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
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
Night of Canvas at Carlotta Petrina Cultural Center @ Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center
Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Night of Canvas at Carlotta Petrina Cultural Center @ Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center
7:00 PM
Join us for this wonderful art class and unleash your inner artist. Night of Canvas is a monthly event scheduled the last Friday of every month at 7pm. All proceeds go to the operation cost… Continue Reading Night of Canvas at Carlotta Petrina Cultural Center
Baile del Sol Street Dance 2019 @ Charro Days Headquarters
Feb 23 @ 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Baile del Sol Street Dance 2019 @ Charro Days Headquarters | Brownsville | Texas | United States
2:00 PM
OFFICIAL KICK-OFF OF CHARRO DAYS!! FREE ADMISSION (Food, Live Music & Folkloric Dances)
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
A Little Bit of Mexico @ TSC Arts Center
Feb 24 @ 7:30 PM
A Little Bit of Mexico @ TSC Arts Center | Brownsville | Texas | United States
7:30 PM
“A Little Bit of Mexico” began in 1953 as a small-scale style show and has grown to be a full-blown cultural and educational event with the involvement of the entire community. It is IWA’s primary… Continue Reading A Little Bit of Mexico
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
Feb 28 – Mar 10 all-day
Charro Days Carnival 20th Century Rides 2019 @ ITECC | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 AM
Charro Days Carnival 20th Century Rides with a World’s Fair Midway featuring over 40 rides and attractions. Something for everyone, amazing rides, games, food, and fun! For the thrill seekers, there is the Zipper, Orbiter,… Continue Reading Charro Days Carnival 20th Century Rides 2019
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.
Noche Mexicana 2019 @ Jacob Brown Auditorium
Feb 28 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Noche Mexicana 2019 @ Jacob Brown Auditorium  | Brownsville | Texas | United States
6:00 PM
Food, Folkloric Dancers, and Mariachi 7 Leguas! Featuring: Noe Pro and The Band Admission: $30.00 Tickets required at door. Tickets can be purchased at Charro Days Headquarters Charro Days Headquarters Office Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00… Continue Reading Noche Mexicana 2019
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
Mar 1 @ 7:00 PM
Illuminated Night Parade 2019 @ Elizabeth Street | Brownsville | Texas | United States
7:00 PM
All Parades go down Elizabeth St. through Historic Downtown Brownsville, TX.
Mar 1 @ 10:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Concert @ Washington Park
10:30 PM
  BIG TENT PERFORMANCE: Dj Edward  12:00pm – 12:00am Starlight Quartet  12:00pm – 1:30pm Lost Puppies   2:00pm – 3:30pm Clarity   4:00pm – 5:30pm Los Federales  6:00pm – 7:30pm Red Velvet    8:00pm – 9:30pm Chili… Continue Reading Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Concert
Mar 2 @ 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Adult Events @ Washington Park
7:00 AM
MAIN STAGE ADULT EVENTS: 7:00am – Charro Days Classic 5K Run & 1 Mile Run/Walk 9:00am – High School Tug-O- War 10:00am – Adult Light Weight Tug-O- War 11:00am – Adult Heavy Weight Tug-O- War… Continue Reading Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Adult Events
Mar 2 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Concert @ Washington Park
9:00 AM
MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE: Elida Reyna    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Grupo Solido   8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Siggno            10:30 PM – 12:00 AM   BIG TENT EVENTS & FRIJOLYMPICS… Continue Reading Sombrero Festival 2019: Main Stage Concert
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
Charro Days Costume Ball 2019 @ Jacob Brown Auditorium
Mar 2 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Charro Days Costume Ball 2019 @ Jacob Brown Auditorium | Brownsville | Texas | United States
8:00 PM
Featuring:  Jay Perez ans The Band, The Federales & Mariachi 7 Leguas Admission – $30.00 per person Tickets required at door. (Costume Preferred) Dance Tickets can be purchased at Charro Days Headquarters Charro Days Headquarters… Continue Reading Charro Days Costume Ball 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
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
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
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
8th Annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun @ Brownsville Event Center
Jun 20 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
8th Annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun @ Brownsville Event Center
6:00 PM
CALLING ON ALL WOMEN 21 AND OVER !!!! Join us for some pampering, sipping, shopping, and supporting Communities In Schools of Cameron County. CIS is the nation’s leading dropout prevention program that positions a coordinator… Continue Reading 8th Annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
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.