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 Carolyn

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

Wednesday: 10:00am Bird Walk with Rose Ann and Jerry

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

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

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

Sunday: 10:00am withRose Ann and Jerry & 1:00pm Bird Walk with Robert

Whooping Crane Boat
Jan 01, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Crab Races
Jan 03, 2018 - Dec 26, 2018

Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

500 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX, 78597

Bring your family to our La Jaiba Downs Crab Races EVERY Wednesday evening from 7:00pm-9:00pm for some fun!

Choose the winning crab for great prizes!


Birding on the Boardwalk

Port Aransas Community Park

Knowledgable guides will take you on a FREE birding and wildlife tour where you will see numerous species of birds, turtles, and sometimes even alligators!

Tours start at the Port Aransas Community Park parking lot at 8:00 am every Saturday!

nature Boardwalk
Jan 06, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018

RGV Family Summer Adventure Challenge
May 26, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018

RGV Family Summer Adventure Challenge

South Padre Island

Grab your family for fun challenges across the Rio Grande Valley! Get the chance to visit a variety of nature centers and complete challenges as a group. Find out more on the website.


Fireworks on the Beach

Clayton's Beach Bar

Enjoy Fireworks on the Beach at Clayton’s Beach Bar at 9:15 pm every Friday and Saturday this summer!

Fireworks on the Beach
Jun 01, 2018 - Sep 01, 2018

Fireworks over South Padre
Jun 01, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018

Fireworks Over the Bay

Louie's Backyard, 2305 Laguna Boulevard

Join us every Thursday & Friday night at Louie’s Backyard for Fireworks over the Bay at 9:15PM.


Fishing for Hope

Louie's Backyard

The Fishing for Hope Tournament is in its 13th year and has raised over $3 million for the Hope Family Health Center. Join us for a fun event with a great cause!

Find out more on the website.

Fishing for Hope
Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018

Hurricane Harvey Anniversary
Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018

Hurricane Harvey Anniversary

Enjoy a full day of celebrating the community and the recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey. Enjoy music, food, a parade, and so much more.


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 First Friday
Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 07, 2018

Shallow Stalker Boat Owners Fishing Tournament
Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018

Shallow Stalker Boat Owners Fishing Tournament

Louie's Backyard

Join us for the 4th Annual Shallow Stalker Boat Owners Fishing Tournament! Register today and have the time of your life! See website for registration and more details.


Jaime J. Zapata Fishing Tournament

Jim's Pier

Come out for a fishing tournament in honor of Jaime J. Zapata. Find more details on the website in addition to the registration form.

Jaime J. Zapata Fishing Tournament
Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018

SPI Wahoo Classic Fishing Tournament
Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018

SPI Wahoo Classic

Jim's Pier

Participate in an incredible fishing tournament and have a chance at winning a cash prize! Anglers will compete in three categories: Wahoo, Dolphin, Blackfin.


Zombie Charge 5K

Don’t miss out on the unique obstacle race, Zombie Charge 5K! Runners will be faced with a variety of challenges with the goal of making it to the finish line with all their flags. Or on the flip side, be a zombie charging runner and capture the flags!

Enjoy music and vendors at the after party!

Register on the website!

Zombie Charge 5K
Sep 15, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018

South Padre Island Triathlon
Sep 30, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018

South Padre Island Triathlon

Parrot Eyes

Calling all racers – grab your swim suits, running shoes, and bikes and join us for the South Padre Island Triathlon! There will be two courses offered, Olympic and Sprint distance courses.


Sandcastle Days 2018

6900 Padre Boulevard South Padre Island, TX 78597

Join thousands of fans and watch sand sculptors create incredible art with the sand at Sandcastle Days on South Padre Island. Also enjoy live music, art booths, food and more!

Sandcastle Days South Padre Island
Oct 04, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018