School’s out for a week so now’s the time to get out and have fun! Whether you’re a toddler, kid, teenager or Adult there’s something for you to do in Brownsville. Start out by exploring the Mitte Cultural District, home to the Gladys Porter Zoo, the Children’s Museum of Brownsville, and so much more. If you love Outdoor Adventures you’ll have to check out our Hike & Bike Trails and our State Park. Since you probably don’t want the learning to stop, visit one of our many museums, which includes a national park, and the home of the founder of Brownsville. Love community theater and the arts? Then head on over to the Camille Playhouse to see what’s playing. When you’re done there you can view the latest art exhibit at the Brownsville Musuem of Fine Art. Sometimes the best vacation is a quiet and relaxing day. In that case, enjoy the day by taking a guided tour of the area or spending it at Boca Chica Beach.

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Upcoming Family Friendly Events

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 Family Spring Break
Apr 29 @ 8:00 AM – May 31 @ 5:00 PM
Adult Summer 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 Family Spring Break
Retired…Now What? @ Downtown Rec Center
May 1 2019 @ 8:30 AM – May 1 2020 @ 12:30 PM
Retired...Now What? @ Downtown Rec Center | Brownsville | Texas | United States
8:30 AM
A year-round program for Seniors 50+ Monday -Friday 8:30am -12:30pm The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department Retired…Now What program is designed to meet the needs of today’s active 50+ community.  All the actives… Continue Reading Family Spring Break
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
Year-Round Open Gym from Monday – Friday   Dates and times are subject to change according to programs, leagues or special events. Open Gym at the REC allows spaces and equipment on the first come,… Continue Reading Family Spring Break
Open Gym Availability @ Gonzalez Park
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.
May 1 2019 @ 6:00 PM – May 1 2020 @ 9:00 PM
Open GYM Availability @ Olivera 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.
May 6 – Jun 7 all-day
3 V 3 Soccer (5 Players) "Spring 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.
May 6 – Jun 7 all-day
Men's Basketball "Spring Season" @ Brownsville Sport Park
12:00 AM
  Leagues are full court and provide 3 referees and scorekeeper per game. Games played on Monday & Wednesday. For more information please call Brownsville Sports Park.
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 Family Spring Break
May 13 @ 8:00 AM – Jun 14 @ 5:00 PM
Adult CO-ED 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 Family Spring Break
May 13 @ 8:00 AM – Jun 14 @ 5:00 PM
Youth Summer 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 Family Spring Break
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 Family Spring Break
My Buddy Cop Dance for Kids with Special Needs @ Driscoll Specialty Center (2nd Floor)
May 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
My Buddy Cop Dance for Kids with Special Needs @ Driscoll Specialty Center (2nd Floor)
6:00 PM
We are honored to partner with the Brownsville Police Department and Driscoll Health Plan to bring our families an end of year dance for special need children. Come spend an afternoon dancing with police officers… Continue Reading Family Spring Break
May 31 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Stingrays Swim Team Tryouts @ Sam's Pool
6:00 PM
Do you want to swim for the Stingrays? Tryouts for the Brownsville Swim are happening today!  
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 Family Spring Break
2nd Annual Brownsville Save A Life @ Brownville Sports Park
Jun 1 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
2nd Annual Brownsville Save A Life @ Brownville Sports Park
9:00 AM
The City of Brownsville Public Health and Fire Departments in partnership with Valley Regional Medical Center, Valley Baptist Medical Center, and Superior Health Plan invite the community to attend the Brownsville Save-A-Life Hands-Only CPR Class.… Continue Reading Family Spring Break
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!
Jun 3 – Jun 21 all-day
Adult COED Volleyball "Summer Season" @ Brownsville Sports Park
12:00 AM
Fees include minimum of 8 games and single elimination end of the season tournament. Offers participants the ability to play in tournament at the end of the season. For more information for this season please… Continue Reading Family Spring Break
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 Family Spring Break
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 Family Spring Break
Jun 10 @ 8:00 AM – Aug 9 @ 4:00 PM
Junior Rangers Outdoor Adventure Program @ Oliveira Park Gym
8:00 AM
Schedule: Every Week (Mon-Fri) of the month of June to August! Weekly Registration: Ages between 6-17 to register Play, Create, Explore Outdoor Recreation Games, Field Trips, and Arts & Crafts Breakfast provided by BISD  … Continue Reading Family Spring Break
4th Annual Father’s Day Classic Car Show @ : Historic Brownsville Museum (Museum Parking Lot)
Jun 15 @ 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 Family Spring Break
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 Family Spring Break
World Giraffe Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Jun 21 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
World Giraffe Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo
9:00 AM
World Giraffe Day is a world-wide day of recognition for the longest necked animal on the planet.
Summer Community Nights: Free Bike Rentals @ Resaca De La Palma State Park
Jun 21 @ 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 Family Spring Break
GRAND OPENING! @ Logos Baptist Church
Jun 29 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
GRAND OPENING! @ Logos Baptist Church
5:00 PM
Join us this 4th of July weekend in celebrating the Grand Opening of Logos Baptist Church! We open our Bibles to learn, and we open our lives to love! We are another congregation of Iglesia… Continue Reading Family Spring Break
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 Family Spring Break
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 Family Spring Break
Crazy Town @ Historic Market Square
Jul 5 @ 7:00 PM
Crazy Town @ Historic Market Square
7:00 PM
The Kraken Lounge, Goldwave Studios, and South Texas Music Incubator present Crazy Town – 20 Year Anniversary Tour. Live in Historic Downtown Brownsville! July 5th as part of First Friday and The Kraken Lounge Concert… Continue Reading Family Spring Break
Brownsville’s 9th Annual Car Show @ Brownsville Event Center
Jul 7 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Brownsville's 9th Annual Car Show @ Brownsville Event Center
11:00 AM
An indoor and outdoor event Come and enjoy many different vehicles, classics, 4x4s, lowriders, motorcycles, 18 wheelers, power wheels, bicycles, a variety of cars trucks, jeeps, vans, you name it if it got wheels it… Continue Reading Family Spring Break
Jul 20 @ 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 Family Spring Break
Jul 22 – Aug 16 all-day
Men's Flag Football "Summer Season" @ Brownsville Sports Park
12:00 AM
Calling all Men’s  BSP Men’s Flag Football League Registration April 29 – May 24, 2019 Get your teams ready for some Softball this Summer. Games weekly: Tuesday & Thursday. The first eight teams pad in… Continue Reading Family Spring Break
Summer Community Nights: Free Bike Rentals @ Resaca De La Palma State Park
Jul 26 @ 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 Family Spring Break
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 Family Spring Break
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 Family Spring Break
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 Family Spring Break
Aug 17 @ 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 Family Spring Break
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 Family Spring Break
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 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 Family Spring Break
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 Family Spring Break
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 Family Spring Break
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 Family Spring Break
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 Family Spring Break
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 Family Spring Break
Holiday Lighting Ceremony @ Washington Park
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 Family Spring Break