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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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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Sunday Funday with DJ Silver

Shuttle Service on the Bayside Drive

Padremaniac VIP Card Event: World Largest Pool Party

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Bird Walks

Clayton’s Beach Stage by Red Bull

Padremaniac VIP Card Event: March Madness

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Bird Walks

Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras at Tequila Sunset

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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POWC Public Forum – Solution Session

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Clayton’s Beach Stage by Red Bull

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Thirsty Thursday at Louie’s Backyard

Sea Turtle Release

Clayton’s Beach Stage by Red Bull

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Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks

Clayton’s Beach Stage by Red Bull

Padremaniac VIP Card Event: Farewell Party

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Habitat Tour at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Grupo Sazon LIVE on the Hilton Beach Deck

2

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

5

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

City Council Regular Meeting

Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

6

Bird Tour at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Open Clay Classes

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

7

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck

Butterfly Park Planting

8

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

80’s Music Video Dance Party at Aquarium Bar of Causeway Cafe SPI

Open Paint Classes

9

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

South Padre Island Farmer’s Market

Open Mic Night at Aquarium Bar of Causeway Cafe SPI

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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

Bird Tour at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

14

Bird Tour at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Kevin Roldan in Concert

Fireworks on the Hilton Beach Deck

15

Habitat Tour at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Meet the Author at Paragraphs

Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks

16

Easter Brunch Extravaganza at Beachside Bar & Grill

Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Tequila Sunset

Easter Buffet at Windjammers Beachfront Cafe

17

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

City Council Regular Meeting

20

Bird Tour at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Open Clay Classes

21

Bird Tour at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

22

Earth Day Electronic Recycling Event

SPI Reggae Fest

Habitat Tour at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

23

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

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Mardi Gras Welcome Party

Open Clay Classes

28

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

SPLASH South Padre

Wet ‘N’ Wild Pool Party

29

Open Paint Classes

SPLASH Party Cruise

South Padre Sand Crab Beach Run

30

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Pride Beach Parade

SPLASH South Padre

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

City Council Regular Meeting

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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

4

Open Clay Classes

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

5

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

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Bands on the Beach – Live Music & Fireworks