PORT ISABEL invites you to SHOP SMALL all through the season!
Port Isabel’s downtown is uniquely located on the shoreline of the Laguna Madre Bay and has a historic lighthouse in the center of it! There are dozens of specialty shops, an art gallery, food and drink, museums, a fishing pier, a pirate ship, fishing charters, dolphin watches, fish markets, and, yes, you can stroll to the top of the Lighthouse! Park & Play All Day!
Shop keepers and restaurateurs are friendly and take great pride in creating a memorable experience for you! From great service to an unimaginable variety of collectibles, souvenirs and gifts! See our video on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1llBcBo
Shop Small EVERYDAY and all through the season in downtown Port Isabel!
We’re gearing up for an exciting fall & winter in Port Isabel! December brings some great traditions! The Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market, Market by the Bay! And January! Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk and The Taste & Art Show! Time to mark your calendars! See more info below…
Mayor Joe E. Vega & The Port Isabel City Commission invite you to attend City of Port Isabel’s 8th Annual Community Tree Lighting Thursday, DECEMBER 3 at 6 p.m., Beulah Lee Park. Public is invited! 213 N. Yturria St. Next to the Public Library. Special appearances by Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, Music Performances, Crafts for Children, Christmas Caroling, Food Booths and Goody Bags! For more information, please call (956) 943-2682. FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
Celebrate Christmas coastal style with our 28th Annual Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6 @ 6 p.m. Viewing areas on the shores of the Laguna Madre Bay! Hosted by: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored in part by: Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce • Port Isabel / South Padre Press & Parade • Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation.
Thanks to: Awards Ceremony (LOUIES BACKYARD) & Judging Venue (SOUTHPOINT MARINA) Towing courtesy of: TowBoat U.S.
Sunday, December 6, 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.
December 12th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museums of Port Isabel hosts their Annual Open House. 305 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel. Both the Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Historical Museum will offer discounts in their gift shops from 10 – 50%, free admission and refreshments. MARKET by the BAY. Arts, Crafts, Antique & Jewelry Show at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. THREE dates: December 16 – 17, January 13 – 14 & February 17 – 18. A Gloria Bates Production. Call 956/455-6798 for vendor information.
December 19: TWO SHOWS! 1:30 & 6:30 p.m. Tickets online (ballet-folklorico.eventbrite.com) or at the Port Isabel Visitors Center, Museums of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Lighthouse, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce & Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center.
Folklorico Performance by Ballet Folklorico South Texas College y Son Luna y Jovenes Zapateadores presentan Unidad, Sones Y Tarimas: Dos Elencos, Un Escenario. Cast of nearly 4 dozen dancers from Veracuz Mexico!
COMING IN JANUARY…
LONGEST CAUSEWAY RUN & FITNESS WALK. Run or walk from Port Isabel across the beautiful Queen Isabella Causeway to South Padre Island, Texas. 10K Causeway Run starts at 10:00 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island. 3 Mile Fitness Walk starts at 10:15 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island. 1-800-527-6102 or 956/943-2262.
For more information call (956)943-2262. Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce office hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. REGISTER ONLINE!http://bit.ly/1kiZMml
THE TASTE & ART SHOW. Wine Tasting & Art Show to support the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter’s quarantine kennel project. January 21, 2016. Hundreds of bottles of wine and unlimited tasting will ensure you get to try the wine you want! For more information call 956/433-9675. TICKETS ONLINE: http://bit.ly/1QHUihj
Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the City of Port Isabel hosted their first annual open house at City Hall. Departments had information and equipment on display throughout the morning. Over 100 area residents participated in tours through city hall and staff on hand gave demonstrations on the city street sweeper, fire truck, police and a variety of public works department equipment. Residents could pick up permit forms and museum and library information, economic development corporation program information, municipal courts and building department information.
Plans are already underway for the 2nd Annual City of Port Isabel Open House.
The Museums of Port Isabel will be hosting a variety of Christmas and Holiday events beginning with a \”Christmases of the Past Postcard\” display. On loan from the Brownsville Historical Association, “Christmases of the Past” will present popular images and scenes of the holiday season through antique postcards collected from members of the Rio Grande Valley community over the years. The display will be hung along the stairwell leading to the first and second floor of the Champion Building beginning on November 30, 2009 through January 4, 2010.
Take advantage of the Museums Gift Shop Holiday Sale from November 30th through December 19th. Visit gift shops at both the Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Historic Museum to find something for that history or collectible buff.
On Wednesday, December 2, the museums of Port Isabel will host an open house so all visitors and art enthusiasts will be able to meet the artist of the Carola Art exhibition, Carol Plumb. The open house will run from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Open to the public. Wine and hors d’oeuvres. No admission.
Join the community for our Annual City of Port Isabel Tree Lighting and Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 4th at at 7:00 p.m. The City of Port Isabel will host its annual Tree Lighting and Christmas Celebration in front of the Historic Champions Building. Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Chorus will perform traditional Christmas music and members of the community are invited to participate in Christmas caroling and Christmas karaoke. Children are invited to meet with Santa Claus, and youth of all ages can create their own unique Christmas cards. Both the Port Isabel Historical Museum and Treasures of the Gulf Museum will be decorated in holiday trimmings and open to the public for viewing. No admission.
The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce will host the 23rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. Starting at White Sands Restaurant at 6:00 p.m., decorated boats of all types make their way across the Laguna Madre Bay to South Padre Island. www.portisabel.org/boat-parade or call the Chamber at 956/943-2262 for more information.
The Port Isabel Historical Museum and the Treasures of the Gulf Museum will be festively decorated for the holiday season on Friday, December 11th, for the Annual Museums of Port Isabel Christmas Open House. During normal operating hours, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the public is encouraged to view the Christmas displays. No admission.
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 email@example.com or call 956/943-7602.