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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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.

Padre Island wetlands
Nov 01, 2017 - Nov 01, 2017

Crab Races
Nov 01, 2017 - Nov 01, 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

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
Nov 02, 2017 - Nov 02, 2017

Port Aransas Art
Nov 03, 2017 - Nov 03, 2017

First Friday Art Reception

323 N Alister St. Port Aransas, TX 78373

After hours of hard work spent in classes and workshops the students will finally show their work at the First Friday Reception. Come and enjoy the works of art and live music! This event is FREE and starts at 5:30pm.

This event presented by Port Aransas Art Center and it will occur the first Friday of each month.


South Padre Island Open Water Festival

1 Padre Boulevard South Padre Island, TX 78597

An Open Water Swimming celebration combined with a complete festival featuring vendors, activities and more!

Open Water Planet
Nov 04, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017

Raul Alcala Challenge South Padre
Nov 04, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017

Raul Alcala Challenge South Padre Island

33261 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX

Come out and ride alongside the legend, Raul Alcala. Ride across the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway twice and enjoy the beautiful sites along the way. The ride will end at Schlitterbahn Waterpark where everyone will enjoy a post-race party.


Wetlands Education Center Tour

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
Nov 07, 2017 - Nov 07, 2017

Padre Island wetlands
Nov 08, 2017 - Nov 08, 2017

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.


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!

Crab Races
Nov 08, 2017 - Nov 08, 2017

Padre Island wetlands
Nov 09, 2017 - Nov 09, 2017

Wetlands Education Center Tour

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.


South Padre Marathon

Whether you are competing for the win, want to beat your best time, or just in it for fun, join us for the South Padre Marathon! There will be 20 selfie zones along the course so you can capture this moment with friends and family.

Visit the website for all the details!

South Padre Island Marathon
Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017

Padre Island wetlands
Nov 14, 2017 - Nov 14, 2017

Wetlands Education Center Tour

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.

Padre Island wetlands
Nov 15, 2017 - Nov 15, 2017

Crab Races
Nov 15, 2017 - Nov 15, 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

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
Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 16, 2017