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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

Port Isabel: Summer is ON! Lighthouse Movie Friday & Thursday Fireworks!

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Suggested TO-DO! Season 11 of the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema continues Friday, June 12th with “BIG HERO 6” or take in the THURSDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS,
visit the Museums of Port Isabel, or our unique shops with new arrivals for that special trinket or souvenir or collectible, have a great meal in our restaurants or cafes, fish from the pier or take a charter and take in the view of the beautiful Laguna Madre Bay. Then extend your visit! See our accommodations here> http://bit.ly/1FnUt7B.

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THURSDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS OVER THE BAY!

Thursdays through September 3rd at 9:15 p.m. Lots of viewing areas in Port Isabel! Port Isabel Historic Lighthouse Park, the longest lighted pier in Texas at Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier, the Black Dragon Cruises, Pelican Station! Sponsored in part by Black Dragon Cruises.

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2015 LIGHTHOUSE ESTABLISHMENT CINEMA, June 12 “BIG HERO 6”

Season 11 continues on June 12th at 9:30 p.m. at the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse. This is a free event and open to the public. Conessions are available. For more information call the Port Isabel Visitors Center at 956/943-0755. 2015 schedule, EVERY Friday in June & July at 9:30 p.m.

Thanks to all who participated in our movie survey! Here’s the Season 11 movie line up:

JUNE 5: FROZEN
JUNE 6: HOME
JUNE 12: BIG HERO 6
JUNE 19: LEGO MOVIE
JUNE 26: GODZILLA
JULY 3: SMURFS II
JULY 10: MALEFICENT
JULY 17: SPIDER MAN II
JULY 24: PLANES (FIRE & RESCUE)
JULY 31: ANNIE

The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema is sponsored by: Quik Stop, Texas Pack, Inc., City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation & Museums of Port Isabel.

Movies will be projected on the side of the lighthouse every Friday in June and July at 9:30 p.m. This a FREE, family friendly event. Concessions available.

MUSEUMS TELLING OUR STORIES. Thursday, June 25 at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, June 25, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 7pm. (317 E. Railroad Ave.)

Topic & Speaker: To Be Announced.

“Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored By:  Laguna Madre Museum Foundation

For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

PORT ISABEL VISITOR CENTER.

The Port Isabel Visitor Center (in the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage) is now open. Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 956/943-0755.

Port Isabel Lighthouse Summer Hours start on Monday, June 1.
Sunday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Regular hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.): will resume September 1. Tickets for the lighthouse and museums can be purchased on site.

2015 SUMMER CAUSEWAY RUN Set for June 6th.

Congratulations to ALL the participants, both runners and walkers! Over 1,100 took the challenging adventure in the first Summer Causeway Run & Fitness walk on Saturday! Plans are underway for the 2016 event scheduled for June 4th.
Run results: http://bit.ly/1eV8y76
Facebook event page: http://on.fb.me/1eV8xQL
Finish line video: http://bit.ly/1MBTUwT. Runners: to find your finish line video clip, click on the above Run Results link, find your name and click on “Finish Video”.
Brownsville Herald article: http://bit.ly/1Miqcwa
Event photos: http://bit.ly/1GskPft

For more information on the Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at (956) 943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org.

Come Play in May! HAPPY’s Mother’s Day Concert & more…

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LEFT, Happy the Entertainer will be performing at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center on Friday, May 8. Tickets are on sale now! Some VIP seats are still available. See story below.

Visit historic Port Isabel and enjoy visiting the Museums of Port Isabel, explore our unique shops with new arrivals for that special trinket or souvenir or collectible. Or grab a great meal in our restaurants or cafes. And visit other businesses around Historic Lighthouse Square, all within walking distance of the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center where you can also take in the view of the beautiful Laguna Madre Bay. Then extend your visit! See our accommodations here> http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/accommodations/.

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Sunday, May 3rd, 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.

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HAPPY The Entertainer’s Mothers Day Concert!

Friday, May 8th at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center (309 E. Railroad Ave. 956/943-0719). One show! Doors open at 7 p.m. Showtime: 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at: Port Isabel City Hall, Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, Port Isabel Historical Museum, Treasures of the Gulf Museum, Port Isabel Public Library, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce, Tesori & Deja Vu Consignments. Or online: https://happy-concert.eventbrite.com. There are a limited number of VIP seats available, ONLY online.

Happy, an international award-winning entertainer is one of the top Latino comedians in the United States. Happy’s performances have delighted thousands of diverse audiences who attend his comedy concerts, convention presentations, and private events throughout the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

Happy is a past member of the Texas Magician’s Association and has won numerous awards in comedy and night club magic.  He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Happy has written and produced six comedy CD’s, they are: Happy Live Disconnected, El Pachuco Dude, Dalé Gas,Happy Live! Chisquitito, Barely Reality and his most recent CD release, La Migra Gone Wild.  And is currently producing his latest CD, “What Was I Thinking?”  Happy has also recorded two comedy DVD’s, Happy Live! I and Happy Live! II. Happy was featured in two historical movies shot in South Texas “Anastacia, “ and Harvest of Redemption, independent films released in April 2005 and 2006.  Just recently he is in a film with Pepe Serna in “Gino’s Wife.” Happy was the original host and co-producer of the comedy show Que Loco¡ televised on the Galavision network, and has open for many big name bands as well as comedians like George Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, and Bill Cosby and a few others.

Happy’s performances have thrilled and entertained audiences of all ages with his comedy and magic.  The combination of his musical and comical talents makes his stand-up comedy show a totally unique and unforgettable experience.  Happy’s singing impersonations of: Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias, Antonio Aguilar, Marco Antonio Soliz, Alejandro Fernandez, Luis Miguel, Juan Gabriel, Roy Orbison, Louis Armstrong, Rod Stewart, George Strait, Elvis and many others, is a featured highlight of his show.

Happy has entertained packed houses as the host of past Tejano Music Awards in the Alamo Dome in San Antonio Texas and was invited to resume the hosting duties, to the delight of fans, for the Tejano Music Awards held at the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino in Eagle Pass, Texas.

Happy has appeared at the famed Improv Comedy Clubs in Los Angeles, California, Houston Texas, and returns to the Improv in Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on a regular basis. Happy’s dynamic performance is guaranteed to entertain, amuse and amaze his audience. It’s Happy!

bayClassic_logo_web1st ANNUAL PORT ISABEL BAY CLASSIC. Hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce and Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier. May 8-9, One day bay fishing tournament. Open to the first 50 boats or up to 200 anglers. Early registration, $75 for adults. Late registration, $90. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org. Headquartered at Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier. Click here for more event details: http://portisabelchamber.com/Events/BayClassic.aspx

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Museums Telling Our Stories. Thursday at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, May 28, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 7pm. (317 E. Railroad Ave.)

TOPIC: US Mexican War & Fort Polk. Early of local interest. Presented by Jim Mills.

“Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored By:  Laguna Madre Museum Foundation

For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

COMING IN JUNE…

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2015 SUMMER CAUSEWAY RUN Set for June 6th.

Run or walk to Port Isabel across the beautiful Queen Isabella Causeway from South Padre Island, Texas. 10K Causeway Run starts at 8:00 a.m. and 5K Fitness Walk starts at 8:30 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 at: http://bit.ly/1PIRJud

January in Port Isabel! Boot Scootin’ Fundraiser & Flea Markets & More…

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Put Port Isabel fun on your calendar in 2015 starting with this weekend! There’s MARKET by the BAY and the LONGEST CAUSEWAY RUN & FITNESS WALK for browsing and shopping or walking and running…

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SHOP LOCAL & STAY LOCAL! See dozens of specialty shops that feature the handmade crafts, arts, collectibles, souvenirs or just the right rig AND advice for catching the big one! Stay after you play at any of our lodging selections! http://bit.ly/1wIRCYJ

2015019-11_marketbythebay-fbJANUARY 9 – 11 Market by the Bay: Arts, Crafts Antique & Jewelry Show (join our Facebook  event: http://on.fb.me/1x1C695) at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Lots of vendors & fun! Antiques, collectibles & more. For more information call 956/943-0719. Visit www.pieventcenter.com for more information. A Gloria Bates Production.

fb_event-bannerJANUARY 10 Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk: 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. Hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. Join our Facebook event:   http://on.fb.me/1xucaEL. Register online through 1/7 10pm:  http://bit.ly/1xucmUz

20150117_boot-scootin-fbJANUARY 17 Boot Scootin’ Dance & Dinner: 2nd Annual Friends of the Library Fundraiser, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Tickets on sale now at the Port Isabel Public Library or the South Padre Island Reading Room. $15 per person in advance; $20 at the door. Local singer J. Michael Laferty and friends will be providing our entertainment for the evening so get ready to dance! For more information: Port Isabel Public Library (956)943-1822, Public Library Reading Room (SPI) – spiread@yahoo.com, Sally Jo Gembala (956)761-6882. Join our Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1tihPXF.

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketJanuary 4 & 18, 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/

20150119_leslie-fbJANUARY 19: Leslie presents 2015 Concert Series… The Music of the Time ~ WWII! Monday, January 19. 2 Shows: 12 p.m. & 4 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before event. Pre-Sale: $14 VIP; $10 General; $12 General Admission on day of the event. For ticket info contact Leslie at 956/761-4347 or lblasing@rgv.rr.com. Tickets may also be purchased at Leslie’s performances. Join our Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1xeIhqf

tos_fb-headerJANUARY 22, 5 & 7p.m. Presentation of an original play by Gloria Bates & Friends. The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, January 22th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 5:00 & 7:00 pm. Call 956/943-7602 for more information. Free and open to the public. Join our Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1D4DxUO

COMING UP IN FEBRUARY~

February 1 – 15, 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.

fb-eventFEBRUARY 13, 7 p.m. Museums of Port Isabel TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE Fundraiser. $25 per person. Food, drink, live entertainment, dancing, auction, museum tickets. Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. 309 E. Railroad Ave. 956/943-7602.

FEBRUARY 17, Kelly Miller Circus. Two shows: 5 & 8 p.m. Laguna Madre Park. Proceeds to benefit the Museums of Port Isabel. 956/943-7602.

FEBRUARY 26, Telling Our Stories. Museums of Port Isabel Oral History Program. Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. Free admission. 956/943-7602.

EVENT CALENDAR: http://bit.ly/1BGHzSe

Getting Ready for the Holidays in Port Isabel!

20141211_merry-christmas-fbPORT ISABEL is decorated for the HOLIDAYS! IMG_3233Travel through the heart of Port Isabel and see the beautifully decorated medians along Highway 100! Thousands of strands of lights illuminate the landscaping, courtesy of the City of Port Isabel and installed and maintained by the Port Isabel Public Works Department. See video on Facebook here:  http://bitly.com/1rE7sMK

SHOP LOCAL & STAY LOCAL! See dozens of specialty shops that feature the arts, just the right collectible or just the right rig for catching the big one! Then stay after you play at any of our lodging selections! http://bit.ly/1wIRCYJ

Port Isabel…fish, dine, shop, visit a museum or two, take a dolphin watch tour, walk the pier, walk the square, make memories and then post them to our Facebook page!  www.facebook.com/portisabeltx.

 

Coming Next Week…

Get ready for the SantaMobile & Decorating Contest! The City of Port Isabel is proud to present its annual display of holiday lights to welcome the season to the Laguna Madre area. Throughout the years, the City of Port Isabel with help from the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, the City’s Beautification Committee and the Public Works Department has increased the number of lights and displays in the City. In order to make a bigger impact, we strongly encourage all residents and businesses around the city to participate in decorating their homes and store fronts. On Wednesday and Thursday, December 17 and 18, our SantaMobile will be driving around Port Isabel with Santa, treats and holiday music. It takes two evenings, from 6 – 9 p.m., to reach all of the neighborhoods in Port Isabel. During this event, judges choose and award the most decorated residential and commercial buildings. Let us “light up“ Port Isabel this year and come together as a community and celebrate the season with lights! For more information call Edward Meza, City Manager at (956) 943-2682.

On Saturday…

2014-12-01_1329December 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/

Coming Next Week…

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/.

2014-12-08_1119Holiday Wine Tasting on Lighthouse Square! Friday, December 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. A special holiday shopping and complimentary wine tasting event brought to you by the Lighthouse Square merchants. Look for the balloons and stop by participating merchants for special offers & refreshments. Join our Facebook event:   http://on.fb.me/1DnHkQO

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketDecember 21st 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/

Coming in January!

JANUARY 9 – 11 Market by the Bay: Arts, Crafts Antique & Jewelry Show (join our Facebook  event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1503237199954598/) at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Lots of vendors & fun! Antiques, collectibles & more. For more information call 956/943-0719. Visit www.pieventcenter.com for more information. A Gloria Bates Production.

JANUARY 10 Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk: 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. Hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. Join our Facebook event:   https://www.facebook.com/events/730062403732826/. Register online:  http://www.active.com/port-isabel-tx/running/races/port-isabel-longest-causeway-10-k-run-and-fitness-walk-2015?int

JANUARY 17 Boot Scootin’ Dance & Dinner: 2nd Annual Friends of the Library Fundraiser, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Tickets on sale now at the Port Isabel Public Library or the South Padre Island Reading Room. $15 per person in advance; $20 at the door. Local singer J. Michael Laferty and friends will be providing our entertainment for the evening so get ready to dance! For more information: Port Isabel Public Library (956)943-1822, Public Library Reading Room (SPI) – spiread@yahoo.com, Sally Jo Gembala (956)761-6882.