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!

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

Open Gym Availability

Gonzalez Park: Monday-Friday- 6:00-9:00 PM

Oliveira Park: Monday- Friday- 6:00-9:00PM

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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
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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
12
Mon
2019
Men’s/COED Softball “Fall Season” @ Brownsville Sports Park
Aug 12 – Sep 6 all-day

Calling all Men’s 

Get your teams ready for some Softball this summer.

All Teams will have 10 regular season games. Rules of play governed by the US Specialty Sports Associations, excluding bat limitations.

For more information or any updates please call Brownsville Sports Park.

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Youth Flag Football @ Oliveira Park
Aug 12 @ 8:00 AM – Sep 13 @ 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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Youth Volleyball @ Oliveira Park
Aug 12 @ 8:00 AM – Sep 13 @ 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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Aug
22
Thu
2019
Birding for Beginners @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Aug 22 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Birding for Beginners @ Resaca de la Palma State Park

Learn more about the “Art of Birding”. Guide books and some binoculars available.

Aug
23
Fri
2019
Summer Community Nights: Free Bike Rentals @ Resaca De La Palma State Park
Aug 23 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Summer Community Nights: Free Bike Rentals @ Resaca De La Palma State Park

We are excited about our summer community nights. We welcome our friends and neighbors in the RGV to come out and enjoy 3 night of after-hours fun! Come out and enjoy free bike rental and beat the summer heat.

**Bikes are first come first serve, you can also bring your own bike**

~For more information about the Community Nights contact Resaca De La Palma State Park~

Aug
24
Sat
2019
Passport Fair Hosted by The Office of the District Clerk @ Texas Regional Bank
Aug 24 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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The Office of the District Clerk is hosting a passport fair at the Texas Regional Bank in Brownsville. For appointments contact their office at (956) 544-0838. Walk-ins are welcome.

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.

Barracuda Cove Cleanup @ Boca Chica Beach
Aug 31 @ 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM
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The cleanup is organized by RGV Fishing Area and Waterways 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. Please wear appropriate clothing such as hats and sturdy shoes, clean up supplies will be provided.

Sep
1
Sun
2019
Animal Play Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Sep 1 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Animal Play Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo

Come and watch as zookeepers  give our animals “play” items. Animal enrichment provides novel food and play items to stimulate and entertain Zoo inhabitants.

Sep
2
Mon
2019
3 V 3 Soccer (5 Players) “Summer Season” @ Brownsville Sports Park
Sep 2 – Sep 20 all-day

This style of soccer is more commonly referred as a “small-side” game,

as compared to a full-sided game with larger teams.

For more information on this season please contact Brownsville Sports Park.

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Sep
6
Fri
2019
First Friday Art Expo
Sep 6 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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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
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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.

Real Estate: Principles I @ UTRGV Brownsville Campus
Sep 7 @ 8:00 AM
Real Estate: Principles I @ UTRGV Brownsville Campus

This program is designed for people interested in earning a Texas Real Estate License which requires you complete six qualifying education courses of study. Each course is 32 hours in length and is designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to satisfy the state licensing exam.

Passport Fair Hosted by The Office of the District Clerk @ Valley Federal Credit Union
Sep 7 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Passport Fair Hosted by The Office of the District Clerk @ Valley Federal Credit Union

The Office of the District Clerk is hosting a passport fair at the Valley Federal Credit Union in Brownsville. For appointments contact their office at (956) 544-0838. Walk-ins are welcome.

Birding for Beginners @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Sep 7 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Birding for Beginners @ Resaca de la Palma State Park

Learn more about the “Art of Birding” Guide books and some binoculars available.

Living History
Sep 7 @ 10:00 AM
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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.

2nd Back the Blue Motorcycle Ride @ South Padre Island Convention Center
Sep 7 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Motorcycle Ride benefiting C.O.P.S. South Texas Chapter (Concerns Of Police Survivors). Ride starts at South Padre Island Convention Center and it ends at Brownsville Toyota where we will have FOOD & MUSIC. Open to the public

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Rock to School Bash @ Broken Sprocket
Sep 7 @ 2:00 PM – Sep 8 @ 1:00 AM

All day fun for kids and adults. Music until 1am, raffles, giveaways, face painting, wet and dry bouncers until 7 pm. Great food park; family and pet friendly.Brownsville Events, Upcoming Events