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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

Fourth of July Fireworks

July 2

At 9:15 p.m. sharp, a silent barge in the center of the Bay releases its payload into the summer sky...

Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT)

July 31-Aug. 4

Surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Laguna Madre Bay and Gulf of Mexico, Port Isabel and South...

Ladies Kingfish Tournament (LKT)

Aug. 9-11

The first all-ladies tournament in Texas is divided into two divisions, Bay and Offshore. Anglers fi...

Labor Day Fireworks

Sept. 1

Enjoy a special fireworks show over the bay for Labor Day weekend....

Shallow Stalker Boat Owners Fishing Tournament

Sept. 6-7

Adult and junior divisions compete for the heaviest red drum, trout, and flouder....

J.J. Zapata Fishing Tournament

Sept. 13-14

This invitational fishing tournament is in memoriam of Jaime J. Zapata....

SPI Wahoo Classic

Sept. 13-15

This fishing tournament awards cash prizes to the top three fish (wahoo, dorado, and blackfin tuna)....

SPI Triathlon

Sept. 29

Seasoned veterans and first timers race in Olympic and sprint distance courses....

Sand Castle Days

Oct. 3-6

More than 30,000 fans watch the sand come alive as sand artists qualify for the World Championship o...

Walk for Women

Oct. 11-13

This 16th annual fundraising event helps local women battling breast cancer with financial prostheti...

SPI Fishing Days

Oct. 19-20

An official fishing and boating exposition featuring local boat dealers and gear....

SPI Mariachi Run

Nov. 2

This 5K/10K run is infused with live mariachi music....

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