Events

With so much going on all over Padre Island, it’s hard to keep up with what is happening every week! From family fun beach events to exciting nightlife and everything in between, there is something going on that you will love! Our event calendar will make it easy for you to find fun events, live music, tours and more that you can’t miss from North Padre and Port Aransas to South Padre Island.


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Guided Nature Walks

6801 Padre Boulevard South Padre Island, TX 78597

Join us at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center for guided nature walks EVERYDAY!

Monday: 9:30am Bird Walk with Bob, 1:30pm & 3:15pm Bird Walk with George and Fran

Tuesday: 9:30am Bird Walk with Dave and Joyce

Wednesday: 9:30am & 11:00am Bird Walk with George and Fran

Thursday: 9:30am Bird Walk with Javier

Friday: 9:30am Bird Walk with Bill

Saturday: 9:30am & 1:00pm Bird Walk with Robert

Sunday: 1:00pm Bird Walk with Robert

Whooping Crane Boat
Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Kids Summer Nature Camp
Jun 12, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017

Kids Summer Nature Camp

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

For ages 5-7, and ages 8-12
Tuition: $75 members, $90 non-members.
REGISTRATION MUST BE PREPAID!

AGES 5-7
June 12-16 Flora: Facts & Fun
June 19-23 Exploring Birds & Reptiles
June 26-30 Nature Rangers

AGES 8-12
July 10-14 Flora: Facts & Fun
July 17-21 Exploring Birds & Reptiles
July 24-28 Nature Rangers

 


Birding on the Boardwalk

Port Aransas, TX 78373

Come and see the wetland wildlife from the wooden boardwalk right at the south end of Ross Avenue!

When you get tired of crowded beaches, this place is a perfect spot to relax and admire marsh birds, shy turtles and sometimes even alligators.

nature Boardwalk
Jul 26, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017

crab races at the Quarterdeck in South Padre
Jul 26, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017

Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

500 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX, 78597

Bring your family to our La Jaiba Downs Crab Races on Wednesday evenings for some fun! Choose the winning crab for great prizes!


Wetlands Education Center Tour

855 E. Cotter Ave., Port Aransas, TX 78373

FREE guided tour provided by Wetlands Education Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am – 11:00am!

These tours are provided in order for visitors to understand the role and importance of the wetlands and their preservation to maintain the health of area bays and the Gulf of Mexico.

Padre Island wetlands
Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017

Fireworks over South Padre
Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017

Fireworks Over the Bay

Louie's Backyard, 2305 Laguna Boulevard

Join us every Thursday & Friday night in the South Padre Island Entertainment District for Fireworks over the Bay at 9:15PM.


Bands On The Beach

6900 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Enjoy Live music and Fireworks at Clayton’s in South Padre every Friday and Saturday night! Fireworks start at 9:15! Don’t miss out!

Bands on the Beach and Fireworks at Claytons in South Padre
Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017

Rigs & Reef Classic Fishing Tournament
Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017

Rigs & Reef Classic

301 J C Barr Blvd, Port Aransas, TX 78373

Join us for our annual Rigs & Reef Classic fishing tournament!
Details:
Time: 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact Info: David Ramsey 503-298-0592
Registration:
Early registration $45 – closes July 16th
Late registration $50 – July 7th – 26th
Fair weather $65 – July 27th – 28th


Wetlands Education Center Tour

855 E. Cotter Ave., Port Aransas, TX 78373

FREE guided tour provided by Wetlands Education Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am – 11:00am!

These tours are provided in order for visitors to understand the role and importance of the wetlands and their preservation to maintain the health of area bays and the Gulf of Mexico.

Padre Island wetlands
Aug 01, 2017 - Aug 01, 2017

Texas Int fishing
Aug 02, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017

Texas International Fishing Tournament

Join us for the largest saltwater fishing tournament in Texas! Fisherman of all ages are welcome to join the fun in three divisions: bay, tarpon and offshore. Impress thousands of spectators with your biggest catch!


Birding on the Boardwalk

Port Aransas, TX 78373

Come and see the wetland wildlife from the wooden boardwalk right at the south end of Ross Avenue!

When you get tired of crowded beaches, this place is a perfect spot to relax and admire marsh birds, shy turtles and sometimes even alligators.

nature Boardwalk
Aug 02, 2017 - Aug 02, 2017

crab races at the Quarterdeck in South Padre
Aug 02, 2017 - Aug 02, 2017

Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

500 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX, 78597

Bring your family to our La Jaiba Downs Crab Races on Wednesday evenings for some fun! Choose the winning crab for great prizes!


Wetlands Education Center Tour

855 E. Cotter Ave., Port Aransas, TX 78373

FREE guided tour provided by Wetlands Education Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am – 11:00am!

These tours are provided in order for visitors to understand the role and importance of the wetlands and their preservation to maintain the health of area bays and the Gulf of Mexico.

Padre Island wetlands
Aug 03, 2017 - Aug 03, 2017

Fireworks over South Padre
Aug 03, 2017 - Aug 04, 2017

Fireworks Over the Bay

Louie's Backyard, 2305 Laguna Boulevard

Join us every Thursday & Friday night in the South Padre Island Entertainment District for Fireworks over the Bay at 9:15PM.


Bands On The Beach

6900 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Enjoy Live music and Fireworks at Clayton’s in South Padre every Friday and Saturday night! Fireworks start at 9:15! Don’t miss out!

Bands on the Beach and Fireworks at Claytons in South Padre
Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 05, 2017