Seventy-fifth Charro Days underway in Brownsville

The 75th annual Charro Days Fiesta began its 2012 run on Sunday.
Included in this year’s fiesta of events are three parades, performances by top entertainers, the Sombrero Festival (Thursday-Saturday at Washington Park) and a carnival.
The Baile del Sol was held Sunday afternoon and evening at the Charro Days headquarters on Elizebeth Street. It was free and included food, music and Folklorico dancers.
Also, the official Grito and a taco eating contest.
The Charro Days Golf Tournament also was held on Sunday, and Sunday night, it was “A Little Bit of Mexico” at Jacob Brown Auditorum.
Monday, at 5:30 p.m. it is Fiesta Folklorica at Sam’s Stadium.
Tuesday, at the Episccopal Day School, at 5:30 p.m., it is the Entre Amigos During Charro Days.
On Wednesday, Regional Costumes of Mexico Revue will be held at Amigoland Convention Center, at 1 p.m.
Hands Across The Border, where mayors of Brownsville and Matamoros meet and share an abrazo at International Bridge, at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
Also on Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. it is the Children’s Parade down Elizabeth Street. Then, from 6 to 11 p.m. the Noche de Fiesta will be held at Jacob Brown Auditorium.
The Iluminated Night Parade is featured on Friday, beginning at 6 p.m., also down Elizabeth Street.
Then, at 9 p.m., it is the Baile Ranchero, with Jimmy Gonzalez and Grupo Mazz, at Jacob Brown Auditorium.
The Grand International Parade will be held down Elizabeth Street on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Sunday it’s Marichi Vargas in concert 3-5 p.m. atd the University of Texas-Brownsville Art Center.

1 comment for “Seventy-fifth Charro Days underway in Brownsville

  1. Marcia Padilla
    February 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Just returned from Baile del Sol and was lots of fun. I am looking forward to much of the festivities, as I have for many years. I recommend it for adults and families alike. I wish Harlingen could see fit to have another fiesta like it once had in Rio Fest. It helps the community come together and is fun too. Perhaps if someone more knowledgable was in charge it could be resumed, or at least another big event.

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