Things to Do in Brownsville This Weekend - July 19-21


Here's your Brownsville weekend calendar for July 19-21. If you'd like your event on next weeks calendar, email before next Wednesday at 1pm. #AlwaysSomethingToDoInBrownsville

FREE - July 19 - 10:30am - 12:30pm - A Visit From the McDonald’s Playvan - hosted by Brownsville Public Library System - Join us this Friday, July 19, 2019, at the Main Branch Library for a visit from the Mcdonald's Playvan!

FREE - July 19 - 2pm - 4pm - Franchising Opportunities Seminar - hosted by Brownsville Chamber and Women's Business Center Rio Grande Valley - The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce invites you to learn how Franchise ownership can mitigate your risk of starting your own business and help you succeed faster. This seminar provides education and support to individuals who are interested in exploring self-employment as a career option through franchised business ownership. Learn and discover: How the SBA can assist in financing franchises,  What to look for before deciding on a business franchise, The benefits in franchise ownership, Various franchising options available and eligibility, How you can open your own franchise without quitting your job, Special incentives for Veterans in Franchising. This seminar is at no cost and is intended for the general public interested in opening up a franchise or just wanting to learn about the franchising process! Register online: SBA programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

July 19 - 5pm - 7pm - Historical Happy Hour - hosted by Brownsville Historical Association - Come celebrate National Daiquiri Day with the BHA at our monthly happy hour mixer. The BHA would like to thank our friends Leonel & Juan at L&F Distributors for making this event possible. Open to 21+.

July 19 - 20 - Multiple Showings - Footloose The Musical - hosted by Mitte Cultural District and Camille Playhouse - Come and join our talented youth actors as they present FOOTLOOSE as part of Camille's annual Summer Workshop series. This show paired with our young talent is a MUST SEE for the entire family this summer! When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the adjustment to his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the local laws - including a ban on dancing - which are the brainchild of a local preacher bent on exercising control over the town's youths. When the Reverend's rebellious daughter sets her heart on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation and many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid. With its Oscar'-nominated hit score the celebrated film musical now bursts explosively onto the stage.

FREE - July 19 - 6pm - 8pm - MRU at Cunningham Manor - hosted by City of Brownsville Parks & Recreation Department, City of Brownsville, TX - Municipal Government, and City of Brownsville Mobile Recreation Unit - About MRU: Mobile Recreation Unit. Families, friends, neighbors, are all invited and there is ZERO cost to come out and play! The MRU tour is a fun movable unit. A traveling party for the entire community. It includes inflatable water slide, portable basketball hoops, tricycles, hula hoops, arts and crafts supplies, and assortment of other outdoor recreational equipment. Snacks available while supplies last. Please dress for water themed activities. Bring a towel! For more information, please contact Gloria Gonzalez at 956-547-6857 or 956-546-HELP. Mobile Recreation times are 6 p.m. to  8 p.m.

July 19 - 7pm - 12am - Howl at the Moon Adult Tennis Mixer - hosted by Brownsville Tennis Center - Adult tennis mixer.  Food, beverages and lots of match play tennis for everyone.  Call the tennis center to sign up so that we can make sure we have plenty of everything!!!

FREE - July 19 - 8pm - 12am - La Chicharra - hosted by Peace, Love & Henna and Rx Gaia Remedies - Come hang out at the South Texas Music Incubator! Meet your local creatives and share in the magic. We're starting off with a breathwork session directed by Gus Fowler. Bring a yoga mat, blanket or cushion for floor seating. This edition's topics: 🌞Summer Herb Allies by Alejandra Carreño of Rx Gaia Remedies, 🌿How to make an herbal tincture by Rosa Alejandra Zertuche, 🌙Summer Starts of Passion, Desire & Obsession by Gus Fowler, Featured local artists and artisans include: 👽SIR Glass Art, 🍄Rx Gaia Remedies, 🌻Momma Scarlet's, 🐝 Peace, Love & Henna, 🐞Hey, Juana.....And more to be announced

FREE - July 19 - 9:30pm to 11:30pm - Lighthouse Establishment Cinema - Avengers: Infinity War - hosted by Port Isabel Texas - Movies at the Port Isabel Lighthouse. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR! 7/26: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: The Hidden World. Schedule is subject to change. Rain dates will be announced. Visit our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel lighthouse. For more information, contact the Museums of Port Isabel at 956/943-7602 or email Museum Director, Jeannie Marie A. Flores at NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Concessions available. No hard-sided coolers are allowed.THANKS to the Museums of Port Isabel, the City of Port Isabel, the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation and Quik Stop!

July 20 - 8am - 11am - Bilingual Birding Bus Tour - hosted by Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Viva the Ocelot, Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, and Latino Conservation Week - Join Master Naturalist and the Arroyo Colorado Audubon's President, Alicia Cavasos, for a guided birding bus tour around Laguna Atascosa, in Spanish! No birding experience required, but bring your enthusiasm, water, and binoculars if you have them! Registration is required. We will be meeting at the Visitor Center. Tour starts at 8am and runs till 11ish, but please arrive 10 minutes early to check in. There is no added fee, but you will have to pay the $3.00 per vehicle admission fee. In the case of inclement weather, we will meet at another location. You will be notified via email. Register at: #LCW2019 Questions? Please call (956) 245-3592. Paras preguntas español, llama (956) 245-1101.

FREE/VOLUNTEER - July 20 - 8:30am - 12pm - Low Water Bridge Cleanup - hosted by RGV Fishing Area And Waterway Cleanups - This is a fishing area and waterway cleanup at Low Water Bridge in San Benito.  This is where Cemetery Road crosses the Arroyo Colorado. The area is very much in need of cleaning. There is a lot of trash and refuse that needs to be cleaned up.  There are tall weeds and over 75 old tires to clean up. We have coordinated this event with County Commissioner David Garza's office in order to have sufficient roll out dumpsters.   We have also coordinated with the Bridgestone Corporation Tires4ward Program for pick up and recycling of the old tires. Please come out and volunteer to make a difference. This cleanup is registered with American Rivers and Keep Texas Waterways Beautiful. All cleanup supplies along with sunscreen, insect repellent, and water will be provided.

July 20 - 9am - 11am - Help END Cancer Zumbathon - hosted by Just Dance Fitness & Zumba Studio - Evento a Beneficio de MD Anderson ..... Solicitamos a toda la Familia de Zumba para lograr la meta y recaudar la mayor cantidad posible, de la cual IBC Bank gualara y donará la misma cantidad que se recaude ..... Es tiempo de apoyar y sumarnos a tremenda causa ..... Los esperamos para dejar huella y disfrutar de un lindo evento con diferentes Instructores de Zumba y otras disciplinas ..... NO FALTES !!!! AY QUE SUMAR  !!! 💕💃🎶

July 20 - 9am - 1pm - RGV Mango Fest - hosted by Rivers End Nursery & Farm and Paradise Gardens RGV - FOOD & FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - Exotic Mango Tasting, Mango Trees For Sale, Tropical Tree Tour, Art & Games, Local Crafts & Vendors, Mango Infused Cuisine, Door Prizes & More. Entrance: $10 adults & $5 children (3-11).

FREE - July 20 - 10am - 12pm - Tails That Teach - Inclusive Education Session for Kids - hosted by Brownsville Animal Defense - BAD - Brownsville Animal Defense has launched education session for kids ages 5 to 10.  Children of ALL abilities are welcome to this session! Kids will read the book "Love Me Gently," play Puppy Bingo, learn how to approach a dog for the first time and make a blanket for dogs at Brownsville's Animal Shelter. *All materials will be provided. Dogs will be present at the event. Kids will be able to take home a book and a Pawfect Pal certificate.* Session limited to 15 kids. Please call 956-640-5995 to reserve your spot.

July 20 - 6pm - Pop-Up Bar - hosted by Freddy Ds - We will be selling beer and wine this Friday and Saturday!!! Drop by our tent and pair your delicious meal with one of your favorite Drinks. Sales start at 6 pm. 👍Follow our page to learn when our next pop-up will be.📍Find us only inside El Patio Food Truck Plaza 

July 20 -  6:30pm to July 21 8am - Family Starlight Safari Sleepover - hosted by Gladys Porter Zoo - SPACE IS LIMITED! Tour the Zoo at night and challenge your senses to observe nocturnal animals!  It's sleepover in a nice air conditioned building. Guests will enjoy games, a pizza party, an early morning outdoor breakfast and more! For adults and children ages 7 & OVER. For information and reservations, contact the Educations Dept. at (956) 548-WILD(9453) or email 

FREE - July 20 - 8pm - 11pm - Apollo Celebration: The Moon & Beyond - hosted by South Texas Astronomical Society, Resaca de la Palma State Park, and Cristina Torres Memorial Observatory - REGISTRATION FORM: Welcome to STARS (South Texas Astronomical Society), the new home for astronomy enthusiasts in the Rio Grande Valley to come together and champion space science. Join us for our inaugural event on July 20th, 2019 to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing mission! STARS will be teaming up with the Cristina Torres Memorial Observatory at Resaca de la Palma State Park for a night of stargazing and other entertaining astronomy-related activities FOR ALL AGES. Date: July 20, 2019

FREE - July 21 - 8am - 9am - Yoga at the Shop - hosted by 7th & Park - Join us every Sunday morning at 8am on the patio for a free yoga class. Stay for crepes, mimosas, and coffee! If necessary, we will hold the class indoors. P.S. No mat? No problem. All yoga gear is 10% off on Sundays, when available.

FREE - July 21 - 9am - 10am - Sunday Yoga - hosted by Breathe Hot Studio and JuiceUs - Back by Popular demand! Health combined with peace of mind equals the best start to your week! Join Us this and every SUNDAY at 9:00 am in our front Terraza, with our friends from Breathe Hot Studio to have an enlightening, beautiful morning of yoga and healthy eats! This is a FREE EVENT, open to the public.

FREE - July 21 - 10am - 11am - Surf n Sundays - Free Surf Lessons from SurfVive on SPI - hosted by - For the third summer in a row, SurfVive will be providing FREE surfing lessons every Sunday at Isla Blanca Park. These lessons are open to everyone, and we have worked with people of all ages, abilities, and needs. We provide the surfboards! No need to bring or rent any special equipment. We will post our exact location on Facebook every Sunday, but lessons will always be held at Isla Blanca Park, and USUALLY just north of the DJ Lerma Pavilion, at the middle parking lot boardwalk between the two pavilions. 

FREE - July 21 - 6pm - Free Henna Class - hosted by Peace, Love & HennaandEl Hueso de Fraile - In an effort to share information and educate the public on safe henna and its historical and medicinal use, I’m offering a free class this summer. This is a one hour class covering the very basics of henna: What is henna? How does it work? What has it been used for? How to make your own henna paste. I will have a few free practice cones available for the first attendees. There will be supplies for sale and a sign up sheet for those wanting to get some henna done. All ages welcome.