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)

Pachanga in the Park! September 28 ~ 6p – 12a

Pachanga in the Park

The 9th Annual PACHANGA in the PARK will be held in the Laguna Madre Park just off Port Road. September 28th, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Want to be a Vendor? Click here vendor-application and more info.


Booth 1 – “Museums of Port Isabel” … Nachos, Popcorn, Assortment of Sweet & Sour Candy, Assortment of Chocolate Candy, Pickles, Assortment of Peanuts/Cornuts, Cotton Candy, Frito Pies & Hot Cheetos & Cheese

Booth 2 – “Port Isabel Police Department” … Assortment of Candy Apples, Hotdogs & Corn in a Cup

Booth 3 – “Rodriguez Raspas” … Raspas, Funnel Cake & Spiral Potatoes

Booth 4 – “PI Volunteer Fire Department” … Fajita & Chicken Tacos

Booth 6 – “El Buen Pescador” … Churros, Tostadas w/Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato & Cheese & Fried Bananas

Booth 7 & 8 – “Veronica & Jorge Pineda” … Light-Up Toys

Booth 9 – “Tita’s Food Mobile” … Chicken Sopes, Chicken Empanadas & Chili Cheese Fries

Booth 10 & 11 – “Tacos Nava” … Tacos de Tropo & Bisket, Totas de Tropo & Bisket & Gingas de Tropo & Bisket

Booth 12 – “PIHS Band Booster Club” … Brisket Sandwiches w/potato chips

Booth 13 – “Kelly Hernandez” … Light-Up Toys

Booth 14 – “Antojitos Martha’s” … Tacos de Trompo, Garnachas de Chicken & Tamales de Verucruzanos

Booth 15 – Gloria Ramos” … Strawberries w/Crema & Chocolate, Candy Apples w/Gummies & Mangonadas

Booth 16 – “Moore’s Concession” … Turkey Legs, Funnel Cakes & BBQ Brisket w/Cheesy Fries

Booth 17 – “Moore’s Concession” … Basketball Game

Booth 18 – “Moore’s Concession” … Balloon Game

Booth 19 – “Junior Catholic Daughters of America” … Raspas, Sweet Desserts & Baked Goods & Fruit Cups

Booth 21 – “Scarlet’s Crepas” … Chicharron Preparado W/Ham or Pork Skins, Marranudus & Tostadas de Sibernias

Booth 22 – “Scarlet’s Crepas” … Corn on a Stick/Cup, Russa & Crepas

Booth 23 – “Tu Salud Si Cuenta” … Information Booth

Booth 27 – “Capable Kids Foundation Lower Valley” … Information Booth & Cotton Candy

Booth 29 – “Texas Kettle Corn” … Kettle Popcorn

Booth 30 – “Kelly Hernandez” … Light-Up Toys

Booth 31 – “Designs by Grace” … Chalk Paste Frames & Home Décor , Handmade Car Scents & Earrings

Booth 35 – “Department of Elections & Voters Registration” … Election Information, Census & Verbal Information

Booth 40 – “Port Isabel Friends of the Library” … Information Booth & Raffle

8th Annual Pachanga in the Park! 9/29 6 – 11 pm ~ Laguna Madre Park

The 8th Annual Pachanga in the Park will be held at the Laguna Madre Park, on Port Road, Saturday, September 30, from 6 – 11 p.m. Pachanga in the Park will feature live music by LOS GARCIA BROS. and Juan Garza y Los Ultimos, lots of great local food vendors, rides and games and contests. No admission charge. Family friendly.

VENDORS (vendor-application)

Booth 1 – “Museums of Port Isabel” – Nachos, PopCorn, Sweet & Sour Candy, Chocolate Candy Bars, Assortment Peanuts & Corn Nuts, Pickles, Hot Assortment Chips w/Cheese & Frito Pies w/Chili & Cheese
Booth 2 – Sergio Guzman “Tacos Checo” – Corn on a Stick / Cup
Booth 3 – “Port Isabel Police Department” – Hot Dogs w/Chili & Cheese, Candy Apples & Tostaditas (Bag) w/Chili, Cheese & Limon
Booth 4 – Maricela Rodriguez “Rapas Rodriguez” – Rapas, Fruit Cups & Tostadas de Pollo (Chicken) w/Lettuce &
Booth 5 – “Claudia C. Guerrero” – Spiral Potato, Hamburgers w/French Fries & Chicken Flautas
Booth 6 – Stephanie Wilson “Capable Kids Foundation Lower Valley” – Shirts, Caps & Cups
Booth 7 – Veronica “El Buen Pescado” – Strawberries w/Crème, Churros (Sugar) & Fried Bananas
Booth 8 – Jorge Pineda “Pineda Toys & More” – Light-Up & Inflatable Toys
Booth 9 – Cecilia Zamora “Tu Salud Si Cuenta” – Information Booth
Booth 10 – Martha Vidal – Tostadas de Res Desebrada (Shredded Meat) & Totas de Ahogadas de Pollo (Chicken)
Booth 11 – Tony Medrano “Round Up BBQ” – Blooming Onions
Booth 12 – Flor Marin – Garnachas de Res, Tamales Verucruzanos de Pork & Clayoyos W/ Beans
Booth 13 – Kelly G. Hernandez “Kid’s Toys & Much More” – Light Up Toys, Bubbles, Inflatables & Much More
Booth 14 – Gloria Ramos – Crazy Cucumbers, Chicken Salad Plate & Tacos: Potato, Beans & Shredded Meat
Booth 15 – Hope Aguilar “C & H Photo N Crafts” – Figurines made of Bead, Necklaces, Keychains & Collectables
Booth 16 – JulieAnn Moore “Moore’s Ride & Concession” – Funnel Cakes, Turkey Legs & BBQ Chopped Brisket Sandwich
Booth 17 – JuileAnn Moore “Moore’s Ride & Concession” – Balloon Pop Game
Booth 18 – JulieAnn Moore “Moore’s Ride & Concession” – Basketball Game
Booth 19 – Karina Diaz “Karina’s Designs” – Tarpon Wear
Booth 20 – Alma Villanueva – Tacos: Bistek &  Tripa& Chalupas: Chicken & Shredded Meat
Booth 21 – Anna Ibarra “IbaSisters Handmade” – Handcrafted Polymer Clay Jewelry & Accessories Inspired by South Texas Culture
Booth 22 – “Scarlet’s Crepas” – Crepas, Chicharron Preparado
Booth 23 – Maria C. Barrera Vargas “Casa de Bendicion Jereh” – Pozole, Menudo & Gorditas de Picadillo, Nopales de Chili Rjo & Chicharron
Booth 24 – Maria C. Barrera Vargas “Casa de Bendicion Jereh” – Tamales: Chicken, Beef & Beans
Booth 25 – “Irma Garcia” – Mexican Pizza (Memelas), Cheese Enchiladas & Sopes de Beans, Cheese & Lettuce
Booth 26 – Ernie Rodriguez “FlashCopters” – LED-LIT Helicopter
Booth 27 – Cecilia Garcia “Tita’s Food Mobile” – Sopes de Pollo (Chicken) & Empanadas de Pollo (Chicken)
Booth 28 – Mario N. Lucas “Nava Tacos” – Tacos de Tropo
Booth 29 – Sergio Rodriguez “Texas Kettle Corn” – Kettle Corn
Booth 30 – Margie Jacobs “Laguna Madre Youth Center” Cake Spin, Chicken & Pork Sliders
Booth 31 – Jorge Pineda – “Pineda Toy’s & More” – Light-Up & Inflatable Toys
Booth 32 – Denise Hernandez “Build Your Own Belt” – Arts & Crafts / Belts
Booth 33 – Manny Villapondo “Southern Careers Institute” – Face Painting / Educational Information
Booth 34 – Edward Torres “RGV Tiger Sharks” – BBQ Chicken Plates w/Rice & Potato Salad & Beans
Booth 36 – Jared Coy “Cameron County Department of Elections & Voter Registration” – Election & Voter Registration Information
Booth 37 – Jose Cantu “Team Explosion” – Fried Shrimp Plate w/Fries & Shrimp Cocktail
Booth 38 – Kelly G. Hernandez “Kid’s Toys & Much More” – Light Up Toys, Bubbles, Inflatables & Much More


7th Annual Pachanga in the Park in Laguna Madre Park. September 30 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Telling Our Stories! Pachanga! Lighthouse Market Day! Beautification Mixer!


Welcome to Port Isabel and Welcome to the Coast! #TBT and here’s a look back nearly 100 years ago! Taken from the top of the Port Isabel Lighthouse towards Pelican station in the early 1920s. There is a train on the track loading and unloading for the trip back to Brownsville. Laundry on the lines, horses in the backyard, no electricity or paved roads. Running water meant you had a well or waited for the aquadores to deliver water to your house from the wells at Polangana… For more about Port Isabel history, visit the Museums of Port Isabel!


Come celebrate with Port Isabel at Washington Park! The 5th Annual PACHANGA in the PARK is scheduled for the first Saturday in October. Live music by Los Mejores del Norte & La Xenal! Lots of contests, kiddie rides, great local food, vendors and family fun! Free event admission.

For vendor information contact Jeannie Flores at 956/943-0755 or by email:jrivera@copitx.com. For sponsorship information contact Robert Salinas at 956/943-0705 or email edcadministrator@copitx.com.

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The Turtle Lady Legacy

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, September 24th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 7 pm. This month’s topic will be on “The Turtle Lady Legacy”.

Mary Ann Tous, niece of famed Ila Fox Loetcher aka “The Turtle Lady”, who began her work on sea turtle conservation in 1965 and was a pioneer in her field by playing a vital role in protecting the Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles, will give a presentation on the history of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles and the efforts that go towards their protection. Illa was a major inspiration on her niece Mary and in 2005, Mary Ann Tous founded a non profit organization called “The Turtle Lady legacy”. Their goals are to educate and continue the safety and conservation of majestic sea turtles by following in Illa Fox Loetscher’s footsteps.  Recent events causing a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are threatening these marine animals and their nesting habitats.

Please join us as we learn about “The Turtle Lady Legacy”. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Free admission.

For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

Sunday, October 4, 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.

LIGHTHOUSE MARKET DAY. Saturday, October 10th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Port Isabel historic lighthouse. Vendors and festive, family fun. (956) 943-0755.

DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION. October 29 – 31. Thursday (29): Telling Our Stories. Friday (30): Gallery Artist’s Reception. Saturday (31) Halloween: Day of the Dead Celebration at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. (956) 943-0755.

11215722_10153655989074752_8499627037078679354_nLIGHTHOUSE MARKET DAY. Saturday, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great family fun at the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse Square! Vendors and food and sales at downtown shopkeepers. Call 956/943-0755 or email jrivera@copitx.com for more information.

October in Port Isabel! Events, Activities & Attractions!

pachanga in the park, washington park, october 4, la farra, vendors, food, family fun

4th Annual Pachanga in the Park. October 4, 5 – 11 p.m. Washington Park. Vendors, live music by La Farra, food booths, games, contests, performances. Free admission. (956)943-7602.

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea market

Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Sunday, October 5th. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Vendors. Free admission. (956)455-6798. Expanded Fall/Winter schedule begins in November. 1st & 3rd Sunday through February 2015. March – October 2015 will resume 1st Sunday schedule.

lighthouse market day, vendors, family fun

Lighthouse Market Day. October 11, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Port Isabel Lighthouse grounds. Vendors, music. Free admission. (956)943-7602.

fundraiser, cannon bar, $10

Port Isabel Beautification Committee Fundraiser Mixer. October 11, 7 p.m. Cannon Bar (501 E. Maxan St.) Donation: $10.00 (Wine, Food, & Music). Proceeds will be used to further beautify the City of Port Isabel! Tickets can be purchased from any Beautification Committee Member, or at Port Isabel City Hall (305 E. Maxan Street, Port Isabel) or at the door. For more information please call (956)943-0705.

museum, telling our stories

Museums of Port Isabel Telling Our Stories. Thursday, October 30, 7 p.m. Treasures of the Gulf. (956)943-7602. 317 E. Queen Isabella Blvd. Free admission.

lighthouse establishment cinema, lighthouse movies, beetlejuice, family friendly, free admission, railroad park

Lighthouse Establishment Cinema, “Beetlejuice”. October 31, 8:30 p.m. Railroad Park. (956)943-7602. Free admission.

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