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.

Jan
8
Tue
2019
Fort Brown Exhibit @ Historic Brownsville Museum
Jan 8 @ 10:00 PM – Mar 30 @ 4:00 PM
Fort Brown Exhibit @ Historic Brownsville Museum

Many themes in U.S. history pertain to the Fort Brown. These includes: the Mexican American War, The US Civil War, World War 1, yellow fever research, women in the military and Tejanos in the military. the bi-lingual panels in this exhibits highlights these themes with an introduction and conclusion included. This student project contains a total of 20 free-standing banners and is on temporary display at the Historic Brownsville Museum from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

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 for more information or to book your field trip.

Brownsville Raid Exhibit @ Heritage Museum, Vezzetti Room
Feb 1 @ 10:00 AM – Mar 30 @ 4:00 PM
Brownsville Raid Exhibit @ Heritage Museum, Vezzetti Room

The Brownsville Raid was an historic event of racial injustice against the 167 Buffalo Soldiers of the 25th Infantry, on August 13, 1906. The 167 Buffalo Soldiers of the 25th Infantry stationed at the Fort Brown were accused of the murdered of a white bartender and a lengthy trial ensued. The matter reached President Theodore Roosevelt, who ultimately dishonorably  discharged the Buffalo Soldiers, even though proof of culpability had not been found. The Buffalo Soldiers were eventually pardoned and honorably discharged in 1972 by President Nixon. the exhibit will include maps, never before seen images of Army / civilian correspondence, military pardon addendum and more. Through the help of Congressman Vela’s office and special research access of the National Archives, we present this unique exhibit.

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.

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Dance & Film Workshops @ Teatro de la Reforma
Mar 28 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Dance & Film Workshops @ Teatro de la Reforma

The CreArte Expo is an arts festival celebrating Latino culture though comics, film, music, dance and more in Brownsville, TX and Matamoros, MX. This multi-genre event is dedicated to the entire community and people of all ages and interests. As the only binational Expo in the United States, our goal is to entertain and inspire.

CreArte Expo- Artist Alley, Panels, Workshops @ Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Tamaulipas
Mar 28 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
CreArte Expo- Artist Alley, Panels, Workshops @ Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Tamaulipas

The CreArte Expo is an arts festival celebrating Latino culture though comics, film, music, dance and more in Brownsville, TX and Matamoros, MX. This multi-genre event is dedicated to the entire community and people of all ages and interests. As the only binational Expo in the United States, our goal is to entertain and inspire.

CreArte Expo Latino Short Film Awards @ Teatro de la Reforma
Mar 28 @ 6:00 PM
CreArte Expo Latino Short Film Awards @ Teatro de la Reforma

The second annual CreArte Expo Latino Short Film Awards will take place in Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas. We want to encourage, support and honor emerging Latino Filmmakers and films that have Latino themes. We accept all genres – Sci-Fi, fantasy, horror, animation anddocumentaries. We want to honor filmmakers whose works exemplify originality, diversity andcreativity.

In addition, the 1st Annual CreArte Life Achievement Filmmaker Award will be presented at the ceremony.  The recipient of this year’s award is Joaquin Cosio.  One of Mexico’s greatest actors, Mr. Cosio has received 3 Arieles nominations in Mexico, performed in over 70 plays, 80 film andtelevision projects and is the author of 4 published books of poetry.

Roma – Movie Screening @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts
Mar 28 @ 6:00 PM
Roma - Movie Screening @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts

The Consulate of Mexico in Brownsville and the BMFA cordially invites you to the screening of the movie Roma, by Alfonso Cuarón, a recognized Mexican cinematographer. The movie Roma got 10 Oscar nominations and received three Oscars for the categories of Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography amongst other distinguished awards.

The movie takes place in the 70’s, it is a semi-autobiography about his childhood growing up in the Colonia Roma in Mexico City, with his family and his housekeeper to whom he dedicates this movie.

The event is free and open to the public, please share with your family and friends.

Who: The Consulate of Mexico in Brownsville and the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts
When: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: 660 E. Ringgold St. Brownsville, TX

El Consulado de Mexico en Brownsville y el BMFA los invita a la proyección de la película Roma del reconocido cineasta mexicano, Alfonso Cuarón, quien recibió 10 nominaciones por la película Roma y obtuvo tres Premios Oscar en las categorías de Mejor Director, Mejor Película en Lengua Extranjera y Mejor Cinematografía, entre otros distinguidos premios.

La película Roma se sitúa en los años 70’s y fue inspirada por los recuerdos de Cuarón sobre su infancia cuando vivía en la Ciudad de México en la Colonia Roma, en donde narra sobre su niñez y el vínculo familiar con su trabajadora doméstica a quien le dedicó la película.

El evento es gratuito y abierto al público, favor de compartirlo con sus familiares y amigos.

Organizan: El Consulado de México en Brownsville y Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts
Cuando: jueves, 28 de marzo de 2019
Hora: 6 p.m.
Dónde: 660 E. Ringgold St. Brownsville, TX

Mar
29
Fri
2019
Plant Sale this Weekend! @ River's End Nursery & Farm
Mar 29 – Mar 30 all-day
Plant Sale this Weekend! @ River's End Nursery & Farm

All flowering/landscaping plants on sale this weekend only (March 29th and 30th). Up to 30% off! Hope to see you soon!

National Vietnam War Veterans Day Salute @ VA Health Care Center
Mar 29 @ 10:00 AM
National Vietnam War Veterans Day Salute @ VA Health Care Center

On behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans we are deeply honored to serve, I want to say thank you to our country’s more than six-and-a-half million living Vietnam Veterans and their families.

Welcome home!

Two years ago, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act into law. That Act designates every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. It was March 29, 1973, when the last of our combat troops left Vietnam.

It was on that day that the last American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam came home.

Vietnam War Veterans Day is part of our nation’s ongoing commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

In support, VA and more than 10,000 local, state, and national organizations join the Department of Defense as Commemorative Partners.

We honor the nine million American men and women who served on active duty from November 1, 1955, to May 7, 1975.  We solemnly remember more than 58,000 whose names are etched into the Vietnam Memorial’s polished black granite—constant reminders of the price of freedom.

Take advantage of the opportunities this commemoration encourages and show your gratitude to this noble generation of American service members.

Say, Thank you.

And welcome them home.

May God bless all of you, your families, and this great Nation.

Manga & Comic Drawing and Art Contests @ Teatro de la Reforma
Mar 29 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Manga & Comic Drawing and Art Contests @ Teatro de la Reforma

The CreArte Expo is an arts festival celebrating Latino culture though comics, film, music, dance and more in Brownsville, TX and Matamoros, MX. This multi-genre event is dedicated to the entire community and people of all ages and interests. As the only binational Expo in the United States, our goal is to entertain and inspire.

CreArte Expo Latino Short Film Awards @ Amigoland Event Center
Mar 29 @ 7:00 PM
CreArte Expo Latino Short Film Awards @ Amigoland Event Center

The second annual CreArte Expo Latino Short Film Awards will take place in Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas. We want to encourage, support and honor emerging Latino Filmmakers and films that have Latino themes. We accept all genres – Sci-Fi, fantasy, horror, animation anddocumentaries. We want to honor filmmakers whose works exemplify originality, diversity andcreativity.

In addition, the 1st Annual CreArte Life Achievement Filmmaker Award will be presented at the ceremony.  The recipient of this year’s award is Joaquin Cosio.  One of Mexico’s greatest actors, Mr. Cosio has received 3 Arieles nominations in Mexico, performed in over 70 plays, 80 film andtelevision projects and is the author of 4 published books of poetry.

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Introduction to Digital Photography @ UTRGV Brownsville
Mar 30 all-day
Introduction to Digital Photography @ UTRGV Brownsville

*Date: March 30, 2019
Time: Saturday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM*

The invention of smart phones and photo filters has turned almost everyone into a photographer. However, good photography requires a strong sense of creativity and aesthetics, coupled with a range of technical skills.

This introductory course will expose participants to the basics of digital photography and help them best utilize their digital cameras. Exploring these topics with the instructor will help improve your digital photography skills, and teach you what really goes into creating a good photo.

Course topics will include:

What is a digital photography file?
Shooting on auto mode (Point and Shoot) [can be done with a DSLR or even a smart phone]
White on White / Black on Black / White on Black / Black on White
Components of a good photograph
Rules of composition
The decisive moment
Rules of composition exercise
Conclusions and a quick teaser of shooting in manual mode
For this session, participants can bring any type of digital camera. We will be focusing more on putting the rules of composition in practice, and learning to use lights and shadows in your favor.

Phlebotomy Technician Program @ UTRGV Brownsville Campus
Mar 30 all-day
Phlebotomy Technician Program @ UTRGV Brownsville Campus

Date: March 30th – July 13th 2019 (No class April 20, May 11, May 25)
Time: Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Daily Nature Tram Tours @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Mar 30 @ 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Daily Nature Tram Tours @ Resaca de la Palma State Park

*FREE Daily Nature Tram Tours*

Daily during regular Visitor Center operation: Wednesday to Sunday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Take a relaxing ride on our electric tram which follows a 3 mile paved loop through all five habitats found here at Resaca.

Tram Daily Schedule Wednesday to Sunday 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:30pm and 3:30 pm
Interpretative Tour Provided

Meet: Check in at the Visitor Center to register and any pertinent instructions will be given at this time.

Regular park entrance fees apply ($4 per person; 12 years & younger are free). There is no extra fee for this program.

For more information contact the Visitor Center at 956-350-2920.

CreArte Expo- Artist Alley, Panels, Workshops, Cosplay Contest @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
Mar 30 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
CreArte Expo- Artist Alley, Panels, Workshops, Cosplay Contest @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center

The CreArte Expo is an arts festival celebrating Latino culture though comics, film, music, dance and more in Brownsville, TX and Matamoros, MX. This multi-genre event is dedicated to the entire community and people of all ages and interests. As the only binational Expo in the United States, our goal is to entertain and inspire.

Printmaking workshop by Marilyn Brown @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Mar 30 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Printmaking workshop by Marilyn Brown @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

Introduction to Basic Printmaking Techniques
Presented by BMFA, Marilyn Brown: Instructor
Watercolor, acrylics, oils, printing inks
Workshop #2, Relief Printing and Constructing printing plates from found objects
Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 1 -4 pm.
Registration Fee: $50.00 BMFA Members, $60.00 Non-Members (plus $15.00 for furnished supplies)
Register for either workshop or take advantage of both by calling the Museum at (956) 542-0941 or at 660 E. Ringgold St. (6th across from East side of the Zoo)
Class size will be limited to 12 for adequate working space.
Receive a list of supplies to bring from home to add to your experience.

9th Annual Taste of Texas @ Laureles Ranch House museum
Mar 30 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
9th Annual Taste of Texas @ Laureles Ranch House museum

Fundraiser benefiting the Brownsville Historical Association

Purchase tickets at these locations:

1325 E. Washington (Stillman House  Museum)

641 E. Madison St ( Brownsville Historical Museum)

For more Information please call (956) 541-5560

Cosplay Social- Dancing, Drinks and Fun @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Mar 30 @ 6:30 PM
Cosplay Social- Dancing, Drinks and Fun @ Gladys Porter Zoo

Come and enjoy your day  with our friends of the CreArte Expo Cosplay, there will be music, drinks and so much fun!

Mar
31
Sun
2019
CreArte Expo- Artist Alley, Panels, Workshops, Cosplay Contest @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
Mar 31 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
CreArte Expo- Artist Alley, Panels, Workshops, Cosplay Contest @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center

The CreArte Expo is an arts festival celebrating Latino culture though comics, film, music, dance and more in Brownsville, TX and Matamoros, MX. This multi-genre event is dedicated to the entire community and people of all ages and interests. As the only binational Expo in the United States, our goal is to entertain and inspire.

CreArte Expo Musical Festival @ Market Square
Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CreArte Expo Musical Festival @ Market Square

CreArte Expo Music Festival starts at 6 p.m. at Market Square in Brownsville, produced by Brownsville Artists and Musicians (BAM).

Apr
1
Mon
2019
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to Brownsville @ United Way of Southern Cameron County
Apr 1 – Apr 5 all-day
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to Brownsville @ United Way of Southern Cameron County

In this 5-day comprehensive, hands-on training program, you’ll learn and practice how to: (1) use The Grantsmanship Center’s proven model for developing a proposal–a model so effective that many funders use the same structure for their grant applications; (2) develop a budget that answer the questions all funders ask; (3) identify grantmakers who are most likely to fund your programs…and much, much more! And you’ll receive 12 months of follow-up support from The Grantsmanship Center, including one proposal review and full access to the Center’s databases of foundation, corporate, and government grantmakers! To learn more about this training, visit our website or give us a call.