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.
Expo Lucha 2019 @ Carlota Petrina Museum
Apr 6 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Expo Lucha 2019 @ Carlota Petrina Museum
9:00 AM
“PuraLucha Brownsville ” in Partnership with ROCA at Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center present Lucha Libre Expo. This Lucha Libre Expo will bring “Luchadores” from the RGV, US and Mexico to share with the community… Continue Reading Expo Lucha 2019
The ‘Dyeing” Art of the Sacred Caracoal @ Costumes of the Americas Museum
Apr 8 @ 6:00 PM
The 'Dyeing" Art of the Sacred Caracoal @ Costumes of the Americas Museum
6:00 PM
Join us for an exciting discussion about the indigenous and endangered practice of dyeing and waving techniques in Oaxaca’s Costa Chica.
Asian Spring Festival @ Children's Museum of Brownsville
Apr 13 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Asian Spring Festival @ Children's Museum of Brownsville
1:00 PM
Featuring calligraphy, games, origami, storytime, music and dance performers, this celebration of Korean culture is a wonderful and inviting event.
Volksfest 2019 @ Grounds adjacent to Jacob Brown Auditorium at Texas Southmost College
Apr 13 @ 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Volksfest 2019 @ Grounds adjacent to Jacob Brown Auditorium at Texas Southmost College
3:00 PM
Our spring-time version of Oktoberfest will once again feature a winning combination of German draft beers, live German Polka & American rock music, German food, and entertainment for all ages. Our Volksfest, meaning people’s festival,… Continue Reading Volksfest 2019
The History of the Violin @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Apr 17 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The History of the Violin @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
6:00 PM
The History of the Violin. Community Concert performance by Aldo Peralta, violinist.
Easter Celebration @ Children's Museum of Brownsville
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Easter Celebration @ Children's Museum of Brownsville
11:00 AM
Spring has arrived! Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and the Children’s Museum is ready to mark the occasion with our annual Easter Celebration, complete with several fun activities for kids to enjoy!
Easter Egg Hunt @ River Church
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Easter Egg Hunt @ River Church
11:00 AM
You are invited to our first indoor Easter egg hunt. This event is free and open to the public. There will be games, prizes, and bounce houses for the kids as well! Egg hunt will… Continue Reading Easter Egg Hunt
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
First Friday @ Brownsville Historic Downtown
May 3 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
First Friday @ Brownsville Historic Downtown
6:00 PM
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
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
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
Imagine the Possibilities Tour @ Stillman House Museum
May 10 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Imagine the Possibilities Tour @ Stillman House Museum
6:00 PM
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.
May 11 @ 10:00 AM – Jul 27 @ 4:00 PM
Impressions from Brownsville an Art Exhibit by Juan Velez @ Heratige Museum, Vezzetti Room
10:00 AM
Brownsville native, Juan Velez, exhibits his collection of artwork featuring historic buildings.  In honor of Preservation Month, the BHA hopes to inspire and educate visitors of the architectural gems displayed.  All artwork is available for… Continue Reading Impressions from Brownsville an Art Exhibit by Juan Velez
Mid-Century Modern Walking Tour @ Saint Joseph Academy
May 15 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Mid-Century Modern Walking Tour @ Saint Joseph Academy
6:00 PM
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.
Brownsville Fashion Week @ Historic Downtown Brownsville
May 23 @ 12:00 PM – May 26 @ 1:00 PM
Brownsville Fashion Week @ Historic Downtown Brownsville
12:00 PM
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
The Pan American Union: A Showcase of National Treasures in Textiles (Grand Opening Day) @ Costumes of the Americas Museum
5:30 PM
The Costumes of the Americas Museum dedicates this exhibit to Carmen Lita Pashos Explore over 50 unique and authentic costumes, many that have been displayed before.  
First Friday @ Historic Downtown Venues
Jun 7 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
First Friday @ Historic Downtown Venues
6:00 PM
BROWNSVILLE’s entertainment and arts district springs to life for this event with galleries, cafes, bars, artisans, restaurants, performers, musicians, DJ’s, poets and more. Join us for this historic event! Now Introducing the BROWNSVILLE Art Market… Continue Reading First Friday
Color the Sky @ Resaca De La Palma State Park
Jul 4 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Color the Sky @ Resaca De La Palma State Park
10:00 AM
Join us for kite making on the 4th of July! Enjoy a fun-filled day for you and your family Dog-friendly! We just ask that they stay on their leashes. Remember: bring water, bug spray and… Continue Reading Color the Sky
Extended Fourth of July Hours @ Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets
Jul 4 @ 10:00 AM – Jul 7 @ 8:00 PM
Extended Fourth of July Hours @ Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets
10:00 AM
Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets is celebrating our nation’s birthday in style! From Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 7, Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets will offer extended weekend hours for ultimate shopping convenience. Select… Continue Reading Extended Fourth of July Hours
Jul 4 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
July 4th Salute To Freedom Celebration @ Brownsville Sports Park
6:00 PM
More than 5,000 spectators from all over the lower Rio Grande Valley are expected to attend our 20th Annual 4th of July Salute to Freedom event this year! The celebration features live music, food vendors,… Continue Reading July 4th Salute To Freedom Celebration
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 10 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Paramount of Eternity Solo Exhibition by Bartosz Beda @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
6:00 PM
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
History Buff @ Boca Chica Beach
Jul 13 @ 9:00 AM
History Buff @ Boca Chica Beach
9:00 AM
1 mile jog along Boca Chica Beach highlighting its historical significance and upcoming significance of SpaceX.
Frida Kahlo Fest @ Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center
Jul 13 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Frida Kahlo Fest @ Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center
6:00 PM
More Details Coming Soon
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
Jul 17 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Everything in its Right Place, solo exhibition by Stephanie Gonzalez @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
6:00 PM
Opening Reception 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… Continue Reading Everything in its Right Place, solo exhibition by Stephanie Gonzalez
Jul 19 @ 6:00 PM
Mexico Blvd Fleamarket "Noche Mexicana" @ Noche Mexicana
6:00 PM
Flea Market Open from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.,, hosting different vendors that sell jewelry, purses, arts and crafts, and many other items like collectables and used items.
History Buff @ Downtown Brownsville
Jul 20 @ 6:00 PM
History Buff @ Downtown Brownsville
6:00 PM
Join us for a 1.5 mile jog from the Stillman House to Fort Brown! We will meet in Market Square
Jul 22 – Aug 9 all-day
"Blue and/Or Sky" Art Exhibition @ Arte Vivo Art Studio
12:00 AM
Featured Artist, Ruth A. Keitz, presents “Blue and/or Sky,” a collection of mixed media collages many of which feature blue pigment and/or images of the sky. The opening reception was scheduled from 6-9 p.m., on… Continue Reading “Blue and/Or Sky” Art Exhibition
Time Travelers Summer Camp @ Brownsville Historical Association
Jul 24 @ 9:00 AM – Jul 26 @ 12:00 PM
Time Travelers Summer Camp @ Brownsville Historical Association
9:00 AM
Time Travelers wanted!!! The Brownsville Historical Association will be leading a summer camp for children ages 8-12! Anyone interested please call 956-548-1313 for more information.
Aug 13 @ 6:30 PM
The Brownsville Raid @ 7th & Park
6:30 PM
    Come out and learn about local history and join us for a special edition gravel night ride through Historical Downtown, the Old Fort Brown and connecting roads around it. The Brownsville Raid of… Continue Reading The Brownsville Raid
Aug 17 @ 9:00 AM
History Buff: 1 mile jog through Palo Alto Battlefield @ Palo Alto Battlefield
9:00 AM
Join us for a 1 mile jog through Palo Alto Battlefield!
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 @ 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.
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
Nov 11 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Veterans Day Silent March @ Veterans Park
10:00 AM
Veterans Day March that starts at the H-E-B on Central Boulevard and ends with a ceremony in Veterans Park ( 2500 Central Blvd). Once marchers arrive at Veterans Park there will be a prayer and… Continue Reading Veterans Day Silent March
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