Farmer’s Market

Every Sunday at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at The Shores

Enjoy fresh produce, grains, jams, and other homemade foods.


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Recycling Every Saturday Morning

Recyclable items can be taken to Old City Hall ( West Venus St.) every Saturday from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Items that can be recycled are:

• Newspaper
• Cardboard
• Office Paper
• Aluminum
• Tin
• Plastic

To offer a better recycling service please:

• Compact, crush or break down plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, aluminum cans or any other items that may be reduced in size. This helps us use the most amount of space in the bins.
• Remove any food, liquid, metal fasteners, adhesive materials or other items that may contaminate the whole load.


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Guided Nature Walks At The SPI Birding & Nature Center

January 06, 2017 -

Daily bird tours and walks.

Call for more details at 956.761.6801


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SPICE Chili Cook-Off

January 02, 2018 -


Attention Chili and Bean Lovers…it’s CHILI TIME on SPI!!!

Come to Louie’s Backyard on Saturday, February 10, 2018 for one of the Island’s favorite events, Walk for Women’s SOUTH PADRE ISLAND CHILI EXPO (SPICE).

This annual FUNdraising event, organized by the volunteers of Walk for Women, is for all who love a good pot of chili, a big batch of beans, great music, and helping a GREAT cause!

For a $5 admission fee, you will sample some wonderful chilies and beans and dance to the music of Pelican West who will be performing live from 11 am to 2 pm.

If you profess to make the best chili or beans, you will definitely want to enter the SPICEcook-off. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st place ($300), 2nd place ($200) and 3rd place ($100) winners in Texas Red, White or Green, and Freestyle (anything goes) chili categories and for the Beans. Plaques will also be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category and for the winner of People’s Choice.

CHILI and BEAN COOKS who want to enter the cook-off can find entry forms online at or email Rees at or call Rees at 956-495-9884. Act soon as the deadline for cook’s entry is Wednesday February 7, 2018.

What you need to know about the SOUTH PADRE ISLAND CHILI EXPO (SPICE):

7 am: Doors open for cooking teams

11 am: Cook-off doors open to the public.

11 am – 2 pm: Live music by Pelican West

12 noon: Chili and Bean Cook-off tasting begins. The event includes unlimited chili (until it runs out)!

2 pm: Awards presentation

All proceeds from SPICE admission, merchandise sales and donations benefit SPI Walk for Women, an all-volunteer 501c(3) organization committed to helping women in the lower Rio Grande Valley with financial, and diagnostic support as they battle breast cancer.

See you on Saturday the 10th of February…rain or shine!!

SPICE Registration
SPICE Cooks Rules
SPICE SPI Health Department Application
SPICE SPI Health Department Rules

Walk for Women, Inc. is an organization initiated by local women to heighten breast cancer awareness and to raise money for the area residents affected by this disease and who are in need of financial assistance. Gift certificates, auction items and cash donations are always appreciated and welcome.

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SPI Market Days – February 2018

February 23rd -25th 

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 traditional SPI Market days!

Friday and Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sundays: 10 AM – 4 PM

SPI Convention Center

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