October 04, 2018 -

Thousands of LGBT friends, family and supporters will once again descend on the 2.3 square miles of paradise, South Padre Island.  PRIDE Island will open its doors and arms and welcome you to a weekend of top-notch entertainment, amazing stage productions, exciting pool parties and some of the best parties you’ve ever experienced!  Splash South Padre offers a variety of events to keep you going all weekend.  But, there’s much more to PRIDE Island!

From the many LGBT friendly and welcoming hotels and condo rental agencies to the numerous restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes, PRIDE Island will make you feel as comfortable and welcome as the Castro district in San Francisco or Hell’s Kitchen in New York!  Splash South Padre and PRIDE Island offer something for everyone!

You can fill your weekend with a nice horseback ride down the beach, a dolphin watching boat tour in the bay or boogie boarding in the surf!  Want something a little more exhilarating?  Rent a personal watercraft and hit the water, give Kite boarding a shot, parasail over the Gulf of Mexico or go on a banana boat ride!  If you really want to get your adrenaline pumping, take a spin on Thriller!, an off-shore, high-powered racing boat that reaches speeds up to 55 MPH!

Splash South Padre and PRIDE Island also offer opportunities for beach weddings!

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15th Annual Walk For Women

October 05, 2018 -

15th Annual Walk for Women October 5th – 7th 2018

Casino Night – October 5th 2018.  Louie’s Backyard 7 pm to 11 pm.
Fishing Tournament – October 6th 2018.  Anglers can start at 7 am.  Weigh in from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.15th Annual Walk for Women Breast Cancer Awareness Walk – October 7th 2018.  Registration at the SPI Convention Center starting at 8:30 am.  Walk starts at 10:00 am and ends at Louie’s Backyard.

Our 1st Walk for Women was a one day walk to promote breast cancer awareness. The first 2 years proved so popular we decided to expand it to a 3 day event, with the walk on Sunday. A strong supporter of our cause, Sam Carrasco, suggested a bay fishing tournament to encourage the men in our community to become more involved. The Wahoo Saloon (now Laguna BOB) graciously donated their dock and other facilities to host our first tournament in 2005. It was a great success and quickly became what we refer to as our “Fun” day. A tradition that Louie’s Backyard continues today. Read Fishing Tournament Rules

Grab your pole, a group of friends and come join us for fun, prizes, and lots of fish! Registration for our 2016 Fishing Tournament will be from 6-8pm on Oct 7th at our “Cowgirls Kicking Cancer Casino Night and Auction” at Louie’s Backyard.

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Sand Castle Days

October 05, 2018 -

The City of South Padre Island and Sandcastle Days founders Walter McDonald and Lucinda Wierenga are proud to welcome you to Sandcastle Days! Master Sand Sculptors Walter McDonald (aka Amazin Walter) and Lucinda Wierenga (aka Sandy Feet), both South Padre Island residents, started Sandcastle Days 31 years ago as a way to demonstrate the magical sculpting qualities of South Padre Island sand AND the critical importance of protecting our beautiful coastal shores. Over the years this family-fun event has grown from a local celebration to qualifying event for the World Championships of Sand Sculpting where 30,000+ fans come to watch the sand come alive.

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Elite Redfish Championship

October 12, 2018 -

The Elite Redfish Series Championship Tournament, in partnership with the City of South Padre Island, will be held October 12-14, 2018. It is the culmination of the most lucrative, prestigious, and professional redfish tournament series in the country.
The Elite Redfish Series visits some of the best fishing locations across the Gulf Coast with 30 of the country’s best inshore, saltwater, redfish professionals competing. “The Elite Redfish Series is the highest professional level that anglers from across the country try to qualify to join,” said Pat Malone, Redfish Elite Series producer. Fans and spectators will be able to follow the Skeeter/Yamaha Elite Redfish series pros as they compete in a high-energy three-day competition preceded by five days of official practice. For more information about the Redfish Series please visit


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SPI Fishing Days

October 20, 2018 -


Happening this October 20th & 21st, the South Padre Island Convention Centre will be hosting five local boat dealers, all-things fishing and much more!  


Everyday is a fishing day on South Padre Island… 

Come shop , learn and celebrate fishing as as year-round hobby & sport!

OCTOBER 20-21, 2018

South Padre Island Convention Center

Saturday 10am – 8pm  |  Sunday 11am – 5pm

$5 Admission  |  Kids 12 yrs Under Free

$3 for Seniors, Military and First Responders with ID

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