South Padre Island’s SANDCASTLE DAYS !

 

SANDCASTLE DAYS  – enjoy a local favorite event !!!

SPI sandcastle days 2014

From: Oct 03, 2014 – Oct 05, 2014

Recurring daily

Starting: 9:00 AM

Admission: FREE

Masters of Sand build their dreams in sand!

A dozen international artists compete for cash!

Amateur competition happens on Saturday with live music, arts & craft vendors and a special children’s area!

3 days of fun for the whole family.



Visit monumental sculptures by world renowned artist Javier Marin.

TRES CABEZAS COLOSALES  which translates to  ” Three Colossal Heads”Placed on-site just off the Causeway in the Queen Isabella Memorial Park through May 2015.

Queen Isabella Memorial Park is located in the median near the crossover at the foot of the Queen Isabella Causeway.

SPI tres cabezas Javier Marin has developed a solid career as a visual artist for the last 30 years, holding over 90 solo exhibitions and more than 200 collective shows in Mexico, the USA, Canada, and several countries in South America, Asia and Europe. His artwork can be found in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Blake-Purnell Collection, the Malba-Fundación Constantini Buenos Aires (Argentina), amongst others.

The increasing presence of larger pieces in public spaces evidently parts from a contemporary conceptualization about urban interventions. Marín’s public artwork opens up towards its physical and human context, offering alternative interpretations of it, as well as of the piece itself. His sculpture takes its exploration to all sorts of places and towards different kinds of experiences, encouraging a constant and dynamic feedback. In his creative work, Marín explores human interactions and follows a sense of balance, in a formal as well as in a conceptual aspect.

Enjoy this traveling exhibit during your visit to South Padre Island……

 



SPACE X IS COMING TO TEXAS !

 

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The world’s first commercial launch complex, SpaceX, is coming to Texas and is designed specifically for orbital missions will be just on the other side of the South Padre Island jetties at Boca Chica Beach. Spectacular viewing of up to 12 launches annually from South Padre Island.

“What a historical moment for the greater Brownsville region and the State of Texas. It’s the culmination of a dream and a vision that began more than three years ago,” Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez said. “We will ensure that SpaceX has everything they need in order to be successful in the Greater Brownsville Borderplex. The team effort would have never succeeded but for the immense support of the people of Brownsville, all of its surrounding neighbors and the state – to all of you ‘mil gracias’ and watch us soar.”  Seabreeze Beach Resort  (vacation rental condos) will be a great location to view these future launches.

 

 



Last day of the Beachcombers Art Show event near Seabreeze Breeze Resort.

BEACHCOMBERS ART SHOW !

Don’t miss the final day or last thing to do before you depart, to attend the longest running ART Show on the Island at the SPI Convention Center!

Painting, Ceramics, Prints, Jewelry, Glass Art, and much more to entice your artsy whim.  The Convention Center is conveniently located on Padre Blvd. near Seabreeze Beach Resort. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with directions.  You will enjoy local artisans presentation of sea or beach inspired themed art.  Anyone that loves the beach will be happy to take a token memory of their time spent on South Padre Island.

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Beach-n-biker Fest on South Padre Island, Tx

 

 

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11th Annual Beach-N-

Biker Fest!

April 2015 on South Padre Island!

Where Music & Bikers Come Together & Acquaintances Become Friends!

Friday April 10, 2015 9:00 am to Midnight

Saturday April 11, 2015 9:00 am to 1:00 am

Sunday April 12, 2015 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

@ The South Padre Island Convention Center located at 7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX.

What it’s all about.

The members of the Magic Valley Riders Motorcycle Club Inc., host

this annual charity fundraiser each spring on beautiful South Padre Island

Texas.

The annual motorcycle rally includes Concerts and music all weekend, a Parade, a Poker Run, Biker Games, a Ride in Bike Show, food and clothing vendors and much more.

During the weekend of the event, the entire Island transforms to cater

to our biker friends every need.

 

 

Join us!

The beautiful beaches, great restaurants, and Seabreeze Beach Resort’s great rates, are all within minutes of the event site.

So come on down to enjoy three days of biker fun in the sun, by the best South Texas beaches.



Now is the time to become healthy!

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EXPO at South Padre Island, Texas

 

DATE: 02/21/2014 (9:00am ) to 02/23/2014

DESCRIPTION:

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This event is held in conjunction with SPI Market Days!

Explore new healing modalities and speak one-on-one to Valley Health Professionals. Learn about therapeutic treatments, nutrition, fitness and more. Meet local providers and practitioners who will share resources, tips and advice about how to improve your health and wellness with traditional and alternative approaches.

LOCATION:

South Padre Island Convention Centre

ADDRESS:

7355 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, TX 78597

 

 

 

 



You are invited to attend a “Dog-Gone” Wedding on South Padre Island, Texas

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DOG GONE WEDDING
Date 02/22/2014 10:00am to 02/22/2014
Category Annual Events
Description Friends of Animal Rescue requests your presence at the 2nd Annual DOG GONE WEDDING. We will have many dog costume contests including the best dressed bride & groom. The other contests are best trick, best over all costume and best large and small dog contest. There will be lots of raffle prizes to win and wedding cake for humans and dogs. Come join us for this fun filled day and bring your babies dressed in their best outfits. It is going to be a day to remember.
Location Louie’s Backyard
Address 2305 Laguna Blvd.
South Padre Island, TX 78597

 



South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

If you are interested in Texas native wildlife, here is an event you may want to attend at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, Friday, February 7, 2014,

Documentary Showing
February 7 at 2pm Island premier with RICHARD MOORE, South Texas native wildlife photographer and writer who’s features air on CBS affiliate KGBT.
We will be showing his documentary,”Phantom Cat of the Chaparral Endangered Oselot”.

Seating is limited. Must RSVP. price is $3.00

Address is, 6801 Padre Blvd. ph# 956-243-8179 (located 1.6 mi on Padre Blvd from Seabreeze Beach Resort )

 

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BASIC FACTS ABOUT OCELOTS

Ocelots range in color from light yellow to reddish gray, with dark spots and stripes. They have dark stripes on their cheeks and their tailed have rings of dark fur.

Diet

Ocelots are carnivores, they hunt and eat animals such as rodents, rabbits, young deer, birds, snakes and fish.

Population

An estimated 800,000 to 1.5 million are found worldwide.
Between 80 and 120 are found in two isolated populations in southeast Texas.

Range

Did You Know?

In captivity, ocelots can live 20 years while in the wild they live 7 – 10 years.

Once ranging as far east as Arkansas and Louisiana, throughout Texas and in Mexico, ocelots are currently found only in extreme southern Texas and northeastern Mexico. They are also found in every country south of the United States except Chile.

Behavior

Ocelots are strongly nocturnal, resting in trees or dense brush during the day. Ocelots are very active, traveling from one to five miles per night. Males usually travel further than females. They capture an average of one prey item for every 3.1 hours of travel.

Reproduction

Following a 79- to 85-day gestation, young are born in litters of one to three. Kittens are independent after about one year, but may stay with their mother for an additional year.

Threats to Ocelots

Habitat loss due to agriculture, hunting for their fur, pet trade.

 

 

 



SPI Farmer’s Market

Farmers Market

 

 

Visit the SPI Farmer’s Market, every Sunday 11 am, for your organic produce selection. You can find farm fresh eggs, organic fruits and vegetables, corn fed beef, specialty foods and other organic products. Located at 8605 Padre Blvd.



Fall Concert Event on SPI

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Watching the sunset on the bay is a “must see” while you are on the Island. Now, you can enjoy music afterwards through the SPI Fall Concert Series. Every Friday and Saturday, between the hours of 7pm-10pm, you can attend FREE concerts by the bay. Located adjacent to Laguna Bob’s and Tequila Sunset on Laguna Blvd.