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: 9:00am Bird Walk with Carolyn & 10:30am with Ty & Ida

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

Wednesday: 9:00am Bird Walk with Dave and Joyce & 10:00am with Rose Ann and Jerry

Thursday: 9:00am Bird Walk with Javier

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

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

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

Whooping Crane Boat
Jan 01, 2019 - May 20, 2019

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Jan 05, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019

Birding on the Boardwalk

Port Aransas Community Park parking lot

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!


South Padre Island Farmer’s Market

8605 Padre Blvd.

Come shop for the freshest produce available!

Every Sunday 11am – 1pm

SPI Farmers Market
Jan 06, 2019 - Dec 29, 2019

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Jan 10, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019

Bands On The Beach

6900 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Enjoy Live music at Clayton’s in South Padre every Thursday through Sunday! Don’t miss out!

Thursday: Ruthi’s Rock-N-Country @ 2-5PM
Friday: Jul & Chrome Wheels Band @ 2-5
Saturday: Robert Gracia Band @ 2-5PM
Sunday:Jul & Chrome Wheels Band @  1-4PM


Whooping Crane Festival

710 W. Avenue A, Port Aransas, Texas 78373

Celebrate with the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce the endangered Whooping Crane. Enjoy birding tours by land and sea, along with a photography workshop, trade show, speakers and more!

Visit website for more details, registration, and tickets!

Whooping Crane Festival
Feb 21, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019

SPI Market Days
Feb 22, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019

SPI Market Days

7355 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597

Shop ’till you drop! Join us at the South Padre Island Convention Center for SPI Market Days. Find treasures from clothing, rare arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, home decor and more!

Time: Friday & Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 10am-4pm

 


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
Mar 01, 2019 - Mar 01, 2019

Barefoot Mardi Gras
Mar 02, 2019 - Mar 02, 2019

Barefoot Mardi Gras Parade

The Beach between Whitecap and Access Road 5

Enjoy floats and fun for the whole family! Visit the website to see the whole parade route! Parade starts at 11:00am!


Barefoot Mardi Gras Festival

Padre Balli Park

Come out to the Barefoot Mardi Gras Festival following the parade! The festival is from 11:00am – 5:00pm. Enjoy live music, artists, food, drinks, and more! Admission is $5 – cash only!

Barefoot Mardi Gras
Mar 02, 2019 - Mar 02, 2019

Barefoot Mardi Gras
Mar 02, 2019 - Mar 02, 2019

King and Queens Ball

Inside New Orleans Tent at Padre Balli Park

The King and Queens Ball brings you to the streets of New Orleans! Dance the night away, enjoy delicious food and drinks, and so much more. Must be 21 or older to attend!


Parrot Heads Spring Phling

Robert's Point Park Marina Pavilion

Enjoy live music, raffles, auctions, contests, and more!

Tickets $15-$20

Parrot Heads Spring Phling
Mar 02, 2019 - Mar 02, 2019

Port Aransas First Friday
Apr 05, 2019 - Apr 05, 2019

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.


Wooden Boat Festival

Municipal Harbor

Enjoy all things wooden boat related at the Wooden Boat Festival!

Wooden Boat Festival
Apr 12, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019

Texas SandFest
Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019

Texas SandFest

Port Aransas, TX between mile markers 9 and 13

Texas SandFest is the largest master sand sculpting competition in the US!

Amateurs and experienced sculptors will express their creative skill bringing forward the most imaginative and artistic sculptures.

Attendees will also enjoy music, food, crafts and 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
May 03, 2019 - May 03, 2019