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!

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 for more information or to book your field trip.

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


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.

Adult Summer Basketball @ Oliveira Park
Apr 29 @ 8:00 AM – May 31 @ 5:00 PM

The Parks and Recreation Department Youth Sports Programs offers tackle football leagues, flag football leagues, basketball programs, and volleyball leagues. In addition to leagues, a variety of youth sports clinics/camps are offered throughout the year, especially during the summer months, and provide positive and healthy experiences for area youth.

Youth Sports Organizations within the City of Brownsville operate youth sports leagues at various Parks and Recreation facilities. These leagues are operated by volunteers and work separately from the Parks and Recreation Department Youth Sports Program.

For more information about the programs please contact Brownsville Youth Athletics for any questions that you might have.

Call from Monday to Friday 8AM-5PM

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Retired…Now What? @ Downtown Rec Center
May 1 2019 @ 8:30 AM – May 1 2020 @ 12:30 PM

A year-round program for Seniors 50+

Monday -Friday 8:30am -12:30pm

The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department Retired…Now What program is designed to meet the needs of today’s active 50+ community.  All the actives are fun, safe, and easy for any level. The cost to register and participate is free, and you decide on which activities you want to participate in. The program always meets at the Downtown Rec Center.

Retired…Now what is your place and your time.  It is a safe place to enjoy life, learn how to do the things you always dreamed you could do, and make friends.

Fitness, health, games, arts and crafts workshops, and social activities—we are here for you!




  • Badmington
  • Bocce Ball
  • Dancing
  • Shuffleboard
  • Water Aerobics
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

Social Activities

  • Bingo Days
  • Board Games Group
  • Book Club
  • Cards
  • Fishing
  • Knitting Group
  • Quilting
  • Scrapbooking
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