Port of Brownsville Reschedules 85th Anniversary Celebration

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – March 23, 2021 – The Port of Brownsville is rescheduling its 85th anniversary celebration – traditionally held in May – to Saturday, Oct. 23rd, given the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The celebration marks the port’s opening in 1936 and its continued growth and economic importance throughout the Rio Grande Valley. The Port of Brownsville has grown today into a major center for industrial development with 273 companies doing business in the region supporting more than 8,500 jobs locally and more than 51,000 statewide.

The port continues to expand as the largest U.S. shipping point for steel into Mexico, the only shipbuilding center on the Texas coast, a growing hub for agricultural exports, and the major transit point for wind energy components being installed throughout the region.

If social circumstances improve and mass gatherings are permitted, the 85th anniversary celebration will include activities ranging from ship channel boat and bus tours to live music, food, a children’s activity area and more.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and organizations interested in partnering in support of the port’s 85th anniversary community celebration scheduled for October. The sponsorships provide significant visibility throughout the week of the celebration, while helping offset the cost of the celebration that is expected to attract thousands of families from across the Rio Grande Valley and Northern Mexico.

“The Port of Brownsville’s 85th anniversary is an important opportunity to show our gratitude to our communities throughout the Rio Grande Valley,” said Brownsville Navigation District Chairman Sergio Tito Lopez. “We appreciate the support of our business partners in bringing this celebration together so that our community can celebrate our successes together.”

For additional information on sponsorship opportunities contact Jorge I. Montero at jmontero@portofbrownsville.com or (956) 831-4592.