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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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.

Port Aransas Art
Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 04, 2017

Padre Island wetlands
Aug 08, 2017 - Aug 08, 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

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 09, 2017 - Aug 09, 2017

crab races at the Quarterdeck in South Padre
Aug 09, 2017 - Aug 09, 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!


Texas Legends Billfish Tournament

815 Trout St., Port Aransas, TX 78373

Texas Legends Billfish Tournament is the ideal fishing competition for those who love offshore fishing!

Texas billfish charters
Aug 09, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017

Fireworks over South Padre
Aug 10, 2017 - Aug 11, 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.


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 10, 2017 - Aug 10, 2017

Bands on the Beach and Fireworks at Claytons in South Padre
Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017

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!


Ladies Kingfish Tournament (LKT)

7355 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX

Ladies Kingfish Tournament is an exciting event, where over 300 anglers will be fighting for the title in this unforgettable woman-only competition. After three days of competition and fun, everyone is welcome to the awards ceremony, where winners will receive their prizes.

Ladies kingfish tournament
Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017

Majek fishing guide
Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017

Majek Boat Owner’s Tournament

301 JC Barr Blvd., Port Aransas, TX 78373

Join us for the festivities of the Majek Boat Owner’s Tournament this year! Owners get to show off their boats, win great prizes, and of course, fight for the title of top Majek angler on the coast!


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 15, 2017 - Aug 15, 2017

nature Boardwalk
Aug 16, 2017 - Aug 16, 2017

Birding on the Boardwalk

Port Aransas, TX

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 at the Quarterdeck in South Padre
Aug 16, 2017 - Aug 16, 2017

Padre Island wetlands
Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 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.


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
Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017