Horses riding in the ocean

South Padre Island

South Padre Island is a hotbed of beach culture with lodging, dining, nightlife, and watersports. Northward, Padre Island National Seashore protects the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world, along with the wildlife that depends on it.

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Upcoming Events

Market Days

Feb. 21-23

Featuring handcrafted jewelry, fashionable clothing, cosmetics and fragrances, rare arts and crafts,...

Heatwave: Spring Break Car Jam

March 7-8

This custom truck and car show began in 1989 and was founded by two custom truck clubs in Austin. Th...

SPI Sand Crab 5K and 10K Nighttime Beach Run

April 18

Attracting runners from across the Rio Grande Valley and beyond, the Sand Crab is an event that crea...

Splash South Padre

April 23-26

This four-day celebration is packed with special guests, concerts and events, exciting pool parties,...

Jailbreak

May 2

A South Padre Island tradition, the Jailbreak takes place every May, with thousands of runners conqu...

Shallow Sport Tournament

May 15-17

The tournament is the unofficial kickoff to summer and attracts participants in droves to South Pad...


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