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
Sat
2018
Costumes of America Exhibit: Honoring the Past and Coloring the Future @ Costumes of America Museum
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

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.

Feb
1
Fri
2019
School Group Season @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Feb 1 – Jun 30 all-day
School Group Season @ Resaca de la Palma State Park

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
Mon
2019
War and Peace on the Rio Grande 1846-1876 A Traveling Exhibit @ UTRGV Edinburg Campus
Feb 4 – Jun 19 all-day
War and Peace on the Rio Grande 1846-1876 A Traveling Exhibit @ UTRGV Edinburg Campus

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 Film Debut

UTRGV Performing Arts Complex

Edinburg Campus 6:30 pm

 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail Community Celebration

UTRGV – Edinburg Campus

Public lecture series – Student Union Theater

Re – enactors – Union & Confederate Soldiers

Book Signing 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

 

Mar
9
Sat
2019
Dawn of the Dinosaurs @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Mar 9 @ 9:00 AM – Jul 7 @ 5:00 PM
Dawn of the Dinosaurs @ Gladys Porter Zoo

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 Special Events building. Step back in time and witness the dinosaurs as they once were, only at the Gladys Porter Zoo.

Dawn of the Dinosaurs was made possible by the City of Brownsville, McDonald’s, and Metro by T-Mobile.

Mar
27
Wed
2019
47th International Art Show @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Mar 27 – Apr 27 all-day
47th International Art Show @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

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 / Brownsville, TX). The registration fee is $45.00 for up to 3 art pieces. The opening reception will be on Wednesday March 27 at 6:00 pm, and the exhibition time will be from March 27 thru April 27, 2019.

Apr
6
Sat
2019
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

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 by students of all age levels will be on display.

Apr
20
Sat
2019
Bunny Corral @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Apr 20 @ 10:00 AM – Apr 21 @ 3:00 PM
Bunny Corral @ Gladys Porter Zoo

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 pet and docents will be on hand to answer questions about the adorable animals. Visit the Easter Bazaar in the special events building where vendors will be displaying and selling their Easter crafts. All activities are free to visitors with paid admission or Zoo membership. Plus, on Easter Sunday, the first 50 children to visit the Zoo will receive a free foam bunny mask. For more information call the Gladys Porter Zoo at (956) 546-7187.

Saturday Safari: “Measuring Up” @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Apr 20 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday Safari: "Measuring Up" @ Gladys Porter Zoo

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 Zoo tour, arts & crafts, animal encounter and snacks are included in each class. Classes are $15 per child or adult with a $5 discount for Zoo members. Children must be 4 years or older to participate. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register, please call 956-548-WILD (9453) or e-mail the Education Department at educ@gpz.org.

Apr
21
Sun
2019
Animal Play Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Apr 21 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Animal Play Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo

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 around the animals’ exhibits. Guests will be able to watch as the animals search for, find and interact with their treats. Animal enrichment provides novel food and play items to stimulate and entertain zoo inhabitants. It is performed on a daily basis at the Zoo and is a vital component essential to the health and well-being of our animal collection. For more information, visit www.gpz.org or call (956) 546-7187.

 

Apr
24
Wed
2019
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

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 all general contractors and designers that are interested in learning about the permitting process and all of the steps involved in the development process.

RSVP  by April 18, 2019

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Intermediate Digital Photography @ UTRGV Brownsville
Apr 27 all-day
Intermediate Digital Photography @ UTRGV Brownsville

*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 existing technical and creative skills. In our introductory course, participants learned the basics of what makes a great photograph, and how to set up their shots. Our intermediate course takes things one step further with advanced shooting techniques, a study of more complex lighting issues, and how to successfully produce high-quality, professional photographs.

The skills learned in this course will help participants develop their own unique way of looking at the world through the camera lens. Participants will further develop their own unique personal style and navigate the complexity of planning, shooting, and editing photographs whether they are interested in exploring this as a hobby, or looking to become working photographers.

Intermediate Excel @ UTRGV Brownsville
Apr 27 @ 8:30 AM
Intermediate Excel @ UTRGV Brownsville

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 current job and make you a more marketable candidate. In this 4-hour intermediate-level course, you’ll be on the way to becoming a tech-savvy Excel user.
Topics covered in this course may include:

Calculating with advanced formulas
Organizing worksheet and table data using various techniques
Creating and modifying charts
Analyzing data
Inserting graphic objects
Customizing and enhancing workbooks
CPEs: Teachers are eligible to earn 6 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) approved by Texas Education Agency.

Note: The participants will be provided with laptops with MS Office 2016 during class to be able to learn through hands-on exercises and activities.

Children’s Day of Play @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Apr 27 @ 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Children's Day of Play @ Gladys Porter Zoo

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 the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child™, which advocates for the importance of early- learning opportunities for all young children. Teacher Education students, under the direction of Dr. Cortez-Castro, will set up about 40 different play stations around the Zoo. This event is free with the purchase of general admission or Zoo membership.

TSC’s Children’s Play Day at the GPZ @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Apr 27 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
TSC's Children's Play Day at the GPZ @ Gladys Porter Zoo

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.

Participation in this event is free with the purchase of general admission or zoo membership.

Loteria in Memorial Park in the City of Los Fresnos @ Under the Stars Artisan Market
Apr 27 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Loteria in Memorial Park in the City of Los Fresnos @ Under the Stars Artisan Market

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!

May
1
Wed
2019
Carol Plumb/Early Works @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
May 1 – Jun 29 all-day
Carol Plumb/Early Works @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

Carol Plumb, Local artist, she paints in oil on linen, canvas, often working in large scale to enhance the grandness of our landscape. She graduated from The Minneapolis College of Art Design with a BFA. Later, Carol earned a teaching certification, at Middlebury College, Vermont. She had taught locally, at Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, South Padre Island Art Space and privately, and currently at Seaside Art Studio, on South Padre Island.
Carol has been a member of the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art for over ten years, and currently is serving on the Board of Trustee.

May
4
Sat
2019
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

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 weather.

Brownsville Vintage Day @ Historic Market Square
May 4 @ 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Brownsville Vintage Day @ Historic Market Square

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 Show, music, food, and vendors.This is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their products, talents, and passions in a vintage-specific venue setting.

 

3rd Annual Mariachi Festival @ Jacob Brown Auditorium at Texas Southmost College
May 4 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
3rd Annual Mariachi Festival @ Jacob Brown Auditorium at Texas Southmost College

The Nuestra Cultura Mariachi Association and Incarnate Word Academy with Texas Southmost College proudly present the 3rd Annual Mariachi Festival. Event is to be held on May 4, 2019 at the Jacob Brown Auditorium. Grand Concert featuring Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan will begin at 7:00pm with Brownsville’s own Mariachi Margaritas opening and Roma MS Mariachi Escandon. Tickets are $25 for General Admission, $30 for Reserved and $40 for Preferred seating. Sponsorship opportunities are available, call 956-545-9344

May
8
Wed
2019
Carol Plumb/Early Works @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
May 8 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Carol Plumb/Early Works @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

Carol Plumb, Local artist, she paints in oil on linen, canvas, often working in large scale to enhance the grandness of our landscape. She graduated from The Minneapolis College of Art Design with a BFA. Later, Carol earned a teaching certification, at Middlebury College, Vermont. She had taught locally, at Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, South Padre Island Art Space and privately, and currently at Seaside Art Studio, on South Padre Island.
Carol has been a member of the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art for over ten years, and currently is serving on the Board of Trustee.

May
11
Sat
2019
An Art Exhibit: Impressions from Brownsville @ Heritage Museum, Vezzeti Room
May 11 @ 10:00 AM – Jul 27 @ 4:00 PM
An Art Exhibit: Impressions from Brownsville @ Heritage Museum, Vezzeti Room

In honor of Preservation Month, Juan Velez, Historic Preservation Officer and BHA Board Member will exhibit a collection of art work featuring historic buildings of Brownsville.

May
15
Wed
2019
Created to Create – Annual Members Art Show @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
May 15 – Jun 29 all-day
Created to Create - Annual Members Art Show @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

Annual Members Art Show

Created to Create, Annual Members Art Show @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
May 15 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Created to Create, Annual Members Art Show @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

Opening Reception of our Annual Members Art Show!

May
18
Sat
2019
Lunada Artisan Market @ Linear Park
May 18 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lunada Artisan Market @ Linear Park

The Artisan Market will feature: Glass Garden Art, Mexican Curios, Wood Furniture, Plants, Jewelry, Vintage Collectibles, Mexican and Peruvian Clothing, Metal Yard Art, Crochet, Bows, Wind chimes, and MUCH MUCH MORE! We will also be presenting a movie in the park!

You don’t want to miss this! Lawn seating: Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

MOVIE BEGINS AT 8:00 PM

 

Jun
12
Wed
2019
Special Event Services Fair @ Brownsville Event Center
Jun 12 @ 1:00 PM – Jun 13 @ 7:00 PM
Special Event Services Fair @ Brownsville Event Center

The Perfect location to find everything for your special event.