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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Fireworks over the Beach

Join us at Clayton’s, the biggest beach bar in Texas, for Fireworks on the Beach every Friday and Saturday at 9:15 p.m. Clayton’s hosts the biggest concerts and special events on South Padre Island. Relax on our beachfront deck, enjoy our delicious seafood and have a signature Turbo Pina Coladas.

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Fireworks over the Bay

Join us at Louie’s Backyard for Fireworks Over the Bay every Thursday and Friday at 9:15 p.m.

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Summer 2018 Sea Turtle Teen Camp

June 18, 2018 -

3-Day Camp Sessions available throughout the summer! With our expansion, we are able to accommodate more camp sessions. Each week will cover the same topics, so choose a camp session that works with your summer schedule!

Kids Camp (7-11 years): 8:30-11:30 a.m. June 11–13th, June 15–27th & July 16–18th

Teen Camp (12-16 years): 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. June 18–20th, July 9–11th & July 23–25th

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited!
Price: $100/camper for each 3-day session.
Price includes: Camp t-shirt, camp activities, swag bag & snack

For registration information contact:

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79th Annual Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT)

August 01, 2018 -

Surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Laguna Madre Bay and Gulf of Mexico, Port Isabel and South Padre Island play host to Texas’ largest saltwater fishing tournament—the Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIF). The tournament starts with late registration on Wednesday and Thursday with a special “play day” for junior anglers on Thursday.

Always the first weekend of August, TIFT is expected to attract as many as 1500 anglers and more than 500 boats during its two days of fishing activities.

TIFT is open to anglers of all ages and levels of experience. And remember, when it comes to big catches, luck often wins over skill! We hope to see you at TIFT!

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37th Annual South Padre Island Chamber Of Commerce Ladies Kingfish Tournament (LKT)

August 09, 2018 -

The tournament 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.  Trophies will be original unique artwork from famed artist Dinah Bowman.  NOTE: To qualify for Grand Champion an angler must bring in one of each fish listed in the category they are fishing in. In the event all qualifying fish are not brought in the division, the next highest number brought in will qualify.

The tournament kicks off Friday, August 10 with check-in and on-site registration from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the SPI Convention Centre.  On Saturday, fishing begins at 6:30 a.m. Sea Ranch Marina II at SouthPoint is where all the action will be with Bay division weigh-in from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Offshore weigh-in from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Sea Ranch Marina II at SouthPoint provides a large viewing and parking area for family and friends, and anyone else that would like to see who brings in the biggest fish. The Sunday Awards Luncheon will be held at SPI Convention Centre beginning at 11:00 a.m. All participants are invited to attend.

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4th Annual Shallow Stalker Boat Owners Fishing Tournament

September 07, 2018 -



Registrations At this time anglers will be able to register and sign waivers. Payment taken for registrations credit card and cash. No checks. (Checks will be acepted for early registration only)
Wavers Team #. It is the Captains responsibility to make sure all the anglers wavers are signed in order to participate in the tournament. After receiving waver we will issue you a team number.
Complements. After registration and verification on sign wavers anglers will be given a ticket, wrist band, a goody bags and the 3rd annual collectible fishing shirt.
The Anglers Pot will be open for entries, only cash or check.
7:30 Mandatory meeting. Captains! make sure to be present. Mandatory might sound harsh but remember there will be appetizers, cash bar, and dancing through the night. This would be a good time to come and meet the Shallow Stalker Boat Team. Even if you already know us come and stay for the fun and meet more of the Shallow Stalker Family


6:00am – 6:45 am
Louies Backyard
(Anchor up in water behind Louie’s Backyard)
Drive By

7:00 am
Shotgun Start – Air horn, Boats leave on 3rd Blast

1:30 – 3:00
Weigh In at Louie’s Backyard

Announcements of Tournament & Anglers Pots Winners

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