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

 


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
Jun 27, 2017 - Jun 27, 2017

crab races at the Quarterdeck in South Padre
Jun 28, 2017 - Jun 28, 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!


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.

Fireworks over South Padre
Jun 29, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017

Padre Island wetlands
Jun 29, 2017 - Jun 29, 2017

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.


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
Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 01, 2017

Little Girl Fishing in South Padre
Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 01, 2017

Hope Devlin Kids’ Tournament

Dennis Dryer Municipal Harbor at Robert's Point Park Pavilion

Bring the kids (16 and under) for a great time and a friendly competition at the Hope Devlin Kids’ Tournament. Proceeds benefit the Youth Development Foundation Scholarship Program.


Port Aransas July 4th Fireworks

Roberts Point Park

Enjoy a 45minute fireworks show just after the sun goes down. The fireworks can be seen from most places on the island, so pick your spot and enjoy the show!

Fireworks over Padre Island - Brianna
Jul 01, 2017 - Jul 01, 2017

Padre Island wetlands
Jul 04, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017

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.


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 05, 2017 - Jul 05, 2017

crab races at the Quarterdeck in South Padre
Jul 05, 2017 - Jul 05, 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 06, 2017 - Jul 06, 2017

Fireworks over South Padre
Jul 06, 2017 - Jul 07, 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.


82th Annual Deep Sea Roundup Tournament

Port Aransas

Fishermen and fisherwomen of all ages are invited to join us for the most popular fishing tournament in all of Texas! Participate in various categories such as fly-fishing, bay surf, off-shore and even a piggy perch contest for the kiddos.

The entry fee not only puts you in the tournament, but also includes an open bar for adults and dinner the 3 nights of the event!

Big catch from shore in Padre
Jul 06, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017