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 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.

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

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

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!


Lighthouse Establishment Cinema

421 E. Queen Isabella

Grab your friends and family and come out to watch a movie EVERY FRIDAY night June – July projected on the side of the lighthouse! Below are the movies being shown:

June 15: A Wrinkle in Time
June 22: Black Panther
June 29: Moana
July 6: Lion King
July 13: Cars 3
July 20: Beauty & the Beast
July 27: Coco

Movies start at 9:30 pm!

Lighthouse Establishment Cinema
Jun 15, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018

Port A Pachanga Fishing Tournament
Jun 29, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018

Port-A Pachanga Fishing Event

Port Aransas, TX

Port-A Pachanga Fishing competition is a two-day event that will feature bay fishing and offshore fishing. The competition is presented by Go Wild in Texas.

Please visit the website for more information!


Port Aransas 4th of July

Port Aransas, TX

Grab your friends and family and enjoy the 4th of July holiday in Port Aransas! From July 1-4, enjoy everything from beach parties and barbecues to parades and fireworks.

July 1-2, come out for the Rockport Art Festival. Here, you will get to enjoy artwork from over 120 artists, local food, and live music.

On July 4th, enjoy fireworks just after sundown. The show is 45 minutes long at Roberts Point Park.

Fireworks over Padre Island - Brianna
Jul 01, 2018 - Jul 04, 2018

SPI Fourth of July Fireworks
Jul 04, 2018 - Jul 04, 2018

SPI Fourth of July Fireworks

Louie’s Backyard

Celebrate the Fourth of July in South Padre with a special fireworks show over Louie’s Backyard at 9:15 p.m.


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
Jul 06, 2018 - Jul 06, 2018

Deep Sea Roundup
Jul 13, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018

83rd Annual Deep Sea Roundup

Port Aransas, TX

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!


SPI Fishing Tournament for CASA of Cameron and Willacy County

Jim's Pier

A fun fishing tournament benefitting the CASA of Cameron and Willacy County. Visit the website for details about the event!

Saturday: Final Registration and Mixer
Sunday: Tournament starts at 6:00am and weigh in ends at 2:00pm

2nd Annual Security First Credit Union Fishing Tournament
Jul 21, 2018 - Jul 22, 2018

ANYTHING BUT A BOAT Tournaments - Tunes - Tastes Festival
Jul 21, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018

“ANYTHING BUT A BOAT” Tournaments – Tunes – Tastes Festival

Roberts Point Park

Don’t miss the 1st annual Port A Parks and Rec ANYTHING THAT FLOATS BUT A BOAT Contest where participants build their own boat out of any materials other than an actual boat and race your contraption across the harbor. The event will also feature food vendors, live music, a volleyball tournament, a product vendor marketplace, and so much more!

Grab your whole family and enjoy a day in Port A! The event will be held from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM.


Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT)

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

Texas Int fishing
Aug 01, 2018 - Aug 05, 2018