The gates are open to the public as BorderFest celebrates Australia at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo.
There was a steady flow of people making their way into food booths, rides and watching some of the live entertainment all day Thursday.
Action 4 News was there when students who came from several Rio Grande Valley schools came to have some fun.
BorderFest continues through Sunday.
The BordeFest Illuminated parade will be broadcast on KGBT-TV starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.