Causeway Run & Walk

Upcoming Events! Queen Isabella Market Day ~ Ay Chihuahua ~ Summer Causeway Run

Upcoming Events. Port Isabel, Texas.

Queen Isabella Market Day. April 8, 2017. PIECC.
APRIL 8:
The City of Port Isabel will host their Annual Queen Isabella Market Day at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center in April! Vendors, music, food and family fun! For more information call Jeannie Flores at 956/943-7602 or email museumdirector@copitx.com.

NOTICE: New location at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center (309 E. Railroad Ave.) due to the renovation at the Port Isabel Lighthouse.


MAY 19: Join the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter for its 6th Annual Ay Chihuahua Fundraiser, scheduled to be held on May 19, 2017 at the beautiful Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Every year the shelter uses this fundraiser to help raise funds for a project to help make life a little brighter for the homeless pets we care for until they find their forever home. Our event features a delicious Mexican buffet, specialty margaritas, beer, wine, music, live and silent auction, and last but not least the announcement of the Whiskey Barrel Raffle Winner! This is definitely a fiesta you don't want to miss! Tickets will be available for purchase at the shelter, Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center and online at http://bit.ly/2017animals! Give us a call at 956-943-3888 for more information!

MAY 19: Join the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter for its 6th Annual Ay Chihuahua Fundraiser, scheduled to be held on May 19, 2017 at the beautiful Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center!

Every year the shelter uses this fundraiser to help raise funds for a project to help make life a little brighter for the homeless pets we care for until they find their forever home. Our event features a delicious Mexican buffet, specialty margaritas, beer, wine, music, live and silent auction, and last but not least the announcement of the Whiskey Barrel Raffle Winner! This is definitely a fiesta you don’t want to miss!

Tickets will be available for purchase at the shelter, Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center and online at http://bit.ly/2017animals! Give us a call at 956-943-3888 for more information!


JUNE 3: Online registration is NOW OPEN for the 3rd Annual Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk June 3rd, 2017. http://bit.ly/2017-summerrun. Register before May 23rd & take advantage of our early bird registration fees: $25-5k walk, $30- 10k run, $15 for students & military with ID. Both courses start at Schlitterbahn on South Padre Island, cross the historic Queen Isabella Causeway and end in Port Isabel. Every participant to cross the finish line will receive a medal. T-Shirts are guaranteed to the first 1,000 participants to check in.

JUNE 3: Online registration is NOW OPEN for the 3rd Annual Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk June 3rd, 2017. http://bit.ly/2017-summerrun.

Register before May 23rd & take advantage of our early bird registration fees: $25-5k walk, $30- 10k run, $15 for students & military with ID.

Both courses start at Schlitterbahn on South Padre Island, cross the historic Queen Isabella Causeway and end in Port Isabel. Every participant to cross the finish line will receive a medal. T-Shirts are guaranteed to the first 1,000 participants to check in.


Point Isabel Lighthouse 2016 - 17 Texas Parks & Wildlife Department renovation.LIGHTHOUSE INFO:
The Port Isabel Lighthouse will be closed until late May / early June 2017 as Texas Parks & Wildlife Department undertakes some much needed renovation on the historic structure. The Visitors Center in the Keepers Cottage is still open to the public. Stop in and say hello!

32nd Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk!

Hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, the Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk starts in Port Isabel and follows a route over the 2.6 mile Queen Isabella Causeway. The 10k tradition attracts thousands of participants each January for a unique experience over the Laguna Madre Bay.

Event photos: http://bit.ly/1OcN7v6
Run results: http://bit.ly/1ZjgtQX
YouTube video: http://bit.ly/1SIslXq

Longest Causeway Run & Wellness Walk top male & female.

Left to right: 3rd place female Krysta Martinez (41:50.3); 2nd place female Priscilla Alderete (40:09.6); 1st place female Brianna Ortiz (39:55.8). Top Male: 1st place Benjamin Kiplimo Meto (31:18.7); 2nd place Charles K. Koech; 3rd place Angel Ramirez (33:51.9).

 

Merry Christmas from Port Isabel, Texas!

Merry Christmas from the City of Port Isabel, Texas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS from PORT ISABEL, TEXAS, to all our friends both far and near!

Follow our events on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/portisabeltx/. See info below for times and places and online ticket sales for upcoming events…

COMING IN JANUARY…

Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. 1st Sunday, each month. Beulah Lee Park.Sunday, January 3 & 17, 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.

32nd Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk. January 6, 2016.LONGEST CAUSEWAY RUN & FITNESS WALK. Run or walk from Port Isabel across the beautiful Queen Isabella Causeway to South Padre Island, Texas on January 9. 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

Leslie Blasing to perform at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center on January 11.

eventbrite_coverTHE TASTE AND ART SHOW to support the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter’s quarantine kennel project. January 21. 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. Location: Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. TICKETS ONLINE:  http://bit.ly/1QHUihj

2015-12-15_10573rd Annual Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library BOOT SCOOTIN’ DANCE & DINNER Fundraiser. Saturday, January 23 ~ 5-8pm at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Buffet Dinner & Live Music by J. Michael Laferty Band! $15 Advance Purchase $20 At the Door. Beer ~ Wine ~ Soda ~ Water available for purchase Raffles & 50/50 Split.

Tickets can be purchased at the Event Center, Port Isabel Public Library, Port Isabel Visitor’s Center, Museums of Port Isabel and Public Library Reading Room. Call 956/943-1822 for more info.

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

Happy Thanksgiving! Upcoming December Events~

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PORT ISABEL wishes you and your family and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Port Isabel City Hall will be closed Nov. 26 – 27. The Port Isabel Visitor Center, Lighthouse and Museums will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26th but will reopen on Friday, Nov. 27th. The Lighthouse hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weather permitting). Museums are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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…

Follow our events on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/portisabeltx/

COMING IN DECEMBER…

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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.

fb-event_marketbythebayArts, 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.

COMING IN JANUARY…

fb_event-bannerRun 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_coverWine 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

Summer is here! “Frozen” plays at the Lighthouse 6/5; Summer Causeway Run 6/6!

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Welcome Summer Traveler! The traditional beach pilgrimage awaits and your plans should include Season 11 of the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema opening Friday, June 5th with“FROZEN”,
a visit to the Museums of Port Isabel, our unique shops with new arrivals for that special trinket or souvenir or collectible, 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.

Take our 2015 movie survey online! The 11th Season of the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema season starts June 5th at 9:30pm.  http://bit.ly/1PGSt01

2015 LIGHTHOUSE ESTABLISHMENT CINEMA

Season 11 will start on June 5th 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, 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.

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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.

imagesThere will be a special movie showing at the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema on Saturday night, 9:30 p.m. Concessions available.

Movie: “HOME” by director Luc Besson

SYNOPSIS
The film, produced by the brilliant and ecology-minded French director Luc Besson, is the work of acclaimed aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, whose cinematography, covering landscapes in 54 countries, provides a journey you’ll never be able to experience anywhere else. Bertrand’s views of Earth from above are so powerfully exquisite they will bring you to tears.

Nut, along with its enthralling images, the film delivers alarming statistics about climate change and how quickly it is transforming our beautiful planet into a place that will be uninhabitable. Glenn Close does a beautiful job with the English language narration, Salma Hayek voices the Spanish version and other ecology-minded actors contribute the French and other language editions.

The documentary is intended to spur you to sustainable behavior, and ends with some instruction about how you can help conserve our Home.

This is a must see film, especially for kids. Well, and parents, too. And, yes, any and everyone who thinks about what the future holds for our species and all the others that share our Home.

Sunday, June 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.

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.

COMING IN JULY…

july4th-fb-event(2015)For more information call Jeannie Flores at (956)943-0755.