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!

Jan 5 – Feb 28 all-day
H&R Block Offering Free 1040 EZ @ H&R Block | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 AM
Rio Grande Valley H&R Block Retail Offices are offering FREE 1040EZ Tax Preparation. Valid for 2017 personal income tax only. You must file between January 5th – February 28th. Form 1040EZ is used for those... Read more »
Jan 5 – Feb 28 all-day
RGV H&R Blocks Are Offering Refund Advance Loan @ H&R Block Refund Advance Loan | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 AM
Rio Grande Valley H&R Block Offices is offering an optional tax refund related loan. Loans are offered in the amounts of $500, $750, $1250 or $3000. Approval of loan amount based on expected refund amount.... Read more »
Agrasánchez Collection of Mexican Cinema Exhibit @ Brownsville Heritage Museum, Vezzetti Room
Jan 9 @ 10:00 AM – Feb 24 @ 4:00 PM
Agrasánchez Collection of Mexican Cinema Exhibit @ Brownsville Heritage Museum, Vezzetti Room | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Donated by the collector and curator of cine Mexicano materials Rogelio Agrasánchez, the Agrasánchez Collection of Mexican Cinema showcases posters, lobby cards and still photographs designed for advertising purposes. Spanning from 1936 to 1988, the... Read more »
JOURNEY through, Maria Antonia Ramirez @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Jan 10 – Mar 30 all-day
JOURNEY through, Maria Antonia Ramirez @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 AM
Art Exhibition
Viva Charro Days! Exhibit @ Historic Brownsville Museum
Jan 23 @ 10:00 AM – Mar 27 @ 4:00 PM
Viva Charro Days! Exhibit @ Historic Brownsville Museum | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Brownsville Charro Days festivities celebrate the cultural bonds between the Mexican and American sides of the Rio Grande. Take a stroll down memory lane and see the wonderful photographs and memorabilia of past Charro Days... Read more »
Jan 27 @ 8:00 AM – Mar 31 @ 10:30 AM
Saturday Nature Tour and History Presentation @ Sabal Palm Sanctuary | Brownsville | Texas | United States
8:00 AM
Take a tour through our sanctuary with a local guide. Learn about the sabal palm forest and its inhabitants. Nature tour starts at 8am. That same morning at 10.30am we offer a history presentation on... Read more »
“Los Charros En El Cine Mexicano” Exhibit @ Mary Yturria Education Center
Jan 30 – Apr 3 all-day
"Los Charros En El Cine Mexicano" Exhibit @ Mary Yturria Education Center  | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 AM
Featuring Freddy Peralta’s personal collection, this special exhibition brings together some of the best cinema posters on Charro themes in Mexican cinematography. The exhibition allows us to view the historical evolution of the national emblem... Read more »
“Los Charros En El Cine Mexicano” Exhibit @ Historic Brownsville Museum, Mary Yturria Education Center
Jan 30 @ 10:00 AM – Mar 3 @ 4:00 PM
“Los Charros En El Cine Mexicano” Exhibit @ Historic Brownsville Museum, Mary Yturria Education Center  | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Featuring Freddy Peralta’s personal collection, this special exhibition brings together some of the best cinema posters on Charro themes in Mexican cinematography. The exhibition allows us to view the historical evolution of this national emblem... Read more »
Icons & Symbols of the Borderland @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Jan 30 @ 6:00 PM – Apr 13 @ 4:00 PM
Icons & Symbols of the Borderland @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art | Brownsville | Texas | United States
6:00 PM
The exhibition features members of JUNTOS Art Association. Together their artwork presents a range of stylistic expression demonstrating the board scope of regional styles as they share an interest in themes of the environment, infrastructure,... Read more »
Winter Walking Tours @ Gladys Porter Zoo,
Feb 1 @ 9:00 AM – Mar 16 @ 4:00 PM
Winter Walking Tours @ Gladys Porter Zoo,  | Brownsville | Texas | United States
9:00 AM
Knowledgeable docents are conducting walking tours around the Zoo, upon request. Docents not only provide a tour of the facility but they also tell a range of stories from the history of the zoo to... Read more »
“Triple Treat”exhibit @ Costumes of the Americas
Feb 1 @ 10:00 AM – Feb 28 @ 5:00 PM
"Triple Treat"exhibit @ Costumes of the Americas | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
The Costumes of the Americas Museum present its new exhibit “Triple Treat”. The exhibit depicts the “Evolution of the Rebozo”, “Guatemalan Market”, and “Designs, Colors and Flowers” on Mexican textiles.
Texas Pet Rescue @ Texas Pet Rescue
Feb 7 @ 9:00 AM – Feb 21 @ 6:30 PM
Texas Pet Rescue @ Texas Pet Rescue | Brownsville | Texas | United States
9:00 AM
Texas Pet Rescue – Mission is to rescue animals from kill shelters, abused, neglected, streets and rural areas. (Provide medical care and rehome/adopt).   Texas Pet Rescue is the first and only organization in the Rio... Read more »
Feb 18 – Feb 25 all-day
Charro Days Fiesta 2018 @ City Wide | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 AM
Born to lift community spirits toward the close of the Great Depression in 1937-38 Charro Days Fiesta will celebrate its 81th anniversary in 2018 with the same dedication to bi-national friendship and respect for traditions... Read more »
Charro Days Art Contest Display @ Brownsville Heritage Museum
Feb 20 @ 10:00 AM – Feb 24 @ 4:00 PM
Charro Days Art Contest Display @ Brownsville Heritage Museum | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Art Contest Hours of Operation Tuesdays- Thursdays: 10am- 4pm Sundays-Mondays: Closed
Bird Walks @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 21 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Bird Walks @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge | Los Fresnos | Texas | United States
1:00 PM
Discover some of South Texas’ specialty birds on a short, easy walk around the visitor center. Wheelchair accessible. FREE with entrance fee. Meet in front of the visitor center after checking in. December 4th —... Read more »
Jubilee Brownsville Noche Mexicana @ Jubilee Brownsville - Athlos Campus
Feb 21 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Jubilee Brownsville Noche Mexicana @ Jubilee Brownsville - Athlos Campus | Brownsville | Texas | United States
5:30 PM
Come and enjoy an afternoon of GREAT FUN & EXCITEMENT as we Celebrate our Noche Mexicana at JUBILEE Brownsville February 21st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Food, Games, Music, and Live Performances by our own students... Read more »
Charreada at UTRGV & TSC 2018 @ UTRGV Student Union Lawn
Feb 21 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Charreada at UTRGV & TSC 2018 @ UTRGV Student Union Lawn | Brownsville | Texas | United States
6:00 PM
The Charreada is an event established as a UTRGV tradition in 2016 to celebrate Charro Days, Sombrero Festival and Mr. Amigo festivities  The week-long fiesta takes place during the last week of February and celebrates friendship between the sister cities of Brownsville... Read more »
Feb 22 – Mar 4 all-day
Charro Days Carnival 20th Century Rides 2018 @ 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,... Read more »
Sombrero Festival 2018 @ Washington Park
Feb 22 – Feb 24 all-day
Sombrero Festival 2018 @ Washington Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 AM
Sombrero Festival is a Brownsville original. Founded in 1986 to enhance the spirit of Charro Days, Sombrero Festival is now the largest event in Cameron County, TX and benefits multiple non-profit organizations and causes throughout... Read more »
Bird Tours @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 22 @ 8:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Bird Tours @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge | Los Fresnos | Texas | United States
8:15 AM
Take our small bus to birding hot spots on the refuge where private vehicles are not allowed. This tour will offer many opportunities to see waterbirds and raptors. Reservations required, call 956-244-2019. Cash or check... Read more »
Hands Across The Border @ Gateway International Bridge
Feb 22 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hands Across The Border @ Gateway International Bridge | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Hands Across The Border
Bird Walks @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 22 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Bird Walks @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge | Los Fresnos | Texas | United States
1:00 PM
Discover some of South Texas’ specialty birds on a short, easy walk around the visitor center. Wheelchair accessible. FREE with entrance fee. Meet in front of the visitor center after checking in. December 4th —... Read more »
Feb 22 @ 2:30 PM
BISD Children's Charro Days Parade 2018 @ 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.
Pesado @ Washington Park
Feb 22 @ 4:30 PM – 11:45 PM
Pesado @ Washington Park  | Brownsville | Texas | United States
4:30 PM
Main Stage 4:30pm-6pm Grupo Inevitable 6:30pm-8pm Grupo Risueno 8:30pm-10pm Sonora Dinamita 100% 10:30pm-12am Grupo Pesado Big Tent 6:pm-7:30pm TBA 8pm-9:30pm TBA 10pm-12am Metal Shop Tx
Noche Mexicana 2018 @ Jacob Brown Auditorium
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Noche Mexicana 2018 @ Jacob Brown Auditorium  | Brownsville | Texas | United States
6:00 PM
Food, Folkloric Dancers, and Mariachi 7 Leguas! Featuring: TBA Admission: TBA per person Tickets required at door. Tickets can be purchased at Charro Days Headquarters Charro Days Headquarters Office Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Office... Read more »
Feb 22 @ 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Sonora 100% Puro Dinamita de Anaidita @ Washington Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
8:30 PM
Sombrero Festival, Ltd. throws a party for Brownsville the last weekend in February each year during Charro Days, traditionally held in Washington Park in Downtown Brownsville. Sombrero Festival was founded in 1986 to enhance the... Read more »
Bird Tours @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 23 @ 8:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Bird Tours @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge | Los Fresnos | Texas | United States
8:15 AM
Take our small bus to birding hot spots on the refuge where private vehicles are not allowed. This tour will offer many opportunities to see waterbirds and raptors. Reservations required, call 956-244-2019. Cash or check... Read more »
Bayside Loop Habitat Tours @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 23 @ 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Bayside Loop Habitat Tours @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge | Los Fresnos | Texas | United States
8:30 AM
Enjoy a 3 hour guided tour in our open-air tram through the habitats of the refuge including thornscrub forest, coastal prairie, wetlands, and the scenic Laguna Madre. Discover the history of the refuge – both... Read more »
Bird Walks @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 23 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Bird Walks @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge | Los Fresnos | Texas | United States
1:00 PM
Discover some of South Texas’ specialty birds on a short, easy walk around the visitor center. Wheelchair accessible. FREE with entrance fee. Meet in front of the visitor center after checking in. December 4th —... Read more »
Duelo @ Washington Park
Feb 23 @ 2:30 PM – 11:45 PM
Duelo @ Washington Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
2:30 PM
Main Stage 2:30pm-3: 30 pm J.T. Canales Elementary Conjunto Band 3:30pm-4: 45 pm Amos de la Noche 6:30pm-8: 00 pm Ruben de la Cruz y Su Conjunto 8:30pm-10pm El Poder Del Norte 10:30pm-12am Duelo Big... Read more »
2018 Chili Cook-Off @ Washington Park
Feb 23 @ 6:00 PM
2018 Chili Cook-Off @ Washington Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
6:00 PM
Annual Chili Cook-Off under the BIG Tent at Sombrero Festival. Want to sign up a team? Contact Liz CharLes! For Rules/Regulations, visit www.sombrerofestival.com
Night Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Feb 23 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Night Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
6:30 PM
Bring your flashlights and witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park! *Reservation required.* Please call our office (956-350-2920) to reserve your spot (Wednesday – Sunday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM).... Read more »
Night Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Feb 23 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Night Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
6:30 PM
Bring your flashlights and witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park! *Reservation required.* Please call our office (956-350-2920) to reserve your spot (Wednesday – Sunday between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM).... Read more »
Feb 23 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Ruben De La Cruz y Su Conjunto @ Washington Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
6:30 PM
Sombrero Festival, Ltd. throws a party for Brownsville the last weekend in February each year during Charro Days, traditionally held in Washington Park in Downtown Brownsville. Sombrero Festival was founded in 1986 to enhance the... Read more »
Illuminated Parade 2018 @ Elizabeth Street
Feb 23 @ 7:00 PM
Illuminated Parade 2018 @ Elizabeth Street | Brownsville | Texas | United States
7:00 PM
All Parades go down Elizabeth St. through Historic Downtown Brownsville, TX.
Feb 23 @ 8:00 PM – Feb 24 @ 1:00 AM
Mr. Amigo Presidents Costume Ball – Award Gala @ Brownsville Event Center | Brownsville | Texas | United States
8:00 PM
February 23, 2018. The President’s Costume Ball is a dinner dance event honoring this year’s Mr. Amigo Pedro Fernández. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their best regional Mexican costumes and dance the night away.
El Poder Del Norte @ Washington Park
Feb 23 @ 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
El Poder Del Norte @ Washington Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
8:30 PM
Sombrero Festival, Ltd. throws a party for Brownsville the last weekend in February each year during Charro Days, traditionally held in Washington Park in Downtown Brownsville. Sombrero Festival was founded in 1986 to enhance the... Read more »
Loteria @ Magnuson Hotels
Feb 24 all-day
Loteria @ Magnuson Hotels  | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 AM
Senior special 3 cards for $5 plays for 5 Hours full of fun. Bring extra money for extra games and for food and merchandise vendors on site.
Bird Tours @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 24 @ 8:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Bird Tours @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge | Los Fresnos | Texas | United States
8:15 AM
Take our small bus to birding hot spots on the refuge where private vehicles are not allowed. This tour will offer many opportunities to see waterbirds and raptors. Reservations required, call 956-244-2019. Cash or check... Read more »
Bayside Loop Habitat Tours @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 24 @ 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Bayside Loop Habitat Tours @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge | Los Fresnos | Texas | United States
8:30 AM
Enjoy a 3 hour guided tour in our open-air tram through the habitats of the refuge including thornscrub forest, coastal prairie, wetlands, and the scenic Laguna Madre. Discover the history of the refuge – both... Read more »
Feb 24 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Brownsville Farmers’ Market @ Linear Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
9:00 AM
The Brownsville Farmers’ Market is held year-round from 9:00 a.m. to noon every Saturday morning. We are located at Linear Park in beautiful Brownsville, Texas, along 6th Street between Ringgold and Harrison. The Brownsville Farmers’... Read more »
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Feb 24 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Every Saturday from January to March 2018 join us for our Junior Explorers Program. Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities. Program is FREE with paid admission. Adults $4... Read more »
Engineering Day @ The Children's Museum of Brownsville
Feb 24 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Engineering Day @ The Children's Museum of Brownsville | Brownsville | Texas | United States
11:00 AM
Requiring equal parts practical and creative skills, engineering is an art unto itself. With Engineering Day, we give kids everything they need in order to explore the engineering field, allowing them to imagine, design, and... Read more »
2018 Frijolympics @ Washington Park
Feb 24 @ 12:00 PM
2018 Frijolympics @ Washington Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 PM
Annual Bean Cook-Off (AKA Frijolympics) under the BIG Tent at Sombrero Festival. Want to sign up a team? Contact Liz CharLes! For Rules/Regulations, visit www.sombrerofestival.com
Feb 24 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Waiters Race/Hat Stack Relay/Tortilla Frisbee Toss @ Washington Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 PM
12:00PM Waiters Race 1:00PM Hat Stack Relay 2:00PM Tortilla Frisbee Toss
Color Guard Parade 2018 @ Elizabeth Street
Feb 24 @ 12:30 PM
Color Guard Parade 2018 @ Elizabeth Street | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:30 PM
All Parades go down Elizabeth St. through Historic Downtown Brownsville, TX.
Bird Walks @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 24 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Bird Walks @ Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge | Los Fresnos | Texas | United States
1:00 PM
Discover some of South Texas’ specialty birds on a short, easy walk around the visitor center. Wheelchair accessible. FREE with entrance fee. Meet in front of the visitor center after checking in. December 4th —... Read more »
Feb 24 @ 1:00 PM
Grand International Parade 2018 @ 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
Saturday Safari: River Giants @ South Texas Discovery Education Center, Gladys Porter Zoo
Feb 24 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday Safari: River Giants @ South Texas Discovery Education Center, Gladys Porter Zoo | Brownsville | Texas | United States
1:00 PM
Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. You can join, too! Learn about the river giants lurking in our very own fresh waters. A Zoo tour, arts & crafts, animal ecounter and... Read more »
Feb 24 @ 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Taco/Hot Wing/Jalapeno Eating Contests @ Washington Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
2:30 PM
2:30PM Taco Eating Contest 3:00PM Hot Wing Eating Contest 4:00PM Jalapeno Eating Contest
Grito Contest @ Washington Park
Feb 24 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Grito Contest @ Washington Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
5:00 PM
Sombrero Festival, Ltd. throws a party for Brownsville the last weekend in February each year during Charro Days, traditionally held in Washington Park in Downtown Brownsville. Sombrero Festival was founded in 1986 to enhance the... Read more »
Ramon Ayala/Little Joe @ Washington Park
Feb 24 @ 5:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Ramon Ayala/Little Joe @ Washington Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
5:00 PM
Main Stage 5pm-6pm Grito Contest 6:30pm-8pm Marcos Orozco 8:30pm-10pm Little Joe y La Familia 10:30pm-12am Ramon Ayalay Sus Bravos Del Norte Big Tent 12pm-12am DJ Edward 12pm-2pm TBA 2:30pm-4pm Chris Rivera Band 4:30pm-6pm Solid Riff... Read more »
Charro Days Costume Ball 2018 @ Jacob Brown Auditorium
Feb 24 @ 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Charro Days Costume Ball 2018 @ Jacob Brown Auditorium | Brownsville | Texas | United States
8:00 PM
Music with TBA Featuring: TBA Admission – TBA per person Tickets required at door. (Costume Preferred) Dance Tickets can be purchased at Charro Days Headquarters Charro Days Headquarters Office Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm... Read more »
Little Joe y La Familia @ Washington Park
Feb 24 @ 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Little Joe y La Familia @ Washington Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
8:30 PM
Sombrero Festival, Ltd. throws a party for Brownsville the last weekend in February each year during Charro Days, traditionally held in Washington Park in Downtown Brownsville. Sombrero Festival was founded in 1986 to enhance the... Read more »
Feb 25 @ 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Historical Tour of Hidalgo, Roma and Rio Grande City by Stephen Fox @ Brownsville Convention & Visitor Bureau  | Brownsville | Texas | United States
7:30 AM
Pre-Summit Tour of Roma (National Historic Landmark), Rio Grande City and HidalgoSunday, February 25, 2018, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, lunch included Led by Stephen Fox, Architectural Historian $60 When architect and historian Mario... Read more »