Tag Archives | brownsville

3rd Annual Brownsville Travel & Tourism Fair

The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984, established by a Congressional joint resolution passed in 1983. The U.S. travel community has collectively marked the event in a number of creative ways, from staging local rallies and conducting media outreach to securing proclamations and resolutions from local legislative bodies. Each year, localized events are presented in cities, states and travel businesses nationwide to champion the power of travel.

The Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau will host the 3rd Annual Brownsville Travel & Tourism event on:

Saturday May 2, 2015
at the
Scale House Visitor Center
1700 E 6th Street
from 9:00 am ? 12:00 noon.

If you’d like to set up a booth contact Felix Espinoza Jr. at the Scale House Visitor Center (956) 546-3898 or email [email protected]

Continue Reading 0

Live Long & Prosper Memorial (Virtual) Run


Join us on a memorial mile virtual run (or walk) in honor of Leonard Nimoy, who passed away on February 27, 2015. Nimoy played Mr. Spock on the cult sci-fi series Star Trek. He was known around the world and in his final Tweet before he died he said, “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.”

Nimoy passed away from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). When he announced that he was suffering from COPD he wrote, “I quit smoking 30 years ago. Not soon enough. Grandpa says, quit now!!” We will be donating $5 of every registration to the COPD Foundation, who’s mission is to prevent and cure Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and to improve the lives of all people affected by COPD. We look forward to making the donation in memory of Leonard Nimoy.

What: This is a memorial mile virtual run/walk. You can choose to run one, two or three miles in honor of Mr. Nimoy (aka Mr. Spock), who is well known for the phrase Live Long and Prosper.

When: Complete your race any time between now and May 31, 2015.
*Medals will be shipped out in May 2015.
Where: You choose the course and you time yourself (you’ll report your finishing time to us).
Live Long Medal Only
Why: Because we want to honor an incredible man and the impact he had on so many people. Plus, how better can we LIVE LONG AND PROSPER than to get out and run a mile or two?
Price: The prices are listed below and include the cost of the medal, shipping and handling, and $5 of every registration will be donated to the COPD Foundation.

Continue Reading 1
A family's guide to visiting the RGV with kids :: RGV Moms Blog

A Family Guide to Visiting the RGV with Kids

You made it to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas! The RGV… South Texas… the Tip of Texas! This guide is for your family as you consider all the the Rio Grande Valley has to offer for you and your kids. Now it’s time to plan out some fun family adventures and stays while you are […]

Continue Reading 3

Party for the Planet 2015

Gladys Porter Zoo will celebrate Earth Day by hosting Party for the Planet on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Party for the Planet is a day set aside each year to celebrate Earth Day. All are invited to learn about the many ways they can help conserve the Earth.

During Party for the Planet, the Zoo will spotlight the conservation of Earth’s natural resources with activities and games. Through these activities and games, children will be able to learn the importance of preserving the planet.

Party for the Planet is a free event with the purchase of general admission to the Zoo.

Continue Reading 0

Brownsville Farmers’ Market

The Brownsville Farmers’ Market is held year-round from 9:00 a.m. to noon every Saturday morning.

We are located at Linear Park in beautiful Brownsville, Texas, along 6th Street between Ringgold and Harrison.

The Brownsville Farmers’ Market offers a great selection of farm-fresh fruits and veggies, herbs, flowers, raw honey, gulf coast shrimp, baked goodies, homemade jams, handcrafted soaps, and much more! Come early for the best selection!

The Brownsville Farmers’ Market is across the street from the Gladys Porter Zoo, next to the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts (which offers free admission during market hours) and just a couple blocks’ walk from Dean Porter Park and the Children’s Museum. Bring the family and make a day of it!

Continue Reading 2