Year round opportunities for fun and relaxation exist on this 34 mile barrior Island. Spring brings great fishing and awsome wind for kiting. Summer holidays see an influx of families to the Island, with Memorial Day weekend kicking off family beach vacations and fireworks on the BAY every Friday night thru Labor Day and on the BEACH every Friday and Saturday nights April through October!   Fourth of July is a huge holiday on the Island and includes a beach parade with the largest fireworks display of the year.  Other annual events include:

  • January / Annual Longest Causeway Run and Wellness Walk  where 4000 participants enjoy a view from the Queen Isabella Causeway 
  • February Schlitterbahn Music Fest, WFW Chili & Bean Cook-off, and SPI Market Days offer a variety of activities for this Winter Texan getaway.
  • March brings Spring Break as all Texas Schools break mid March for fun in the sun.
  • April / Sand Crab Night Time Beach Run is a beautiful site as the entire SPI beach front is lit by thousands of runners and walkers. 
  • May / Jailbreak Beach Escape brings a thousand running enthusiasts and adds a beach front obstacle course for a terrific Totally Beachin Challenge.
  • June / Sailors from all over come to enjoy the Gulf blue water and excellant sailing such as the Annual Great Texas Catamaran Race. There's also a 'Shark Run' on the beach for all ages and abilities!
  • July / The Juried Beachcombers art show held at the Convention Center is the longest running art show on the Island and bring International artists to display ceramics, paintings, jewelry and more.
  • August / TIFT Texas International Fishing Tournament attracts over 500 anglers offering the largest salt water tournament in the country!
  • September SPI Triathlon headlines this month and Labor Day Weekend Fireworks mark the end of a great summer! 
  • October / Sandcastle Days is everyones favorite festival as Master Sand Sculptors build their dreams in Sand - the 3 day event offers live music, venders, childrens activities and a wonderful amateur competition for kids and families
  • December / An Island Christmas Parade and Lighted Boat Parade makes the holiday spirit sing Island style.