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Queen Isabella Market Day 4/13 at the Lighthouse!

Queen Isabella Market Day. 4/13, 9a to 4p at the Port Isabel Lighthouse.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the City of Port Isabel invite you to enjoy a day filled with music, vendors, food, family fun on the grounds of the Historic Port Isabel Lighthouse! Queen Isabella Market Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special admission price to the Port Isabel Lighthouse and Port Isabel Historical Museum & Treasures of the Gulf Museum, $1.00 each site, all day, Saturday, April 13.

There is no admission charge to the event. Vendors selling collectibles, antiques, local art, jewelry and more will be lining the sidewalks around the lighthouse.

A tent with tables and chairs will offer the opportunity to sit down and relax while enjoying some tasty tamales, baked goods or other dishes local vendors and restaurants will be offering. Or just roll down the grassy hill of the lighthouse! Relax and let us entertain you during a family fun day in Port Isabel!

See VENDOR INFO & APPLICATION.

VENDORS!

Booth Space 10 “Ofelia Daniels” – Jewelry made out of Spent Bullet Casings

Booth Space 11 “Colorful Crochet Creations” – Crochet Stuffed Animals

Booth Space 16 “Resurrection” – Jewelry & Antiques

Booth Space 17 “Aloe Re-Leaf Skin Care” – Aloe Vera & Natural Skin Care Products

Booth Space 18 “Elvia’s Little Jeans” – Jewelry, Hair Accessories

Booth Space 19 “MOPI” – Gift Shop Merchandise

Booth Space 24 “Enhance Sales Inc.” – Handmade Ceramic & Wood Crafts

Booth Space 25 & 26 “Abel Loredo” – Woodwork Items & Cacti and Succulents

Booth Space 27 “Pieces of Padre” – Seashell Art & Misc …

Booth Space 28 “Doug-Glass” – Dichroic Jewelry

Booth Space 29 “PW Farm” – Blackgarlic, Blackgarlic Spreads, Blackgarlic Jelly

Booth Space 31 “Origami Owl” – Custom Jewelry

Booth Space 32 “Serendipity Jelly” – Gourmet Jellies & Jams

Booth Space 38 & 39 “Twisted Iron Imports” – Wrought Iron Decor

Booth Space 46 “Chick-fil-A Boca Chica” – Chicken Sandwiches & Chips

Booth Space 47 “J & R Tacos” – Tacos de Bistek & Lonches de Bistek or Groundbeef

Booth Space 48 “Texas Kettle Corn” – Kettle Corn Popcorn

Booth Space 51 “Claudia Chapa” – Spiral Potatoes, Funnel Cakes & Agua Frescas

SPONSORED in part by: City of Port Isabel, Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel EDC & Chic-Fil-A (Boca Chica)

BACKGROUND:

Queen Isabella Market Day dates from the 75th Anniversary of Port Isabel. Celebrated in 2003, the 75th Anniversary of Port Isabel included a street parade, open house at the Museums and the Lighthouse and the first ever Queen Isabella Market Day. The City of Port Isabel also minted a limited edition coin to commemorate the historic event. Queen Isabella Market Day continues as an outreach of the Museums of Port Isabel.

THE QUEEN ISABELLA CONNECTION:

In 1492, Queen Isabella financed Christopher Columbus’ exploratory expedition to this part of the New World. Community leaders in the Laguna Madre area recognized the importance of this partnership and named not just one causeway in her honor in 1954, but again in 1974, when the second causeway was constructed it too was named in her honor. On July 4, 1954, the grand opening of the first causeway was graced by the Consulate of Spain who was among the dignitaries on hand to cut the ribbon. Queen Isabella is further honored at our annual Market day each April.

EVENT INFORMATION:

Jeannie Flores, Museum Director
956/943-7602
museumdirector@copitx.com

Queen Isabella Market Day ~ 4/9 ~ & Upcoming Events!

Skyline of historic Port Isabel, Texas, from the Laguna Madre Bay.

COMING UP SATURDAY! Queen Isabella Market Day !

Time for time at the coast! Shopping ~ Dining ~ Fishing ~ Fun with Friends & Family! Follow our events on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/portisabeltx/.

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Queen Isabella Market Day. Second Saturday in April at the Port Isabel Lighthouse.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the City of Port Isabel invite you to enjoy a day filled with music, vendors, food, family fun on the grounds of the Historic Port Isabel Lighthouse! Queen Isabella Market Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There is no admission charge to the event. Vendors offering collectibles, antiques, local art, jewelry and more will be lining the sidewalks around the lighthouse.

A tent with tables and chairs will offer the opportunity to sit down and relax while enjoying some tasty tamales, baked goods or other dishes local vendors and restaurants will be offering. Or just roll down the grassy hill of the lighthouse! Relax and let us entertain you during a family fun day in Port Isabel!

BACKGROUND:

Queen Isabella Market Day dates from the 75th Anniversary of Port Isabel. Celebrated in 2003, the 75thAnniversary of Port Isabel included a street parade, open house at the Museums and the Lighthouse and the first ever Queen Isabella Market Day. The City of Port Isabel also minted a limited edition coin to commemorate the historic event. Queen Isabella Market Day continues as an outreach of the Museums of Port Isabel.

THE QUEEN ISABELLA CONNECTION:

In 1492, Queen Isabella financed Christopher Columbus’ exploratory expedition to this part of the New World. Community leaders in the Laguna Madre area recognized the importance of this partnership and named not just one causeway in her honor in 1954, but again in 1974, when the second causeway was constructed it too was named in her honor. On July 4, 1954, the grand opening of the first causeway was graced by the Consulate of Spain who was among the dignitaries on hand to cut the ribbon. Queen Isabella is further honored at our annual Market day each April.

EVENT INFORMATION:

Jeannie Flores, Museum Director
956/943-7602
museumdirector@copitx.com

Port Isabel Public Library Spring Events. 956/943-0778.

COMING IN MAY!

Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market at Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. 1st Sunday of each month, 1st and 3rd Sunday November - February.Sunday, MAY 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798.


2nd Annual Port Isabel Bay Classic. May 13 - 14 at Pirates Landing Fishing Pier!Mark Your Calendars! The 2nd Annual Port Isabel Bay Classic is scheduled for May 13th-14th 2016!

Port Isabel is proud to be the homeport of the new Port Isabel Bay Classic. This one day fishing tournament is open to anglers of all ages and includes social activities, great food and a tournament goodie bag. Cast your lines for redfish, trout and flounder and enjoy the fun dockside at Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier. Registration is limited to the first 50 boats or 200 anglers, so sign up today!

More information, email: director@portisabel.org or call: (956) 943-2262. 

COMING IN JUNE!

2nd Annual Summer Causeway Run. June 4, 2016.TIME TO REGISTER!

2nd Annual Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk! RUN or WALK to Port Isabel across the beautiful Queen Isabella Causeway from South Padre Island, Texas. 10K Causeway Run starts at 7:00 a.m. and 5K Fitness Walk starts at 7:30 a.m. The event route starts on South Padre Island and finishes across the Causeway in Port Isabel. 1-800-527-6102 or 956/943-2262.

REGISTER ONLINE: http://bit.ly/1PMB7yd

Port Isabel Welcomes December! Tree Lighting & Boat Parade & More…

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PORT ISABEL invites you to SHOP SMALL all through the season!

Port Isabel’s downtown is uniquely located on the shoreline of the Laguna Madre Bay and has a historic lighthouse in the center of it! There are dozens of specialty shops, an art gallery, food and drink, museums, a fishing pier, a pirate ship, fishing charters, dolphin watches, fish markets, and, yes, you can stroll to the top of the Lighthouse! Park & Play All Day!

Shop keepers and restaurateurs are friendly and take great pride in creating a memorable experience for you! From great service to an unimaginable variety of collectibles, souvenirs and gifts! See our video on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1llBcBo

Shop Small EVERYDAY and all through the season in downtown Port Isabel!

We’re gearing up for an exciting fall & winter in Port Isabel!  December brings some great traditions! The Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market, Market by the Bay! And January! Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk and The Taste & Art Show! Time to mark your calendars! See more info below…

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Mayor Joe E. Vega & The Port Isabel City Commission invite you to attend City of Port Isabel’s 8th Annual Community Tree Lighting Thursday, DECEMBER 3 at 6 p.m., Beulah Lee Park. Public is invited! 213 N. Yturria St. Next to the Public Library. Special appearances by Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, Music Performances, Crafts for Children, Christmas Caroling, Food Booths and Goody Bags! For more information, please call (956) 943-2682. FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

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Celebrate Christmas coastal style with our 28th Annual Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6 @ 6 p.m. Viewing areas on the shores of the Laguna Madre Bay! Hosted by: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored in part by: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce • Port Isabel / South Padre Press & Parade • Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation.

Thanks to: Awards Ceremony (LOUIES BACKYARD) & Judging Venue (SOUTHPOINT MARINA) Towing courtesy of: TowBoat U.S.

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. 956/943-2262. http://portisabelchamber.com/Events/ChristmasLightedBoatParade.aspx

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketSunday, December 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798.

20151212fb-bannerDecember 12th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museums of Port Isabel hosts their Annual Open House. 305 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel. Both the Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Historical Museum will offer discounts in their gift shops from 10 – 50%, free admission and refreshments.
fb-event_marketbythebayMARKET by the BAY. Arts, Crafts, Antique & Jewelry Show at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. THREE dates: December 16 – 17, January 13 – 14 & February 17 – 18. A Gloria Bates Production. Call 956/455-6798 for vendor information.

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FOLKLORICO PERFORMANCES

December 19: TWO SHOWS! 1:30 & 6:30 p.m. Tickets online (ballet-folklorico.eventbrite.com) or at the Port Isabel Visitors Center, Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Lighthouse, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce & Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center.

Folklorico Performance by Ballet Folklorico South Texas College y Son Luna y Jovenes Zapateadores presentan Unidad, Sones Y Tarimas: Dos Elencos, Un Escenario. Cast of nearly 4 dozen dancers from Veracuz Mexico!

COMING IN JANUARY…

fb_event-bannerLONGEST CAUSEWAY RUN & FITNESS WALK. Run or walk from Port Isabel across the beautiful Queen Isabella Causeway to South Padre Island, Texas. 10K Causeway Run starts at 10:00 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island. 3 Mile Fitness Walk starts at 10:15 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island. 1-800-527-6102 or 956/943-2262.

For more information call (956)943-2262. Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce office hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. REGISTER ONLINE! http://bit.ly/1kiZMml

eventbrite_coverTHE TASTE & ART SHOW. Wine Tasting & Art Show to support the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter’s quarantine kennel project. January 21, 2016. Hundreds of bottles of wine and unlimited tasting will ensure you get to try the wine you want! For more information call 956/433-9675. TICKETS ONLINE:  http://bit.ly/1QHUihj

Day of the Dead Celebration & Gallery Artist Reception 10/30-31

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2015 Day of the Dead Celebration will be held on the grounds of the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center on Halloween evening from 4 – 11 p.m. Vendor booths, exhibits, hands-on activities, street dance, costume contest, ALL FREE family fun! For event & vendor information contact Jeannie Flores at 956/943-0755 or jrivera@copitx.com.

Gallery Artist Reception: Friday, October 30, from 5 – 8 p.m. The Museums of Port Isabel & the Port Isabel Public Library will co-host a Gallery Artist Reception for participating artists, their family, friends and the public. Day of the Dead and Halloween refreshments will be offered. Come in costume!

Altar Exhibit Submission: Altars must be completed by October 20, 2015. Set up will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Spaces are limited. First come, first served. Altars and artwork* will be on display through November 14, 2015. (*Pumpkin Carving Contest entries will be on display through October 31). Guidelines for Altar Exhibit:  Altars should not exceed 6 feet wide by 3 feet deep, and 8 feet tall.  Altars can be traditional, abstract, artistic, satiric, personal, or historic. It is the responsibility of person creating altar to bring their own table, furniture, decorations, etc. Candles may be used, but not lit. Perishable food items will not be allowed. Valuable and sentimental items should not be used, i.e., we suggest copying old photos. Fresh flowers maybe used, but must be maintained or replaced as needed. Registration: dod-altar-registration

The Port Isabel Public Library will be offering a full slate of activities leading up to the Gallery Artist Reception. Participants will have their creations displayed during all the Day of the Dead activities. Contact the Port Isabel Public Library (213 N. Yturria St.) at 956/943-1822 for more information or email librarydirector@copitx.com. See library schedule below.

  • October 13 (4:30pm – 6pm) – Day of the Dead Art Project
  • October 17 (10am – 11:30pm) – Movie Day – Strange Magic
  • October 20 (4:30pm – 6pm) – Paper flowers
  • October 27 (5pm) – Pumpkin Decorating Contest (bring your decorated pumpkins to the gazebo by the library.)
  • October 30 (5pm – 8pm) – Gallery Reception for artists and friends at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum

Follow our event on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1Rwd9u3

20151029_lmag-hallowinecopyOCTOBER’S theme at the Laguna Madre Art Gallery is “Day of the Dead”. Visit the gallery and browse a selection of themed paintings presented by LMAG artists! On display through the month of October.

Thursday, October 29: “Hallowine Open House”. Refreshments from 5-8 pm. Open to all art lovers. 20 local artists offer a variety of art on display. The Gallery is located across from the Lighthouse on Maxan Street. (956)943-1407.

A Coastal Christmas & More! Port Isabel has it going on…

The community of PORT ISABEL offers up lots of activities over the holiday season that include shopping, dining, activities, attractions and events! Kick off the festivities by SHOPPING LOCAL! See dozens of specialty shops that feature the arts, just the right collectible or even just the right rig for catching the big one! Then stay after you play at any of our lodging selections! http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/accommodations/

20141128_winetasting-fbNovember 28, 1 to 6 p.m., Holiday Wine Tasting! A special holiday shopping event & complimentary wine tasting at Lighthouse Square! Look for the balloons at participating businesses offering special sales and refreshments! Participating businesses: Ely’s, Laguna Madre Art Gallery, Tesori, Will & Jack’s Burger Shack, African Authentic, Jojoba Platanillo, Alchemaille Exploratorium, Delmar Gift Shop, Art Sea, Welcome Aboard, Pirate’s Landing Restaurant, Causeway Cafe, A Little Bit of Everything, Virginia’s Salon & Spa, Deja Vu Consignment Apparel, Rusty Pelican & Marcello’s Restaurant. Join our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/365255193643216/ Google map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zwHleOvLxpuA.kJ1fHdCo2oi0

64277_10152881843529752_3536454697843115647_nDecember 4th at 6 p.m., the City of Port Isabel invites the public to join the community at the 7th Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! Beulah Lee Park, on Highway 100. Performances, vendors, free family fun! Call 956/943-2682 for more information. Join our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/775484532528256/

fb-event_boat-paradeDecember 6th at 6 p.m., celebrate Christmas coastal style with the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce’s 28th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. Viewing areas on the shores of the Laguna Madre Bay! For more information contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. 956/943-2262. http://portisabelchamber.com/events/christmaslightedboatparade.aspx. Join our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/857456960965962/

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketDecember 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798. Join our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/573125949455382/

20141211_healthfairDecember 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Health Fair at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave. Sponsored by Angelito’s Primary Home Health Care & City of Port Isabel. Health Screenings ~ Nutrition ~ Door Prizes! Services & Screenings provided by: Los Fresnos Medicine, SPI Clinic – Dr. Guevara, Los Fresnos Dental – Dr. Lalonde, Port Isabel Dental Associates, Port Isabel Animal Shelter. Public is welcome! For more info, contact Sally Ochoa at 956/943-3000. Join our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1505176163078315/

20141213fb-bannerDecember 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museums of Port Isabel Open House. Come share our history and our hospitality! Refreshments & treats. Gift Shop sales from 10 to 50% off! Call 956/943-7602 for more information. Join our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1492663837688866/

santamobile_fb-eventSantaMobile & Santa Claus is coming to your neighborhood! December 17 & 18, Santa is partnering with the City of Port Isabel to visit all the neighborhoods in Port Isabel. Keep an eye out for the SantaMobile! Santa will have goody bags for all the children and he will be keeping an eye out for the best decorated homes and businesses! For more information call the Port Isabel City Hall at 956/943-2682. Join our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/608915369220495/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/1580212975547188/.

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos & Halloween in Port Isabel!

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20141011_pi-median-119Halloween comes early to Port Isabel as the Highway 100 medians are decorated with delightfully playful skeletons…cycling, bar-b-queing, picnicking, fishing, or just hanging out. And Port Isabel has a full schedule of events starting with “Telling Our Stories” at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, Thursday at 7 p.m. Friday, on the grounds of the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema will host a showing of “Beetlejuice”. Free family fun, showtime – 8:30 p.m. Come in costume and get a free popcorn!

On Saturday, the Museums of Port Isabel will host their annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead Celebration) on the grounds of the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Starting at 4 p.m., the even will feature hands on activities, booths, presentations, costume contest and a street dance with live music by La Farra. No admission charge. Food vendors. From 4 – 11 p.m.

For more information call 956/943-7602 or email info@portisabel-texas.com. Facebook events: Telling Our Stories https://www.facebook.com/events/751200211615845/, Lighthouse Establishment Movie https://www.facebook.com/events/691966754221340/, Day of the Dead Celebration https://www.facebook.com/events/1432059720374170/.