TEXAS is a big state... so we thank you for your interest in the Port Isabel area as your vacation destination, relocation or retirement home. Port Isabel has everything you need to create vacation memories or a new home for your family or business!
As one of the oldest cities in extreme south Texas, Port Isabel has a long and interesting history dating back to 1519 when it was charted by Spanish explorer Alonzo de Pineda. There are tales of pirate's treasures still buried on South Padre Island. Port Isabel is home to three world class museums which bring our history to life. The Port Isabel Historic Museum, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, and the 1852 Port Isabel Lighthouse are monuments to our rich past. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage, on the grounds of the Port Isabel lighthouse also highlights the maritime history of the Laguna Madre area.
Port Isabel enjoys mild weather year around, world class fishing, events and festivals, lots of great food and friendly faces. Visit our blog, then visit us!
CASPER at the PORT ISABEL LIGHTHOUSE! October 30, Saturday ~ 8 p.m. at the Port Isabel Lighthouse on Highway 100
Port Isabel Volunteer Fire Department to sponsor event The Port Isabel Volunteer Fire Department sponsors this very special event at the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema! CASPER movie at the Lighthouse! Celebrate Halloween! Free Candy Bags! Concessions! Come in Costume! Free admission ~ 8 p.m. Call (956) 943-2682 for more information.
Location: 421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel, Texas.
October 23, Saturday 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Laguna Madre Park, right off Highway 100 on Port Road Port Isabel, Texas
LIVE MUSIC schedule: To Be Announced. (*times subject to change)
[Rescheduled: 10/23] Port Isabel’s Pachanga in the Park will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2021. Scheduled for Saturday, October 23. There will be dozens of local food vendors and arts & crafts vendors and information booths. Gates open at 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. General seating is available.
Lawn chairs are permitted. No outside food or drinks allowed. Free admission. Free parking. Each attendee will be given a raffle ticket. Prizes will be posted in the City of Port Isabel information booth and may be picked up before the event closes. Vendor information: (956) 943-7602 or Sponsor Information (956) 943-2682.
Pachanga in the Park started in Washington Park in 2011 as an event to feature local food and music and fun and games. The event outgrew Washington Park and in 2017 moved to its present location at the Laguna Madre Park off Port Road in Port Isabel. Plenty of free parking is available. COVID-19 public safety protocol will apply.
VENDORS: [will be updated for the 10/23 rescheduled date]
Booth 1 Lorena H. Gonzalez “Port Isabel Band Booster Club” – Brisket Sandwiches & Brisket Baked Potato w/Chips
Booth 2 Susan Eades “Spainters Art” – Spray Paint Art
Booth 3 Jessi Alonso & Luis Aguilar – Tacos de Tripa & Pastor & Frijoles (Beans) Charros
Booth 4 Lulu Nunez – Menudo
Booth 5 Jesus Gonzalez “Gonzalez Arteseias” – Mexican Pottery
The City of Port Isabel & the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual Lighthouse Easter Egg Hunt a little differently this year! It’s CITY-WIDE!
The City of Port Isabel & the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual Lighthouse Easter Egg Hunt a little differently this year! It’s CITY-WIDE! And runs through Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. Check business locations for hours of operation.
Port Isabel Participating Businesses:
El Faro Mercado [415 E. Maxan St.] Pelican Station Restaurant [201 S. Garcia St.] Black Dragon Cruises [501 E. Maxan St.] Angelitos PHC [117 W. Queen Isabella Blvd.] PI Health Clinic [202 2nd St.] Luna Medical Clinic [112 E. Queen Isabella Blvd.] Pirates Landing Restaurant [110 N. Garcia St.] Cricket Wireless [1702 State Highway 100 Ste. C] Laguna Madre Youth Center [190 Port Road] ReMax Realtors [103 S. Garcia St.] Port Isabel Housing Authority [106 Port Road] 1st National Bank of South Padre Island [218 E. Queen Isabella Blvd.] South Texas Gutierrez Insurance [202 W. Queen Isabella Blvd.] Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce [421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd.]
Print out and color our Easter Lighthouse picture and share it with us on Facebook!
Questions or comments? firstname.lastname@example.org or call (956) 943-2262 or (956) 374-9003. Happy Easter from the City of Port Isabel & the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce.
CANCELLED:City of Port Isabel Announces Annual Christmas Hometown Holiday Parade
Due to COVID-19, the Port Isabel Annual Christmas Hometown has been cancelled. The City of Port Isabel reminds everybody to stay safe, wear your mask and sanitize. #PortIsabelCares.
WHEN: Saturday, December 12 at 6 p.m.
The City of Port Isabel will kick off the 2020 holiday season with their 13th Annual Hometown Christmas Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 12.
Participants and spectators will be asked to follow all COVID-19 safety precautions for this event. Attendees should socially distant themselves. Float participants will be asked to keep their numbers to a minimum so they may socially distant themselves on parade floats.
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 (309 E. Railroad Ave.).
Parade applications [Parade Application, Rules & Waiver] must be in by Friday, December 11, 2020. Any application received after Friday, December 11th will be inserted at the end of the parade line-up in the order it is received.
Parade line up begins at 4:30 p.m., and the parade begins at 6:00 p.m. Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place. Winners will be notified and announced on social media. Awards can be picked up at the Port Isabel City Hall beginning on Monday, December 14.
Applications [Parade Application, Rules & Waiver] can be mailed to 305 E. Maxan Street, Port Isabel, TX 78578, emailed to email@example.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.
The City of Port Isabel’s Public Works Department will also be decorating the Highway 100 medians with festive holiday lights and more. A longtime tradition, the City of Port Isabel adds new and exciting features each year.
We apologize for the inconvenience. The Port Isabel Lighthouse is temporarily closed. See information below for hours of operation and ticket sales when the Lighthouse reopens.
Weather permitting, hours of operation will be Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Last ticket sold: 3:30 p.m.
Tickets may only be purchased at the Lighthouse or the Visitors Center. Debit or credit card only.
Tours of the Lighthouse will be self-guided, will be limited to 15 minutes and to parties traveling as a family of six (6) persons or less. One party at a time will be allowed access. Masks or face coverings are required inside the Lighthouse park, Keeper’s Cottage and in the Lighthouse. Temperatures will be taken. Hand sanitizer will be available at the Lighthouse and all ticket holders are advised to sanitize their hands before and after the tour.
Ticket prices are $5.00 (adults); $4.00 (seniors 55+); $3.00 (children* under 5.)