SPI Christmas Parade
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

SPI Christmas Parade

Join in on the fun and enjoy a cool winter breeze during this year’s holiday festivities. Watch as the red and green, wintery floats pass by on Padre Boulevard, and wave to Santa as he rides in on his sleigh. Bring the whole family, pack a thermos of hot chocolate and sing Jingle Bells as South Padre Island celebrates Christmas!

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Color Me Rad 5K Run
Dec
2
11:30 AM11:30

Color Me Rad 5K Run

Color Me Rad is loosely based on the Hindu Festival of Colors, otherwise known as Holi. The festive colors used are a sign of winter’s end and spring’s new beginnings. Or in the case of RAD; the color represents the end of lame runs and the beginning of fun runs.

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Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Lighted Boat Parade

The Annual Port Isabel Christmas Lighted Boat Parade will be held rain or shine on the first Saturday of December annually beginning at 6 pm at Southpoint Marina. From there, the parade makes its way across the Laguna Madre Bay and along the bayfront of South Padre Island and ends at Louie's Backyard.

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Breakfast with Santa
Dec
3
9:00 AM09:00

Breakfast with Santa

Children will be delighted as they visit with Santa and enjoy breakfast from 9 – 11 a.m. at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort. Enjoy the magical spirit of the holiday season and don’t forget to bring your camera for photos with Santa!

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Pickleball On Padre
Dec
13
to Dec 14

Pickleball On Padre

A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels! The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Learn about the sport, have fun, and make new friends all at the same time! 

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Hilton New Year's Eve Celebration & Buffet
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Hilton New Year's Eve Celebration & Buffet

Join the Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island for their annual New Year's Eve Celebration and Buffet! Enjoy homemade dishes, sides, desserts, and complimentary midnight champagne toast. Dance all night long to the sounds of Grupo Sazon starting at 8:00 PM! Call and reserve your spot soon before they sell out! 

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SPI Market Days
Jan
5
to Jan 7

SPI Market Days

  • South Padre Island Convention Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Featuring hand crafted jewelry, fashionable clothing, cosmetics & fragrances, rare arts and crafts, gourmet treats, exclusive home decor items and so much more! Spend your days shopping for gifts and treasures from all over the world during the SPI Market days!

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SPI Market Days
Feb
23
to Feb 25

SPI Market Days

  • South Padre Island Convention Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Featuring hand crafted jewelry, fashionable clothing, cosmetics & fragrances, rare arts and crafts, gourmet treats, exclusive home decor items and so much more! Spend your days shopping for gifts and treasures from all over the world during the SPI Market days!

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Pickleball On Padre
Nov
14
to Nov 15

Pickleball On Padre

A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels! The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Learn about the sport, have fun, and make new friends all at the same time! 

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Veterans Day Celebration
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Veterans Day Celebration

The City of South Padre Island invites you to the 7th annual Veterans Day Celebration on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the South Padre Island Convention Centre at 2 PM. Join South Padre Island Mayor, Barry Patel, as we recognize all veterans and celebrate the 6th anniversary of the Purple Heart Trail. Performance by Pelican West.

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Tails on the Beach
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Tails on the Beach

Friends of Animal Rescue would like to invite you to join them for their 3rd Annual Tails on the Beach – A Celebration of Man's Best Friend.  is an event that all dog lovers will want to attend. The event is free and open to the public. There will be many activities including a Beach Walk dedicated to the memorial of Catherine Carter and Guy Blatnik, exhibits by the K9 Patrol, Therapy group, Healthy Dog Clinic, a children’s area, photography session, and area shelters and rescue groups will have adoptable dogs onsite. 

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Raul Alcala Challenge South Padre Island
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Raul Alcala Challenge South Padre Island

The Raul Alcala Challenge South Padre Island is a real beautiful route full of incredible sites. We will cross the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway twice. The best part if that you will ride along with cycling legend, Raul Alcala.

Finishing the Raul Alcala Challenge South Padre a big party will be waiting for you at Schlitterbahn Water Park with live music, food, drinks and many surprises.

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South Padre Island Open Water Festival
Nov
4
to Nov 5

South Padre Island Open Water Festival

Open Water Planet takes over South Padre Island, the Sandcastle Capital of the World, the first weekend in November this fall. A weekend full of activities include a kids 500 yrd sprint, a one mile open water bay swim, a 5 kilometer open water bay swim, a special screening of the Olympic movie “The Last Gold”, OWP Vendor Village and much much more.

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El Paseo Arts Presents: A’lante Flamenco
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

El Paseo Arts Presents: A’lante Flamenco

The A’lante Flamenco Ensemble, based out of Austin, Texas, excites audiences with a blend of traditional and contemporary flamenco music and dance. The ensemble was formed in 2011 by Artistic Director/Choreographer Olivia Chacón and Music Director Isaí Chacón with the object of presenting flamenco to Texas and regional audiences in the freshest and most creative way possible.

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Hallo Wings
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Hallo Wings

Join us for a wonderful evening of wine tasting paired with delectable hors d'oeuvres, music, magic and art while enjoying a beautfiul sunset over the Laguna Madre Bay at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

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SPLASH South Padre
Oct
5
to Oct 8

SPLASH South Padre

Thousands of LGBT friends, family and supporters will once again descend on the 2.3 square miles of paradise, South Padre Island.  PRIDE Island will open its doors and arms and welcome you to a weekend of top-notch entertainment, amazing stage productions, exciting pool parties and some of the best parties you’ve ever experienced!  Splash South Padre offers a variety of events to keep you going all weekend.  But, there’s much more to PRIDE Island!

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Sand Castle Days 2017
Oct
5
to Oct 8

Sand Castle Days 2017

Master Sand sculptors Walter McDonald (aka Amazon Walter) and Lucinda Wierenga (aka Sandy Feet) are South Padre Island residents and 30 years ago started Sandcastle Days as a way to demonstrate the magical sculpting qualities of South Padre Island sand AND the critical importance of protecting our beautiful coastal shores.
 

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12th Annual DHR “Fishing For Hope” Tournament
Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

12th Annual DHR “Fishing For Hope” Tournament

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 a live concert, dinner, the legendary stars auction, and much more!

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Ladies Kingfish Tournament 2017
Aug
11
to Aug 13

Ladies Kingfish Tournament 2017

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 will be awarded to the first four places in each category and Grand Champion Bay and Grand Champion Offshore winners will also receive trophies.

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Bullypendence Day
Jul
1
2:00 PM14:00

Bullypendence Day

The Bully Beach Expo is the ultimate experience for breeders, animal lovers and bully enthusiasts. We bring the biggest names in the bully community, from breeders to bullies to our event. We strive to make our dog show one of the top destinations in the world.

Bully Beach Expo mixes showmanship with a beach setting. Our competitors are met with the best trophies and judges in the show ring. Attendees are able to meet special guests and first-rate dogs from all over the world.

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Coastal Nature Camp
Jun
26
to Jun 29

Coastal Nature Camp

Come learn about the birds, fish and plants of South Padre Island with crafts, games, prizes and classroom time. Ages 7 to 12. Space is limited. Call to make your reservation today! Camp dates are from June 26-29 from 9 AM to 1 PM.

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Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk
Jun
3
7:30 AM07:30

Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk

The 2017 Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk is scheduled to be held Saturday, June 3rd. The event is expected to attract thousands of participants wanting to take advantage of the unique opportunity to cross the 2.6 mile Queen Isabella Causeway on foot. The course starts at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark on South Padre Island, continuing on to the Queen Isabella Causeway and over the Laguna Madre Bay and ending in front of the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Awards ceremony will be held immediately following the event.

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Run The Jailbreak South Padre
May
6
9:00 AM09:00

Run The Jailbreak South Padre

The Jailbreak Beach Escape is an Island tradition unlike any other! The Jailbreak Beach Escape is a challenging 5k run over 20+ sandy, wet, crazy obstacles on the sunny beaches of South Padre Island, followed by a Texas-sized beach party at Clayton’s. Each May thousands of adventurous and active thrill seekers converge on South Padre Island to see if they have what it takes to Break Free! Space is limited, secure your Escape Today!

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Latin Nights on the Beach
Apr
29
to Sep 30

Latin Nights on the Beach

Enjoy Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Meringue and more with Grupo Sazon LIVE on the Beach Deck of the Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island alongside a Beach Fireworks Show and Happy Hour! Dinner, Live Music, Fireworks and Happy Hour all on the beach - what more could you ask for!?

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South Padre Sand Crab Beach Bike Ride
Apr
29
8:00 AM08:00

South Padre Sand Crab Beach Bike Ride

The Sand Crab Bike Ride is entirely on sand, is a great way to get a little exercise on a beautiful South Padre Island Beach in the morning. Riding on sand is quite challenging if you have never done it. The fatter the tire, the better. The 5K run is very rider friendly with a 1hr cut off. The 10K riders must be at the 3.1 mile turnaround within 1/2 hour. The ride will start on the beach at La Quinta Inn Resort Hotel on the beach and run east for 3.1 or 1.55 miles (depending on the event)then turn around at designated markers and head back to the finish. The course will be led by vehicles, course marshals and signage. There will be 2 water stops with sports drink and water hit 2X ea for the 10K and 1 hit 2X for the 5K. This ride is a great way to see the run course if you participate in both events.

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Grupo Sazon LIVE
Apr
1
6:30 PM18:30

Grupo Sazon LIVE

Enjoy Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Meringue and more with Grupo Sazon LIVE on the Beach Deck of the Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island alongside a Beach Fireworks Show and Happy Hour! Dinner, Live Music, Fireworks and Happy Hour all on the beach - what more could you ask for!?

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