-watchers can watch a wide variety of exotic birds in locations throughout the region.
Located within walking distance of the host hotel, restaurants and retail stores, the distance from the host hotel to the convention center is 100 yards!
The Palms Crossing retail and restaurant center is located adjacent to McAllen’s spectacular new convention center. The lifestyle center opened in 2007, and is easily accessible from Expressway 83 at Ware Road.
- Hobby Lobby
- Barnes & Noble
- Babies “R” Us
- Sports Authority
- Guitar Center
- Alfred Angelo – The Bride’s Studio
- Rack Room Shoes
- Cavender’s Boot City
- Best Buy
- Bath & Body Works
- ULTA Beauty
- Specialty Retail, Restaurants, and Entertainment
- Chuck E. Cheese’s
- P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
- BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
- Romano’s Macaroni Grill
- SaltGrass SteakHouse
- Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
- Kumori Sushi
- McAlister’s Deli
- Longhorn Steakhouse
- Copper Canyon Tapas Lounge
AT A GLANCE
Welcome to Embassy Suites by Hilton McAllen Convention Center. Set just three miles from McAllen Airport, one block from Palms Crossing shops, and steps from the convention center, our new McAllen, TX hotel offers a stylish stay and a convenient location. Ask our friendly staff about our complimentary area- and airport shuttle.
Settle into a spacious two-room suite with modern décor. The living room has a sofa sleeper, work space and 55-inch HDTV, plus a kitchenette with microwave, mini-refrigerator and coffee maker. The private bedroom has a king or two queen beds and an additional 55-inch HDTV. Enjoy complimentary WiFi in all suites and public areas of the hotel.
Greet the day with Starbucks® coffee and free made-to-order breakfast. Brickstone Grill serves delicious American favorites that can also be delivered to your door. Unwind with a cocktail in the bar after a convention, and join us for our complimentary Evening Reception.* There’s plenty of outdoor seating for enjoying McAllen’s warm weather, plus an outdoor pool. Get a full-body workout in the fitness center.
Note! The discount code for Embassy Suites is " STM "
We have two airports in the area of the show, McAllen Miller International Airport (MFE), which is only 3 miles away and services American, United, and Allegiant Airlines. Shuttle service is available directly with Embassy Suites. Car rentals are also available with: Enterprise, National, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Avis and Payless.
Our second option is Valley International Airpot (HRL). it is 46 miles away but services Southwest, Delta, United and Sun Country Airlines. They also have car rentals to get you to McAllen with Avis, DollarCar, Enterprise, Hertz, and National Care Rentals.
Friday Pony Trail to Iwo Jima Memorial
Located at 320 Iwo Jima Blvd, Harlingen, TX this is the original sculpture used in casting the famous bronzed Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington, VA. Depicting the raising of the US flag over Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945, during World War II. It is over 100 feet high and weighs 130 tons. It was given to the Marine Military Academy in 1981.
A WWII Museum Located across the street from the statue, displays many artifacts from that era and the more recent battles of “Desert Storm.” Also be sure to see the 30 minute video show of the “Battle for Iwo Jima” and a photo area representing veterans of that battle.
320 Iwo Jima Blvd.
Military and Texas gift shop.
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