Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead Celebration ~ Shrimp Cook-Off ~ Telling Our Stories & more…

Day of the Dead Celebration ~ Dia de los Muertos! Washington Park. 10/29 4 - 11 p.m.

DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION ~ DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

The Museums of Port Isabel, in collaboration with the City of Port Isabel, the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation, the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, the Laguna Madre Art League, present their Annual Day of the Dead festival – “Los Colores Del  Muerto” on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 4 to 11 p.m. in Washington Park (new location, 156 W. Madison St.) in Port Isabel.

The event includes hands-on activities including sugar skull decorating and altar making, vendors with a variety of food and wares, costume contests, dancing and music. No admission charge to the event.

The Port Isabel Lighthouse, Historical Museum and Treasures of the Gulf Museum (where the altars will be on display) will be open from 10am-4pm on Saturday, October 29th. Special event admission: $1 for each site.

Altar Display—

The Treasures of the Gulf Museum (308 E. Queen Isabella Blvd.) will be exhibiting altars made by the Laguna Madre area residents. A special admission fee of $1.00 applies from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. Altars will remain on display through November 15.

Museums of Port Isabel, Telling Our Stories! October 27th. 7 p.m. Treasures of the Gulf Museum.October’s Telling Our Stories features an original Play by Gloria Bates~ “Capt. Isley Bell & Los Ratones”.
Captain Bell is the Customs Administrator of the Custom Duty House on St. James Island off Point Isabel in 1857.
This exciting drama includes the Texas Rangers, the local town beauty, Queen Isabella (suffering memory loss due to amnesia), a princess stowaway (from Spain that lands on Brazos Island) and a dashing Capt. Bell, the hero.
Lots of wheeling and dealing and tricks! Justice prevails in the end! Honesty pays! And the truth triumphs!
The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2016 on Thursday, October 27th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 308 Queen Isabella Blvd. at 7pm.
No admission charge. Open to the public. Refreshments. Call 956/943-7602 for more information.

Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. 1st Sunday. 9a-4p. Beulah Lee Park.

Sunday, NOVEMBER 6 & 20, 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.

23rd Annual World's Championship Shrimp Cook-Off! Sunday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Live music by "The Agency", vendors & more...

 

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.

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/.

Port Isabel Welcomes Fall with Day of the Dead & Halloween Celebrations & Decorations!

Port Isabel’s Highway 100 medians are decorated and ready for Day of the Dead & Halloween Celebrations!

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HALLOWEEN & DAY of the DEAD! The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2014 on Thursday, October 30th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 7:00 pm. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/751200211615845/

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Halloween! FRIDAY, October 31, 2014, 8:30 p.m. Lighthouse Establishment Cinema! BEETLEJUICE. Free Admission! Come in costume & get a Free Popcorn! For more information call 956/943-7602. Railroad Park, across from the Port Isabel Historical Museum on Railroad Ave. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/691966754221340/

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SATURDAY, November 1, 2014 from 4 to 11 p.m. Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos! Free Family Friendly Fun! Vendors, food, crafts, exhibits, hands-on activities! Live entertainment & street dance! Music by La Farra! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1432059720374170/