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Winter Texans

Our average winter temperature is 65°....  Same as our average winter age. 

Turns out birds aren't the only ones migrating to South Padre Island in droves every winter.  From November through February, thousands of retirees flock to South Padre Island from the north for some warm weather and an even warmer reception. We call ‘em Winter Texans and we couldn't be happier to host them. In addition to popular activities like birding and fishing we offer a wide range of events for the young at heart like the Winter Texan Music Fest, Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk, SPI Market Days and SPI Polar Dip & Penguin Plunge.


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Mark will teach you to draw using exercises he developed at the Smithsonian. Even the beginner will feel comfortable and gratified with the results.... …more

Explore the boardwalks over the bay and learn about  the our incredible variety of birds and mammals.   …more

Feelin crabby? Check out the Crab Races at Isla Grand Quarterdeck and lift a few spirits while you're at it!   …more

For the more advanced drawing student, Mark will guide us in drawing the human figure with a live models. Eight Wednesday classes through Nov. ... …more

Enjoy beachside fireworks every Friday & Saturday night thru Oct. 31 Sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn, La Quinta Inn & Suites, and Clayto... …more

Enjoy beachside fireworks every Friday & Saturday night thru Oct. 31 Sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn, La Quinta Inn & Suites, and Clayto... …more

   FREE Concert Series continues Friday & Saturday nights this Fall in the entertainment district! Bring your family, beach chair... …more

   FREE Concert Series continues Friday & Saturday nights this Fall in the entertainment district! Bring your family, beach chair... …more

 FREE Concert Series continues Friday & Saturday nights this Fall in the entertainment district! Bring your family, beach chair and fr... …more

Visit monumental sculptures by world renowned artist Javier Marin. Placed on-site just off the Causeway in the Queen Isabella Memorial Pa... …more

Joel Melton entertains every Friday night! Of course now it is all about football! All the games are on in the sports bar! All the time!  ... …more

Sept. - Oct. Saturdays- 8:00am - 1:00pm Learn basic kayaking skills. Investigate the bay plants and animals. Enjoy time outside in nature with fri... …more

An Island favorite every Saturday & Sunday! …more

Every Wednesday & Saturday night Leslie performs old and new favorites! Sweetest songbird around!  …more

Carol Plumb, a talented local artist, will be starting up her popular painting class. She prefers oil, but you may use acrylics. Carol teaches techn... …more

Bring the whole family to the South Padre Island farmer's market. This family-friendly event brings seasonal fresh produce, corn fed beef, specialty... …more

The Mixed Bag performs live at the Garden Grille & Bar every Friday & Saturday! The Garden Grille is located inside the Hilton Garden Inn. Dro... …more

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