Handcrafted merchandise such as this pair of earrings will be available from vendors at the Day of the Dead Celebration, Saturday, 10/27, from 4 – 11 p.m.
Port Isabel’s Halloween & Day of the Dead week is packed with family friendly events! Now through November 15th, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum will feature Day of the Dead altars and exhibits. Created by organizations or local artists and creative individuals, these altars can range in subject matter from a lost loved one or beloved pet to homage to an artist or event. For more information about the Day of the Dead holiday and this tradition visit http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/programs/day-dead/. Admission to museum required. Or visit during October 25th Telling Our Stories evening at 7 p.m. “Telling Our Zombie Stories!”
For the second year, a Ghost Tour is offered. This guided walking tour starts at the Port Isabel Historical Museum and continues a trail of ghostly sightings and stories around to the city cemetery and back to the starting point. Tours scheduled for 7 p.m. beginning October 6, 13, 20 and the 27th. For more information call 956/943-7602. Admission.
From October 22 – 26th, the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 2nd Annual Window Decorating Contest. Merchants are encouraged to participate in creating a festive fall atmosphere. Cash prizes are awarded. For more information call 956/943-2262.
The Port Isabel Public Library offers a variety of Halloween themed activities. Bring your decorated pumpkin, judging for the Children’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest is October 22, 6 p.m. at the gazebo in Beulah Lee Park, behind the Public Library. On October 23rd, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. the Library hosts a Children’s Coloring Contest. Or learn how to make aPinata, classes October 16-18 from 4 to 6 p.m., judging on October 24 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For more information call 956/943-1822.Pumpkin Decorating Contest Entry Form,Pumpkin Decorating Contest – POSTER.
The final movie of the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema’s 8th Season will be on Friday, October 26. Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, “The Birds” will grace the white tower. Concessions are offered. For more information call 956/943-7602. 8:30 p.m. No admission fee.
Dia de los Muertos, Port Isabel’s Day of the Dead Celebration will be held on Saturday, October 27th from 4 to 11 p.m. Held at the intersection of Tarnava Street and Railroad Avenue, this event will feature lots of food vendors, Day of the Dead themed vendors and collectibles, hands on activities, folkloric dancing, a theatrical performance, Halloween Costume Contest, kiddie rides and games and a street dance with live music by Brownsville’s Los Dominantes. No admission fee. 3rd Annual Halloween Street Dance starts at 7 p.m. For more information call 956/943-7602. http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/
Halloween, Wednesday, October 31st, visit downtown Port Isabel for Halloween treats from participating merchants on the Trick or Treat Trail. Winners of the 2nd Annual Halloween Window Decorating Contest will be announced by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce.
As you drive through Port Isabel along Highway 100, notice the many ghostly visitors on the grassy medians. Teams of City of Port Isabel Public Works are competing for the best decorated median. Bicycles ridden by skeletons, ghost brides and grooms, cemeteries, goblins and witches all keeping a watchful eye on the passing traffic. Help us celebrate the season, post your photos to our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/portisabeltx!
Contact information for these events:
Ghost Tours–Museums of Port Isabel, Jeannie Flores. 956/943-7602
Day of the Dead, Lighthouse Market Day, Lighthouse Establishment Cinema, Telling Our Stories–Museums of Port Isabel, Jeannie Flores. 956/943-7602
Median Decorating Project–City of Port Isabel. 956/943-2682.
Halloween Window Decorating Contest–Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, Betty P. Wells. 956/943-7602
Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Coloring Contest, Pinata Making Class, Zombie Party–Port Isabel Public Library, Kristen Kline. 956/943-1822
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
1st Place: Anjulee Hernandez Age 8 Fun Cat
2nd Place: Jazmin J. Stoner Age 9 The Red Angry Bird
3rd Place: Colton Rowlett Age 9 Punk-in-Rocker
4th Place: Andrea Garcia Age 5 Hello Kitty Witch
5th Place: Tiana Rowlett Age 12 Batwoman Returns
Coloring Contest Winners
3-5 age category
Kevin Gonzalez Age 5
6-8 age category
Savannah Hobbs Age 7
9-11 age category
Concepcion Garcia Gonzalez Age 9
12-14 age category
Tiana Rowlett Age 12
Pinata Contest Winners
1st Place: Kai Villarreal Age 6
2nd Place: Amber Hobbs Age 7
3rd Place: Gauge Villarreal Age 8
Public Works Median Decorating Contest Winners!
1st Place Winners: Eddie Holland, Joe Salinasm Trinidad Cortez, Noe Ortiz.
2nd Place Winners: Angel Martinez, Mauro Hernandez, Juan Rodriguez, Javier Calderon.
3rd Place Winners: Lolo Diaz, Raul Fernandez, Rudy Martinez, Frankie Cantu, Jose Ruiz, Joe Mendoza, Ludim Esparza.
4th/5th Place Winners: Carlos Flores, Estevan Nava, Greg Ruiz.