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2017 Dargel Boats Owners Tournament

2017 Dargel Boats Owners Tournament

Start: Jun 09, 2017 End: Jun 10, 2017
The Dargel Owners Tournament is a spot tournament, the slot redfish with the most spots wins. In case of a tie the earliest fish weighed in will be the winner. We'll have several surprise side tournaments that we'll announce at the event. This is a family friendly event with kids and junior divisions, we love seeing the next generation get...
Memorial Day Fireworks

Memorial Day Fireworks

May 28, 2017
South Padre Island is the Fireworks Capital of Texas, and we celebrate Memorial Day with a spectacular fireworks display over the bay. Join us on Sunday, May 28 at 9:15 PM! The best location to view the show is around the entertainment district. The fireworks display is sponsored by the City of South Padre Island.
Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk

Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk

Jun 03, 2017
The 2017 Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk is scheduled to be held Saturday, June 3rd. The event is expected to attract thousands of participants wanting to take advantage of the unique opportunity to cross the 2.6 mile Queen Isabella Causeway on foot. The course starts at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark on South Padre Island, continuing on to the Queen...

Events on South Padre Island

There’s something for everyone on South Padre Island. You’ll find that the island hosts an incredible diversity of family, sporting, and nature events all year round.

Springtime on South Padre Island brings celebrations both holy and wild. It’s wedding season, and there’s no better place to create an eternal partnership than on the serene beaches where the sea meets the land. Easter and Semana Santa (Holy Week) bring in many extended families and international tourists celebrating a sacred, spiritual time together with the beautiful beaches of South Padre Island as a backdrop. In contrast, spring break makes for many families and students a beachside getaway, and the LGBTQ community celebrates pride and unity with Splash, a weekend long event complete with parties, stage shows, and formal events. In April, fireworks on the beach begin and explode every Friday and Saturday night for months to come. And of course, all year round you can shop for local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, juices, and more at the South Padre Island Farmer’s Market, held every Sunday from 11AM to 1PM. For those who’d like to burn calories and seek thrills by the sea, the annual Jailbreak Beach Escape offers a challenging 5k run over more than 20 sandy, wet, crazy obstacles followed by a Texas sized party at Clayton’s. Cyclists will enjoy Pedal to Padre, a bicycle tour beginning at the Brownsville Event Center and ending at the Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark on South Padre Island, where discounts are available to event participants. 

During the hot summer months, TIFT (Texas International Fishing Tournament) brings in waves of anglers hoping to catch a piece of prize money in the sparkling waters of the Laguna Madre Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Texas’ largest saltwater fishing tournament, TIFT attracts about 10,000 spectators, 1,500 anglers, and 500 boats during its two days of fishing and fun. While the big boats bring in blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish, bay anglers haul in delectable speckled trout, redfish and flounder; even youngsters can bait their hooks and walk away with a trophy just for participating. Independence Day is also a perfect time to bring the whole family for the summer long fireworks and Fourth of July festivities.

When summer turns to fall, South Padre Island’s famous Sandcastle Days bring out some of the world’s best seaside sculptors. When you’re not gazing awestruck at masterfully built sand sculptures, you’ll enjoy sandcastle building lessons for the whole family, treasure hunts, photo ops, amateur competitions, and more. An annual Walk for Women raises funds for breast cancer research and includes a casino night and fishing tournament, and the Glow Dash 5k encourages health and wellness through a race where participants light up the night in flashy, glowing neon costumes.  The Annual World Championship Shrimp cook off brings.

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Pride Beach Parade

SPLASH South Padre

South Padre Island Farmer’s Market

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Open Clay Classes

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Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck

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Run the Jailbreak South Padre

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Open Paint Classes

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South Padre Island Farmer’s Market

Pedal to Padre 2017

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

South Padre Island Tourist Celebration

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Open Clay Classes

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck

Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Open Paint Classes

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Mother’s Day Brunch at Beachside Bar & Grill

South Padre Island Farmer’s Market

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

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Open Clay Classes

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck

Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck

Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks

Open Paint Classes

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South Padre Island Farmer’s Market

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

El Paseo Arts Presents: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

El Paseo Arts Presents: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Open Clay Classes

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Miss South Padre Island Scholarship Pageant

Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck

Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks

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Open Paint Classes

Miss South Padre Island Scholarship Pageant

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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South Padre Island Farmer’s Market

Memorial Day Fireworks

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

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Open Clay Classes

Fireworks Over the Bay

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks

Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Open Paint Classes

Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck

Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk