SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Combining film, art, music, food and family-friendly fun, the Island is ready to present its inaugural FAM Fest this weekend.

This three-day event will feature outstanding artists, art demonstrations, children’s art activities, live music, film and local food and beverages.

FAM Fest will become the location for the Cine Sol Festival, featuring filmmaking workshops and industry panels. Festival attendees can expect to view films and documentaries from around the world with a unique perspective from award-winning filmmakers.

FAM Fest visitors will also be able to participate in an “Art Crawl,” featuring 16 local artists and art galleries around the Island and Port Isabel. Enjoy music from an eclectic array of local and Texas bands, including a free concert at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark featuring the Josh Abbott Band.

“ An artist’s muse, the South Texas art community is vibrant and growing,” South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Keith Arnold said. “And it’s no wonder why — our landscape beckons artists to capture the beauty of our tropical waters and abundant wildlife. Standing ovations, high-energy festivals, artisan crafts and inspirational art galleries contribute to South Padre Island’s multi-sensory cultural aura. Take a class, nab a one-of-a-kind souvenir, and immerse yourself in the arts on Texas’ best beach.”