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!

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Costumes of America Exhibit: Honoring the Past and Coloring the Future 10:00 AM
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.
Dawn of the Dinosaurs 9:00 AM
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… Continue Reading Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Zumba & Toning 8:30 AM
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.
School Group Season
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
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… Continue Reading War and Peace on the Rio Grande 1846-1876 A Traveling Exhibit
UTRGV Campus Walking Tour 6:00 PM
UTRGV Campus Walking Tour @ Garza Gymnasium
May 1 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
UTRGV Campus Walking Tour @ Garza Gymnasium
Tour and overview of historic buildings occupied by UTRGV that deserve state and national recognition and corresponding economic benefits from these potential designations: Garza Gymnasium, Rusteberg Hall, and Cavalry Hall. Tour will be led by Historic… Continue Reading UTRGV Campus Walking Tour
Pigment: The Power of Picasso’s Blue Period 7:00 PM
Pigment: The Power of Picasso’s Blue Period @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
May 1 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Pigment: The Power of Picasso's Blue Period @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Lecture on Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period, its reaction to the social climate, and its everlasting influence on Mexican-American artists from past, present, and future.
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Boxing Program 5:30 PM
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)… Continue Reading Boxing Program
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Living History 10:00 AM
Living History @ Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
May 4 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Living History @ Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
Enjoy a unique learning experience. Chat with living historians and listen to stories about the battle of Palo Alto and the Mexican War. Programs include live musket and artillery demonstrations. Weapons demonstrations are dependent upon… Continue Reading Living History
Saturday Art Classes “Op Art” 10:00 AM
Saturday Art Classes “Op Art” @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
May 4 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday Art Classes "Op Art" @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Saturday Art Classes
Brownsville Vintage Day 3:00 PM
Brownsville Vintage Day @ Historic Market Square
May 4 @ 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Brownsville Vintage Day @ Historic Market Square
A National Historic Preservation Month Celebration. Brownsville Vintage Day Event is an admission-free family event set in a two-block area around the Brownsville Market Square. The event will have a Classic Car Show, Vintage Fashion… Continue Reading Brownsville Vintage Day
3rd Annual Mariachi Festival 7:00 PM
3rd Annual Mariachi Festival @ Jacob Brown Auditorium at Texas Southmost College
May 4 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
3rd Annual Mariachi Festival @ Jacob Brown Auditorium at Texas Southmost College
The Nuestra Cultura Mariachi Association and Incarnate Word Academy with Texas Southmost College proudly present the 3rd Annual Mariachi Festival. Event is to be held on May 4, 2019 at the Jacob Brown Auditorium. Grand… Continue Reading 3rd Annual Mariachi Festival
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National Travel & Tourism Week
National Travel & Tourism Week @ City of Brownsville
May 6 – Jun 16 all-day
National Travel & Tourism Week @ City of Brownsville
Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week by being a tourist in your own backyard! Each visitor will receive a Passport with a listing of attractions in Brownsville, the participant will have (42) days, to visit… Continue Reading National Travel & Tourism Week
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Baby Gorilla Born on Cinco de Mayo 9:00 AM
Baby Gorilla Born on Cinco de Mayo @ Gladys Porter Zoo
May 9 @ 9:00 AM – May 15 @ 5:00 PM
Baby Gorilla Born on Cinco de Mayo @ Gladys Porter Zoo
May 9, 2019 (Brownsville, Texas) — Our proud gorilla parents, 11-year-old Margaret & 26-year-old Mbundi, as well as the entire Gladys Porter Zoo staff, are excited about the birth of a baby Western lowland gorilla.… Continue Reading Baby Gorilla Born on Cinco de Mayo
An Art Exhibit: Impressions from Brownsville 10:00 AM
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 10:00 AM
Impressions from Brownsville an Art Exhibit by Juan Velez @ Heratige Museum, Vezzetti Room
May 11 @ 10:00 AM – Jun 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 art work featuring historic buildings.  In honor of Preservation Month, the BHA hopes to inspire and educate visitors of the architectural gems displayed.  All art work is… Continue Reading Impressions from Brownsville an Art Exhibit by Juan Velez
Saturday Art Classes “Q-Tip Tree” 10:00 AM
Saturday Art Classes “Q-Tip Tree” @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
May 11 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday Art Classes "Q-Tip Tree" @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Saturday Art Classes
Saturday Safari: “Extreme Life Cycles” 1:00 PM
Saturday Safari: “Extreme Life Cycles” @ Gladys Porter Zoo
May 11 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday Safari: “Extreme Life Cycles” @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Some of the world’s smallest creatures undergo the most extreme physical changes during their life cycle. Come see first-hand the metamorphosis of some of the Zoo’s creatures.   A Zoo tour, arts & crafts, animal encounter,… Continue Reading Saturday Safari: “Extreme Life Cycles”
Opening Day: “Impressions from Brownsville” & Block 88 Border Brick Walking Tour 2:00 PM
Opening Day: “Impressions from Brownsville” & Block 88 Border Brick Walking Tour @ Heritage Museum
May 11 @ 2:00 PM
Opening Day: "Impressions from Brownsville" & Block 88 Border Brick Walking Tour @ Heritage Museum
Terry Myers’ lecture: 2:15 pm Block 88 Border Brick walking tour: 3:15 pm Exhibit opening, “Impressions from Brownsville” by Juan Velez to be held in the Vezzetti Room. Following exhibit, lecture by Architectural Historian, Terri… Continue Reading Opening Day: “Impressions from Brownsville” & Block 88 Border Brick Walking Tour
Preservation Month: Lecture & Downtown Tour 2:00 PM
Preservation Month: Lecture & Downtown Tour @ Heritage Museum
May 11 @ 2:00 PM
Preservation Month: Lecture & Downtown Tour @ Heritage Museum
Terri Myers, Architectural Historian, will present a lecture on methods of historic preservation and the do’s & don’ts regarding those methods.  Immediately following, join us for a guided tour of some of Downtown Brownsville’s Historic… Continue Reading Preservation Month: Lecture & Downtown Tour
Created to Create – Annual Members Art Show
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
Created to Create, Annual Members Art Show 6:00 PM
Created to Create, Annual Members Art Show @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
May 15 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Created to Create, Annual Members Art Show @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Opening Reception of our Annual Members Art Show!
Mid-Century Modern Walking Tour 6:00 PM
Mid-Century Modern Walking Tour @ Saint Joseph Academy
May 15 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Mid-Century Modern Walking Tour @ Saint Joseph Academy
Tour of Saint Joseph Academy’s mid-century modern buildings with potential for national and state recognition and the corresponding economic benefits from these potential designations.
May Historical Happy Hour: Preservation Matters & Brownsville Film History Exhibit 5:00 PM
May Historical Happy Hour: Preservation Matters & Brownsville Film History Exhibit @ Historic Laureles Ranch House Museum
May 17 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
May Historical Happy Hour: Preservation Matters & Brownsville Film History Exhibit @ Historic Laureles Ranch House Museum
Join the Brownsville Historical Association for its monthly Historical Happy Hour program featuring crafts beers, sponsored by L&F Distributors. This month BHA will host an exclusive viewing of Mexican movie posters from the Agrasanchez Collection.… Continue Reading May Historical Happy Hour: Preservation Matters & Brownsville Film History Exhibit
Saturday Art Classes “Oil Pastel-Still Life” 10:00 AM
Saturday Art Classes “Oil Pastel-Still Life” @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
May 18 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday Art Classes "Oil Pastel-Still Life" @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Saturday Art Classes  
Saturday Safari: “Habitat Sweet Habitat” 1:00 PM
Saturday Safari: “Habitat Sweet Habitat” @ Gladys Porter Zoo
May 18 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday Safari: “Habitat Sweet Habitat” @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Learn what animals consider “home”.  A Zoo tour, arts & crafts, animal encounter, and snacks are included in each class. Children must be 4 years or older to participate. Pre-registration is required and space is… Continue Reading Saturday Safari: “Habitat Sweet Habitat”
Under the Stars Artisan Market in the City of Los Fresnos 5:00 PM
Under the Stars Artisan Market in the City of Los Fresnos @ Los Fresnos Memorial Park
May 18 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Under the Stars Artisan Market in the City of Los Fresnos @ Los Fresnos Memorial Park
Come play Loteria in the Park! Win Prizes! $3 plays you all Night! Plus there is food vendors and Merchandise vendors! So come and shop around!
Lunada Artisan Market 6:00 PM
Lunada Artisan Market @ Linear Park
May 18 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lunada Artisan Market @ Linear Park
The Artisan Market will feature: Glass Garden Art, Mexican Curios, Wood Furniture, Plants, Jewelry, Vintage Collectibles, Mexican and Peruvian Clothing, Metal Yard Art, Crochet, Bows, Wind chimes, and MUCH MUCH MORE! We will also be… Continue Reading Lunada Artisan Market
Yoga at the Shop 8:00 AM
Yoga at the Shop @ 7th and Park
May 19 @ 8:00 AM
Yoga at the Shop @ 7th and Park
Join us on the patio for a free yoga class. Stay for crepes, mimosas, and coffee! If necessary, we will hold the class indoors. P.S. No mat? No problem. All yoga gear is 10% off… Continue Reading Yoga at the Shop
Yoga at Carlotta Petrina 6:00 PM
Yoga at Carlotta Petrina @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
May 20 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Yoga at Carlotta Petrina @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
Treat yourself to enhanced flexibility, mental clarity, body awareness and sense of calm that only yoga can bring. Classes are beginner friendly. B.Y.O.M (Bring your own mat) water and towel Class is $3 Donation. All… Continue Reading Yoga at Carlotta Petrina
Hurricane Preparedness Fair 6:00 PM
Hurricane Preparedness Fair @ Brownsville Events Center
May 21 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hurricane Preparedness Fair @ Brownsville Events Center
Come join AARP Texas as we are joined by Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino and local emergency management officials to discuss hurricane preparedness. We will discuss registering with 211 for Special Needs, evacuation and ensuring… Continue Reading Hurricane Preparedness Fair
Yoga at Carlotta Petrina 6:00 PM
Yoga at Carlotta Petrina @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
May 22 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Yoga at Carlotta Petrina @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
Treat yourself to enhanced flexibility, mental clarity, body awareness and sense of calm that only yoga can bring. Classes are beginner friendly. B.Y.O.M (Bring your own mat) water and towel Class is $3 Donation. All… Continue Reading Yoga at Carlotta Petrina
Tipsy Canvas At El Hueso! 6:00 PM
Tipsy Canvas At El Hueso! @ El Hueso de Fraile
May 23 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tipsy Canvas At El Hueso! @ El Hueso de Fraile
Come and celebrate Van Gogh! This month we’ll look to recreate his famous series of sunflower paintings. Learn his technique and take home a beautiful work of art as we lead you to step by… Continue Reading Tipsy Canvas At El Hueso!
US Fish & Wildlife Fishing Classes at BEC 7:00 AM
US Fish & Wildlife Fishing Classes at BEC @ Brownsville Events Center
May 25 @ 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
US Fish & Wildlife Fishing Classes at BEC @ Brownsville Events Center
Enjoy a quick fishing lesson that covers knots, hooks, lures bait & tackle, rods & reels, casting, TPWD rules, handling, and ethics. After the lesson put your new or sharpened skills to the test by… Continue Reading US Fish & Wildlife Fishing Classes at BEC
Saturday Art Classes “Mosaic Create your Own Fish” 10:00 AM
Saturday Art Classes “Mosaic Create your Own Fish” @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
May 25 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday Art Classes "Mosaic Create your Own Fish" @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Saturday Art Classes Mosaic Create your Own Fish
The Student Games 10:00 AM
The Student Games @ Oliveira Park Gym
May 25 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Student Games @ Oliveira Park Gym
Event for high school teens. The event starts at 10 am. and those attending will have to show up at 10 to register. There will be games light refreshments and snacks. Great opportunity for fellowship… Continue Reading The Student Games
Yoga at the Shop 8:00 AM
Yoga at the Shop @ 7th and Park
May 26 @ 8:00 AM
Yoga at the Shop @ 7th and Park
Join us on the patio for a free yoga class. Stay for crepes, mimosas, and coffee! If necessary, we will hold the class indoors. P.S. No mat? No problem. All yoga gear is 10% off… Continue Reading Yoga at the Shop
Yoga at Carlotta Petrina 6:00 PM
Yoga at Carlotta Petrina @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
May 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Yoga at Carlotta Petrina @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
Treat yourself to enhanced flexibility, mental clarity, body awareness and sense of calm that only yoga can bring. Classes are beginner friendly. B.Y.O.M (Bring your own mat) water and towel Class is $3 Donation. All… Continue Reading Yoga at Carlotta Petrina
Yoga at Carlotta Petrina 6:00 PM
Yoga at Carlotta Petrina @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
May 29 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Yoga at Carlotta Petrina @ Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
Treat yourself to enhanced flexibility, mental clarity, body awareness and sense of calm that only yoga can bring. Classes are beginner friendly. B.Y.O.M (Bring your own mat) water and towel Class is $3 Donation. All… Continue Reading Yoga at Carlotta Petrina