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

“Los Charros En El Cine Mexicano” Exhibit @ Mary Yturria Education Center
Jan 30 – Apr 3 all-day
"Los Charros En El Cine Mexicano" Exhibit @ Mary Yturria Education Center | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 AM
Featuring Freddy Peralta’s personal collection, this special exhibition brings together some of the best cinema posters on Charro themes in Mexican cinematography. The exhibition allows us to view the historical evolution of the national emblem... Read more »
Winter Walking Tours @ Gladys Porter Zoo,
Feb 1 @ 9:00 AM – Mar 16 @ 4:00 PM
Winter Walking Tours @ Gladys Porter Zoo, | Brownsville | Texas | United States
9:00 AM
Knowledgeable docents are conducting walking tours around the Zoo, upon request. Docents not only provide a tour of the facility but they also tell a range of stories from the history of the zoo to... Read more »
“Triple Treat”exhibit @ Costumes of the Americas
Feb 1 @ 10:00 AM – Feb 28 @ 5:00 PM
"Triple Treat"exhibit @ Costumes of the Americas | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
The Costumes of the Americas Museum present its new exhibit “Triple Treat”. The exhibit depicts the “Evolution of the Rebozo”, “Guatemalan Market”, and “Designs, Colors and Flowers” on Mexican textiles.
Feb 18 – Feb 25 all-day
Charro Days Fiesta 2018 @ City Wide | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 AM
Born to lift community spirits toward the close of the Great Depression in 1937-38 Charro Days Fiesta will celebrate its 81th anniversary in 2018 with the same dedication to bi-national friendship and respect for traditions... Read more »
Feb 22 – Mar 4 all-day
Charro Days Carnival 20th Century Rides 2018 @ 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,... Read more »
Feb 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Dan Cavanagh: Jazz Piano @ TSC Arts Center | Brownsville | Texas | United States
7:00 PM
Dan Cavanagh is a composer and pianist who has garnered numerous awards in both areas. An honorary fellow of the National Academy of Music, he received a 2009 gold medal prize from the International Music... Read more »
Feb 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
FESTIBA Guest Artist: Laurel Swinden, flute @ TSC Arts Center | Brownsville | Texas | United States
7:00 PM
Join us for a FESTIBA performance by guest artist Dr. Laurel Swinden. UTRGV’s own Dr. Oliver Jia and Dr. Brielle Frost will join her for a concert featuring music by Boulanger, Doppler, and Mendelssohn. Canadian... Read more »
Feb 28 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
2nd Annual Winter Texan/Senior and Community Health & Wellness Expo @ Brownsville Events Center | Brownsville | Texas | United States
9:00 AM
Truly a community event you don’t want to miss. Free Screenings throughout the day; blood pressure, A1C, vision, dental, glucose, door prizes, local community resources, one on one with doctors on site, bingo all day,... Read more »
BHA 2018 Winter Walking Tours: Fort Brown @ Brownsville Heritage Museum
Mar 2 @ 11:00 AM
BHA 2018 Winter Walking Tours: Fort Brown @ Brownsville Heritage Museum | Brownsville | Texas | United States
11:00 AM
Fort Brown was an important military post on the US-Mexican border. This fort saw various conflicts including the Mexican American War and the Civil War. Professor Jim Mills will lead you through Fort Brown and... Read more »
Dr. Seuss Hats Off to Reading @ Dean Porter Park Ringgold Civic Pavilion & Children's Museum of Brownsville
Mar 2 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Dr. Seuss Hats Off to Reading @ Dean Porter Park Ringgold Civic Pavilion & Children's Museum of Brownsville | Brownsville | Texas | United States
3:00 PM
Come join the birthday celebration! FREE ADMISSION to Children’s Museum of Brownsville for families who sign up for Bright by Text. Listen to stories; free train ride; fun games, arts & crafts; dress up as... Read more »
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Artrageous! The Interactive Art and Music Experience @ TSC Arts Center | Brownsville | Texas | United States
6:00 PM
Artrageous! The Interactive Art and Music Experience – Get ready to experience art and music gone wild with the interactive troupe Artrageous! A company the likes of which you’ve have never seen, Artrageous blends popular... Read more »
Mar 3 @ 7:00 AM
5K /1 Mile Dock Dash (Port of Brownsville) @ Port of Brownsville | Brownsville | Texas | United States
7:00 AM
The annual Port of Brownsville 5K1M Dock Dash will be Saturday, March 3, 2018. Registration the day of the event begins at 7 a.m. followed by the race at 8 a.m. There is no entry fee. The... Read more »
2018 Ocelot Run @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Mar 3 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2018 Ocelot Run @ Gladys Porter Zoo | Brownsville | Texas | United States
9:00 AM
The Ocelot Run features a 5K and 1 Mile division that runs Gladys Porter Zoo and kicks off the Ocelot Conservation Festival organized by the Friends of Laguna Atascosa. The Ocelot Run has become among... Read more »
Walking Tour of Reynaldo G. Garza - Filemon B Vela Federal Courthouse @ Federal Courthouse | Brownsville | Texas | United States
9:00 AM
First time ever! Come visit the Brownsville Federal Courthouse and see all of the Robert Runyon photographs and the beautiful glass etchings. You may stroll through the 3 floors at your leisure. Entrance will be... Read more »
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Mar 3 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Every Saturday from January to March 2018 join us for our Junior Explorers Program. Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities. Program is FREE with paid admission. Adults $4... Read more »
Ocelot Conservation Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo
Mar 3 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ocelot Conservation Day @ Gladys Porter Zoo | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Our family event will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10-4 at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX. {500 Ringgold St} There will be info tables about all things ocelot, craft activities for... Read more »
Mar 3 @ 11:00 AM
BHA 2018 Winter Walking Tours: Old City Cemetery @ Historic Brownsville Museum | Brownsville | Texas | United States
11:00 AM
Join us for the last winter walking tour. As you tour this historic landmark, the history of the city will reveal itself through the stories of the people who built it. The tour will be... Read more »
Dr. Suess Day @ Children's Museum of Brownsville
Mar 3 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Dr. Suess Day @ Children's Museum of Brownsville | Brownsville | Texas | United States
11:00 AM
The imaginative world of Dr. Suess comes alive at the Children’s Museum! From Green Eggs & Ham to The Cat in the Hat, join us as we celebrate the wonderfully wacky and endearing creations of... Read more »
Incarnate Word Academy 165th Annivarsary Exhibit @ Brownsville Heritage Museum Vezzetti Room
Mar 7 – Apr 28 all-day
Incarnate Word Academy 165th Annivarsary Exhibit @ Brownsville Heritage Museum Vezzetti Room | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 AM
March 7, 2018 is the 165th anniversary of the founding of Incarnate Word Academy by four sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament. Incarnate Word Academy was the first organized school of any kind... Read more »
Evan Sankey, trombone @ TSC Arts Center
Mar 7 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Evan Sankey, trombone @ TSC Arts Center | Brownsville | Texas | United States
7:00 PM
Evan Sankey is a professional trombonist and music educator from Austin, Texas, and serves as Assistant Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at Texas Lutheran University. He holds a D.M.A. degree from the University of Texas... Read more »
Mar 9 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
FRY-DAY Night Lenten Fish Fry - St. Luke Catholic School @ St. Luke Catholic School | Brownsville | Texas | United States
4:00 PM
The 4th Annual FRY-DAY Night Lenten Fish Fry @ St. Luke Catholic School. Fish Fry Plate includes: Fish, Coleslaw, and Rice. Friday, March 9, from 4 – 8 pm at St. Luke’s Gym. DONATION: $7.00.... Read more »
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Mar 10 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Every Saturday from January to March 2018 join us for our Junior Explorers Program. Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities. Program is FREE with paid admission. Adults $4... Read more »
Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit @ Mary Yturria Education Center
Mar 13 – Apr 28 all-day
Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit @ Mary Yturria Education Center | Brownsville | Texas | United States
12:00 AM
Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy is an exhibition created by the Witliff Collections at the Alkek Library, Texas State University, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for... Read more »
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Mar 17 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Every Saturday from January to March 2018 join us for our Junior Explorers Program. Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities. Program is FREE with paid admission. Adults $4... Read more »
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Mar 24 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Every Saturday from January to March 2018 join us for our Junior Explorers Program. Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities. Program is FREE with paid admission. Adults $4... Read more »
8th Annual “Taste of Texas” @ Laureles Ranch House Museum
Mar 24 @ 6:00 PM – 11:45 PM
8th Annual "Taste of Texas" @ Laureles Ranch House Museum | Brownsville | Texas | United States
6:00 PM
Join us in celebration of Texas History Month for a sampling of wine, beer, liquor and food pairings unique to the Lone Star State. This year, proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the restoration... Read more »
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park
Mar 31 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Junior Ranger Explorers @ Resaca de la Palma State Park | Brownsville | Texas | United States
10:00 AM
Every Saturday from January to March 2018 join us for our Junior Explorers Program. Check out an Explorer Pack and connect with nature through hands-on environmental activities. Program is FREE with paid admission. Adults $4... Read more »
Walk & Fun Run for Child Abuse Prevention @ Tip of Texas Family Outreach
Apr 7 @ 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Walk & Fun Run for Child Abuse Prevention @ Tip of Texas Family Outreach | Brownsville | Texas | United States
8:00 AM
Walk for Child Abuse Prevention & 1 Mile Fun Run; Trophy to top 3 schools with most registered participants. For information and location phone (956) 541-5566.
Apr 7 @ 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Walk for Child Abuse Prevention: One Mile Fun Run @ Tip of Texas Family Outreach | Brownsville | Texas | United States
8:00 AM
Join the Tip of Texas Family Outreach for its annual Walk for Child Abuse Prevention and One Mile Fun Run. Registration is only $ 10 per person. Obtain a commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last) goody... Read more »
20th Annual Symphony in the Park @ Texas Southmost College South Lawn
Apr 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
20th Annual Symphony in the Park @ Texas Southmost College South Lawn | Brownsville | Texas | United States
6:00 PM
Brownsville Literacy Center is having its 19th Annual Symphony in the Park in celebration of the Center’s 30th year of dedicated service to our community.  Mark your calendars for next year’s 20th Annual Symphony in the... Read more »