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.
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
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
Dawn of the Dinosaurs @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Mar 9 @ 9:00 AM – Jul 7 @ 5:00 PM
Dawn of the Dinosaurs @ Gladys Porter Zoo
9:00 AM
The long-awaited dinosaurs have returned, just in time for Spring Break! This limited-time exhibit will be an additional $3.00 will be at the gate or the entrance of the exhibit, which is located in the… Continue Reading Dawn of the Dinosaurs
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
BISD Student Exhibit: Autism Awareness @ Historic Brownsville Museum
Apr 6 @ 10:00 AM – Apr 27 @ 4:00 PM
BISD Student Exhibit: Autism Awareness @ Historic Brownsville Museum
10:00 AM
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the Brownsville Independent School District’s Fine Arts Department in partnership with B.H.A., invite the community to celebrate their 7th Annual Autism Awareness Student Exhibit. Beautiful and original art work… Continue Reading BISD Student Exhibit: Autism Awareness
Easter Bazaar @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Apr 19 @ 9:00 AM – Apr 21 @ 5:00 PM
Easter Bazaar @ Gladys Porter Zoo
9:00 AM
Everyone is invited to “hop” on over to the Zoo’s annual Bunny Corral and Easter Bazaar. Our Bunny Corral, a visitor favorite, will be open across from Small World. The bunnies will be available to… Continue Reading Easter Bazaar
Friday Fish Fry @ River Church
Apr 19 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday Fish Fry @ River Church
6:00 PM
Friday Fish Fry Begin your Easter festivities on us and join us for dinner outdoors! This is a free event and open to the public. Being your family and friends. Están invitados a una rica… Continue Reading Friday Fish Fry
UTRGV School of Fine Arts: Collective Wisdom @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
Apr 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
UTRGV  School of Fine Arts: Collective Wisdom @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
6:00 PM
Work by UTRGV Sculpture Students opens.
Apr 20 @ 7:45 AM – 11:40 AM
Nature & Wildlife Explorers Birding and Nature Hikes @ Phillips Blanco Tract
7:45 AM
FREE Birding and Nature Hikes! Be part of the Nature and Wildlife Explorers. Come on out and enjoy a beautiful hike on USFW property that is normally closed to the public. Specific Details: Dress accordingly… Continue Reading Nature & Wildlife Explorers Birding and Nature Hikes
Bird and Nature Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Apr 20 @ 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Bird and Nature Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
8:30 AM
*Saturdays the months of April to June* Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our “Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds” can be spotted. This walk… Continue Reading Bird and Nature Hike
Art in the Park @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Apr 20 @ 10:00 AM
Art in the Park @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
10:00 AM
*Every Saturdays during the months of April to June 2019 Dress for a mess. We are going to make art in the park with paint, glitter and glue. Bring: Water, good walking/hiking shoes, appropriate weather… Continue Reading Art in the Park
Bunny Corral @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Apr 20 @ 10:00 AM – Apr 21 @ 3:00 PM
Bunny Corral @ Gladys Porter Zoo
10:00 AM
Everyone is invited to “hop” on over to the Zoo’s annual Bunny Corral and Easter Bazaar. Our Bunny Corral, a visitor favorite, will be open across from Small World. The bunnies will be available to… Continue Reading Bunny Corral
Saturday Art Classes @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Apr 20 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday Art Classes @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
10:00 AM
Come and have fun doing art projects “Egg shell collage”. We will have 2 classes, from 10-12pm and 1-3pm
Easter Celebration @ Children's Museum of Brownsville
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Easter Celebration @ Children's Museum of Brownsville
11:00 AM
Spring has arrived! Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and the Children’s Museum is ready to mark the occasion with our annual Easter Celebration, complete with several fun activities for kids to enjoy!
Easter Egg Hunt @ River Church
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Easter Egg Hunt @ River Church
11:00 AM
You are invited to our first indoor Easter egg hunt. This event is free and open to the public. There will be games, prizes, and bounce houses for the kids as well! Egg hunt will… Continue Reading Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 20 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday Safari: "Measuring Up" @ Gladys Porter Zoo
1:00 PM
How do you find out how much a bird weighs? How do you measure how long a snake has grown? Come help zookeepers record the weights and lengths of some of the Zoo’s animals. A… Continue Reading Saturday Safari: “Measuring Up”
4th Annual Crafts for a Cause Fundraiser @ Laureles Ranch House Museum
Apr 20 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
4th Annual Crafts for a Cause Fundraiser @ Laureles Ranch House Museum
7:00 PM
Join the Brownsville Craft Beer Enthusiasts at the Laureles Ranch House Museum. Guests will sample Texas craft beers while listening to music and enjoying local food samples. B.C.B.E. will also be holding a silent auction… Continue Reading 4th Annual Crafts for a Cause Fundraiser
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Apr 21 all-day
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
12:00 AM
*Every Sunday during the months of April to June* Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs. Interested youth complete a series of activities,… Continue Reading Junior Ranger Explorers
Animal Play Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Apr 21 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Animal Play Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo
11:00 AM
Animal Play Days are scheduled events where Zoo animals are given an enrichment item that has a specific theme. The theme for this Animal Play Day will be Easter! Keepers will hide Easter eggs for… Continue Reading Animal Play Day
Apr 24 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Fashioned for a Cause Annual Fashion Show “A Day at the Beach” @ Brownsville Event Center
12:00 PM
Join us for a relaxing lunch and beachwear fashion show as we honor our legal professionals for their service to creating a safer community. Friendship of Women is hosting their annual fashion show to support… Continue Reading Fashioned for a Cause Annual Fashion Show “A Day at the Beach”
For the Love of Brownsville Workshop @ Brownsville Event Center
Apr 24 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
For the Love of Brownsville Workshop @ Brownsville Event Center
6:00 PM
Would you like to learn more about the planning and development process in Brownsville? The Brownsville Planning & Development Services Department will host  For The Love of Brownsville: Workshop This is a great opportunity for… Continue Reading For the Love of Brownsville Workshop
Apr 26 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
April Historical Happy Hour: Spring is in the air! @ Stillman House Museum & Gardens
5:00 PM
Spring is the best time of the year! Flowers pop up and fill our gardens with yellow, blue, white, pink & lilac. Come celebrate the season with us. Follow us on Facebook to receive more… Continue Reading April Historical Happy Hour: Spring is in the air!
Grease @ Camille Playhouse
Apr 26 @ 8:00 PM
Grease @ Camille Playhouse
8:00 PM
Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this… Continue Reading Grease
Night Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Apr 26 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Night Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
8:00 PM
*Every last Friday of the months of April to June 2019* Join a ranger on a nighttime hike to witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park! *Limited space – reservations required*… Continue Reading Night Hike
Apr 27 all-day
Intermediate Digital Photography @ UTRGV Brownsville
12:00 AM
*Date: April 27, 2019 Time: Saturday, 8:30AM – 12:30PM* Take photography to the next level in this fast-paced digital photography workshop designed for those who want to move past the basics, and build on their… Continue Reading Intermediate Digital Photography
Apr 27 @ 7:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Nature & Wildlife Explorers Birding and Nature Hikes @ Phillips Blanco Tract
7:45 AM
FREE Birding and Nature Hikes! Be part of the Nature and Wildlife Explorers. Come on out and enjoy a beautiful hike on USFW property that is normally closed to the public. Specific Details: Dress accordingly… Continue Reading Nature & Wildlife Explorers Birding and Nature Hikes
Earth Fest @ Linear Park
Apr 27 @ 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Earth Fest @ Linear Park
8:00 AM
Every year the City of Brownsville organizes Earth Fest. This event is designed to create awareness in the community of the ecological benefits of “green” living Earth Fest  provides  fun for all ages including mobile… Continue Reading Earth Fest
Apr 27 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Road to Recycling Tire Collection @ G.B.I.C  Cir
8:00 AM
Tire Collection Day encourages residents to eliminate standing water around their homes and help reduce the number of mosquitoes that can spread dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses.  “Tire Collection Day is one way for us… Continue Reading Road to Recycling Tire Collection
Apr 27 @ 8:00 AM
YouthBuild 5k Run & One-Miler @ Linear Park
8:00 AM
Participate in the YouthBuild 5k Run & 1-Miler and help us to continue making a positive impact in the lives of Brownsville’s Youth. ALL proceeds go directly to the Community Development Corporation of Brownsville’s YouthBuild program.
Bird and Nature Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Apr 27 @ 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Bird and Nature Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
8:30 AM
*Saturdays the months of April to June* Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our “Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds” can be spotted. This walk… Continue Reading Bird and Nature Hike
Intermediate Excel @ UTRGV Brownsville
Apr 27 @ 8:30 AM
Intermediate Excel @ UTRGV Brownsville
8:30 AM
In today’s market, more than 80 percent of jobs require digital skills and programs like Excel are becoming a vital tool for many careers. Learning how to use Excel can increase your productivity at your… Continue Reading Intermediate Excel
Art in the Park @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Apr 27 @ 10:00 AM
Art in the Park @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
10:00 AM
*Every Saturdays during the months of April to June 2019 Dress for a mess. We are going to make art in the park with paint, glitter and glue. Bring: Water, good walking/hiking shoes, appropriate weather… Continue Reading Art in the Park
Saturday Art Classes @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Apr 27 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday Art Classes @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
10:00 AM
Come and have fun doing art projects “Andy Warhol painting”. We will have 2 classes, from 10-12pm and 1-3pm
Skins and Skulls @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Apr 27 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Skins and Skulls @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
10:00 AM
*Last Saturday of the months of April to June 2019* If you want to touch a skull or feel an animal skin, come out to the park and join us for this fun program! Bring:… Continue Reading Skins and Skulls
Soñamos Juntos @ Washington Park
Apr 27 @ 11:00 AM
Soñamos Juntos @ Washington Park
11:00 AM
Las Imaginistas invite you to join us for “Soñamos Juntos: March into the Future,” a celebration of our Hacemos la Ciudad project, a yearlong effort led by Las Imaginistas to imagine, dream, rehearse, and build… Continue Reading Soñamos Juntos
Children’s Day of Play @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Apr 27 @ 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Children's Day of Play @ Gladys Porter Zoo
1:00 PM
Bring your children to learn and play at the Zoo! Texas Southmost College (TSC) students enrolled in the Teacher Education program will host a “Children’s Play Day” at the Gladys Porter Zoo in honor of… Continue Reading Children’s Day of Play
Apr 27 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
TSC's Children's Play Day at the GPZ @ Gladys Porter Zoo
1:00 PM
It’s TSC Children’s Play Day at Gladys Porter Zoo! Students enrolled in the Teacher Education Program at Texas Southmost College will organize and host 30 diverse play stations with traditional games from around the world.… Continue Reading TSC’s Children’s Play Day at the GPZ
STX Taco Fest @ Brownsville Sports Park
Apr 27 @ 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
STX Taco Fest @ Brownsville Sports Park
4:00 PM
The STX Taco Festival offers the greatest collection of Taco Chefs in the region, alongside live music, games, beer & wine tastings, and so much more. Presented by the Brownsville Sports Park, STX Taco Fest… Continue Reading STX Taco Fest
Apr 27 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Loteria in Memorial Park in the City of Los Fresnos @ Under the Stars Artisan Market
5:00 PM
A Fun Family Night in The City of Los Fresnos Memorial Park! Play Loteria 4 cards for $3 win Prizes ! And look around at vendor booths with great merchandise!
Wild Game Dinner @ IBC El Ranchito
Apr 27 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Wild Game Dinner @ IBC El Ranchito
7:00 PM
Go Hog Wild at Moody Clinic’s second Wild Game Dinner benefiting children with special needs in the Brownsville community. The evening will bring you an array of sizzling wild game cuisine prepared by talented local… Continue Reading Wild Game Dinner
Greese @ The Camille Playhouse
Apr 27 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Greese @ The Camille Playhouse
8:00 PM
Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this… Continue Reading Greese
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Apr 28 all-day
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
12:00 AM
*Every Sunday during the months of April to June* Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs. Interested youth complete a series of activities,… Continue Reading Junior Ranger Explorers
Greese @ The Camille Playhouse
Apr 28 @ 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Greese @ The Camille Playhouse
2:30 PM
Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this… Continue Reading Greese
Pigment: The Power of Picasso’s Blue Period @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
May 1 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Pigment: The Power of Picasso's Blue Period @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
7:00 PM
Lecture on Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period, its reaction to the social climate, and its everlasting influence on Mexican-American artists from past, present, and future.
Gringo de Mayo @ Brownsville Market Square
May 2 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Gringo de Mayo @ Brownsville Market Square
7:00 PM
Brownsville Beerfest invites you to “Gringo De Mayo”, an avocado inspired bites and margarita sampling event. Come enjoy live music, avocado-themed food samples, and flavored margaritas. All drink and food samples will be created and… Continue Reading Gringo de Mayo
First Friday @ Brownsville Historic Downtown
May 3 all-day
First Friday @ Brownsville Historic Downtown
12:00 AM
First Friday is an immersive music, art, food, and wellness event. Downtown Brownsville springs to life every first Friday of the month with musicians, artists, vendors, poets, yoga, and much more. Approximately fifteen restaurants, bars,… Continue Reading First Friday
CycloBia Brownsville @ Downtown Brownsville
May 3 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
CycloBia Brownsville @ Downtown Brownsville
6:30 PM
Transforming Brownsville streets into a Car – Free environment that will enable people to exercise, move and play safely on the streets.
Grease @ The Camille Playhouse
May 3 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Grease @ The Camille Playhouse
8:00 PM
Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this… Continue Reading Grease
Bird and Nature Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
May 4 @ 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Bird and Nature Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
8:30 AM
*Saturdays the months of April to June* Join us on a guided walk to learn about our native habitat and find out who of our “Rio Grande Valley Specialty Birds” can be spotted. This walk… Continue Reading Bird and Nature Hike
Art in the Park @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
May 4 @ 10:00 AM
Art in the Park @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
10:00 AM
*Every Saturdays during the months of April to June 2019 Dress for a mess. We are going to make art in the park with paint, glitter and glue. Bring: Water, good walking/hiking shoes, appropriate weather… Continue Reading Art in the Park
Living History @ Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
May 4 @ 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
Brownsville Vintage Day @ Historic Market Square
May 4 @ 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Brownsville Vintage Day @ Historic Market Square
3:00 PM
A National Historic Preservation Month Celebration. Brownsville Vintage Day Event is an admission-free family event set in a two-block area around the Brownsville Market Square. The event will have a Classic Car Show, Vintage Fashion… Continue Reading Brownsville Vintage Day
Welcome Home! Restored 1926 Ladder Truck Fire Engine Returns to Brownsville @ Market Square
5:00 PM
The Brownsville Fire Department cordially invites you to the official unveiling at the Vintage Day Event, the 1926 Fire Engine is one of two that will be featured at the event.
May 4 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rebel Fest: A Star Wars Festival 2019 @ Linear Park
6:00 PM
At a park, not so far away…Celebrate Star Wars with us! This is a special night for rebels, jedis, wookies, siths, droids, first order troopers, clones, ewoks, jawas, etc. Wear you fave costume, play games,… Continue Reading Rebel Fest: A Star Wars Festival 2019