Queen Isabella Market Day 4/13 at the Lighthouse!

Queen Isabella Market Day. 4/13, 9a to 4p 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 13th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special admission price to the Port Isabel Lighthouse and Port Isabel Historical Museum & Treasures of the Gulf Museum, $1.00 each site, all day, Saturday, April 13.

There is no admission charge to the event. Vendors selling 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!



Booth Space 10 “Ofelia Daniels” – Jewelry made out of Spent Bullet Casings

Booth Space 11 “Colorful Crochet Creations” – Crochet Stuffed Animals

Booth Space 16 “Resurrection” – Jewelry & Antiques

Booth Space 17 “Aloe Re-Leaf Skin Care” – Aloe Vera & Natural Skin Care Products

Booth Space 18 “Elvia’s Little Jeans” – Jewelry, Hair Accessories

Booth Space 19 “MOPI” – Gift Shop Merchandise

Booth Space 24 “Enhance Sales Inc.” – Handmade Ceramic & Wood Crafts

Booth Space 25 & 26 “Abel Loredo” – Woodwork Items & Cacti and Succulents

Booth Space 27 “Pieces of Padre” – Seashell Art & Misc …

Booth Space 28 “Doug-Glass” – Dichroic Jewelry

Booth Space 29 “PW Farm” – Blackgarlic, Blackgarlic Spreads, Blackgarlic Jelly

Booth Space 31 “Origami Owl” – Custom Jewelry

Booth Space 32 “Serendipity Jelly” – Gourmet Jellies & Jams

Booth Space 38 & 39 “Twisted Iron Imports” – Wrought Iron Decor

Booth Space 46 “Chick-fil-A Boca Chica” – Chicken Sandwiches & Chips

Booth Space 47 “J & R Tacos” – Tacos de Bistek & Lonches de Bistek or Groundbeef

Booth Space 48 “Texas Kettle Corn” – Kettle Corn Popcorn

Booth Space 51 “Claudia Chapa” – Spiral Potatoes, Funnel Cakes & Agua Frescas

SPONSORED in part by: City of Port Isabel, Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel EDC & Chic-Fil-A (Boca Chica)


Queen Isabella Market Day dates from the 75th Anniversary of Port Isabel. Celebrated in 2003, the 75th Anniversary 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.


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.


Jeannie Flores, Museum Director