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Beach Parade and Fireworks (South Padre Island)

The City of South Padre Island Parks and Recreation will host its annual Fourth of July Beach Parade for the community and visitors. Friends of Animals will start the parade. At the end, watermelon, bottled water, and other goodies will be given out while supplies last.

The parade will begin at beach access #20 at East Georgia Ruth Drive and end at access #17 at East Mars Lane. Line up begins at 9:30 a.m. with the parade starting at 10 a.m.

This family and pet friendly event will be the highlight of your holiday! For more information contact Marta Martinez at [email protected] or (956) 761-8112

A special Fireworks Over the Bay for Fourth of July will take place at Louie’s Backyard at 9:15 p.m.

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Sea Turtle Inc Turtle Release

Sea Turtles and the Cold: Rescue and Release

South Padre Island has our very own sea turtle rescue organization, Sea Turtle, Inc. According to their website, Sea Turtle, Inc.’s mission is to “rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured sea turtles, educate the public, and assist with conservation efforts for all marine turtle species.” The organization uses social media to announce public releases of sea […]

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Dolphins, Turtles and Sunscreen Tantrums: The New Way We Do the Beach

We are beach people. My husband and I love the beach. We love our Rio Grande Valley beach, South Padre Island. Before our son was born, beach weekends were lazy, crazy and so relaxing. Our average beach day used looked something like this: Breakfast, beach time, soaking in the ocean, toes in the sand, beer […]

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Guide to RGV Holiday markets 2015

RGV Holiday Markets 2015

Holiday markets are starting up now across the Rio Grande Valley! We are collecting information for cities from SPI to Laredo to develop this handy resource for our readers. Check back often for updates, comment below, or fill out the form (scroll down) to have your RGV holiday market added to the list! Junk in […]

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A family's guide to visiting the RGV with kids :: RGV Moms Blog

A Family Guide to Visiting the RGV with Kids

You made it to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas! The RGV… South Texas… the Tip of Texas! This guide is for your family as you consider all the the Rio Grande Valley has to offer for you and your kids. Now it’s time to plan out some fun family adventures and stays while you are […]

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STEMS Outdoor Sports and Science Expo

Bring the family and join the 5th annual STEMS Outdoor Sports and Science EXPO hosted by the STEMS Mentors Club at UT Brownsville – first time on the Island! Fun activities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) include fishing, kayaking, rock climbing, archery, birding, planetarium shows, space science activities, plant identification and face painting. Try the obstacle course set up by current American Ninja Warrior participant Abel Gonzalez, a Valley native. Participants must sign waivers, available at the registration booth. Ages 17 and under must be signed by a parent/guardian; over 17 will require a witness.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25

Where: South Padre Island Convention Centre

Admission: Free and open to the public

For more information: Call 956-882-5058

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