Pachanga in the Park

Pachanga in the Park! September 28 ~ 6p – 12a

Pachanga in the Park

The 9th Annual PACHANGA in the PARK will be held in the Laguna Madre Park just off Port Road. September 28th, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Want to be a Vendor? Click here vendor-application and more info.


Booth 1 – “Museums of Port Isabel” … Nachos, Popcorn, Assortment of Sweet & Sour Candy, Assortment of Chocolate Candy, Pickles, Assortment of Peanuts/Cornuts, Cotton Candy, Frito Pies & Hot Cheetos & Cheese

Booth 2 – “Port Isabel Police Department” … Assortment of Candy Apples, Hotdogs & Corn in a Cup

Booth 3 – “Rodriguez Raspas” … Raspas, Funnel Cake & Spiral Potatoes

Booth 4 – “PI Volunteer Fire Department” … Fajita & Chicken Tacos

Booth 6 – “El Buen Pescador” … Churros, Tostadas w/Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato & Cheese & Fried Bananas

Booth 7 & 8 – “Veronica & Jorge Pineda” … Light-Up Toys

Booth 9 – “Tita’s Food Mobile” … Chicken Sopes, Chicken Empanadas & Chili Cheese Fries

Booth 10 & 11 – “Tacos Nava” … Tacos de Tropo & Bisket, Totas de Tropo & Bisket & Gingas de Tropo & Bisket

Booth 12 – “PIHS Band Booster Club” … Brisket Sandwiches w/potato chips

Booth 13 – “Kelly Hernandez” … Light-Up Toys

Booth 14 – “Antojitos Martha’s” … Tacos de Trompo, Garnachas de Chicken & Tamales de Verucruzanos

Booth 15 – Gloria Ramos” … Strawberries w/Crema & Chocolate, Candy Apples w/Gummies & Mangonadas

Booth 16 – “Moore’s Concession” … Turkey Legs, Funnel Cakes & BBQ Brisket w/Cheesy Fries

Booth 17 – “Moore’s Concession” … Basketball Game

Booth 18 – “Moore’s Concession” … Balloon Game

Booth 19 – “Junior Catholic Daughters of America” … Raspas, Sweet Desserts & Baked Goods & Fruit Cups

Booth 21 – “Scarlet’s Crepas” … Chicharron Preparado W/Ham or Pork Skins, Marranudus & Tostadas de Sibernias

Booth 22 – “Scarlet’s Crepas” … Corn on a Stick/Cup, Russa & Crepas

Booth 23 – “Tu Salud Si Cuenta” … Information Booth

Booth 27 – “Capable Kids Foundation Lower Valley” … Information Booth & Cotton Candy

Booth 29 – “Texas Kettle Corn” … Kettle Popcorn

Booth 30 – “Kelly Hernandez” … Light-Up Toys

Booth 31 – “Designs by Grace” … Chalk Paste Frames & Home Décor , Handmade Car Scents & Earrings

Booth 35 – “Department of Elections & Voters Registration” … Election Information, Census & Verbal Information

Booth 40 – “Port Isabel Friends of the Library” … Information Booth & Raffle

Telling Our Stories! Pachanga! Lighthouse Market Day! Beautification Mixer!


Welcome to Port Isabel and Welcome to the Coast! #TBT and here’s a look back nearly 100 years ago! Taken from the top of the Port Isabel Lighthouse towards Pelican station in the early 1920s. There is a train on the track loading and unloading for the trip back to Brownsville. Laundry on the lines, horses in the backyard, no electricity or paved roads. Running water meant you had a well or waited for the aquadores to deliver water to your house from the wells at Polangana… For more about Port Isabel history, visit the Museums of Port Isabel!


Come celebrate with Port Isabel at Washington Park! The 5th Annual PACHANGA in the PARK is scheduled for the first Saturday in October. Live music by Los Mejores del Norte & La Xenal! Lots of contests, kiddie rides, great local food, vendors and family fun! Free event admission.

For vendor information contact Jeannie Flores at 956/943-0755 or by For sponsorship information contact Robert Salinas at 956/943-0705 or email

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The Turtle Lady Legacy

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, September 24th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 7 pm. This month’s topic will be on “The Turtle Lady Legacy”.

Mary Ann Tous, niece of famed Ila Fox Loetcher aka “The Turtle Lady”, who began her work on sea turtle conservation in 1965 and was a pioneer in her field by playing a vital role in protecting the Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles, will give a presentation on the history of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles and the efforts that go towards their protection. Illa was a major inspiration on her niece Mary and in 2005, Mary Ann Tous founded a non profit organization called “The Turtle Lady legacy”. Their goals are to educate and continue the safety and conservation of majestic sea turtles by following in Illa Fox Loetscher’s footsteps.  Recent events causing a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are threatening these marine animals and their nesting habitats.

Please join us as we learn about “The Turtle Lady Legacy”. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Free admission.

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

Sunday, October 4, 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.

LIGHTHOUSE MARKET DAY. Saturday, October 10th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Port Isabel historic lighthouse. Vendors and festive, family fun. (956) 943-0755.

DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION. October 29 – 31. Thursday (29): Telling Our Stories. Friday (30): Gallery Artist’s Reception. Saturday (31) Halloween: Day of the Dead Celebration at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. (956) 943-0755.

11215722_10153655989074752_8499627037078679354_nLIGHTHOUSE MARKET DAY. Saturday, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great family fun at the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse Square! Vendors and food and sales at downtown shopkeepers. Call 956/943-0755 or email for more information.