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Texas International Fishing Tournament 2017

Texas International Fishing Tournament 2017

Start: Aug 02, 2017 End: Aug 06, 2017
Surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Laguna Madre Bay and Gulf of Mexico, Port Isabel and South Padre Island play host to Texas’ largest saltwater fishing tournament—the Texas International Fishing Tournament. Founded by Doc J.A. Hockaday in 1933, the tournament was designed to tell the story of phenomenal fishing in the Rio GrandeValley to anglers from around the world....
Ladies Kingfish Tournament (LKT) 2017

Ladies Kingfish Tournament (LKT) 2017

Start: Aug 11, 2017 End: Aug 13, 2017
Event Description: The Ladies Kingfish Tournament, the FIRST all ladies tournament in the State of Texas, is divided into two divisions, Bay and Offshore. Anglers fishing in the Bay Division will vie for trophies in the categories of Redfish, Trout and Flounder, while anglers in the Offshore Division complete in the categories of King, Bonito, Blackfin Tuna and Dolphin.  Trophies...
12th Annual DHR “Fishing for Hope” Tournament

12th Annual DHR “Fishing for Hope” Tournament

Start: Aug 26, 2017 End: Aug 27, 2017
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is pleased to announce its 12th Annual “Fishing for Hope” Tournament, which will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island, Texas. Now the largest non-profit fishing tournament on the Texas coast, “Fishing for Hope” is a family-friendly and fun event for people of all ages. This year’s tournament will feature...
SPI Wahoo Classic

SPI Wahoo Classic

Start: Sep 08, 2017 End: Sep 10, 2017
Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in the second annual South Padre Island Wahoo Classic. Fishing from Jim’s Pier, Anglers will compete in three categories: Wahoo, Black Fin Tuna, Dorado/Mahi Mahi. The Classic features $15,000 in cash prizes for the top three competitors. The Gulf comes alive during September and October, so come join us during the best...
3rd Annual Shallow Stalker Boats Owners Fishing Tournament

3rd Annual Shallow Stalker Boats Owners Fishing Tournament

Start: Sep 08, 2017 End: Sep 09, 2017
All Shallow Stalker Boat owners invited to the 3rd annual fishing tournament on September 8 & 9, 2017. Early registration: Call: (956) 943-1551 Mail: "REGISTRATION" P.O Box 1096 Port Isabel TX. 78578 Email:    - charleep6267@yahoo.com    - yazminf1551@yahoo.com. Payment: Phone, card or check. (checks will be accepted only during early registration not captains meeting) Captains meeting: September, 08 2017 at...
Valley Haven Inc. 3rd Annual Boat & Kayak Fishing Tournament

Valley Haven Inc. 3rd Annual Boat & Kayak Fishing Tournament

Start: Sep 22, 2017 End: Sep 23, 2017
Valley Havens 3rd Annual Boat & Kayak Fishing Tournament is happening September 22-23, 2017 at Louie's Backyard in South Padre Island. $11,000 in cash prizes, customs plaques, raffle, social events and many more activities. We look forward to seeing you there!!
South Padre Island Triathlon

South Padre Island Triathlon

Oct 08, 2017
The South Padre Island Triathlon is a wonderful course at a great venue for the seasoned veteran or the first timer. With offer both Olympic and Sprint distance courses, there's bound to be something for everyone! After a terrific open water swim, the athletes will head into the transition, graciously hosted by Parrot Eyes and head north for the bike...

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  • Bird Tours

    Mar 02, 2017 @ 8:30 am-12:30 pm
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    Weekly on the same day until Mar 31, 2017

    Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 8:30 am  to 12:30 pm Take our birding van to birding hot spots on the refuge where private vehicles are not allowed.  This tour will offer… Read More

  • Clayton’s Beach Stage by Red Bull

    Mar 02, 2017 @ 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
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    Weekly on the same day until Mar 30, 2017

    The best way to start your spring break party go directly to the biggest beach bar in Texas at the Clayton’s Beach Stage presented by Red Bull from noon to… Read More

  • Habitat Tour of the Bayside Drive

    Mar 02, 2017 @ 12:30 pm-3:30 pm
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    Weekly on the same day until Mar 31, 2017

    Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays Enjoy a 3 hour guided tour in our open-air tram through the habitats of the refuge including thornscrub forest, coastal prairie, wetlands and the scenic Laguna… Read More

  • Open Clay Classes

    Mar 02, 2017 @ 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
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    Weekly on the same day

    Thursdays 1-3:00 p.m. This is an ongoing class, and a really approachable way to introduce yourself to clay, pottery and ceramics. Students will build an item with clay, glaze and fire it.  The price… Read More

  • Bird Walks

    Mar 02, 2017 @ 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
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    Daily until Mar 31, 2017

    2-3 pm   Daily Discover some of south Texas’ specialty birds on a short, easy walk around the visitor center. Wheelchair accessible. FREE with entrance fee.

  • Thirsty Thursday at Louie’s Backyard

    Mar 02, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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    Weekly on the same day until Mar 30, 2017

    Thirsty Thursday at Louie’s Backyard every Thursday starting March 2 till March 30. Inertia Tours present the best and wildest Spring Break parties that will make everyone have the best… Read More

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.