South Padre Island is excited to bring a premier film, art and music festival to Texas’ best beach! You are invited to participate in this year’s event, where film, music, food and family fun complement fine original art. This three-day event will feature outstanding artists, art demonstrations, children’s art activities, live music, film, and local food and beverages.

FAM Fest | November 16 – 18, 2018 | South Padre Island

FAM FEST will become the location for the Cine Sol Festival featuring filmmaking workshops and industry panels. Festival attendees can expect to view films and documentaries from around the world with a unique perspective from award-winning filmmakers.

Those seeking the perfect tropical location for your next production can find more information from the South Padre Island Film Commission.

Featured Artists

FAM FEST will showcase state and national painters, sculptors, jewelry makers and multimedia artist booths with art for sale.


Enjoy music from an eclectic array of local and Texas bands including local Island favorites located in the Entertainment District.

Food & Drink

South Padre Island restaurants and food trucks will provide food and beverages for the event.

Artist In Residence

Meet and experience artistic works to be exhibited at FAM FEST through our featured Artist In Residence, who will share their knowledge and creative passion with an array of events leading into the Festival weekend.

Interactive Art Zone

An artistic and hands-on playscape for all ages with various children’s activities designed to inspire creative play.


FAM FEST is seeking artists from all backgrounds to participate in this inaugural event. For more information or to submit an artist application, please contact Marisa Amaya at or call (956) 761-3834. The application deadline is July 31st, 2018.

Call for Artists Application
Artist In Residence Application