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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...

Spring Break Jam

March 2-3

This event supplies an opportunity for car, truck, motorcycle enthusiasts to show off their custom v...

Sand Crab Run

April 27

This run, entirely on sand, is a great way to get a little exercise under the stars on a beautiful S...

Run the Jailbreak

May 4

The Jailbreak Beach Escape has become a South Padre Island tradition. Each May, thousands of runners...

Memorial Day Fireworks

May 26

Join together at the South Padre Island Entertainment District for Memorial Day Fireworks at 9:15 p....

Dargel Boat Owners Tournament

June 7-8

The slot redfish with the most spots wins. In case of a tie, the earliest fish weighed in will be th...

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...

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