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Lights Over South Padre Island

Lights Over South Padre Island

Start: Dec 01, 2017 End: Dec 03, 2017
Treat yourself to a South Padre Island holiday getaway where twinkling lights reflect on warm, tropical waters and delicious culinary delights and abundant shopping options help make for a festive and memorable getaway for all ages. Without a doubt, you're sure to find plenty to do, see and celebrate this holiday season! Friday, December 1 Tree Lighting Ceremony 4 -...
Elite Redfish Championship Series Tournament

Elite Redfish Championship Series Tournament

Start: Dec 01, 2017 End: Dec 03, 2017
Join us at Jim’s Pier for our inaugural event - the culmination of the most lucrative and prestigious professional redfish tournament series in the country! Fans and spectators will be able to follow the Skeeter/Yamaha Elite Redfish series pros as they compete in a high-energy, three-day competition preceded by five days of official practice. For more information about the Redfish Series please...
Clayton’s Annual Polar Bear Dip 2018
34th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk

34th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk

Jan 13, 2018
Scheduled for the 13th of January, 2018, the 34th Annual promises to be even bigger and better. This year's event will also follow the 6.2 mile (10K) course starting at the Port Isabel Community Center, continuing on to the Queen Isabella Causeway and over the Laguna Madre Bay and ending in front of Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island. Awards...
23rd Annual W.O.W.E. – Winter Outdoor & Wildlife Expo

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  • Ultimate Music Experience 2017

    Mar 15, 2017-Mar 18, 2017

    This Spring Break thousands of dancers will descend upon the shores of South Padre Island to breathe the salty air by day, and party down by night. The seventh annual… Read More

  • Bird Tour

    Mar 17, 2017 @ 8:30 am-12:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Friday, repeating until Mar 31, 2017

    Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 8:30 am  to 12:30 pm Take our birding van to birding hot spots on the refuge where private vehicles are not allowed.  This tour will offer… Read More

  • Rockstar Beach Club

    Mar 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until Mar 24, 2017

    Beach Bash Music Fest is the largest and only daily beach party in South Padre Island with daily contest and entertainment, national sponsors with tons of FREE swag and thousand… Read More

  • Clayton’s Beach Stage by Red Bull

    Mar 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until Mar 31, 2017

    The best way to start your spring break party go directly to the biggest beach bar in Texas at the Clayton’s Beach Stage presented by Red Bull from noon to… Read More

  • Bird Walks

    Mar 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Mar 31, 2017

    2-3 pm   Daily Discover some of south Texas’ specialty birds on a short, easy walk around the visitor center. Wheelchair accessible. FREE with entrance fee.

  • Tiesto at U.M.E. 2017

    Mar 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

    Our world welcomes you from March 15-18th for a larger than life Spring Break celebration at Clayton’s Outdoors. For the 2017 edition of the Ultimate Music Experience (U.M.E.) and we’re… Read More

  • Padremaniac VIP Card Event: Farewell Party

    Mar 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday, repeating until Mar 31, 2017

    South Padre Island, Texas comes alive each year during Spring Break, hosting some of the most active and wildest events, proudly living up to the slogan “Everything’s Bigger in Texas!”… Read More

  • RunAGround at Louie’s Backyard

    Mar 17, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 9:00pm, repeating until Mar 19, 2017

    RunAGround performing live in concert this SPring Break 2017 on Louies Backyards on March 17,18 & 19. Doors open at 9 PM.

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.