BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Downtown Brownsville was illuminated Friday night as thousands line the curbs of Elizabeth Street for the Illuminated Night Parade.

It is the second parade of the weeklong Charro Days celebrations.

Each float that takes part is lit with thousands of twinkling lights. Even the instruments played by the high school bands are wrapped in lights.

The floats leave from Sams Stadium and make their way through the middle of downtown Brownsville.

Our ValleyCentral float included CBS Morning anchors Pauline Fitzgerald and Derick Garcia; NBC morning anchors Sydney Gray and Brenda Matute; and Valley por Vida host Danielle Banda.

If you did not attend in person, you can watch the recording here on

Below is a gallery of staff at ValleyCentral that has participated in the parade.