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!

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.

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.

May
1
Wed
2019
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!

 

 

Fitness

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

Social Activities

  • Bingo Days
  • Board Games Group
  • Book Club
  • Cards
  • Fishing
  • Knitting Group
  • Quilting
  • Scrapbooking
Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events
Zumba & Toning @ Downtown Rec Center
May 1 2019 @ 8:30 AM – May 1 2020 @ 9:30 AM
Zumba & Toning @ Downtown Rec Center

Schedule: Monday- Friday

Bored with the treadmill? Those who enjoy a group workout atmosphere should check out our free Zumba and toning class! The program runs all year round except for holidays.

Open Gym Availability @ Downtown Rec Center
May 1 2019 @ 6:00 PM – May 1 2020 @ 9:00 PM

Year-Round Open Gym from Monday – Friday

 

Dates and times are subject to change according to programs, leagues or special events.

Open Gym at the REC allows spaces and equipment on the first come, first serve basis. Participants must sign-in in order to participate.

Children will not be admitted inside unless accompanied by a parent.

Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events
Open Gym Availability @ Gonzalez Park
May 1 2019 @ 6:00 PM – May 1 2020 @ 9:00 PM

Year-Round Open Gym from Monday – Friday

 

Dates and times are subject to change according to programs, leagues or special events.

Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events
Open GYM Availability @ Olivera Park
May 1 2019 @ 6:00 PM – May 1 2020 @ 9:00 PM

Year-Round Open Gym from Monday – Friday

 

Dates and times are subject to change according to programs, leagues or special events.

Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events
May
3
Fri
2019
Boxing Program @ Downtown Rec Center
May 3 2019 @ 5:30 PM – May 3 2020 @ 9:30 PM
Boxing Program @ Downtown Rec Center

Schedule: Monday-Friday

The Amateur and Professional Boxing Program at The  Rex is open to all. USA Boxing Registration is required to participate in competitions. To inquire or register for the program you may dial (956) 547-6857. Walk-ins at The Rec Center are also welcome. Drop by and speak with Certified Trainer Robert Campos at the gym after 5:30 pm.

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.

Impressions from Brownsville an Art Exhibit by Juan Velez @ Heratige Museum, Vezzetti Room
May 11 @ 10:00 AM – Jul 27 @ 4:00 PM
Impressions from Brownsville an Art Exhibit by Juan Velez @ Heratige Museum, Vezzetti Room

Brownsville native, Juan Velez, exhibits his collection of artwork featuring historic buildings.  In honor of Preservation Month, the BHA hopes to inspire and educate visitors of the architectural gems displayed.  All artwork is available for purchase and a portion of the sales benefit the Brownsville Historical Association.

 

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

May
29
Wed
2019
CALL for ART: Resacas in Brownsville @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts
May 29 @ 10:00 AM – Jul 1 @ 5:00 PM
CALL for ART: Resacas in Brownsville @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 1, 2019

The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art invites all artists in the Rio Grande Valley and bordering Mexican Cities to submit artwork in response to the “RESACAS IN BROWNSVILLE” themed exhibition.

Participating artists will have an opportunity to not only express themselves but also inform others through their interpretation of the RESACAS though two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks. The exhibition will serve to raise awareness on the environmental and ecological impact of the RESACAS and promote how it highlights the City of Brownsville’s natural beauty.

This exhibition will be sponsored by Brownsville Public Utilities Board and the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art.

{For participants requirements please go to the website}

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
Learn to Swim @ Tony Gonzalez Pool
Jun 3 – Aug 8 all-day

The Learn to Swim Program is taught at both Sams Pool and Tony Gonzalez Pool. There are 5 sessions during the summer season. Register online! or in person at both pool locations.

Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events
Learn to Swim @ Sams Memorial Pool
Jun 3 – Aug 8 all-day

The Learn to Swim Program is taught at both Sams Pool and Tony Gonzalez Pool. There are 5 sessions during the summer season. Register online! or in person at both pool locations.

Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events
Lit Program @ Tony Gonzalez Park
Jun 3 @ 8:00 AM – Aug 9 @ 4:00 PM
Lit Program @ Tony Gonzalez Park

**Schedule: Monday – Friday for the months of June 3 – August 9**

LIT and LIIT

2 summer programs offered by City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department.

Both programs are open to teenagers (14-17 years of age). Both programs are an excellent opportunity for teens to build their resumes, learn work related skills, and enjoy a fun & safe summer parks & recreation setting.

*Job Training

*Field trips

*Breakfast & Lunch

*Team building skills

*Fun & Recreation

Lit Program @ Rec Center
Jun 3 @ 8:00 AM – Aug 9 @ 4:00 PM
Lit Program @ Rec Center

**Schedule: Monday – Friday for the months of June 3 – August 9**

LIT and LIIT

2 summer programs offered by City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department.

Both programs are open to teenagers (14-17 years of age). Both programs are an excellent opportunity for teens to build their resumes, learn work related skills, and enjoy a fun & safe summer parks & recreation setting.

*Job Training

*Field trips

*Breakfast & Lunch

*Team building skills

*Fun & Recreation

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.

Jun
10
Mon
2019
Junior Rangers Outdoor Adventure Program @ Oliveira Park Gym
Jun 10 @ 8:00 AM – Aug 9 @ 4:00 PM
Junior Rangers Outdoor Adventure Program @ Oliveira Park Gym

Schedule: Every Week (Mon-Fri) of the month of June to August!

Weekly Registration: Ages between 6-17 to register

Play, Create, Explore Outdoor Recreation Games, Field Trips, and Arts & Crafts

Breakfast provided by BISD

 

 

 

Jun
23
Sun
2019
ASPIRE @ Livingway Family Church
Jun 23 @ 7:00 AM – Jun 27 @ 9:00 PM
ASPIRE @ Livingway Family Church

Free Family Event. Something for all ages.
Register at www.livingwayconference.com
For more information call 956-548-2223

Jun
24
Mon
2019
Summer Rec Program: Art Amore @ Tony Gonzalez Park
Jun 24 @ 8:00 AM – Jun 28 @ 4:00 PM
The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department Summer Recreation Program is a safe, fun, supervised program for children.
Our activities range from indoor & outdoor sports, recreational games, arts & crafts, and more!  Your child will make new friends, learn skills, and make excellent summer memories.
Breakfast and Lunch is provided by BISD.
The program is intended for children between the ages of 6-17.
The program is currently offered at two park locations.
The program has 10 sessions this summer.
*Extended Program*
Monday – Friday:
4PM – 6PM
+ Optional $10 Fee
Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events
Summer Rec Program: Art Amore @ Rec Center
Jun 24 @ 8:00 AM – Jun 28 @ 4:00 PM
The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department Summer Recreation Program is a safe, fun, supervised program for children.
Our activities range from indoor & outdoor sports, recreational games, arts & crafts, and more!  Your child will make new friends, learn skills, and make excellent summer memories.
Breakfast and Lunch is provided by BISD.
The program is intended for children between the ages of 6-17.
The program is currently offered at two park locations.
The program has 10 sessions this summer.
*Extended Program*
Monday – Friday:
4PM – 6PM
+ Optional $10 Fee
Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events
Art and Music Camps @ the BMFA – Session IV @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Jun 24 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 28 @ 2:00 PM
Art and Music Camps @ the BMFA - Session IV @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

Art and Music Summer Camps – Session IV
Come and enjoy doing arts and crafts, and playing you favorite instrument (Piano, Violin or Guitar) Breakfast, Lunch, T-Shirts and Certificate included.
Scholarships available. Limited spots.

Beansprout STEAM Science Camp @ Children's Museum of Brownsville
Jun 24 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 28 @ 12:00 PM
Beansprout STEAM Science Camp @ Children's Museum of Brownsville

Color, mix, observe, build and create! Your little scientist will experience hands-on fun with safe, age-appropriate experiments in Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Art, and Math.

June 24-28
9:00-12:00
Ages 3-4
Price: Year Pass Holder $100 | Non-Pass Holder $130

LEGO’s Everything is Awesome Camp @ Children's Museum of Brownsville
Jun 24 @ 1:00 PM – Jun 28 @ 4:00 PM
LEGO's Everything is Awesome Camp @ Children's Museum of Brownsville

Anything and everything you can do with LEGOs! Create a maze, play charades, build a zip line and rescue frozen Lego heroes! With over 70,000 Lego bricks available at this camp, the possibilities are endless!

June 24-28
1:00-4:00
Ages 5-7
Price: Year Pass Holder $100 | Non-Pass Holder $130