Festivals & Events

World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off ~ Sunday!

16th Annual! Old Wal-Mart parking lot at the intersection of Highway 100 & 48.

Entertainment: Live music by The Agency!

Contestants: Amberjack Restaurant, Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, Pirates Landing Restaurant, Yacht Club, City of Port Isabel, Stone Court Cafe, Re/Max Realtors, Blue Marlin Supermarket, Cuevas Trawlers, Dirty Al, Daddy, The Big Donkey, Palm Street Pier, Cap\’N Roys, La Jaiba Restaurant, Delicias Express, The Brew Crew, Doubleday Bar of Champions, Gabriella Restaurant, Beatriz Zapata, Las Olas Restaurant, Costa del Mar, The Wild Bunch, Team Lopez, Mexicoon Cookers Parrot Eyes.

Food Booths: RC Concessions, Jamber Twisted Fruit, Loco Gabacho, Pancho Mexican Stand, The Masonic Lodge #33, Port Isabel Fire Department, Dolce Roma Cafe, Tasty Foods, CMB Concessions, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholick Church, H.E.B., Sweet Dellites and more…, Sandi Cafe & Coffee Shop, Pete Etterman, Quiznos, Chuck Wagon.

Vendors: Jewelry by Victoria, Port Isabel Rotary Club, L & F Distributors, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Port Isabel Health Clinic, Port Isabel-South Padre Press, Texas Department of Agriculture, Ola, Mesquite Coastal Carvings, Thomas B. Leeman, Gulf of Mexico Foundation, Sweetwater Home Services, Carmen Banda, Friendly Songs, Silver Breeze, Heritage Silverwear.

Event Info: http://www.portisabel.org/shrimp-cookoff
Contact Info: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, 956/943-2262 or director@portisabel.org

Museums of Port Isabel Celebrates Day of the Dead…

With a full day of entertainment and presentations beginning at 9:00 a.m., the day activities included a presentation by Ralph Ayers, live entertainment by Ensamble La Mision, a sugar skull workshop and altar making class by the Laguna Madre Art League and a performance by the UTB – TSC Mariachi Band. For more information email museumdirector@copitx.com. For event photos, click here: http://www.portisabel-texas.com/20091031_dayofthedead. Event info: http://www.portisabelmuseums.com/dod.

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual World’s Championship Shrimp Cook-Off Scheduled for November 1st

When: 11/1/09 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: Old Wal-Mart parking lot on Highway 100 in Port Isabel

Admission: $4 ($2 under 10)

Dozens of contestants and thousands of attendees will be treated to world famous shrimp recipes and a wide variety of family entertainment at the 16th Annual World’s Championship Shrimp Cook-Off, scheduled to be held in Port Isabel, Sunday, November 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The annual festival is a favorite among area residents and visitors and tests the skills of amateurs and professional chefs from throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Contestants are judged on appearance, aroma and taste of their specialty dishes and samples are available to the general public at a modest fee.

In addition, attendees will enjoy live music by “The Agency”, games and activities for kids of all ages, and vendors offering everything from funnel cakes to original artwork, gifts and collectibles.

For more information on this must attend event, contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-527-6102 or email: director@portisabel.org. www.portisabel.org/shrimp-cook-off.

Sponsored by: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, The City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Tarantino Properties, Inc., Coleman Hall & Heinze Insurance, Port Isabel Press-South Padre Parade, Coastal Current / Island Breeze, L & F Distributors / Budweiser, IBC, Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, AEP, H. E. B.

Day of the Dead, “Los Colores del Muerto” Celebration 10/31

Day of the Dead, “Los Colores del Muerto” Celebration continues at the Museums of Port Isabel! For more information visit the Museums’ Day of the Dead website at: http://portisabelmuseums.com/dod/.

The Museums of Port Isabel, in collaboration with the City of Port Isabel, the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, the Laguna Madre Art League, and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation, is proud to present the 7th Annual “Los Colores del Muerto”, Day of the Dead Celebration.

On Saturday, October 31, 2009, the Museums of Port Isabel will host a full day of activities, all at no charge to the public, including Day of the Dead arts and crafts, food, exhibits, hands-on activities and live entertainment. The celebration is free and open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Altar exhibit will remain on display through Saturday, November 14, 2009.

The Museums of Port Isabel is determined to preserve the heritage, culture and arts of the Laguna Madre area. The Los Colores del Muerto is an opportunity for both the community and the visitor to learn about and participate in an important part of our heritage. Self guided tours of the City of Port Isabel Cemetery are also available.

For more information about participating in the Los Colores del Muerto, please email museumdirector@copitx.com or call 956/943-7602.