Port Isabel’s 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 12/1 6-8p

City of Port Isabel Announces Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and “Hometown Christmas” Holiday Parade

The City of Port Isabel will kick off the 2018 holiday season with their 11th Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. On Saturday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m., Beulah Lee Park will once again be the site for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event will feature live performances by school groups from Garriga and Derry Elementary Schools and the Port Isabel High School. Vendors will be selling festive foods and drinks. Vendors will be open at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to come together with the community for this holiday tradition.

Also on December 1, for the second year is a Holiday Parade. The theme for the parade is “Hometown Christmas”. Staging for the parade will take place at 4:30 p.m. in front of The Laguna Madre Youth Center on Port Road. The parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. The parade route will head east on Queen Isabella Blvd. (Hwy 100) and end at the Port Isabel Events & Cultural Center.

Parade applications must be in by Friday, November 23, 2018. Any application received after Friday, November 23, will be inserted at the end of the parade line-up in the order it is received. A $25.00 Entry Fee is required for all Political and Commercial Floats. No application fee is required for Non-profits and Schools.

Parade line up begins at 4:30 p.m., and the parade begins at 6:00 p.m. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall. Winners are announced later that evening at the Annual Community Tree Lighting in Beulah Lee Park. Winners not attending can pick up their prizes at the Port Isabel City Hall the following day.

Applications can be mailed to 305 E. Maxan Street, Port Isabel, TX 78578, emailed to salcocer@copitx.com or faxed to (956)943-2029. Applications can also be dropped off at the Port Isabel City Hall (305 E. Maxan Street). For more information call (956)943-2682 or email citysecretary@copitx.com.

VENDOR: Vendor Registration & Information

PARADE ROUTE: (Parade Rules & Waiver)

Independence Day Weekend Fun in Port Isabel!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Friday, July 1st at the Port Isabel Lighthouse!


July 1: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
July 8: MaxLighthouse Establishment Cinema. Fridays @ 9:30 p.m. in June & July.
July 15: Star Wars The Force Awakens
July 22: Zootopia
July 29: Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice

Movies are scheduled on each Friday (weather permitting) in June & July at 9:30 p.m. Free admission! Concessions. Bring your own blankets or chairs and join us for a unique experience at the Port Isabel Lighthouse!

Schedule is subject to change. Rain dates will be announced. Visit our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Port Isabel Patriotic Celebration. 7/2. 10a-1p. Washington Park.

Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. 1st Sunday. 9a-4p. Beulah Lee Park.Sunday, JULY 3, 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.


Christmas Lighted Boat Parade {Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce}

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce To Host
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Saturday, December 5, 2009 ~ 6-8 p.m.

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–For Immediate Release–
The 23rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. and promises to be the biggest and best yet.

The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce invites boat owners, personal watercraft owners and kayakers or anything that floats to be a part of this special event. The parade will begin at the Port Isabel City Docks and vessels will be judged beginning at 6:00 p.m. The judging criteria will include: first impression; theme; and special effects. Winners will receive a variety of prizes donated by area merchants, including gift certificates, marine items, and much more. There is no charge to enter the parade.

Boats will be competing in six overall divisions: commercial; large power boats 23 feet and over; medium power boats 18 – 22 feet and under; small power boats 17 feet and under; large sailboats 26 feet and over; and small sailboats 25 feet and under. The U.S. Coast Guard will serve as lead vessel with Towboat U.S. bringing up the rear. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony scheduled to be held Saturday, December 5.

The parade will begin immediately following judging at the White Sands Marina. It will continue to Anchor Marina and around to Pirate’s Landing and then circling to Sea Ranch II at Southpoint and Long Island Village. Weather permitting, the parade will continue to South Padre Island with optimum viewing at locations that include Louie’s, Amberjack’s, Wahoo and Fisherman’s Wharf. Ten bonus points will be awarded to vessels completing the route to Louie Backyard on South Padre Island.

Boat captains or their designated representatives are required to attend a meeting at the White Sands Restaurant at 4:00 pm on the day of the event. Boat numbers and last minute instructions will be given at that time. Boats will then rendezvous at the Port Isabel City Docks and surrounding areas by 5:30 p.m.

More information regarding the 23rd Annual Lighted Christmas Boat Parade may be obtained by contacting the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 943-2262. www.portisabel.org/boat-parade. The event is sponsored by the Chamber and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Port Isabel / South Padre Press & Parade, White Sands Motel, Restaurant and Marina.