Christmas in Coastal Port Isabel ~ Saturday 12/4

Mayor JJ Zamora & The Port Isabel City Commission invite you to attend City of Port Isabel’s 13th Annual Community Tree Lighting & Parade,

Saturday, DECEMBER 4: 6 p.m. Parade starts. Viewing all along Highway 100.

7 p.m. Christmas Tree Lighting at Beulah Lee Park. Vendors, performances, Santa Claus!

213 N. Yturria St. Next to the Public Library.

For more information, please call (956) 943-1822.

Mayor JJ Zamora & The Port Isabel City Commission invite you to attend City of Port Isabel’s 13th Annual Community Tree Lighting & Parade,

Saturday, DECEMBER 4: 6 p.m. Parade starts. Viewing all along Highway 100.

7 p.m. Christmas Tree Lighting at Beulah Lee Park. Vendors, performances, Santa Claus!

213 N. Yturria St. Next to the Public Library.

For more information, please call (956) 943-1822.

CASPER Movie at the Port Isabel Lighthouse 10/30

Casper at the Port Isabel Lighthouse 10/30

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.

10th Annual Pachanga in the Park [2021] 10/23!

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.

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

Booth 6 Marcela Hancock “Laguna Madre Youth Center” – Cotton Candy & Popcorn

Booth 7 Marcos & Veronica Colorado “El Buen Pescador” – Garnachas, Tacos de Cabeza (Pork) & Empanadas de Pollo (Chicken)

Booth 8 Marcos & Veronica Colorado “El Buen Pescador” – Paltanos Fritos (Fried Bananas), Corn (Cup & Stick) & Churros Rellenos

Booth 9 Joe Mendez “Elements Aqua LLC”– Face Painting, Raffles, Micro Linked Hair Wraps & Consultations (ONLY Saturday)
Booth 9 Alicia Baldovinos “Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas” – Frito Pies, Hot Dogs & Chocolate Candy Bars (ONLY Sunday) 

Booth 10 Mario Nava “Tacos Nava” – Tacos de Pastor

Booth 11 Patricia Banda “Patty’s Desserts” – Assortment of Pastries & Sweet Cakes & Mole

Booth 12 Kimberly Harper “Hannah & Lucille’s” -Maria Victoria Handcrafted Designer Hand Bags from Mexico, Sandals, Wallets, Straps & other Handcrafted Accessories

Booth13 Ana Gonzalez “La Bahia” – Garnachas, Empanadas de Pollo (Chicken) & Totas de Bistec

Booth 14 Andrew Infante “RIP Current Athletics” – Membership, T-Shirts & Caps (ONLY Saturday)

Booth 15 Kenny Spence “Kuokoa Shave Ice Co.” – Hawaiian Style Shave Ice – All Natural Flavors – Toppings like Haupia (ONLY Saturday) 

Booth 17 JulieAnn Moore “Moore’s Ride & Concession” – Turkey Legs, Funnel Cakes& Deep-Fried Oreos (ONLY Saturday)

Booth 18 JulieAnn Moore “Moore’s Ride & Concession” – Balloon Game (ONLY Saturday)

Booth 19 Anayeli Hernandez “Explorer Beach” – Light Up Toys & Balloons & Bubbles

Booth 20 Roger Salinas “Da Dip” – Chamoy Rim Paste, Dulces Enchilados& Miche Mix

Booth 21 J. Ezequiel Sanchez “ELTizou LLC” – Handmade Copper & Leather Jewelry Novelties & Fishing Gifts (ONLY Saturday)

Booth 22 Martina I. Jones “Scarlet’s Crepas” – Crepas, Russas Preparadas & Chicharron Preparadas w/Ham or PorkSkin

Booth 24 Kelly Hernandez – Light-Up Toys 

Booth 25 Gloria Ramos “Gloria’s Fresh Fruit” -Fruit Cups, Candy Apples & Mangonadas

Booth 26 Joe Cantu “E Catering” – Fish & Shrimp Tacos w/Fries (ONLY Saturday)

Booth 27 JessicaA. Garza “Jessica Garza “Drone Material Photography” – Advertising Photography Sessions using a Drone & Regular Cannon & selling Pictures (ONLY Saturday)

Booth 28 Maria Nelly Urbina “Heaven on Earth 33”– Handmade Jewels (Necklaces, Crystals & Angels)

Booth 29 Sergio Rodriguez “Texas Kettle Corn & More” – Kettle Corn Popcorn 

Booth 30 Anna Zamarron – Onion Blossom, Birria Tacos & Flautas (Cup) (ONLY Saturday)

Booth 31 Jared Coy & Yoali McLane “Cameron County Elections & Voters Registration” – Voters Registration & Information

Booth 32 Francisca Sanchez “Maxine’s Boutique LLC” – Children’s Novelties

Booth 33 Maribel Hernandez “E & G Sweets Treats” -Organic Empanadas & Cookies & Keto Treats 

Booth 35 Regina Cisneros & Monica Cisneros “Chilo’s Cheesecakes & Meeks Sweets” – Homemade Cheesecakes & Home Baked Cookies & Treats

Booth 36 Betty Hernandez “Yogo” – Frito Pie, Russas & Frescas con Crema (Strawberries w/Cream) (ONLY Saturday)

Booth 37 Betty Hernandez “Yogo”– Nachos, Hot Cheetos w/Cheese & Marranadas (ONLY Saturday)

Booth 38 Cece Zamora “Health Outreach – Tu Salad Si Se Cuenta” – Information on FREE Exercise Classes & Blood Pressure & Weight Check

Booth 39 Yessenia Garza “Yesys Artesaneles” – Mexican Artisanal, Hats, Bags, Jewelry & Clothing

Booth 40 Alma Martinez “Tacos de Pelon” – Tacos de Bistec, Tripa & Cabeza (Pork)  NOTE Booth Spaces 9,14, 17 18, 21, 23, 26, 27, 32,34, 36 & 37 are ONLY Saturday

Booth 41 Antonio Orozo “Toys & Plushes” – Assortment of Plush Toys 

Booth 42 Maria Flores “Angel Mia Succulents” – Succulents & Exotic Plants (ONLY Saturday)

* NOTE Booth Spaces 14, 17, 18, 21, 23, 26, 27, 30, 32, 34, 36, 37 & 42 (ONLY Saturday)

City-Wide Easter Egg Hunt 2021

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? info@portisabel-texas.com or call (956) 943-2262 or
(956) 374-9003. Happy Easter from the City of Port Isabel & the
Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce.

CANCELLED: 2020 Hometown Christmas Parade: Sat. 12/12

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 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.

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.

PARADE APPLICATION: 

PARADE ROUTE:

Port Isabel Christmas Parade Map

Shrimp Cook-Off FAQs

Here’s a few Shrimp Cook-Off FAQs, like WHEN to eat, WHERE to eat, how much it will COST and how to VOTE for your favorite! Or watch on YouTube!

WHEN:

Shrimp Cook-Off

                November 3 – 8, Tuesday – Saturday. The first 5 days are for eating during participating restaurant hours. Sunday is online awards and The Agency performs.

WHERE:

                The Shrimp Cook-Off will be curbside and / or dine in at each participating restaurant. See map or ballot card for locations. Restaurants will offer cook-off sized samplings of their cook-off shrimp dish and some may also offer a cook-off sized seafood dish.

COST:

                $5.00, tax included, per shrimp cook-off or seafood sampling. Payable at each participating restaurant.

BALLOTS FOR PEOPLES’ CHOICE:

                Starting on October 20th, ballot cards can be picked up at the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, 421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd. Tuesday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm. and Saturday 10 am to 6-pm. Ballots for Peoples’ Choice may also be picked up at participating restaurants. One ballot per diner.

HOW TO VOTE:

                Visit as many participating restaurants as you like between 11/3 – 7, Tuesday through Saturday, and then indicate your favorite restaurant on the ballot card. Drop your ballot off at the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, 421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., before November 7, 6 p.m. Top 3 will be announced on Sunday, November 8th, on Facebook and Twitter and websites: http://www.portisabelchamber.com and http://www.portisabel-texas.com. Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.

WHERE CAN I GET THE RESTAURANT MAP?

                Scan this QR code or click here: http://bit.ly/shrimp-map

GIFT BASKET DRAWING:

                To qualify for a chance to win the Gift Basket, turn your peoples’ choice ballot in at the Port Isabel Chamber by November 7, 6 p.m. Winner will be announced on social media and by email on Sunday 11/8.

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce

PORT ISABEL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Betty Wells, President
421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd.
Port Isabel, Texas 78578
Hours: Tues. – Fri. 9 am to 5 pm & Sat. 10 am – 6 pm.
Phone: 956-943-2262
Email: director@portisabel.org
Website: http://www.portisabelchamber.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/portisabelchamber