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Welcome to South Padre Island!

Our little paradise island has so much more to offer than just miles of white sand and crystal blue water. From the young to the young at heart, whether you are here for the summer, winter, spring break, romantic getaway, family vacation, or that perfect beach wedding; we have an assortment of events for all ages on, and around, South Padre Island!



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South Padre Island Market Days

Visit the SPI Farmer’s Market, every Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm, for your organic produce selection. Find anything from farm fresh eggs, organic fruits and vegetables, corn fed beef, specialty foods, and other organic products. Located at 8605 Padre Blvd North of Seabreeze Beach Resort.


Oct 2-8 30th Annual SPI SandCastle Days!

The 30th annual South Padre Island SandCastle Days Sand Sculpture Demonstration and Competition – Twleve master sand sculptors from all over the world meet on Clayton’s beach to show us their best work. Live music, kiddy games, vendors and lots of fun for the whole family!

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Valley Haven’s 3rd Annual Boat & Kayak Fishing Tournament

Valley Haven has opened its doors as the only Emergency Children’s Shelter in the Rio Grande Valley! We are a 36 bed facility for children ages 0-17 that have been removed from their homes by Child Protective Services due to abuse, neglect and abandonment. Join us at our 3rd annual boat and kayak fishing tournament and help us raise funds so we can continue to bring hope and safety to the children of the Rio Grande Valley. For more information on this event Click Here

For tickets Click Here



You don’t want to miss this show! Pat Hazell (former Seinfeld writer) takes the stage to perform his one-man show, The Wonder Bread Years, a fresh and funny salute to Americana. The Wonder Bread Years is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater. Audiences across the country have enjoyed this show that not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves them laughing at stories about the years before technology changed the world. Tickets available for September 18 or 19 Click here . For more info at


Bands On The Beach!

Clayton’s – The Biggest Bar in Texas is offering the best entertainment you’ll find on your next trip to South Padre Island. Live music, great food, and Fireworks on the Beach!

Every Friday & Saturday Night from April 1st – October 31st @ 9:15 pm




Celebrate Christmas Coastal Style! Viewing areas will be on the shores of the Laguna Madre Bay. The boats will start off from Southpoint Marina and end at Louie’s Backyard with an award ceremony.


SPI Christmas lighting contest


SPI Breakfast with Santa


SPI Christmas parade


SPI Christmas concert



South Padre Island Marathon November 12th 2016

spi marathon

The course route for both the South Padre Marathon and Half Marathon will begin in historic Port Isabel and finish at Claytons Beach Bar and Grill (the largest beach bar in America). For more information Click here to Visit Official South Padre Island Marathon Website




SPI Open Water FestivalSouth Padre Island Open Water Festival Nov 5-6, 2016

For more information click here



shrimp cookoff23rd Annual World’s Championship Shrimp Cookoff

Nov 6 10 am – 6 pm

For more information and tickets, click here



Polo matchPolo on South Padre Island , TX. Fun for the Family. Call for tickets 956-761-7743 or there will also be tickets at the polo Match. SPI Stables will be hosting this game at The Shores. Children 12 years of age or younger get Free admission…



SPI 35th Annual LKT35th Annual LKF Tournament

The 35th Annual South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Ladies Kingfish Tournament will be held on August 12-14, 2016, and the committee is expecting a record number of anglers to sign up for this year’s tournament.
The tournament is divided into two divisions, Bay and Offshore.

Click here to download the 2016 registration form

Click here to download the 2016 Bay division rules

Click here to download the 2016 Offshore division rules

Click here for a link to more information about this event




July 16 9 am – 1 pm at Rivers End Nursery & Farm

Rivers End Nursery & Farm invite you to join in celebrating the flavors of “The King of Fruit” at the 8th Annual Mango Festival. See many of the different varieties they can grow in South Texas. Sample and vote on your choice for the best tasting mango and learn about growing your own mango trees. Fun and entertainment for all ages including live music, culinary presentations, mango growing presentations, mango smoothies and of course more mango’s. Create a Mr. Mango Head for those 10 and under. Don’t miss the only mango celebration in all of Texas!



kevin-fowler-south-padre-island-claytonsKEVIN FOWLER & WHISKEY D.


Kick off your 4th of July Weekend on South Padre Island! Clayton’s – The Biggest Beach Bar in Texas brings you great entertainment on the beach with Kevin Fowler and Whiskey D. on Friday, July 1st 2016. Tickets are available now online (click here), Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill at the bar, and at all Rio Grande Valley Boot Jack locations. Bring the family! Ages 15 and under are free with paying adults over 21 years of age. Doors open 8PM. Fireworks on the Beach 9:15PM.




Doors open at 9pm. Tickets are $20 and on sale now at Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill



2nd Annual! RUN or WALK to Port Isabel across the beautiful Queen Isabella Causeway from South Padre Island, Texas. 10K Causeway Run starts at 7:00 a.m. and 5K Fitness Walk starts at 7:30 a.m. The event route starts on South Padre Island and finishes across the Causeway in Port Isabel. 1-800-527-6102 or 956/943-2262.



Jail break 20162016 Run The Jailbreak

Saturday May 7th 2016

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 Beach Bar & Grill. 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!

Click here to purchase your ticket



2016 Pedal to PadrePEDAL 2 PADRE 2016

30 mile tour from Brownsville to South Padre Island

Annual cycling event in Brownsville Texas. Hundreds of participants start at the Brownsville Event Center and cycle 30 miles to South Padre Island.

Click here to purchase tickets.



South Padre Island Crab run

South Padre Island Sand Crab 5K/10K, Kid’s Mile Nighttime Beach Run

April 30, 2016, 8:30 pm,  Kid’s 1 Mile Beach Run starts at 8PM.

This Event is Benefiting sea-turtle-inc-logoThe whole event is run on the beach.

Runners are required to run with a head lamp or flashlight in order to see.

The post race bash will be held at Clayton’s Resort Beach Bar and Grill.


SPI El Paseo Arts Foundation


Written by Don Zolidis, “The Bold, the Young and the Murdered” is a comedy/mystery that pokes fun at soap operas and the actors on TV soaps. It is also both a murder mystery with an ending that will surprise even the best mystery sleuths and a play within a play as the actors interact with one another on camera and off. Click here to purchase tickets.



SPI Beach N Biker Fest

13th Annual Beach-N-Biker Fest!

The Magic Valley Riders Motorcycle Club Inc. hosts, Beach N’ Biker Fest, an annual charity fundraiser each spring on beautiful South Padre Island Texas: live concerts, parade, poker run, biker games, ride in bike show, great food, rockin’ clothing and much more.  The entire Island transforms into a biker’s paradise.

South Padre Island Convention Center, 7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, Cameron County





A tribute to Frank Sinatra

If you like jazz/swing music, you won’t want to miss this concert featuring the Valley Voices chorale and many other local musicians. It is happening February 25 at the beautiful Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center. Tickets are $10 advance and available at Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center and Paragraphs Bookstore on SPI. ($15 at the door). Show starts at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm



FEB 6-7TH 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

North of the Convention Centre. Admission is FREE

For more information contact B&S Kites (956)761-1248 or check their website



causeway run32nd Annual Causeway Run!

Saturday Jan 9th, 2016

Run or walk from Port Isabel across the beautiful Queen Isabella Causeway to South Padre Island, Texas. 10K Causeway Run starts at 10:00 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island. 3 Mile Fitness Walk starts at 10:15 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island.

Click here to purchase tickets online

For more information call (956)943-2262. Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce office hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Polar Bear Dip

18th Annual Polar Bear Dip

Start your 2016 Year off with a refreshing dip in the Gulf of Mexico

The 18th Annual Polar Bear Dip will take place at Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill. FREE Registration opens at 10:00 am and the Dip starts promptly at Noon! Commemorative t-shirts will be available for purchase on site, while they last!


Lighted Christmas Boat Parade

28th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade

Got a paddle board, kayak, jetski, fishing boat, canoe, anything that floats? Decorate it for the 28th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade on 12/5!  Or just come and enjoy the fun along the shores of the Laguna Madre. Call the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 956/943-2262 for more information on how to enter!





November 17th & 18th

This musical brings enough holiday cheer to brighten the Scroogiest of hearts!

South Padre Island Convention Center – 7355 Padre Blvd South Padre Island, TX 78597

Seating is limited and there are only two performances so don’t wait until the last minute to get your tickets. Each evening performance begins at 6:30 p.m., with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, catered with a trailer park theme by PadreRitaGrill. Curtain goes up on the musical at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the performances are $30 per person/$25 for El Paseo Arts members. Tickets are available for purchase at Paragraphs on Padre Bookstore on the Island, the Art Gallery in Lighthouse Square in Port Isabel, and online Click here for online purchase

For additional information about the show, you may contact El Paseo Arts at (956) 943-4700.


SPI Shrimp Cook off22nd Annual World Championship Shrimp Cook Off!

Sunday November 1st 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sutherlands Port Isabel

1725 W Hwy 100, Port Isabel, Texas 78578

Dozens of contestants preparing nearly a ton of Fresh Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp using a variety of recipes! Vendors, live music by The AGENCY, games & rides, arts & crafts, info booths! Hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. Call 956/943-2262 or email for more information.



walkforwomen12th Annual SPI Walk For Women

October 9 – 11th

Oct. 9th

“Bet on HOPE and Let it Ride” Casino Night @ Louie’s Backyard

Registration for Bay Fishing Tournament from 6-8pm.

Oct. 10th

Walk for Women Bay Fishing Tournament

Anglers start at 7 am, weigh in is from 11:30am to 1:00pm.

Oct. 11th

Walk for Women A day of Breast Cancer Awareness at the SPI Convention Centre

Registration at the SPI Convention Centre starting at 8:30 am. Walk starts at 10:00 am and ends at Louie’s Backyard.

For more information click here

For online tickets click here



Sebastian Zodiac Sculpture Exhibition.

When visiting us at Seabreeze Beach Resort why not take in the free outdoor sculpture exhibit by Mexican sculpture, Sebastian Zodiac. Located at the SPI Convention Centre and  South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center. The exhibit runs from November 5th, 2014 through until September 30th, 2015




Sand Castle Days!

October 2-4 th at Claytons Beach Bar & Grill

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.


5th Annual Pachanga in the Park SPISaturday October 3rd 5 pm – 11 pm

Washington Park, Port Isabel

Experience the culinary culture of the Laguna Madre area with a wide variety of food vendors! Rides for the kids, Live Music, Dance Contest, Dance Performances, Jalapeno Eating Contest, Grito Contest & more! No Admission Charge! Family Fun!



Spazmatics SPI

Return of the Spazmatics

Make your Labor Day Weekend plans today!

All of your favorite bands from the 80’s packed into one great group. The Spazmatics will be performing at Louie’s Backyard on September 6th @ 11:00pm.

Click here for Online Tickets



SPI Sea Turtle ReleaseSea Turtle Release!

April 8th from 5:30 – 8 pm

See flyer for details


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12th Annual Beach-N-Biker Fest!

April 17 – 19th 2015 on South Padre Island!

Where Music & Bikers Come Together & Acquaintances Become Friends!

Friday April 17, 2015 9:00 am to Midnight

Saturday April 18, 2015 9:00 am to 1:00 am

Sunday April 19, 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.


South Padre Island Crab run

South Padre Island Sand Crab 5K/10K, Kid’s Mile Nighttime Beach Run

April 25, 2015, 8:30 pm,  Kid’s 1 Mile Beach Run starts at 8PM.

This Event is Benefiting sea-turtle-inc-logoThe whole event is run on the beach.

Runners are required to run with a head lamp or flashlight in order to see.

The post race bash will be held at Clayton’s Resort Beach Bar and Grill.




Come and join us May 2nd for some sandy fun for the 2nd annual South Padre Island Beach Escape!

This 5K is open to anyone over the age of 14 the first wave will start at 9:30 am. After party jailbreak will be held at Claytons Beach Bar & Grill, the largest beach bar in Texas!



Pedal to Padre EventMAY 3RD BIKE RIDE

25 mile bicycle tour from Brownsville to South Padre Island finishing at Schlitterbahn water park.

For more information on this event and to register click here



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Cyclovia So Padre

May 9 2015  8am – 1 pm

The First Annual Cyclovia So Padre will turn Padre Boulevard into a car-free and care-free environment for families to bike, run and play together.

Cyclovia is an event that closes off selected major streets to automobile traffic and opens them up exclusively to cyclists and pedestrians. Originating as Ciclovía in Bogotá Columbia in the mid- 1970s, this type of event has seen a near-exponential growth in popularity.

for more information click here



Fiesta Padre South Padre Island TX


MAY 21 – 28 A family friendly event that will delight and amaze!

The Most Amazing Beach EXPO comes to South Padre! WE ARE GOING TO BUILD THE ALAMO!

For more information on this event and to purchase your tickets, please click here




NuRythmZ 5th Annual Fitness Beach Party For ALS

Saturday May 23rd. Doors open at 9:00 am @ Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill

Click here to register for this event.

Pre-sale $20  at the door $25. Shirt included!




Longest Causeway Run SPI

June 6, 2015

The 2015 Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk

begins at 8 am on South

Padre Island and ends in Port Isabel at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural


For cost and to purchase tickets click here





El Paseo Arts Foundation


‘Boeing Boeing’

An evening of comedy.

  April 1st 2015. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the performance should last until around 10:00 pm. Tickets for this event can

be purchase online at  or Paragraphs Bookstore.

South Padre Island Convention
7355 Padre Boulevard
South Padre Island, TX 78597


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During Spring Break the Island becomes a buzz for events. While staying with us a Seabreeze Beach Resort why not enjoy some of what the Island has to offer!



Winter Texan appreciation Party

 Winter Texan Appreciation Party

February 27 @ 3 pm

We are going to miss our Winter Texans!

Join in the fun at Harpoon’s!


 Broadway Rhythm

Valley Voices Chorale


Broadway Rhythm

Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center

309 E. Railroad Ave.

Doors Open at 6:30 pm for a 7:00pm start

Tickets can be purchased for $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For additional info and tickets please call Paul Cardile (210) 592-3500



Shrimp expo


Thursday February 26th

Join us at Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center  from 4 – 7 pm for live music! Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased online or at the Museums of Port Isabel

Click here to purchase online




South Padre Island Foam Glow Event

FOAM N’ GLOW 3.14.2015


Foam N’ Glow “World’s Largest Foam Party”  Fuses High-Energy Music, Ultraviolet Dancers, Contortionists, Stilt Walkers, Fire Performers, Soaring Ariel Acts, CO2 Shows & the ever so famous FOAM N’ GLOW BLAST, Into One Mind Blowing Combination.

Tickets can be purchase online at Foam N’ Glow

For more information, visit Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill



 Tres Cabezas Colosales




“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.

World renowned artist Javier Marin’s  exhibits 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, and the Malba-Fundación Constantini Buenos Aires (Argentina), amongst others.

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