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 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
10:00 AM
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.
School Group Season @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Feb 1 – Jun 30 all-day
School Group Season @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
12:00 AM
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
Feb 4 – Jun 19 all-day
War and Peace on the Rio Grande 1846-1876 A Traveling Exhibit @ UTRGV Edinburg Campus
12:00 AM
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
Dawn of the Dinosaurs @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Mar 9 @ 9:00 AM – Jul 7 @ 5:00 PM
Dawn of the Dinosaurs @ Gladys Porter Zoo
9:00 AM
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
47th International Art Show @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Mar 27 – Apr 27 all-day
47th International Art Show @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
12:00 AM
The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art is now accepting applications for its 47th. Annual International Art Show. The exhibition will be juried by visual artists Joe Harjo (San Antonio, TX) and Mauricio Saenz (Matamoros, Mexico… Continue Reading 47th International Art Show
BISD Student Exhibit: Autism Awareness @ Historic Brownsville Museum
Apr 6 @ 10:00 AM – Apr 27 @ 4:00 PM
BISD Student Exhibit: Autism Awareness @ Historic Brownsville Museum
10:00 AM
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the Brownsville Independent School District’s Fine Arts Department in partnership with B.H.A., invite the community to celebrate their 7th Annual Autism Awareness Student Exhibit. Beautiful and original art work… Continue Reading BISD Student Exhibit: Autism Awareness
For the Love of Brownsville Workshop @ Brownsville Event Center
Apr 24 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
For the Love of Brownsville Workshop @ Brownsville Event Center
6:00 PM
Would you like to learn more about the planning and development process in Brownsville? The Brownsville Planning & Development Services Department will host  For The Love of Brownsville: Workshop This is a great opportunity for… Continue Reading For the Love of Brownsville Workshop
Apr 26 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
April Historical Happy Hour: Spring is in the air! @ Stillman House Museum & Gardens
5:00 PM
Spring is the best time of the year! Flowers pop up and fill our gardens with yellow, blue, white, pink & lilac. Come celebrate the season with us. Follow us on Facebook to receive more… Continue Reading April Historical Happy Hour: Spring is in the air!
Night Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Apr 26 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Night Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
8:00 PM
*Every last Friday of the months of April to June 2019* Join a ranger on a nighttime hike to witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park! *Limited space – reservations required*… Continue Reading Night Hike
Apr 27 all-day
Intermediate Digital Photography @ UTRGV Brownsville
12:00 AM
*Date: April 27, 2019 Time: Saturday, 8:30AM – 12:30PM* Take photography to the next level in this fast-paced digital photography workshop designed for those who want to move past the basics, and build on their… Continue Reading Intermediate Digital Photography
Apr 27 @ 7:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Nature & Wildlife Explorers Birding and Nature Hikes @ Phillips Blanco Tract
7:45 AM
FREE Birding and Nature Hikes! Be part of the Nature and Wildlife Explorers. Come on out and enjoy a beautiful hike on USFW property that is normally closed to the public. Specific Details: Dress accordingly… Continue Reading Nature & Wildlife Explorers Birding and Nature Hikes
Beach Clean Up @ Barracuda Cove area of Boca Chica Beach
Apr 27 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Beach Clean Up @ Barracuda Cove area of Boca Chica Beach
8:00 AM
The public is invited to help clean up at Barracuda Cove area of Boca Chica Beach. Please dress cool and wear a hat. The event is sponsored by Border Patrol Explorer Post 975.
Earth Fest @ Linear Park
Apr 27 @ 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Earth Fest @ Linear Park
8:00 AM
Every year the City of Brownsville organizes Earth Fest. This event is designed to create awareness in the community of the ecological benefits of “green” living Earth Fest  provides  fun for all ages including mobile… Continue Reading Earth Fest
Apr 27 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Road to Recycling Tire Collection @ G.B.I.C  Cir
8:00 AM
Tire Collection Day encourages residents to eliminate standing water around their homes and help reduce the number of mosquitoes that can spread dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses.  “Tire Collection Day is one way for us… Continue Reading Road to Recycling Tire Collection
Apr 27 @ 8:00 AM
YouthBuild 5k Run & One-Miler @ Linear Park
8:00 AM
Participate in the YouthBuild 5k Run & 1-Miler and help us to continue making a positive impact in the lives of Brownsville’s Youth. ALL proceeds go directly to the Community Development Corporation of Brownsville’s YouthBuild program.
Intermediate Excel @ UTRGV Brownsville
Apr 27 @ 8:30 AM
Intermediate Excel @ UTRGV Brownsville
8:30 AM
In today’s market, more than 80 percent of jobs require digital skills and programs like Excel are becoming a vital tool for many careers. Learning how to use Excel can increase your productivity at your… Continue Reading Intermediate Excel
Skins and Skulls @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Apr 27 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Skins and Skulls @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
10:00 AM
*Last Saturday of the months of April to June 2019* If you want to touch a skull or feel an animal skin, come out to the park and join us for this fun program! Bring:… Continue Reading Skins and Skulls
Soñamos Juntos @ Washington Park
Apr 27 @ 11:00 AM
Soñamos Juntos @ Washington Park
11:00 AM
Las Imaginistas invite you to join us for “Soñamos Juntos: March into the Future,” a celebration of our Hacemos la Ciudad project, a yearlong effort led by Las Imaginistas to imagine, dream, rehearse, and build… Continue Reading Soñamos Juntos
Children’s Day of Play @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Apr 27 @ 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Children's Day of Play @ Gladys Porter Zoo
1:00 PM
Bring your children to learn and play at the Zoo! Texas Southmost College (TSC) students enrolled in the Teacher Education program will host a “Children’s Play Day” at the Gladys Porter Zoo in honor of… Continue Reading Children’s Day of Play
Apr 27 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
TSC's Children's Play Day at the GPZ @ Gladys Porter Zoo
1:00 PM
It’s TSC Children’s Play Day at Gladys Porter Zoo! Students enrolled in the Teacher Education Program at Texas Southmost College will organize and host 30 diverse play stations with traditional games from around the world.… Continue Reading TSC’s Children’s Play Day at the GPZ
Apr 27 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Loteria in Memorial Park in the City of Los Fresnos @ Under the Stars Artisan Market
5:00 PM
A Fun Family Night in The City of Los Fresnos Memorial Park! Play Loteria 4 cards for $3 win Prizes ! And look around at vendor booths with great merchandise!
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Apr 28 all-day
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
12:00 AM
*Every Sunday during the months of April to June* Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs. Interested youth complete a series of activities,… Continue Reading Junior Ranger Explorers
CycloBia Brownsville @ Downtown Brownsville
May 3 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
CycloBia Brownsville @ Downtown Brownsville
6:30 PM
Transforming Brownsville streets into a Car – Free environment that will enable people to exercise, move and play safely on the streets.
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
10:00 AM
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
Brownsville Vintage Day @ Historic Market Square
May 4 @ 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Brownsville Vintage Day @ Historic Market Square
3:00 PM
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
Welcome Home! Restored 1926 Ladder Truck Fire Engine Returns to Brownsville @ Market Square
5:00 PM
The Brownsville Fire Department cordially invites you to the official unveiling at the Vintage Day Event, the 1926 Fire Engine is one of two that will be featured at the event.
May 4 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rebel Fest: A Star Wars Festival 2019 @ Linear Park
6:00 PM
At a park, not so far away…Celebrate Star Wars with us! This is a special night for rebels, jedis, wookies, siths, droids, first order troopers, clones, ewoks, jawas, etc. Wear you fave costume, play games,… Continue Reading Rebel Fest: A Star Wars Festival 2019
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
May 5 all-day
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
12:00 AM
*Every Sunday during the months of April to June* Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs. Interested youth complete a series of activities,… Continue Reading Junior Ranger Explorers
May 5 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Alboroto Mexicano/Telpochcalli Grupo Folklórico @ Paseo Plaza
6:00 PM
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
Carol Plumb/Early Works @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
May 8 @ 10:00 AM – Jun 29 @ 4:00 PM
Carol Plumb/Early Works @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
10:00 AM
Carol Plumb, Local artist, she paints in oil on linen, canvas, often working in large scale to enhance the grandness of our landscape. She graduated from The Minneapolis College of Art Design with a BFA.… Continue Reading Carol Plumb/Early Works
Carol Plumb/Early Works (Opening Reception) @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
May 8 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Carol Plumb/Early Works (Opening Reception) @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
6:00 PM
Carol Plumb, Local artist, she paints in oil on linen, canvas, often working in large scale to enhance the grandness of our landscape. She graduated from The Minneapolis College of Art Design with a BFA.… Continue Reading Carol Plumb/Early Works (Opening Reception)
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
10:00 AM
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.
May 11 @ 2:00 PM
Preservation Month: Lecture & Downtown Tour @ Heritage Museum
2:00 PM
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
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
May 12 all-day
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
12:00 AM
*Every Sunday during the months of April to June* Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs. Interested youth complete a series of activities,… Continue Reading Junior Ranger Explorers
Butterfly Walk @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
May 12 @ 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Butterfly Walk @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
2:00 PM
*Second Sundays of the months of April to June 2019* Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park’s butterfly garden. Many different species of butterflies can be spotted in South Texas, usually unnoticed amongst… Continue Reading Butterfly Walk
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
12:00 AM
Annual Members Art Show
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
6:00 PM
Opening Reception of our Annual Members Art Show!
May 18 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lunada Artisan Market @ Linear Park
6:00 PM
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
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
May 19 all-day
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
12:00 AM
*Every Sunday during the months of April to June* Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs. Interested youth complete a series of activities,… Continue Reading Junior Ranger Explorers
Skins and Skulls @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
May 25 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Skins and Skulls @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
10:00 AM
*Last Saturday of the months of April to June 2019* If you want to touch a skull or feel an animal skin, come out to the park and join us for this fun program! Bring:… Continue Reading Skins and Skulls
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
May 26 all-day
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
12:00 AM
*Every Sunday during the months of April to June* Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs. Interested youth complete a series of activities,… Continue Reading Junior Ranger Explorers
May 27 all-day
Memorial Day: at the Old City Cemetery @ Old City Cemetery
12:00 AM
Join us as we honor the veterans buried at the Old City Cemetery. Over 450 identified veterans representing wars from the Indian Wars, World War I & II and the Persian Gulf War are buried… Continue Reading Memorial Day: at the Old City Cemetery
May 27 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Memorial Splash Day @ Sams Pool
12:00 PM
Memorial Day. Let us remember and honor persons who have died in service of USA. Memorial Day is also the unofficial start of summer–the day we open the doors at Sams Pool and invite EVERYONE… Continue Reading Memorial Splash Day
Night Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
May 31 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Night Hike @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
8:00 PM
*Every last Friday of the months of April to June 2019* Join a ranger on a nighttime hike to witness the nocturnal world of Resaca de la Palma State Park! *Limited space – reservations required*… Continue Reading Night Hike
2019 Summer longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk @ Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce
Jun 1 all-day
2019 Summer longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk @ Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce
12:00 AM
This event offer’s 10k runners and 5k walkers spectacular views of the beautiful Laguna Madre Bay as they make their way from South Padre Island across the Event & Cultural Center in Port Isabel .… Continue Reading 2019 Summer longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk
Federal Red Snapper Season Set for 2019 @ Texas Parks & Wildlife Division
Jun 1 all-day
Federal Red Snapper Season Set for 2019 @ Texas Parks & Wildlife Division
12:00 AM
The private recreational angler red snapper season opens Saturday, June 1, 2019 for a projected 97-days in federal waters. Red snapper fishing is open year around in state waters. The season length is based on… Continue Reading Federal Red Snapper Season Set for 2019
Color Glow Run & 80’s Party @ The Broken Sprocket
Jun 1 @ 8:00 PM
Color Glow Run & 80's Party @ The Broken Sprocket
8:00 PM
Family friendly Night time color run Color throw party after run Food trucks! Live band! Cool medal Awesome t shirt! Bring the kids!
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Jun 2 all-day
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
12:00 AM
*Every Sunday during the months of April to June* Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs. Interested youth complete a series of activities,… Continue Reading Junior Ranger Explorers
Jun 8 @ 9:00 AM
4th Annual Ridley Rush & World Oceans Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo
9:00 AM
You are invited to join us for our 4th Annual Ridley Rush 1 Mile Walk /Run.   This family fun run aims to raise awareness for the endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle. ​The Ridley Rush route… Continue Reading 4th Annual Ridley Rush & World Oceans Day
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Jun 9 all-day
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
12:00 AM
*Every Sunday during the months of April to June* Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs. Interested youth complete a series of activities,… Continue Reading Junior Ranger Explorers
Butterfly Walk @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Jun 9 @ 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Butterfly Walk @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
2:00 PM
*Second Sundays of the months of April to June 2019* Discover an array of dazzling butterflies in the park’s butterfly garden. Many different species of butterflies can be spotted in South Texas, usually unnoticed amongst… Continue Reading Butterfly Walk
Special Event Services Fair @ Brownsville Event Center
Jun 12 @ 1:00 PM – Jun 13 @ 7:00 PM
Special Event Services Fair @ Brownsville Event Center
1:00 PM
The Perfect location to find everything for your special event.
Jun 15 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lunada Artisan Market @ Linear Park
6:00 PM
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
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Jun 16 all-day
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
12:00 AM
*Every Sunday during the months of April to June* Become a Junior Ranger Explorer by learning about nature through different activities, and borrow one of our Explorer Packs. Interested youth complete a series of activities,… Continue Reading Junior Ranger Explorers
4th Annual Father’s Day Classic Car Show @ : Historic Brownsville Museum (Museum Parking Lot)
Jun 16 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
4th Annual Father's Day Classic Car Show @ : Historic Brownsville Museum (Museum Parking Lot)
6:00 PM
In celebration of Father’s Day, BHA is hosting our 4th Annual Father’s Day Classic Car Show. The event will feature classic cars, antique hot rods, muscle cars and convertibles. This will be fun for the… Continue Reading 4th Annual Father’s Day Classic Car Show