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SPLASH South Padre

SPLASH South Padre

Start: Apr 27, 2017 End: Apr 30, 2017
Thousands of LGBT friends, family and supporters will once again descend on the 2.3 square miles of paradise, South Padre Island.  PRIDE Island will open its doors and arms and welcome you to a weekend of top-notch entertainment, amazing stage productions, exciting pool parties and some of the best after parties you’ve ever experienced!  Splash South Padre and Miller Lite...
South Padre Sand Crab Beach Bike Ride

South Padre Sand Crab Beach Bike Ride

Apr 29, 2017
The Sand Crab Bike Ride is entirely on sand, is a great way to get a little exercise on a beautiful South Padre Island Beach in the morning. Riding on sand is quite challenging if you have never done it. The fatter the tire, the better. The 5K run is very rider friendly with a 1hr cut off. The 10K...
South Padre Sand Crab Beach Run

South Padre Sand Crab Beach Run

Apr 29, 2017
The Sand Crab, run entirely on sand, is a great way to get a little exercise under the stars on a beautiful South Padre Island Beach.  Afterwards,  have a couple of beers (with proper ID) while listening to great music with other runners on the deck at Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill. The 5K run is very walker friendly with...
Run the Jailbreak South Padre

Run the Jailbreak South Padre

May 06, 2017
The Jailbreak Beach Escape is an Island tradition unlike any other! The Jailbreak Beach Escape is a challenging 5k run over 20+ sandy, wet, crazy obstacles on the sunny beaches of South Padre Island, followed by a Texas sized beach party at Clayton's. Each May thousands of adventurous and active thrill seekers converge on South Padre Island to see if...
Pedal to Padre 2017

Pedal to Padre 2017

May 07, 2017
Pedal to Padre, Inc. incorporated in 2017 and continues the Pedal to Padre tour which began in 1996. Our purpose is to provide a tour between Brownsville, TX and South Padre Island, TX targeted toward a wide range of riders at varying experience levels. The primary tour will be approximately 30 miles and an expert route may be offered for...
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...
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...

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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  • Run the Jailbreak South Padre

    May 06, 2017 @ 9:00 am

    The Jailbreak Beach Escape is an Island tradition unlike any other! The Jailbreak Beach Escape is a challenging 5k run over 20+ sandy, wet, crazy obstacles on the sunny beaches… Read More

  • Open Paint Classes

    May 06, 2017 @ 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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    Weekly on the same day

    This is your Art Space! You’re invited to come by Art Space on Saturdays for Open Paint from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (You may paint, weave, knit, scrapbook or whatever art you want to… Read More

  • Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck

    May 06, 2017 @ 9:15 pm
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    Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck at 9:15 PM every Friday & Saturday from April 1st to September 4th.  Enjoy fireworks, live music, and dinner specials every Friday and Saturday… Read More

  • Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks

    May 06, 2017 @ 9:15 pm
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    An event every 1 week(s) on Friday and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sep 30, 2017

    Live Music and Fireworks! Join us for live music and fireworks every Friday and Saturday night from March 31 to September 30.