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!

Jun
1
Sat
2019
New Colobus Monkey Exhibit: Opening Summer 2019 @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Jun 1 @ 9:00 AM – Aug 31 @ 5:00 PM
New Colobus Monkey Exhibit: Opening Summer 2019 @ Gladys Porter Zoo

Colobus Monkey Facts!

  1. The name “Colobus” is derived from the Greek word for “mutilated,” because unlike other monkeys, colobus monkeys do not have thumbs.
  2. Colobus monkeys complex stomachs enable them to digest mature or toxic foliage that other monkeys cannot.
  3. Colobus babies are born completely white. They don’t start developing their distinguished black and white coat until several weeks after birth.
  4. When jumping from tree to tree, these monkeys can leap a distance of more than 19-7 feet!
  5. Colobus troops consist of multi-female families that practice allomothering. This means that all females in the troop will take turns caring for the young.
Jun
3
Mon
2019
Summer Safari @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Jun 3 @ 9:00 AM – Aug 31 @ 5:00 PM
Summer Safari @ Gladys Porter Zoo

What is your child doing this summer? Why not spend the summer learning at the Zoo? Each day includes fun-filled activities for kids starting at age 4. This exciting summer program offers sessions full of games, stories, Zoo tours, and up-close encounters with animals.

Jul
10
Wed
2019
Paramount of Eternity solo exhibition by Bartosz Beda @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Jul 10 – Sep 7 all-day
Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events

Paramount of Eternity is the title of my upcoming solo exhibition at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art in Texas. The myth of Sisyphus inspired the title, and that is where I would like to begin. As we know from mythology, Sisyphus was a cruel Greek king whose punishment entailed pushing a gi-ant rock up a steel hill, only to find it rolling back down when he neared to the top.

Jul
17
Wed
2019
Everything in its Right Place, solo exhibition by Stephanie Gonzalez @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Jul 17 – Sep 7 all-day
Everything in its Right Place, solo exhibition by Stephanie Gonzalez @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

Stephanie enjoys creating mixed media abstracts works that reflects emotions, graphics design work, murals and interior designs. In her work, she uses mix media such as coffee, wine, aerosol paint, watercolors, acrylics, oil pastels and china ink.

Aug
31
Sat
2019
Barracuda Cove Cleanup August 31, 2019 @ Barracuda Cove at Boca Chica Beach
Aug 31 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Barracuda Cove Cleanup August 31, 2019 @ Barracuda Cove at Boca Chica Beach

What: Barracuda Cove Cleanup

When: Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Who: The cleanup is organized by RGV Fishing Area and Waterway Cleanups. South Texas Paddlers is a co-sponsor of the cleanup and will be using kayaks to clean up in the water as we are cleaning the shoreline. Anyone who desires to participate in this manner must provide their own kayak or other suitable watercraft.

Directions: Take Boca Chica Boulevard (Texas 4) out past Space X until it ends at the beach, turn left and go down about 3 miles until you get to the jetties, take another left and you are at Barracuda Cove. There will be a registration canopy set up by the jetties.

Volunteer hours: Students are encouraged to bring their school community service forms to the cleanup. We will be glad to sign off for the hours of community service performed.

Contact: Richard Hitchcox at 956-371-7146 or rhitchcox@rgv.rr.com

Details: Please wear appropriate clothing such as hats and sturdy shoes. Cleanup supplies such as nitrile gloves, work gloves, trash bags, onion bags for wet trash and broken glass, sunscreen, insect repellent, and cold water will be provided. Some giveaway items will be given away raffle style at the end of the cleanup.

We have coordinated this event with County Commissioner Sophia Benavides’ office in order to have Cameron County Parks and Recreation support and trash pickup. Please come out and volunteer to make a difference.

Sep
6
Fri
2019
First Friday Art Expo
Sep 6 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events

First Friday from 6:00-10:00 P.M. in Downtown Brownsville, the monthly entertainment and arts event returns.

Sep
7
Sat
2019
Sister City Tour: Architectural Tour of Brownsville and Matamoros
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day
Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events

Architectural historian, Stephen Fox, will give a guided tour of Brownsville and Matamoros, focusing on unique architectural homes and buildings that define the rich and colorful history of both cities. Seating is limited.

Living History
Sep 7 @ 10:00 AM
Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events

At 10 AM at Resaca de la Palma Battlefield in Brownsville, enjoy history reenactments and stories from historians. Programs include live musket and artillery demonstrations.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Lunada Artisan Market @ Linear Park
Sep 21 @ 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

 

Oct
12
Sat
2019
Zombie Charge 5K Obstalce Run Festival @ Claytons Beach Bar
Oct 12 all-day
Zombie Charge 5K Obstalce Run Festival @ Claytons Beach Bar | South Padre Island | Texas | United States

Zombie Charge is a 5K open level, family friendly obstacle race hosted on the beach. It’s the only race that has obstacles and zombies in the midwest happening on South Padre Island. Bring friends, family and co-workers and make plans to stay on the island for an awesome beach run with challenges, obstacles, zombies and a festival at Clayton’s.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Haunted Trails 2019 @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Oct 26 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Come and “explore the spooky side of nature!”

Join us at Resaca De La Palma State Park for the Haunted Trails.
Participate in a costume contest. Enjoy Trunk or Treat, Music, Food, Vendors, Games, Prizes, Inflatables, 2 Trails.

There will also be a Pet Costume Contest ( please keep your pets on a leash, and if they make a mess, please pick up after them).

There will be so much to see and do, you do not want to miss it!

Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events
Nov
25
Mon
2019
Holiday Village Opening Day @ Dean Porter Park
Nov 25 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Holiday Village Opening Day @ Dean Porter Park

Come stroll through the Holiday Village and be magically transported to the North Pole. Admission is free and the memories are priceless.