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.

Jan
9
Wed
2019
Sanctus Martyrs of Faith @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Jan 9 @ 6:00 PM – Feb 28 @ 8:00 PM
Sanctus Martyrs of Faith @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

As my eye peers through the viewfinder of my camera, I’m mindful of my vision before I weigh down on my shutter release. To capture a series of photographs that shows the viewer a glimpse into a spiritual world of the many faces of Christian saints portrayed by model Claudia Marcela Henry. The repertoire of photos I present is a vision that was inspired by classical religious paintings and my perspective as a photographer to capture the majesty and beauty of the lives of Christian saints.

I am a Brownsville native and call this city my home. A photojournalist by day at The Brownsville Herald and an artist by night. Photography has been a constant in my life. There is no greater joy to me then to bring a nostalgic smile to those who view my photographs.

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 956-350-2920 for more information or to book your field trip.

Email: lauren.acevedo@tpwd.texas.gov

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

 

Feb
17
Sun
2019
Giving Day @ Downtown
Feb 17 all-day
Giving Day @ Downtown

Is a non-profit organization or assisting the homeless in the Austin and Brownsville, Tx Metropolitan Area. We believe in blessing others as we are blessed. Our goal is to help out our local brothers and sisters that are in need. To us, they are not just the homeless community, but people just like you and me needing an extra helping hand.

We will be giving out food and supplies on Sunday, February 17th, 2019. We will be collecting monetary donations, warm clothing items and feminine hygiene products prior to this date. Please contact us if you have any questions, wish to donate or volunteer.

www.united4friends.org 956.404.2405

Circus Saurus @ Storage Perfecto Parking Lot
Feb 17 @ 2:00 PM
Circus Saurus @ Storage Perfecto Parking Lot

See The Dinosaurs and Unicorn Come Alive At The Circus

Carson & Barnes Circus would like to invite you to come explore a world of magic under the BIG TOP.
Immerse yourself into a mythological quest where fantasies and dreams become a reality. You will be transported to a whimsical world where mystical creatures will come to life right before your eyes. New heights of imagination will be reached as the elusive unicorn prances through the center ring to delight children of all ages. Dinosaurs will once again shake the ground we walk on as we travel back millions of years. Majestic Asian Elephants will captivate your heart. This fantastical adventure can only be found under the CIRCUS BIG TOP!!!

Kelly Miller Circus 2019 @ Next To Wal-Mart
Feb 17 @ 3:00 PM
Kelly Miller Circus 2019 @ Next To Wal-Mart

The Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Brownsville, Texas! Thanks to the sponsorship of the Veterans Females United.

Welcome To The Kelly Miller Circus! Our Circus is full of fun and entertainment for the whole family! While Kelly Miller Circus still supports circuses with exotic animals, we have chosen, this year to be exotic animal free. Your circus experience will be full of funny clowns, stunts, defying acts, and an overall family experience you can’t find anywhere else. Come experience the Kelly Miller Circus, coming to a town near you!

Los Fresnos Rodeo @ Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo
Feb 17 @ 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Los Fresnos Rodeo @ Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo

Come on out to the 30th Anniversary of the Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo! Enjoy a carnival, activity area, craft show, and a livestock show!

Come enjoy the best little rodeo in Texas!

Circus Saurus @ Storage Perfecto Parking Lot
Feb 17 @ 5:00 PM
Circus Saurus @ Storage Perfecto Parking Lot

See The Dinosaurs and Unicorn Come Alive At The Circus

Carson & Barnes Circus would like to invite you to come explore a world of magic under the BIG TOP.
Immerse yourself into a mythological quest where fantasies and dreams become a reality. You will be transported to a whimsical world where mystical creatures will come to life right before your eyes. New heights of imagination will be reached as the elusive unicorn prances through the center ring to delight children of all ages. Dinosaurs will once again shake the ground we walk on as we travel back millions of years. Majestic Asian Elephants will captivate your heart. This fantastical adventure can only be found under the CIRCUS BIG TOP!!!

Kelly Miller Circus 2019 @ Next To Wal-Mart
Feb 17 @ 6:00 PM
Kelly Miller Circus 2019 @ Next To Wal-Mart

The Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Brownsville, Texas! Thanks to the sponsorship of the Veterans Females United.

Welcome To The Kelly Miller Circus! Our Circus is full of fun and entertainment for the whole family! While Kelly Miller Circus still supports circuses with exotic animals, we have chosen, this year to be exotic animal free. Your circus experience will be full of funny clowns, stunts, defying acts, and an overall family experience you can’t find anywhere else. Come experience the Kelly Miller Circus, coming to a town near you!

“Que Bonita es mi Tierra” @ TSC Performing Art Center
Feb 17 @ 7:00 PM
"Que Bonita es mi Tierra" @ TSC Performing Art Center

A colorful program full of music & dances from Mexico…

Circus Saurus @ Storage Perfecto Parking Lot
Feb 17 @ 8:00 PM
Circus Saurus @ Storage Perfecto Parking Lot

See The Dinosaurs and Unicorn Come Alive At The Circus

Carson & Barnes Circus would like to invite you to come explore a world of magic under the BIG TOP.
Immerse yourself into a mythological quest where fantasies and dreams become a reality. You will be transported to a whimsical world where mystical creatures will come to life right before your eyes. New heights of imagination will be reached as the elusive unicorn prances through the center ring to delight children of all ages. Dinosaurs will once again shake the ground we walk on as we travel back millions of years. Majestic Asian Elephants will captivate your heart. This fantastical adventure can only be found under the CIRCUS BIG TOP!!!

Kelly Miller Circus 2019 @ Next To Wal-Mart
Feb 17 @ 8:00 PM
Kelly Miller Circus 2019 @ Next To Wal-Mart

The Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Brownsville, Texas! Thanks to the sponsorship of the Veterans Females United.

Welcome To The Kelly Miller Circus! Our Circus is full of fun and entertainment for the whole family! While Kelly Miller Circus still supports circuses with exotic animals, we have chosen, this year to be exotic animal free. Your circus experience will be full of funny clowns, stunts, defying acts, and an overall family experience you can’t find anywhere else. Come experience the Kelly Miller Circus, coming to a town near you!

Feb
18
Mon
2019
Kelly Miller Circus 2019 @ Next to Wal-Mart
Feb 18 @ 6:00 PM
Kelly Miller Circus 2019 @ Next to Wal-Mart

The Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Brownsville, Texas! Thanks to the sponsorship of the Veterans Females United.

Welcome To The Kelly Miller Circus! Our Circus is full of fun and entertainment for the whole family! While Kelly Miller Circus still supports circuses with exotic animals, we have chosen, this year to be exotic animal free. Your circus experience will be full of funny clowns, stunts, defying acts, and an overall family experience you can’t find anywhere else. Come experience the Kelly Miller Circus, coming to a town near you!

Kelly Miller Circus 2019 @ Next To Wal-Mart
Feb 18 @ 8:00 PM
Kelly Miller Circus 2019 @ Next To Wal-Mart

The Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Brownsville, Texas! Thanks to the sponsorship of the Veterans Females United.

Welcome To The Kelly Miller Circus! Our Circus is full of fun and entertainment for the whole family! While Kelly Miller Circus still supports circuses with exotic animals, we have chosen, this year to be exotic animal free. Your circus experience will be full of funny clowns, stunts, defying acts, and an overall family experience you can’t find anywhere else. Come experience the Kelly Miller Circus, coming to a town near you!

Feb
20
Wed
2019
Just A Ferry Ride To Freedom: A Documentary Film Debut @ UTRGV Performing Arts Center
Feb 20 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Just A Ferry Ride To Freedom: A Documentary Film Debut @ UTRGV Performing Arts Center

This film showcases stories about the Texas-Mexico border and its connection to the Underground Railroad. Rooted in pre-Civil War Texas along the Rio Grande between the emerging cities of Laredo and Brownsville, this film highlights mixed-race ranches in Hidalgo County and illustrates how culturally diverse the Rio Grande Valley really is. Life ways developed during that time still influence life along the border and across the US today. Featured in the film are community leaders, ranchers, and historians who find out how a just a ferry ride across the border to freedom altered the course of US history.

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Winter Texan Appreciation Day @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Feb 22 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Winter Texan Appreciation Day @ Resaca de la Palma State Park

Welcome Winter Texans!
Start your morning at Resaca de la Palma State Park with fun filled programs. Complimentary refreshments.

Nature Hikes, Native Tree Tour, Butterfly Walk, and Tram Tours

Free Admission

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

Historical Happy Hour: Viva Order of the Brush! @ Historic Market Square Event Hall
Feb 22 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Historical Happy Hour: Viva Order of the Brush! @ Historic Market Square Event Hall

Kick off Charro Days festivities at the Historic Market Square Event Hall. Beware clean shaven! The Beard Posse will be out in force at the event. Adults 21 years old and older only. Visit our Facebook page for more information.

Thank you L&F Distributors for supporting this program.

Night of Canvas at Carlotta Petrina Cultural Center @ Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center
Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Night of Canvas at Carlotta Petrina Cultural Center @ Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center

Join us for this wonderful art class and unleash your inner artist.
Night of Canvas is a monthly event scheduled the last Friday of every month at 7pm. All proceeds go to the operation cost of the Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center. We are a non profit organization which mission is to build a bridge that connects local families to the fine arts and culture.
In this event we provide all the needed material and refreshment will be served.
Call 956 2806522 to RSVP. We have limited space.
$ 25 donation per person.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe @ The Camille Playhouse
Feb 22 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe @ The Camille Playhouse

Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy embark on a magical mystery tour of the Land of Narnia through the wardrobe. They encounter the wicked White Witch, representing the forces of evil, and the King of the Beasts, Asian the Lion, representing all that is good and right. The White Witch is destroyed, allowing good to triumph over evil in the time honored way.

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Saturday Art Classes – February 2019 @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Feb 23 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday Art Classes - February 2019 @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

Saturday Art Classes – February 2019
Printmaking, Collage, Stippling with Q-Tips=Paint and Acrylic Painting
$40.00 monthly
$15.00 per class

Baile del Sol Street Dance 2019 @ Charro Days Headquarters
Feb 23 @ 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Baile del Sol Street Dance 2019 @ Charro Days Headquarters | Brownsville | Texas | United States

OFFICIAL KICK-OFF OF CHARRO DAYS!!
FREE ADMISSION (Food, Live Music & Folkloric Dances)

Feb
24
Sun
2019
Kayak Fun Race @ Cobbleheds Bar & Grill
Feb 24 @ 12:00 PM
Kayak Fun Race @ Cobbleheds Bar & Grill  | Brownsville | Texas | United States

Sombrero Festival Kayak Fun Race at Cobbleheads Bar & Grill

Two person Kayak/Entry fee $50.00. T-shirts to the first 40 teams. Cash to 1st place in each Category. Trophies to 2nd and 3rd place. Medals to all participants. Event will provide Kayaks (NO PERSONAL KAYAKS) PFD will be provided and MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES. Door prizes will be provided by Sombrero Festival and Cobbleheads. Best Decorated Sombrero prize. All paddlers must start and finish with their Sombrero on!!! Duration of Event is 4 hours. Pre-race meeting for All Participants  on course and safety measures @ 11 am.

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