Fourth of July Beach Parade
The public is invited to join as Island residents and visitors celebrate Independence Day with a parade on the beach. Starting at 10 a.m., the parade starts at Fantasy Circle Beach Access No. 22. Participants are encouraged to decorate wagons, pets and dress in red, white and blue. Prizes will be awarded for best group, costume and wagon. Free watermelon for everyone at the end of the parade.
Stars & Stripes Beach Bash
The second annual country music shows over two nights outside the South Padre Island Convention Center. Friday, July 4 headlines Joe Nichols with Curtis Grimes, Alexis Wilkins and Roy Solis also on the bill. Saturday night brings Kevin Fowler and the Bart Crow Band, with special guests Brady Honeycutt and Madelyn Victoria. Gates open at 5 p.m. each evening.
Rio Grande Valley native Bobby Silva will perform as Toby Beau at Louie’s Backyard every night from July 3-6. Toby Beau formed in the 1970s and is best known for the hit single “My Angel Baby” in 1978.
Stars & Stripes Free Concerts
Clayton’s Beach Bar is holding a Stars & Stripes event of its own on July 4-5, with free concerts both days. Friday features performers Costello and Eddie Saenz and on Saturday TR3N and Aaron Stephens will take the stage.
Known as the Ultimate Eighties Experience, the Spazmatics will perform at Clayton’s Beach Bar on Thursday, July 3 at 8 p.m. The group combines classic 80s hits with comedy in a an energetic and entertaining show.
Gary P. Nunn
Texas country music icon Gary P. Nunn returns to the Island for a Fourth of July Picnic Concert at Harpoon’s Surf Bar & Grill on Friday, July 4. The show starts at 8 p.m. with complimentary hamburgers and hot dogs.
Famous for fireworks, South Padre Island skies will light up three nights in a row with colorful aerial displays over the holiday weekend. On Thursday and Friday nights, Fireworks over the Bay will be launched from a barge anchored in the Laguna Madre just offshore from Louie’s Backyard. On Friday and Saturday nights Fireworks on the Beach will be launched from the beach near Clayton’s Beach Bar.