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!

Open Gym Availability @ Downtown Rec Center
May 1 2019 @ 6:00 PM – May 1 2020 @ 9:00 PM
Open Gym Availability @ Downtown Rec Center
6:00 PM
Open Gym Availability Gonzalez Park: Monday-Friday- 6:00-9:00 PM Oliveira Park: Monday- Friday- 6:00-9:00PM   Dates and times are subject to change according to programs, leagues or special events. Open Gym at the REC allows spaces… Continue Reading Open Gym Availability
May 1 2019 @ 6:00 PM – May 1 2020 @ 9:00 PM
Open Gym Availability @ Gonzalez Park
6:00 PM
Year-Round Open Gym from Monday – Friday   Dates and times are subject to change according to programs, leagues or special events.
Jun 1 @ 9:00 AM – Aug 31 @ 5:00 PM
New Colobus Monkey Exhibit: Opening Summer 2019 @ Gladys Porter Zoo
9:00 AM
Colobus Monkey Facts! The name “Colobus” is derived from the Greek word for “mutilated,” because unlike other monkeys, colobus monkeys do not have thumbs. Colobus monkeys complex stomachs enable them to digest mature or toxic… Continue Reading New Colobus Monkey Exhibit: Opening Summer 2019
Summer Safari @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Jun 3 @ 9:00 AM – Aug 31 @ 5:00 PM
Summer Safari @ Gladys Porter Zoo
9:00 AM
What is your child doing this summer? Why not spend the summer learning at the Zoo? Each day includes fun-filled activities for kids starting at age 4. This exciting summer program offers sessions full of… Continue Reading Summer Safari
Jul 10 – Sep 7 all-day
Paramount of Eternity solo exhibition by Bartosz Beda @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
12:00 AM
Paramount of Eternity is the title of my upcoming solo exhibition at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art in Texas. The myth of Sisyphus inspired the title, and that is where I would like to… Continue Reading Paramount of Eternity solo exhibition by Bartosz Beda
Jul 17 – Sep 7 all-day
Everything in its Right Place, solo exhibition by Stephanie Gonzalez @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
12:00 AM
Stephanie enjoys creating mixed media abstracts works that reflects emotions, graphics design work, murals and interior designs. In her work, she uses mix media such as coffee, wine, aerosol paint, watercolors, acrylics, oil pastels and… Continue Reading Everything in its Right Place, solo exhibition by Stephanie Gonzalez
Aug 12 – Sep 6 all-day
Men's/COED Softball "Fall Season" @ Brownsville Sports Park
12:00 AM
Calling all Men’s  Get your teams ready for some Softball this summer. All Teams will have 10 regular season games. Rules of play governed by the US Specialty Sports Associations, excluding bat limitations. For more… Continue Reading Men’s/COED Softball “Fall Season”
Youth Flag Football @ Oliveira Park
Aug 12 @ 8:00 AM – Sep 13 @ 5:00 PM
Youth Flag Football @ Oliveira Park
8:00 AM
The Parks and Recreation Department Youth Sports Programs offers tackle football leagues, flag football leagues, basketball programs, and volleyball leagues. In addition to leagues, a variety of youth sports clinics/camps are offered throughout the year,… Continue Reading Youth Flag Football
Youth Volleyball @ Oliveira Park
Aug 12 @ 8:00 AM – Sep 13 @ 5:00 PM
Youth Volleyball @ Oliveira Park
8:00 AM
The Parks and Recreation Department Youth Sports Programs offers tackle football leagues, flag football leagues, basketball programs, and volleyball leagues. In addition to leagues, a variety of youth sports clinics/camps are offered throughout the year,… Continue Reading Youth Volleyball
Birding for Beginners @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Aug 22 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Birding for Beginners @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
10:00 AM
Learn more about the “Art of Birding”. Guide books and some binoculars available.
Summer Community Nights: Free Bike Rentals @ Resaca De La Palma State Park
Aug 23 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Summer Community Nights: Free Bike Rentals @ Resaca De La Palma State Park
5:00 PM
We are excited about our summer community nights. We welcome our friends and neighbors in the RGV to come out and enjoy 3 night of after-hours fun! Come out and enjoy free bike rental and… Continue Reading Summer Community Nights: Free Bike Rentals
Aug 24 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Passport Fair Hosted by The Office of the District Clerk @ Texas Regional Bank |  |  |
9:00 AM
The Office of the District Clerk is hosting a passport fair at the Texas Regional Bank in Brownsville. For appointments contact their office at (956) 544-0838. Walk-ins are welcome.
Barracuda Cove Cleanup August 31, 2019 @ Barracuda Cove at Boca Chica Beach
Aug 31 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Barracuda Cove Cleanup August 31, 2019 @ Barracuda Cove at Boca Chica Beach
8:30 AM
What: Barracuda Cove Cleanup When: Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm Who: The cleanup is organized by RGV Fishing Area and Waterway Cleanups. South Texas Paddlers is a co-sponsor of the… Continue Reading Barracuda Cove Cleanup August 31, 2019
Barracuda Cove Cleanup @ Boca Chica Beach
Aug 31 @ 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Barracuda Cove Cleanup @ Boca Chica Beach
8:45 AM
The cleanup is organized by RGV Fishing Area and Waterways Cleanups. South Texas Paddlers is a co-sponsor of the cleanup and will be using kayaks to clean up in the water as we are cleaning… Continue Reading Barracuda Cove Cleanup
Sep 2 – Sep 20 all-day
3 V 3 Soccer (5 Players) "Summer Season" @ Brownsville Sports Park
12:00 AM
This style of soccer is more commonly referred as a “small-side” game, as compared to a full-sided game with larger teams. For more information on this season please contact Brownsville Sports Park.
Sep 6 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
First Friday Art Expo
6:00 PM
First Friday from 6:00-10:00 P.M. in Downtown Brownsville, the monthly entertainment and arts event returns.
Sister City Tour: Architectural Tour of Brownsville and Matamoros
12:00 AM
Architectural historian, Stephen Fox, will give a guided tour of Brownsville and Matamoros, focusing on unique architectural homes and buildings that define the rich and colorful history of both cities. Seating is limited.
Sep 7 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Passport Fair Hosted by The Office of the District Clerk @ Valley Federal Credit Union
9:00 AM
The Office of the District Clerk is hosting a passport fair at the Valley Federal Credit Union in Brownsville. For appointments contact their office at (956) 544-0838. Walk-ins are welcome.
Birding for Beginners @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Sep 7 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Birding for Beginners @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
10:00 AM
Learn more about the “Art of Birding” Guide books and some binoculars available.
Sep 7 @ 10:00 AM
Living History
10:00 AM
At 10 AM at Resaca de la Palma Battlefield in Brownsville, enjoy history reenactments and stories from historians. Programs include live musket and artillery demonstrations.
Rock to School Bash @ Broken Sprocket
Sep 7 @ 2:00 PM – Sep 8 @ 1:00 AM
Rock to School Bash @ Broken Sprocket
2:00 PM
All day fun for kids and adults. Music until 1am, raffles, giveaways, face painting, wet and dry bouncers until 7 pm. Great food park; family and pet friendly.
Sep 14 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Passport Fair Hosted by The Office of the District Clerk @ Valley Federal Credit Union
9:00 AM
The Office of the District Clerk is hosting a passport fair at the Valley Federal Credit Union in Harlingen. For appointments contact their office at (956) 544-0838. Walk-ins are welcome.
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 8:00 AM – Oct 25 @ 5:00 PM
Adult Winter Basketball @ Oliveira Park
8:00 AM
The Parks and Recreation Department Youth Sports Programs offers tackle football leagues, flag football leagues, basketball programs, and volleyball leagues. In addition to leagues, a variety of youth sports clinics/camps are offered throughout the year,… Continue Reading Adult Winter Basketball
Sep 28 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Passport Fair Hosted by The Office of the District Clerk @ Texas Regional Bank
9:00 AM
The Office of the District Clerk is hosting a passport fair at the Texas Regional Bank in Harlingen. For appointments contact their office at (956) 544-0838. Walk-ins are welcome.
Oct 7 – Nov 1 all-day
Men's 35+ Basketball " Fall Season" @ Brownsville Sports Park
12:00 AM
Leagues are 5 V 5 full court and provide 3 referees and scorekeeper per game. The season includes 9 regular games with everyone making a single elimination.   For more information for this season please… Continue Reading Men’s 35+ Basketball ” Fall Season”
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
Oct 12 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Passport Fair Hosted by The Office of the District Clerk @ Projecto Juan Diego
9:00 AM
The Office of the District Clerk is hosting a passport fair at Projecto Juan Diego in Brownsville. For appointments contact their office at (956) 544-0838. Walk-ins are welcome.
Oct 21 @ 8:00 AM – Dec 6 @ 5:00 PM
Youth Winter/Spring Basketball @ Oliveira Park
8:00 AM
The Parks and Recreation Department Youth Sports Programs offers tackle football leagues, flag football leagues, basketball programs, and volleyball leagues. In addition to leagues, a variety of youth sports clinics/camps are offered throughout the year,… Continue Reading Youth Winter/Spring Basketball
5K Zombie Run & Monster Mile @ Tip of Texas Family Outreach
Oct 26 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
5K Zombie Run & Monster Mile @ Tip of Texas Family Outreach
5:00 PM
Join us for an evening full of fun and excitement with our 5K Zombie Run or the Monster Mile. Dress up as a ZOMBIE or in your favorite monster costume and run, hop, jog or… Continue Reading 5K Zombie Run & Monster Mile
Haunted Trails 2019 @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Oct 26 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Haunted Trails 2019 @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
6:00 PM
Come and “explore the spooky side of nature!” Join us at Resaca De La Palma State Park for the Haunted Trails. Participate in a costume contest. Enjoy Trunk or Treat, Music, Food, Vendors, Games, Prizes, Inflatables,… Continue Reading Haunted Trails 2019
Nov 25 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Holiday Village Opening Day @ Dean Porter Park
6:00 PM
Come stroll through the Holiday Village and be magically transported to the North Pole. Admission is free and the memories are priceless.
Dec 5 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Holiday Lighting Ceremony @ Washington Park
6:00 PM
Like bright lights? Love Christmas cheer? Want a selfie with Santa? If you answered yes to any of these… Make plans to join the City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department for a festive night… Continue Reading Holiday Lighting Ceremony