Barefoot Mardi Gras Parade

Kick off your shoes and get ready for this year’s parade! Parade route starts at Whitecap Beach and ends at Padre Balli Park. Head in parking only on the beach. Surface parking is available at the Briscoe King Pavilion. Shortly before the parade begins the beach will be closed off to vehicles.

Texas SandFest

Texas SandFest is the largest native-sand sculpture competition in the USA. What began as a small local competition in 1997 has grown into an internationally recognized three-day family event that draws renowned sand sculptors and tens of thousands of visitors from around the world each year to Port Aransas. Texas SandFest attendees enjoy amazing sand […]

Beach to Bay Relay

The Beach to Bay Marathon is a complete 26.2 point-to-point relay route, beginning on North Padre Island, winding through Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and ending at Cole Park along Corpus Christi’s scenic downtown.