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Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk

Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk

Jun 03, 2017
The 2017 Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk is scheduled to be held Saturday, June 3rd. The event is expected to attract thousands of participants wanting to take advantage of the unique opportunity to cross the 2.6 mile Queen Isabella Causeway on foot. The course starts at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark on South Padre Island, continuing on to the Queen...
2017 Dargel Boats Owners Tournament

2017 Dargel Boats Owners Tournament

Start: Jun 09, 2017 End: Jun 10, 2017
The Dargel Owners Tournament is a spot tournament, the slot redfish with the most spots wins. In case of a tie the earliest fish weighed in will be the winner. We'll have several surprise side tournaments that we'll announce at the event. This is a family friendly event with kids and junior divisions, we love seeing the next generation get...
Memorial Day Fireworks

Memorial Day Fireworks

May 28, 2017
South Padre Island is the Fireworks Capital of Texas, and we celebrate Memorial Day with a spectacular fireworks display over the bay. Join us on Sunday, May 28 at 9:15 PM! The best location to view the show is around the entertainment district. The fireworks display is sponsored by the City of South Padre Island.

Events on South Padre Island

There’s something for everyone on South Padre Island. You’ll find that the island hosts an incredible diversity of family, sporting, and nature events all year round.

Springtime on South Padre Island brings celebrations both holy and wild. It’s wedding season, and there’s no better place to create an eternal partnership than on the serene beaches where the sea meets the land. Easter and Semana Santa (Holy Week) bring in many extended families and international tourists celebrating a sacred, spiritual time together with the beautiful beaches of South Padre Island as a backdrop. In contrast, spring break makes for many families and students a beachside getaway, and the LGBTQ community celebrates pride and unity with Splash, a weekend long event complete with parties, stage shows, and formal events. In April, fireworks on the beach begin and explode every Friday and Saturday night for months to come. And of course, all year round you can shop for local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, juices, and more at the South Padre Island Farmer’s Market, held every Sunday from 11AM to 1PM. For those who’d like to burn calories and seek thrills by the sea, the annual Jailbreak Beach Escape offers a challenging 5k run over more than 20 sandy, wet, crazy obstacles followed by a Texas sized party at Clayton’s. Cyclists will enjoy Pedal to Padre, a bicycle tour beginning at the Brownsville Event Center and ending at the Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark on South Padre Island, where discounts are available to event participants. 

During the hot summer months, TIFT (Texas International Fishing Tournament) brings in waves of anglers hoping to catch a piece of prize money in the sparkling waters of the Laguna Madre Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Texas’ largest saltwater fishing tournament, TIFT attracts about 10,000 spectators, 1,500 anglers, and 500 boats during its two days of fishing and fun. While the big boats bring in blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish, bay anglers haul in delectable speckled trout, redfish and flounder; even youngsters can bait their hooks and walk away with a trophy just for participating. Independence Day is also a perfect time to bring the whole family for the summer long fireworks and Fourth of July festivities.

When summer turns to fall, South Padre Island’s famous Sandcastle Days bring out some of the world’s best seaside sculptors. When you’re not gazing awestruck at masterfully built sand sculptures, you’ll enjoy sandcastle building lessons for the whole family, treasure hunts, photo ops, amateur competitions, and more. An annual Walk for Women raises funds for breast cancer research and includes a casino night and fishing tournament, and the Glow Dash 5k encourages health and wellness through a race where participants light up the night in flashy, glowing neon costumes.  The Annual World Championship Shrimp cook off brings.

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South Padre Island Farmer’s Market

Bird Walks

Shuttle Service on the Bayside Drive

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Bird Walks

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Tropical Smoothie Café® Grand Opening

Bird Walks

1

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Bird Walks

Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

2

Indoor Kite Performance – SPI Kitefest

Open Clay Classes

Bird Tours

3

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Bird Tour

E.K. Atwood Park Ground Breaking Ceremony

4

POWC Meeting

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

SPI Kitefest

5

South Padre Island Farmer’s Market

Shuttle Service on the Bayside Drive

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

6

Bird Walks

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

7

Beachfront Hotel With Dinner & Show!

Bird Walks

The History of Rock-n-Roll

8

Bird Walks

Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

9

Open Clay Classes

Habitat Tour of the Bayside Drive

Bird Walks

10

Bird Tour

21st Annual Adopt-A-Beach Winter Texan Cleanup

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

11

Open Paint Classes

Bird Walks

Bird Tour

12

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Bird Walks

Shuttle Service on the Bayside Drive

13

Bird Walks

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

14

Bird Walks

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Valentine’s Day Dinner

15

Bird Walks

Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

16

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Open Clay Classes

Burger Bash

17

Bird Walks

South Padre Island BikeFest

Meet the Author Series – “Where My Dolly Lives”

18

Bird Tour

Bird Walks

Spoonbill Mini-Golf Tournament

19

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Shuttle Service on the Bayside Drive

Bird Walks

20

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Bird Walks

21

Beachfront Hotel with Dinner & Show!

A Classic Film Festival “Some Like It Hot”

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

22

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge

Bird Walks

23

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Bird Tours

Beachfront Hotel with Dinner & Show!

24

SPI Market Days

Bird Walks

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

25

Bird Tour

SPI Market Days

Open Paint Classes

26

Bird Walks

South Padre Island Farmer’s Market

Sunday Funday with DJ Silver

27

Clayton’s Beach Stage by Red Bull

Bird Walks

DJ Skribble at Clayton’s Beach Bar

28

Guided Nature Walks at the SPI Birding & Nature Center

Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras at Tequila Sunset

Bird Walks

1

City Council Regular Meeting

Clayton’s Beach Stage by Red Bull

Spring Break Workshop (Mass Gathering)

2

Bird Walks

Clayton’s Beach Stage by Red Bull

Open Clay Classes

3

Clayton’s Beach Stage by Red Bull

Bird Walks

Bird Tour

4

Welcome Party at Tequila Sunsets

Bird Walks

2017 M&M Off Road Spring Break Jam