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Sandcastle Days 2017

Sandcastle Days 2017

Start: Oct 05, 2017 End: Oct 08, 2017
The City of South Padre Island and Sandcastle Days founders Walter McDonald and Lucinda Wierenga are proud to welcome you to the 30th annual Sandcastle Days. Master Sand sculptors Walter McDonald (aka Amazin Walter) and Lucinda Wierenga (aka Sandy Feet) are South Padre Island residents and 30 years ago started Sandcastle Days as a way to demonstrate the magical sculpting...
Valley Haven Inc. 3rd Annual Boat & Kayak Fishing Tournament

Valley Haven Inc. 3rd Annual Boat & Kayak Fishing Tournament

Start: Sep 22, 2017 End: Sep 23, 2017
Valley Havens 3rd Annual Boat & Kayak Fishing Tournament is happening September 22-23, 2017 at Louie's Backyard in South Padre Island. $11,000 in cash prizes, customs plaques, raffle, social events and many more activities. We look forward to seeing you there!!
SPI Wahoo Classic

SPI Wahoo Classic

Start: Sep 08, 2017 End: Sep 10, 2017
Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in the second annual South Padre Island Wahoo Classic. Fishing from Jim’s Pier, Anglers will compete in three categories: Wahoo, Black Fin Tuna, Dorado/Mahi Mahi. The Classic features $15,000 in cash prizes for the top three competitors. The Gulf comes alive during September and October, so come join us during the best...
Jaime J. Zapata Invitational Fishing Tournament

Jaime J. Zapata Invitational Fishing Tournament

Start: Sep 15, 2017 End: Sep 16, 2017
Welcome to the First Annual Jaime J. Zapata Invitational Fishing Tournament. Contact Tournament Director Betty Wells at 956/561-1052 with any questions you might have about the Schedule of Events for this year’s tournament. Schedule Friday, Sept. 15, 5 pm, Louie’s Backyard, Upstairs Late Registration, 5-8 pm Mandatory Captains’ Meeting, 7:00 pm Optional Boat Pots, 6-9 pm Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash...
The Spazmatics at Louie’s Backyard

The Spazmatics at Louie’s Backyard

Sep 03, 2017
All of your favorite bands from the 80’s packed into one great group. The Spazmatics are a crowd favorite, bringing you all of the best hits from the 80’s that you know and love! This concert will sell out! Get your tickets today!
South Padre Island Triathlon

South Padre Island Triathlon

Oct 08, 2017
The South Padre Island Triathlon is a wonderful course at a great venue for the seasoned veteran or the first timer. With offer both Olympic and Sprint distance courses, there's bound to be something for everyone! After a terrific open water swim, the athletes will head into the transition, graciously hosted by Parrot Eyes and head north for the bike...
3rd Annual Shallow Stalker Boats Owners Fishing Tournament

3rd Annual Shallow Stalker Boats Owners Fishing Tournament

Start: Sep 08, 2017 End: Sep 09, 2017
All Shallow Stalker Boat owners invited to the 3rd annual fishing tournament on September 8 & 9, 2017. Early registration: Call: (956) 943-1551 Mail: "REGISTRATION" P.O Box 1096 Port Isabel TX. 78578 Email:    - charleep6267@yahoo.com    - yazminf1551@yahoo.com. Payment: Phone, card or check. (checks will be accepted only during early registration not captains meeting) Captains meeting: September, 08 2017 at...
12th Annual DHR “Fishing for Hope” Tournament

12th Annual DHR “Fishing for Hope” Tournament

Start: Aug 26, 2017 End: Aug 27, 2017
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is pleased to announce its 12th Annual “Fishing for Hope” Tournament, which will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island, Texas. Now the largest non-profit fishing tournament on the Texas coast, “Fishing for Hope” is a family-friendly and fun event for people of all ages. This year’s tournament will feature...

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Pride Beach Parade

South Padre Island Farmer’s Market

SPLASH South Padre

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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

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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

Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck

Run the Jailbreak South Padre

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Pedal to Padre 2017

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

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Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

South Padre Island Tourist Celebration

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Open Clay Classes

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks

Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck

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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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Mother’s Day Brunch at Beachside Bar & Grill

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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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Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Open Clay Classes

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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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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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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El Paseo Arts Presents: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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El Paseo Arts Presents: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

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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Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks

Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck

Miss South Padre Island Scholarship Pageant

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Miss South Padre Island Scholarship Pageant

Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks

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South Padre Island Farmer’s Market

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Memorial Day Fireworks

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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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Fireworks Over the Bay

Open Clay Classes

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks

Fireworks Over the Bay

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

Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks

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.