Brownsville’s festive ambience sets the mood for an exciting and fun vacation for the whole family. From our Charro Days festivities in February, to our Latin Jazz Festival in October, it’s no wonder Brownsville is Always a Fiesta!

Dec 1 2018 @ 10:00 AM – May 12 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Costumes of America Exhibit: Honoring the Past and Coloring the Future @ Costumes of America Museum
10:00 AM
Highlighting the season’s exhibit is a Children’s Coloring Book illustrated exclusively for the museum by Don Breeden. Come and experience a one of a kind of collection of authentic and indigenous textiles and art.
Fort Brown Exhibit @ Historic Brownsville Museum
Jan 8 @ 10:00 PM – Mar 30 @ 4:00 PM
Fort Brown Exhibit @ Historic Brownsville Museum
10:00 PM
Many themes in U.S. history pertain to the Fort Brown. These includes: the Mexican American War, The US Civil War, World War 1, yellow fever research, women in the military and Tejanos in the military.… Continue Reading Fort Brown Exhibit
Sanctus Martyrs of Faith @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Jan 9 @ 6:00 PM – Feb 28 @ 8:00 PM
Sanctus Martyrs of Faith @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
6:00 PM
As my eye peers through the viewfinder of my camera, I’m mindful of my vision before I weigh down on my shutter release. To capture a series of photographs that shows the viewer a glimpse… Continue Reading Sanctus Martyrs of Faith
School Group Season @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Feb 1 – Jun 30 all-day
School Group Season @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
12:00 AM
Park admission is waived for educational institutions. Please contact the Visitor Center 956-350-2920 for more information or to book your field trip. Email: lauren.acevedo@tpwd.texas.gov
Brownsville Raid Exhibit @ Heritage Museum, Vezzetti Room
Feb 1 @ 10:00 AM – Mar 30 @ 4:00 PM
Brownsville Raid Exhibit @ Heritage Museum, Vezzetti Room
10:00 AM
The Brownsville Raid was an historic event of racial injustice against the 167 Buffalo Soldiers of the 25th Infantry, on August 13, 1906. The 167 Buffalo Soldiers of the 25th Infantry stationed at the Fort… Continue Reading Brownsville Raid Exhibit
Feb 4 – Jun 19 all-day
War and Peace on the Rio Grande 1846-1876 A Traveling Exhibit @ UTRGV Edinburg Campus
12:00 AM
War and Peace on the Rio Grande 1846-1876 A Traveling Exhibit is open to the public UTRGV Visitors Center Edinburg Campus.   Special Events Wednesday, February 20, 2019 “Just a Ferry Ride to Freedom” Documentary… Continue Reading War and Peace on the Rio Grande 1846-1876 A Traveling Exhibit
Baile del Sol Street Dance 2019 @ Charro Days Headquarters
Feb 23 @ 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Baile del Sol Street Dance 2019 @ Charro Days Headquarters | Brownsville | Texas | United States
2:00 PM
OFFICIAL KICK-OFF OF CHARRO DAYS!! FREE ADMISSION (Food, Live Music & Folkloric Dances)
2019 Charro Days Golf Tournament @ Valley International Country Club
Feb 24 @ 7:30 AM
2019 Charro Days Golf Tournament @ Valley International Country Club
7:30 AM
Charro Days Golf Tournament FORMAT: 3 PERSON SCRAMBLE (TOTAL HANDICAP DIVIDED BY 6) FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS! CLOSEST TO THE PIN PRIZE ON PAR 3’S TIME:SHOTGUN START 8:30 AM 1ST PLACE TEAM:… Continue Reading 2019 Charro Days Golf Tournament
Kayak Fun Race @ Cobbleheds Bar & Grill
Feb 24 @ 12:00 PM
Kayak Fun Race @ Cobbleheds Bar & Grill  | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 PM
Sombrero Festival Kayak Fun Race at Cobbleheads Bar & Grill – Two person Kayak/Entry fee $50.00. T-shirts to the first 40 teams. Cash to 1st place in each Category. Trophies to 2nd and 3rd place.… Continue Reading Kayak Fun Race
A Little Bit of Mexico @ TSC Arts Center
Feb 24 @ 7:30 PM
A Little Bit of Mexico @ TSC Arts Center | Brownsville | Texas | United States
7:30 PM
“A Little Bit of Mexico” began in 1953 as a small-scale style show and has grown to be a full-blown cultural and educational event with the involvement of the entire community. It is IWA’s primary… Continue Reading A Little Bit of Mexico
BISD Fiesta Folklorica 2019 @ Sams Memorial Stadium
Feb 25 @ 6:00 PM
BISD Fiesta Folklorica 2019 @ Sams Memorial Stadium
6:00 PM
5:30 PM Pre-Fiesta Entertainment by the Hanna Estudiantina de Oro and the Porter Estudiantina Tenampa! Fiesta Folklorica is an exciting festival of folkloric dances and music from Mexico. This year’s performers are students from Aiken,… Continue Reading BISD Fiesta Folklorica 2019
Charro Days Art Contest Display @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts
Feb 26 @ 10:00 AM – Mar 2 @ 4:00 PM
Charro Days Art Contest Display @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Art Contest Hours of Operation Tuesdays- Thursdays: 10am- 4pm Sundays-Mondays: Closed
Advanced Spanish Language @ UTRGV Brownsville
Feb 28 all-day
Advanced Spanish Language @ UTRGV Brownsville
12:00 AM
* Course dates: Note: Limited seating for the community This is an advanced Spanish course that builds upon existing oral proficiencies of heritage speakers of Spanish. Enhances abilities in the home-based language by developing a… Continue Reading Advanced Spanish Language
Beginning Spanish Language @ UTRGV Brownsville
Feb 28 all-day
Beginning Spanish Language @ UTRGV Brownsville
12:00 AM
*Course dates: February 28 – April 18, 2019, (8 weeks) Time: Thursdays, 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Note: Limited space for the community This is a beginning Spanish course designated for non-Spanish speakers. This course… Continue Reading Beginning Spanish Language
Feb 28 – Mar 10 all-day
Charro Days Carnival 20th Century Rides 2019 @ ITECC | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 AM
Charro Days Carnival 20th Century Rides with a World’s Fair Midway featuring over 40 rides and attractions. Something for everyone, amazing rides, games, food, and fun! For the thrill seekers, there is the Zipper, Orbiter,… Continue Reading Charro Days Carnival 20th Century Rides 2019
Feb 28 all-day
Intermediate Spanish Language @ UTRGV Brownsville
12:00 AM
*Course dates:February 28 – April 18, 2019 Time: Thursdays, 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Note: Limited space for the community This is an intermediate Spanish course designed for non-Spanish speakers. This course is a review… Continue Reading Intermediate Spanish Language
Panama Canal Cruise @ Go...With Jo! Tours
Feb 28 – Mar 9 all-day
Panama Canal Cruise @ Go...With Jo! Tours | Harlingen | Texas | United States
12:00 AM
Cruise the Panama Canal for 10 days on the Carnival Valor Ship.
Hand Across The Border 2019 @ Gateway International Bridge
Feb 28 @ 10:00 AM
Hand Across The Border 2019 @ Gateway International Bridge
10:00 AM
The Hands Across the Border Ceremony is celebrated every year in the middle of Gateway International International Bridge. Dozens of people attended the ceremony, including the mayor of Matamoros, and the mayor of  Brownsville. Charro… Continue Reading Hand Across The Border 2019
TSC Amigofest @ TSC Performing Arts Center
Feb 28 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
TSC Amigofest @ TSC Performing Arts Center
11:00 AM
Join us in celebrating the Charro Days tradition at Texas Southmost College with the presentation of Mr. Amigo 2018, Arturo Elías Ayub, at the TSC Amigofest. Bring the whole family to enjoy mariachi, ballet folklórico,… Continue Reading TSC Amigofest
Feb 28 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Para Niños Tent (by the fountain) @ Washington Park
12:00 PM
ALL THURSDAY ACTIVITIES: 12pm – 5pm Home Depot Craft Workshop (all times subject to change) On-going activities Chalupa Musical Chairs Pin the mustache on the Charro 2 Man board game Bean Bag Toss Toss-Across Tic… Continue Reading Para Niños Tent (by the fountain)
Feb 28 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
BISD Children's Charro Days Parade 2019 @ Elizabeth Street | Brownsville | Texas | United States
2:30 PM
Featuring folkloric dances, music from Mexico, colorful costumes, floats, bands and much much more. All Parades go down Elizabeth St. through Historic Downtown Brownsville, TX.
Feb 28 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Concert @ Washington Park
5:00 PM
MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE: Kumbia Kings:    8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Los Huracanes del Norte:   10:30 PM – 12:00 AM   BIG TENT PERFORMANCE: Dj Edward:    5:00pm – 12:00am 10 Foot Overhead:     … Continue Reading Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Concert
Noche Mexicana 2019 @ Jacob Brown Auditorium
Feb 28 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Noche Mexicana 2019 @ Jacob Brown Auditorium  | Brownsville | Texas | United States
6:00 PM
Food, Folkloric Dancers, and Mariachi 7 Leguas! Featuring: Noe Pro and The Band Admission: $30.00 Tickets required at door. Tickets can be purchased at Charro Days Headquarters Charro Days Headquarters Office Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00… Continue Reading Noche Mexicana 2019
2019 Winter Walking Tour: Fort Brown @ Brownsville Heritage Museum
Mar 1 @ 11:00 AM
2019 Winter Walking Tour: Fort Brown @ Brownsville Heritage Museum
11:00 AM
The Fort Brown was an important military post on the US-Mexican American War and the Civil War. Dr. Anthony Knopp, UTRGV Professor Emeritus, will led you through the Fort Brown and its buildings, many of… Continue Reading 2019 Winter Walking Tour: Fort Brown
Mar 1 @ 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Para Ninos Tent( by the fountain) @ Washington Park
11:00 AM
Friday, March 1, 2019 March 1, 2019 -Registration starts at 12:00 pm for all activities Para Niños Tent (by the fountain) 11am – 5pm Home Depot Craft Workshop Under the BIG TENT 3pm – 3:30pm… Continue Reading Para Ninos Tent( by the fountain)
Mar 1 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Read Across America Day - Dr. Seuss Birthday Party @ Dean Porter Park
3:00 PM
Come join the birthday party for Dr. Seuss! Fun, games, book readings, birthday cake. AND free admission to the Children’s Museum of Brownsville for families who sign up for Bright By Text!
Mar 1 @ 4:00 PM – Mar 2 @ 9:30 PM
Adult & Cook - Off Events @ Washington Park
4:00 PM
ADULT & COOK-OFF EVENTS (all times subject to change) Friday, March 1, 2019 – Under the BIG TENT 4:00pm – 5:30pm Chili Cook-off setup & decorating 6:00pm – Chili Cook-off Begins (Grito) 8:30 – 8:45pm… Continue Reading Adult & Cook – Off Events
Mar 1 @ 7:00 PM
Illuminated Night Parade 2019 @ Elizabeth Street | Brownsville | Texas | United States
7:00 PM
All Parades go down Elizabeth St. through Historic Downtown Brownsville, TX.
Mar 1 @ 10:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Concert @ Washington Park
10:30 PM
  BIG TENT PERFORMANCE: Dj Edward  12:00pm – 12:00am Starlight Quartet  12:00pm – 1:30pm Lost Puppies   2:00pm – 3:30pm Clarity   4:00pm – 5:30pm Los Federales  6:00pm – 7:30pm Red Velvet    8:00pm – 9:30pm Chili… Continue Reading Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Concert
Mar 2 @ 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Adult Events @ Washington Park
7:00 AM
MAIN STAGE ADULT EVENTS: 7:00am – Charro Days Classic 5K Run & 1 Mile Run/Walk 9:00am – High School Tug-O- War 10:00am – Adult Light Weight Tug-O- War 11:00am – Adult Heavy Weight Tug-O- War… Continue Reading Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Adult Events
Mar 2 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Concert @ Washington Park
9:00 AM
MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE: Elida Reyna    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Grupo Solido   8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Siggno            10:30 PM – 12:00 AM   BIG TENT EVENTS & FRIJOLYMPICS… Continue Reading Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Concert
Living History @ Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
Mar 2 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Living History @ Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Enjoy a unique learning experience. Chat with living historians and listen to stories about the battle of Palo Alto and the Mexican War. Programs include live musket and artillery demonstrations. Weapons demonstrations are dependent upon… Continue Reading Living History
Mar 2 @ 11:00 AM
2019 Winter Walking Tour: Old City Cemetery @ Historic Brownsville Museum
11:00 AM
Staff person, Gene Fernandez, will lead you through this National Historic Landmark. The history of the city will reveal itself through the stories of the people who built it and the legacy they left behind.… Continue Reading 2019 Winter Walking Tour: Old City Cemetery
Afternoon with an Ocelot @ Longhorn Cattle Company
Mar 2 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Afternoon with an Ocelot @ Longhorn Cattle Company
12:00 PM
Enjoy delicious barbecue and see live ocelots!! Meet Clyde and Laguna from the Texas Zoo and learn about ocelot conservation in the Valley! Presented by the Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and hosted… Continue Reading Afternoon with an Ocelot
Mar 2 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Para Ninos Tent (by the fountain) @ Washington Park
12:00 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2019-Registration starts at 12:00 Noon Para Niños Tent (by the fountain) ALL SATURDAY ACTIVITIES 10:30am – 5pm Home Depot Craft Workshop On-going activities Chalupa Musical Chairs Pin the mustache on the Charro… Continue Reading Para Ninos Tent (by the fountain)
Color Guard Parade 2019 @ Elizabeth Street
Mar 2 @ 12:30 PM
Color Guard Parade 2019 @ Elizabeth Street | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:30 PM
All Parades go down Elizabeth St. through Historic Downtown Brownsville, TX.
Mar 2 @ 1:00 PM
Grand International Parade 2019 @ Elizabeth Street | Brownsville | Texas | United States
1:00 PM
Grand International Parade which begins in the city of Brownsville and ends in Matamoros. 1:00 p.m. Brownsville (All Parades go down Elizabeth St. through Historic Downtown Brownsville, TX.) 3:00 p.m. Matamoros
Charro Days Costume Ball 2019 @ Jacob Brown Auditorium
Mar 2 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Charro Days Costume Ball 2019 @ Jacob Brown Auditorium | Brownsville | Texas | United States
8:00 PM
Featuring:  Jay Perez ans The Band, The Federales & Mariachi 7 Leguas Admission – $30.00 per person Tickets required at door. (Costume Preferred) Dance Tickets can be purchased at Charro Days Headquarters Charro Days Headquarters… Continue Reading Charro Days Costume Ball 2019
Ocelot Run 2019 @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Mar 3 @ 7:00 AM
Ocelot Run 2019 @ Gladys Porter Zoo
7:00 AM
The 2019 Ocelot Run will be held at the Gladys Porter Zoo, Regisration opens at 12:01 AM on January 13, 2019
Ocelot Conversation Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Mar 3 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ocelot Conversation Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo
10:00 AM
Ocelot Conservation Day is back at Gladys Porter Zoo! Join Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and Friends Of Laguna Atascosa in this one day event filled with activities, presentations, and live ocelots Clyde and Laguna… Continue Reading Ocelot Conversation Day
Mar 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
From Recipe to Reality: A Foodpreneur Round Table @ UTRGV at Resaca Village
10:00 AM
Do you have a secret sauce or special family recipe? Potential foodpreneurs are invited to attend a food-product workshop on March 5, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the UTRGV at Resaca Village, located… Continue Reading From Recipe to Reality: A Foodpreneur Round Table
Mar 9 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Passport Fair Hosted By The Office of the District Clerk @ Texas Regional Bank
9:00 AM
The Office of the District Clerk is hosting a passport fair Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Texas Regional Bank, from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.. For appointments contact our office at (956) 544-0838. Walk-ins… Continue Reading Passport Fair Hosted By The Office of the District Clerk
Bruce Guilden – Lectures back to back @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Mar 13 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Bruce Guilden - Lectures back to back @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
10:00 AM
During this one day workshop legendary photographer Bruce Gilden will provide insight through interactive sessions and group discussions on shooting methods, individual style and editing tips. At this workshop Gilden will assist you in developing… Continue Reading Bruce Guilden – Lectures back to back
Bruce Guilden – Lectures back to back @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Mar 14 all-day
Bruce Guilden - Lectures back to back @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
12:00 AM
During this one day workshop legendary photographer Bruce Gilden will provide insight through interactive sessions and group discussions on shooting methods, individual style and editing tips. At this workshop Gilden will assist you in developing… Continue Reading Bruce Guilden – Lectures back to back
Mar 15 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe @ The Camille Playhouse
8:00 PM
Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy embark on a magical mystery tour of the Land of Narnia through the wardrobe. They encounter the wicked White Witch, representing the forces of evil, and the King of the… Continue Reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Mar 16 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe @ The Camille Playhouse
8:00 PM
Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy embark on a magical mystery tour of the Land of Narnia through the wardrobe. They encounter the wicked White Witch, representing the forces of evil, and the King of the… Continue Reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Mar 17 @ 2:30 AM – 5:00 PM
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe @ The Camille Playhouse
2:30 AM
Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy embark on a magical mystery tour of the Land of Narnia through the wardrobe. They encounter the wicked White Witch, representing the forces of evil, and the King of the… Continue Reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Mar 23 @ 7:00 AM
9th Annual Show the Trail Who's Boss Half - Marathon @ Brownsville Event Center
7:00 AM
Brownsville TrailBlazers will hold the 9th Annual Show the Boss Who’s Trail Half Marathon. The start and finish line for all races will be at the Brownsville Events Center adjacent to the tennis courts.
Loteria at Memorial Park @ Los Fresnos Under The Stars Artisan Night Market
Mar 23 @ 5:00 PM
Loteria at Memorial Park @ Los Fresnos Under The Stars Artisan Night Market
5:00 PM
A monthly event held on the city of Los Fresnos. Come and play Mexican Loteria 4 cards for $3 plays you all night. Vendor prizes! Plus great food and merchandise vendors on site.
Mar 23 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe @ The Camille Playhouse
8:00 PM
Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy embark on a magical mystery tour of the Land of Narnia through the wardrobe. They encounter the wicked White Witch, representing the forces of evil, and the King of the… Continue Reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Mar 24 @ 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe @ The Camille Playhouse
2:30 PM
Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy embark on a magical mystery tour of the Land of Narnia through the wardrobe. They encounter the wicked White Witch, representing the forces of evil, and the King of the… Continue Reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Now We’re Cookin’! @ Brownsville Event Center
Mar 26 all-day
Now We’re Cookin’! @ Brownsville Event Center
12:00 AM
Brownsville Junior Service League has hosted a cooking competition, “Now We’re Cookin’!”, to raise funds to continue the mission and vision of the league. This event is made possible by the generous in-kind and monetary… Continue Reading Now We’re Cookin’!
47th International Art Show @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Mar 27 – Apr 27 all-day
47th International Art Show @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
12:00 AM
The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art is now accepting applications for its 47th. Annual International Art Show. The exhibition will be juried by visual artists Joe Harjo (San Antonio, TX) and Mauricio Saenz (Matamoros, Mexico… Continue Reading 47th International Art Show
Mar 30 all-day
Introduction to Digital Photography @ UTRGV Brownsville
12:00 AM
*Date: March 30, 2019 Time: Saturday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM* The invention of smart phones and photo filters has turned almost everyone into a photographer. However, good photography requires a strong sense of creativity… Continue Reading Introduction to Digital Photography
9th Annual “Taste of Texas” @ Laureles Ranch House Museum
Mar 30 @ 6:00 PM
9th Annual "Taste of Texas" @ Laureles Ranch House Museum
6:00 PM
March is Texas History Month and for the last eight years, the BHA has explored a unique part of Texas’ history and culture through its tastings. In past years, we have introduced the importance the… Continue Reading 9th Annual “Taste of Texas”
Basic Excel @ UTRGV Brownsville
Apr 6 @ 9:00 AM
Basic Excel @ UTRGV Brownsville
9:00 AM
This 3-hour course is designed for those who desire to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format and print basic Microsoft Excel 2016 worksheets. Topics covered in the training: Create a basic worksheet using… Continue Reading Basic Excel