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.
Fort Brown Exhibit @ Historic Brownsville Museum
Jan 8 @ 10:00 PM – Mar 30 @ 4:00 PM
Fort Brown Exhibit @ Historic Brownsville Museum
10:00 PM
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.… Continue Reading Fort Brown Exhibit
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
6:00 PM
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… Continue Reading Sanctus Martyrs of Faith
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
Brownsville Raid Exhibit @ Heritage Museum, Vezzetti Room
Feb 1 @ 10:00 AM – Mar 30 @ 4:00 PM
Brownsville Raid Exhibit @ Heritage Museum, Vezzetti Room
10:00 AM
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… Continue Reading Brownsville Raid Exhibit
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
Feb 20 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Just A Ferry Ride To Freedom: A Documentary Film Debut @ UTRGV Performing Arts Center
6:30 PM
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… Continue Reading Just A Ferry Ride To Freedom: A Documentary Film Debut
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
8:00 AM
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… Continue Reading Winter Texan Appreciation Day
2019 Charro Days Golf Tournament @ Valley International Country Club
Feb 24 @ 7:30 AM
2019 Charro Days Golf Tournament @ Valley International Country Club
7:30 AM
Charro Days Golf Tournament FORMAT: 3 PERSON SCRAMBLE (TOTAL HANDICAP DIVIDED BY 6) FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS! CLOSEST TO THE PIN PRIZE ON PAR 3’S TIME:SHOTGUN START 8:30 AM 1ST PLACE TEAM:… Continue Reading 2019 Charro Days Golf Tournament
Kayak Fun Race @ Cobbleheds Bar & Grill
Feb 24 @ 12:00 PM
Kayak Fun Race @ Cobbleheds Bar & Grill  | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 PM
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.… Continue Reading Kayak Fun Race
BISD Fiesta Folklorica 2019 @ Sams Memorial Stadium
Feb 25 @ 6:00 PM
BISD Fiesta Folklorica 2019 @ Sams Memorial Stadium
6:00 PM
5:30 PM Pre-Fiesta Entertainment by the Hanna Estudiantina de Oro and the Porter Estudiantina Tenampa! Fiesta Folklorica is an exciting festival of folkloric dances and music from Mexico. This year’s performers are students from Aiken,… Continue Reading BISD Fiesta Folklorica 2019
Charro Days Art Contest Display @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts
Feb 26 @ 10:00 AM – Mar 2 @ 4:00 PM
Charro Days Art Contest Display @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Art Contest Hours of Operation Tuesdays- Thursdays: 10am- 4pm Sundays-Mondays: Closed
Hand Across The Border 2019 @ Gateway International Bridge
Feb 28 @ 10:00 AM
Hand Across The Border 2019 @ Gateway International Bridge
10:00 AM
The Hands Across the Border Ceremony is celebrated every year in the middle of Gateway International International Bridge. Dozens of people attended the ceremony, including the mayor of Matamoros, and the mayor of  Brownsville. Charro… Continue Reading Hand Across The Border 2019
TSC Amigofest @ TSC Performing Arts Center
Feb 28 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
TSC Amigofest @ TSC Performing Arts Center
11:00 AM
Join us in celebrating the Charro Days tradition at Texas Southmost College with the presentation of Mr. Amigo 2018, Arturo Elías Ayub, at the TSC Amigofest. Bring the whole family to enjoy mariachi, ballet folklórico,… Continue Reading TSC Amigofest
Feb 28 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Para Niños Tent (by the fountain) @ Washington Park
12:00 PM
ALL THURSDAY ACTIVITIES: 12pm – 5pm Home Depot Craft Workshop (all times subject to change) On-going activities Chalupa Musical Chairs Pin the mustache on the Charro 2 Man board game Bean Bag Toss Toss-Across Tic… Continue Reading Para Niños Tent (by the fountain)
Feb 28 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
BISD Children's Charro Days Parade 2019 @ Elizabeth Street | Brownsville | Texas | United States
2:30 PM
Featuring folkloric dances, music from Mexico, colorful costumes, floats, bands and much much more. All Parades go down Elizabeth St. through Historic Downtown Brownsville, TX.
Feb 28 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Concert @ Washington Park
5:00 PM
MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE: Kumbia Kings:    8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Los Huracanes del Norte:   10:30 PM – 12:00 AM   BIG TENT PERFORMANCE: Dj Edward:    5:00pm – 12:00am 10 Foot Overhead:     … Continue Reading Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Concert
Mar 1 @ 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Para Ninos Tent( by the fountain) @ Washington Park
11:00 AM
Friday, March 1, 2019 March 1, 2019 -Registration starts at 12:00 pm for all activities Para Niños Tent (by the fountain) 11am – 5pm Home Depot Craft Workshop Under the BIG TENT 3pm – 3:30pm… Continue Reading Para Ninos Tent( by the fountain)
Mar 1 @ 4:00 PM – Mar 2 @ 9:30 PM
Adult & Cook - Off Events @ Washington Park
4:00 PM
ADULT & COOK-OFF EVENTS (all times subject to change) Friday, March 1, 2019 – Under the BIG TENT 4:00pm – 5:30pm Chili Cook-off setup & decorating 6:00pm – Chili Cook-off Begins (Grito) 8:30 – 8:45pm… Continue Reading Adult & Cook – Off Events
Living History @ Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
Mar 2 @ 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
Mar 2 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Para Ninos Tent (by the fountain) @ Washington Park
12:00 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2019-Registration starts at 12:00 Noon Para Niños Tent (by the fountain) ALL SATURDAY ACTIVITIES 10:30am – 5pm Home Depot Craft Workshop On-going activities Chalupa Musical Chairs Pin the mustache on the Charro… Continue Reading Para Ninos Tent (by the fountain)
Color Guard Parade 2019 @ Elizabeth Street
Mar 2 @ 12:30 PM
Color Guard Parade 2019 @ Elizabeth Street | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:30 PM
All Parades go down Elizabeth St. through Historic Downtown Brownsville, TX.
Mar 2 @ 1:00 PM
Grand International Parade 2019 @ Elizabeth Street | Brownsville | Texas | United States
1:00 PM
Grand International Parade which begins in the city of Brownsville and ends in Matamoros. 1:00 p.m. Brownsville (All Parades go down Elizabeth St. through Historic Downtown Brownsville, TX.) 3:00 p.m. Matamoros
Ocelot Run 2019 @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Mar 3 @ 7:00 AM
Ocelot Run 2019 @ Gladys Porter Zoo
7:00 AM
The 2019 Ocelot Run will be held at the Gladys Porter Zoo, Regisration opens at 12:01 AM on January 13, 2019
Bruce Guilden – Lectures back to back @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Mar 14 all-day
Bruce Guilden - Lectures back to back @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
12:00 AM
During this one day workshop legendary photographer Bruce Gilden will provide insight through interactive sessions and group discussions on shooting methods, individual style and editing tips. At this workshop Gilden will assist you in developing… Continue Reading Bruce Guilden – Lectures back to back
Mar 23 @ 7:00 AM
9th Annual Show the Trail Who's Boss Half - Marathon @ Brownsville Event Center
7:00 AM
Brownsville TrailBlazers will hold the 9th Annual Show the Boss Who’s Trail Half Marathon. The start and finish line for all races will be at the Brownsville Events Center adjacent to the tennis courts.
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
Mar 30 all-day
Introduction to Digital Photography @ UTRGV Brownsville
12:00 AM
*Date: March 30, 2019 Time: Saturday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM* The invention of smart phones and photo filters has turned almost everyone into a photographer. However, good photography requires a strong sense of creativity… Continue Reading Introduction to Digital Photography
Living History @ Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
Apr 6 @ 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
Pawty! @ Linear Park
Apr 13 all-day
Pawty! @ Linear Park
12:00 AM
It’s Pawty! time! You are invited to “Pawty!” with Brownsville Animal Defense (B.A.D.)! Join us in celebrating our furry friends with the entire family. Our event will be filled with activities such as yoga, dog… Continue Reading Pawty!
Walk for Child Abuse Prevention @ Tip of Texas Family Outreach
Apr 13 all-day
Walk for Child Abuse Prevention @ Tip of Texas Family Outreach
12:00 AM
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month Join the Tip of Texas Family Outreach for its annual Walk for Child Abuse Prevention & 1 Mile Fun Run This event is held annually to help raise… Continue Reading Walk for Child Abuse Prevention
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
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
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
CycloBia Brownsville @ Downtown Brownsville
Aug 16 @ 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.
Oct 12 all-day
Zombie Charge 5K Obstalce Run Festival @ Claytons Beach Bar | South Padre Island | Texas | United States
12:00 AM
Zombie Charge is a 5K open level, family friendly obstacle race hosted on the beach. It’s the only race that has obstacles and zombies in the midwest happening on South Padre Island. Bring friends, family… Continue Reading Zombie Charge 5K Obstalce Run Festival