Events on South Padre Island

Upcoming Events on South Padre Island

The Tiki is conveniently located near major areas of interest, providing beautiful ocean views and quick access to the exciting events and activities on South Padre Island. Whether you are planning a romantic weekend, spring break or the perfect family vacation on South Padre Island.

Summer is coming to an end, but there is still plenty to do on South Padre Island! Enjoy these upcoming events:


Sandcastle Days – October 05-08, 2017

The City of South Padre Island are proud to welcome you to the 30th annual Sandcastle Days.
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Crab Races @ The Quarterdeck Lounge – Every Wednesday, 2016

Internationally renowned “La Jaiba Downs” crab races take place on the Quarterdeck Lounge Raceway on Wednesday nights where the host gives away “GRAND” dollars good for food and refreshments on the property. Family Friendly environment from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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South Padre Island Farmer’s Market – Every Sunday, 2016

Shop for the freshest produce, meats, cheese, juices, and much more! Open every Sunday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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19th Annual Polar Bear Dip – January 01, 2017

New Years Day beach party, featuring live music and best costume contest!
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The Lantern Fest – December 03, 2016

At The Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. There will be music, dancing, s’mores and, when the time is just right, we will light the sky with our highest hopes, deepest regrets, and fondest dreams.
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SPI Christmas Parade – December 09, 2016

Join in the fun and enjoy a cool winter breeze as you help us light up the night during the South Padre Island Christmas Parade!
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Open Water Festival – November 05-06, 2016

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”, Open Water Planet Vendor Village and much much more.
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South Padre Marathon – November 12, 2016

The SPI Marathon and Half-Marathon begin at the historic Port Isabel lighthouse, crosses the crystal waters of the Laguna Madre, via the 2.5-mile Queen Isabella Causeway, to the sun-soaked shores of South Padre Island.
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Bands On The Beach – April 01 – October 01, 2016

Join us for live music and fireworks every Friday and Saturday night from April 1 – October 1!
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Fireworks on the Bay – April – October, 2016

Every Thursday and Friday night at 9:15 – all Summer long.


Fireworks at the North Beach – April – October, 2016

Every Friday and Saturday – all Summer long.


SPI Triathlon – October 02, 2016

The South Padre Island Triathlon is a wonderful course at a great venue for the seasoned veteran or the first timer. With both Olympic and Sprint distance courses, there’s bound to be something for everyone!
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Splash South Padre – October 06-09, 2016

The largest LGBTQ weekend in South Texas. October 6th-9th in beautiful South Padre Island!
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Sandcastle Days – October 06-09, 2016

The City of South Padre Island and Sandcastle Days founders Walter McDonald and Lucinda Wierenga are proud to welcome you to the 29th annual Sandcastle Days.
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13th Annual Walk For Women – October 07-09, 2016

Walk for Women continues its mission to raise money to help local area women battling breast cancer.
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The Silkies Hike: 22 With 22 For The 22 – October 15, 2016

This is a 22 km hike, with a 22 kg pack, for the 22 vets a day who kill themselves. The mission of the Silkies Hike is to bring veterans together with laughter and camaraderie, create a support network for veterans, and provides a day of therapy.


Hunting & Fishing Expo – September 02-04, 2016

For the very first time South Padre Island and the SPI Convention Centre will play host to an event of this kind. The Expo encompasses a weekend filled with numerous vendors, plenty of activities and a wide range of knowledgeable speakers.
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World Shorebirds Day – September 03, 2016

Enjoy a free day at the SPI Birding and Nature Center in celebration of “World Shorebirds Day”. It is a global event intended to connect people with shorebirds and to raise public awareness about their ecology and the need for ongoing research and conservation programs.
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Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market – September 04, 2016

Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market is held the first & third Sunday each month November through February and the first Sunday March through October. Beulah Lee Park. Highway 100. 956/455-6798. Free admission. Vendor fees apply.
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Ruffrider Regatta – September 05, 2016

Annual race for catamarans.
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2nd Annual Shallow Stalker Owner’s Fishing Tournament – September 09-10, 2016

No one can get to reds, flounder and trout as Shallows Stalker Owners. Show us what you can do. Join us and enjoy The 2nd Annual Tournament with the Shallow Stalker Family!
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SPI Wahoo Classic – September 09-11, 2016

Don’t miss your chance to participate in the inaugural SPI Wahoo Classic at Jim’s Pier!
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Acting Workshop – September 15,22,29 & October 6 & 13, 2016

The workshops are free and open to people 15 and older. Both beginners and more experienced performers are welcome.
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Texas Gulf Surfing Association’s SPI Open – September 17-18, 2016

Spectators and visitors are encouraged to join in on the fun and come watch the best surfers in Texas compete during the Texas Gulf Surfing Association’s SPI Open, presented by the South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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Texas Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup – September 24, 2016

An all-volunteer effort put together by the Texas General Land Office, is dedicated to preserving and protecting Texas beaches.
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South Padre Island Bike Rally – September 30 – October 01, 2016

The South Padre Island Bike Rally is a two day event for all kinds of riders and motorcycle enthusiasts to come together and enjoy great live music, bike shows, activities and much more!
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Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) – August 03-07, 2016

Attracts over 500 anglers offering the largest salt water tournament in the country. For 76 years, the Texas International Fishing Tournament has taken pride in creating an atmosphere of friendly fishing competition and wholesome family fun. The five-day event offers fishing divisions that include bay, offshore and tarpon. TIFT is open to anglers of all ages and is the largest saltwater fishing tournament in Texas.
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Ladies Kingfish Tournament – August 12-14, 2016

This year marks its 35th year. The committee is expecting a record number of anglers to sign up for this year’s deep sea, bay- and off-shore fishing divisions.
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Oil Painting With Mike Clark – August 18-20, 2016

Michael will be doing a 3 day workshop at Art Space –Thursday- Saturday, August 18-20. Each full day is from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. The classes will be at Art Space and will be held indoors.
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E Hula Mai Performs @ The Hilton Garden Inn – August 27, 2016

E Hula Mai performs every Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn Beach Deck!
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11th Annual “Fishing For Hope” Tournament – August 27, 2016

The largest non-profit fishing tournament on the Texas coast, 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! All proceeds will once again benefit the Hope Family Health Center.
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Bully Beach Expo – August 27, 2016

The Bully Beach Expo is the ultimate experience for breeders, animal lovers and bully enthusiasts. It mixes showmanship with a beach setting. 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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Lighthouse Establishment Cinema – June – July, 2016

Every Friday in June & July at 9:30 p.m. at the Port Isabel Lighthouse. Free for everyone!
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Clay Camp – July 05-21, 2016

For children ages 7-14. Participants will make items of clay, which they will glaze and fire.
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Surf.Sup.Science Summer Sessions – Kids Camp – July 11-15, 2016

Surf.Sup.Science Camps are single day or 5-day sessions that combine surfing and SUP lessons with marine science discovery for kids ages 5-16. The camp provides kids with a variety of fun activities including: surf lessons, yoga, beach relays, marine biology education and activities, beach art and craft time and one field trip per week.
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Texas Junior Angler State Championship – July 14, 2016

The first annual TJASC tournament, which includes three competitive age classes, is set to be held on that date at the South Padre KOA and Fish Bones Pier on South Padre Island. Participating junior anglers will have the opportunity to fish the clear waters of the Lower Laguna Madre while vying for this prestigious title.


Mah Jongg Lessons – July 19, 2016

Free Mah Jongg Lessons to everyone every Tuesday in July at the SPI Community Center located at 4601 Padre Blvd. Show up any Tuesday in July and play.
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Fun Art Camp – July 26-August 11, 2016

New to Art Space Summer Program, Christy, aka, Christy the Clown, will be teaching a Fun Art Camp for children ages 6-12. Activities will include masks, prints, crafts and painting, it will be a creative art experience.
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