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
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
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First Friday 6:00 PM
First Friday @ Brownsville Historic Downtown
May 3 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
First Friday @ Brownsville Historic Downtown
First Friday is an immersive music, art, food, and wellness event. Downtown Brownsville springs to life every first Friday of the month with musicians, artists, vendors, poets, yoga, and much more. Approximately fifteen restaurants, bars,… Continue Reading First Friday
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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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Alboroto Mexicano/Telpochcalli Grupo Folklórico 6:00 PM
Alboroto Mexicano/Telpochcalli Grupo Folklórico @ Paseo Plaza
May 5 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Alboroto Mexicano/Telpochcalli Grupo Folklórico @ Paseo Plaza
Telpochcalli grupo folklorico will be host Alboroto Mexicano an event with Folklorico groups, singers, live music, and much more, come and enjoy this grand event. looking for vendors and artists that like to be part… Continue Reading Alboroto Mexicano/Telpochcalli Grupo Folklórico
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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
Imagine the Possibilities Tour 6:00 PM
Imagine the Possibilities Tour @ Stillman House Museum
May 10 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Imagine the Possibilities Tour @ Stillman House Museum
Tour and overview pf selected vacant historic buildings in the Downtown District. Buildings featured include: Fernandez-Olvera Building, Indian Palace, Stegman Building, and Fernandez Schodts Building.
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
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 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
Brownsville Fashion Week 12:00 PM
Brownsville Fashion Week @ Historic Downtown Brownsville
May 23 @ 12:00 PM – May 26 @ 1:00 PM
Brownsville Fashion Week @ Historic Downtown Brownsville
Brownsville’s first week-long celebration of local icons, talent, and resistance in fashion. Eight runway shows will feature the emerging talent from the Rio Grande Valley in the fashion industry including; designers, models, and stylists. This… Continue Reading Brownsville Fashion Week
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!