The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Student Involvement Office of Student Life and Dean of Students


Charreada at UTRGV & TSC 2017

A cultural celebration in partnership with Texas Southmost College, Mr. Amigo Association, Charro Days Inc., and Sombrero Festival.

The Charreada is an event established as a UTRGV tradition in 2016 to celebrate Charro Days, Sombrero Festival and Mr. Amigo festivities  The week-long fiesta takes place from Feb. 19-25 and celebrates friendship between the sister cities of Brownsville and Matamoros. Since the 1960’s, the Brownsville campus has been one of the stops to welcome Mr. Amigo. This year, UTRGV welcomes Texas Southmost College (TSC) to share and collaborate in the 80th celebration and together we will welcome Mr. Amigo, Fernando Landeros Verdugo, to our campuses.

You will also able to follow the live tranmission of the event.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Event Name Locations Campus
Charreada Walking Parade
10:30 a.m.
(Live Streaming)
BMAIN (start), Ringgold Rd (end) Brownsville

Student Involvement and Campus Programming Board will be hosting an intercampus walking parade. The parade will have a competition component for student organizations, but all campus departments and offices are encouraged to participate.

The UTRGV route will begin at MAIN Building entrance and will end on Ringgold Rd. to kick off the Charreada event.

Organizations and departments wanting to participate in the walking parade are encouraged to register. We will be emailing a route, parade lineup, and agenda to participants who register by Monday, February 13, 2017.

The winning student organization will receive $100!

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Live Streaming)
Ringgold Rd
(In front of El Gran Salon)

Charreada will begin following the walking parade at 11:00 AM. There will be activities, contests, and food booths provided by student organizations, as well as musical performances.

Mr. Amigo is scheduled to arrive at 11:45 a.m., in the SETB Lecture Hall, where representatives from both campuses will honor this year’s Mr. Amigo, Fernando Landeros.

Following the presentation, Charreada will continue on Ringgold Rd until 2 p.m.

We invite the campus communities to dress up in the festive clothing of the various states of Mexico. Come out and support our student groups as we celebrate the 80th Charro Days, this unique cultural and international celebration.

Student organizations will need to complete a registration form to host a fundraising booth as part of the festivities. Note: All items awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions about Charreada, how to participate, or if you are in need of accommodations, contact Student Involvement at 956-882-5111 or 956-665-2660.

Mr. Amigo Recognition Program
11:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
(Live Streaming)
SETB Lecture Hall Brownsville

Note: Seating is limited.