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Port Aransas, Texas
403 W. Cotter
Port Aransas, TX 78373
info@portaransas.org
1-800-45-COAST
www.portaransas.org
Port Aransas, Texas

Events in Port Aransas and Mustang Island

There are a few things you can always count on in Port Aransas: sand between your toes, the roar of the gulf, and a drink in your hand. Although you can visit Port Aransas at any time of the year, the city’s annual events are worth timing your trip for. Below are a few of the annual events in Port Aransas and Mustang Island to help you do that. For information on other recurring events, such as the Port A Art About, Fall Fest, and Sunset Sounds, visit Port Aransas’ events calendar.

January
Port Aransas Tour of Homes
Join the Port Aransas Garden Club for a self-guided or bus tour of the city’s finest homes, from gated community residences to beach-front properties. The tour starts at the Port Aransas Community Center, where you can buy a ticket and pick up a map. Tickets are also available online but will need to be picked up at the community center.
408 North Alister Street
Port Aransas, TX 78373


Merchant’s Dine Around
Sample delicious offerings from nearly two dozen Port Aransas eateries, including top-rated restaurants like Venetian Hot Plate, La Barataria, and Port A Pizzeria.
Various locations
Port Aransas, TX 78373


February
Whooping Crane Festival
Every winter, majestic whooping cranes migrate to the coastal waters of the Texas Gulf Coast to escape the biting cold of the north. Their arrival is celebrated by the four-day Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, when you can venture out on guided field trips and nature tours, attend workshops and lectures, browse nature-related booths at a trade show, and more. 
Various locations
Port Aransas, TX 78373


April
Texas SandFest
The largest master sand-sculpting competition in the U.S. also brings food, music, arts and crafts, and more shopping opportunities to town each April.
Port Aransas Beach Road
Port Aransas, TX 78373


April - October
Sunset Sounds
Local reggae, classic rock, country, and folk musicians showcase their talents at this annual concert series held at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Robert’s Point Park the second Friday of each month.
301 J C Barr Boulevard
Port Aransas, TX 78373


May
ArtFest and Songwriters’ Showcase
Held every May (weather permitting) for more than 30 years, this arts and crafts show includes performances of original tunes by talented local musicians.
200 East Cotter Avenue
Port Aransas, TX 78373


June
Annual Fishing Break
Drop a line for a great cause at this annual fishing tournament benefitting Austin firefighters and enjoy live music, a catered dinner, door prizes, and cash payouts. Sign up as a team or a guest at the event’s website.
905 TX-361
Port Aransas, TX 78373


July
Annual Fireworks Show
What’s better than a patriotic fireworks show? Add in a warm gulf breeze and you’ve got Port Aransas’ annual Independence Day celebration.
301 J C Barr Boulevard
Port Aransas, TX 78373


Deep Sea Roundup
Known as the Tarpon Roundup when it first launched way back in 1932, the Deep Sea Roundup is one of the oldest and largest family fishing tournaments in the Gulf Coast region. Divisions include offshore, bay surf, fly-fishing, and juniors. 
Various locations
Port Aransas, TX 78373


August
Texas Legends Billfish Tournament
Participating boats can leave from any Texas port, but the weigh-in for this huge annual tournament happens at Virginia’s in Port A, where the cash prizes are awarded and dreams come true.815 Trout Street
Port Aransas, TX 78373


October
Harvest Moon Regatta
The Harvest Moon Regatta takes sailors from Galveston’s Pleasure Pier to the Port Aransas jetties in the longest point-to-point regatta in U.S. coastal waters. Great views can be had from South Jetty, Robert's Point Park, and several other areas. 
2501 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77550

plyWooden Boat Festival
Try your hand at boatbuilding or just walk around and admire others’ handiwork at this annual festival, which also includes a parade, kids’ area, flea market, lectures and presentations, and guided paddling tours. The annual festival is held for three days in early October at Roberts Point Park.
301 JC Barr Boulevard
Port Aransas, TX 78373


November
Port A Shop Around
Browse great offers at dozens of Port A’s finest shops and boutiques and cross your fingers to be the lucky winner of the grand prize at the annual Shop Around.
Various locations
Port Aransas, TX 78373


December
Carolers Afloat & Boat Lighting Parade
Ring in the Christmas season at Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor, where you’ll catch a lighted boat parade followed by refreshments and the arrival of Santa on a U.S. Coast Guard vessel. 
301 JC Barr Boulevard
Port Aransas, TX 78373

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Port Aransas, Texas
403 W. Cotter
Port Aransas, TX 78373
1-800-45-COAST
www.portaransas.org
Port Aransas, Texas

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