Welcome to Aggie Island
With football season quickly approaching, fans everywhere are ready to break out their branded gear and celebrate their favorite team, especially if that team is their alma mater. The real game day begins when fans come together to pay respect to their beloved team through the timeless tradition of tailgating. Declared the “Nation’s No. 1 Tailgaters” by Tailgater Magazine, Texas A&M fans are experts at the tradition.
This September, South Padre Island takes that tradition to the next level by making an entire weekend all about Texas A&M football, turning the Island into “Aggie Island.” Join fellow students and Alumni on “Aggie Island” for a tailgate weekend like no other! From football-themed competitions to children’s activities, we’ll paint the Island maroon. It’s YOUR Island.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, September 21st with a family movie night, featuring Remember the Titans, at the South Padre Island Convention Centre (6:30pm). The event is FREE and will include refreshments and popcorn. In honor of a longstanding Aggie tradition, there will be a Midnight Yell, but early enough so that the kiddos can enjoy as well (9pm).
Saturday is when the real tailgating begins, with a “Welcome to Aggieland Pre-Game” starting at 12pm. Aggies are invited to the parking lot of the Convention Centre to show off their best tailgate setup and school spirit (prizes for both!). There will also be a passing contest. In addition to the contests, there will be a DJ, a rock climbing wall, sumo wrestling suits, inflatable obstacle courses and bouncy houses for the kids.
A day full of tailgating fun will lead to the showing of the Texas A&M vs. Alabama Crimson Tide game on two giant, LED video walls (23ft. x 13ft.). Gather with friends, family and fellow Aggies to cheer on your favorite team! Game time is 2:30pm.
To finish the weekend off, Osprey Cruises will be offering discounted tours all day Sunday.
Get in the game and be the 12th man on Texas’ best beach! Join our event HERE!
Osprey Cruises | (956) 761-6655 | ospreycruises.com
SPI Birding & Nature Center | (956) 761-6801 | spibirding.com