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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

Holiday Sandcastle Village

Nov. 30-Dec. 16

Join in on celebrating Christmas the South Padre Island way. The Holiday Sandcastle Village is fille...

Polar Bear Dip

Jan. 1

Take a plunge into the Gulf of Mexico at the annual New Year’s Day beach party featuring live musi...

Longest Causeway Run

Jan. 12

This event follows the 6.2-mile (10K) course starting at the Port Isabel Community Center, continuin...

Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo

Jan. 22-26

This event is five days of the best that South Padre Island has to offer outdoors. Each day features...

SPI Kitefest

Jan. 31-Feb. 3

Enjoy the annual SPI Kitefest on the first weekend in February. The festival features an indoor kite...

South Padre Island Chili Expo (SPICE) Chili Cookoff

Feb. 9

As one of the island's favorite events, this cookoff and fundraising event is organized by the volun...

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