The largest beach festival for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer community in Texas, “Splash South Padre Island,” will be held starting on Thursday, April 24, and continue through Saturday night.
The party kicks off with a “Rainbow Room Meet and Greet” from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at Casablanca Lounge. The daytime fun goes from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Comfort Suites Beach Access, for the “Splash Fun ‘N’ Sun Beach Party.” The celebration is BYOB, so coolers, cans and plastic are welcome — just not glass. When night falls, it’s time for “Wonderland” at 9 p.m. at Tequila Sunset South Padre.
Saturday’s festivities kick off with the “Splash Pool Bash” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at The Inn at South Padre. Then, at 9 p.m. at Louie’s Backyard, the festival will culminate with hours of dancing at “A Night in White.” White attire is encouraged but not required. All shows will be hosted by high-profile members of the GLBTQ community, and various disc jockeys, including DJ Mandi, DJ Kendrick H and DJ Anxel.
Tickets are $20 per day for minors; $15 per day for those 21 and older. VIP 2-day passes are $50 for minors and $45 for those 21 and older. They’re available online at


For more information and a full schedule of events, visit

WHEN: 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24; 9 p.m. Friday, April 25; 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26
WHERE: Various
COST: $20 per day, minors; $15 per day, 21 and older; $50, VIP 2-day pass, minors; $45 VIP 2-day pass, 21 and older


Posted by: Madeleine Smither

April 22, 2014

The Monitor