Queen Isabella Market Day ~ 4/9 ~ & Upcoming Events!

Skyline of historic Port Isabel, Texas, from the Laguna Madre Bay.

COMING UP SATURDAY! Queen Isabella Market Day !

Time for time at the coast! Shopping ~ Dining ~ Fishing ~ Fun with Friends & Family! Follow our events on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/portisabeltx/.

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Queen Isabella Market Day. Second Saturday in April 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 9th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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


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

Port Isabel Public Library Spring Events. 956/943-0778.


Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market at Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. 1st Sunday of each month, 1st and 3rd Sunday November - February.Sunday, MAY 1, 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.

2nd Annual Port Isabel Bay Classic. May 13 - 14 at Pirates Landing Fishing Pier!Mark Your Calendars! The 2nd Annual Port Isabel Bay Classic is scheduled for May 13th-14th 2016!

Port Isabel is proud to be the homeport of the new Port Isabel Bay Classic. This one day fishing tournament is open to anglers of all ages and includes social activities, great food and a tournament goodie bag. Cast your lines for redfish, trout and flounder and enjoy the fun dockside at Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier. Registration is limited to the first 50 boats or 200 anglers, so sign up today!

More information, email: director@portisabel.org or call: (956) 943-2262. 


2nd Annual Summer Causeway Run. June 4, 2016.TIME TO REGISTER!

2nd Annual Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk! RUN or WALK to Port Isabel across the beautiful Queen Isabella Causeway from South Padre Island, Texas. 10K Causeway Run starts at 7:00 a.m. and 5K Fitness Walk starts at 7:30 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: http://bit.ly/1PMB7yd