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Island Matters-Events in Port Aransas-August 2016


Coming to Port A and looking for some fun activities and events around town to check out? Here is a list of all the events going on in Port Aransas this month, August 2016!

 

Every Tuesday and Thursday is the Wetlands Education Center Tour

UTMSI

Tour the Wetlands Education Center located at UTMSI, 630 E. Cotter Ave. Free. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am.

***Groups over ten visitors that would like a guided tour of the Wetlands Education Center should set up a private tour by contacting Colleen McCue at 361-749-3153.***

 

 

Every Wednesday there are guided birding tours for all ages! 

Leonabell Turnbull Birding Center Port Aransas

Leonabell Turnbull Birding Center Port Aransas

Weekly guided birding tours are offered free of charge each Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center.

http://www.cityofportaransas.org/Leonabelle_Turnbull_Birding_Center.cfm

 

 

 

Support the Local Theater! Show dates for this month are: August 3rd, 5th, 6th, & 7th!PACT

Performance of Bye, Bye Birdies. Please visiit or call the Port Aransas Theatre for show times and more information. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Admission is $15.

www.portaransascommunitytheatre.com

 

August 5, 2016:

ARTCENTERFirst Friday Art Reception from 5:30-7:30pm. The first Friday of every month the Port Aransas Art Center hosts the “First Friday Art Reception.” This event is free and open to the public. Come and enjoy local artwork, live entertainment, refreshments and fun!

 

 

August 18-20, 2016:

Texas Legends Billfish Tournament.TXLegends

A BIG money prize tournament in South Texas! The Annual Billfish tournament is held in Port Aransas. There are 49 boats entered in  this tournament with the entry fee being a mere $2,750! These boats start from all over the Texas coast and end for weigh in at our lovely fishing town!vEarly registration ends July 15th. Final entry deadline is August 11th at the captain’s party from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Virginia’s on the Bay. Weigh station open from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on August 13 at Virginia’s Dock. This is a cool tournament to come watch! www.txlegends.com

 

 

 

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Sunset sounds of Port Aransas

Sunset Sounds of Port Aransas. August 12, 2016.

Musical performances by local artists held the second Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public at Robert’s Point Park. Bring your lawn chair and your favorite beverage

Contact Info: Port Aransas Parks & Recreation Department, 361-749-4158.

 

 

Majek Boat Owner’s Tournament. August 12 & 13, 2016. majektourny

Port Aransas is home to the popular Majek boat owner’s fishing tournament each year. Early registration opens June 1, 2016 and ends August 1 for reduced registration fees. Fishing is on Saturday, August 13. The weigh-in is from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor at Robert’s Point Park Pavilion.
www.majekownerstournament.com/

 

August 20, 2016: Art Show and Sale!

The San Antonio based Watercolor Gang, a group of artists who have been traveling and painting together for over 50 years, will present a new body of original work from their recent trip to Port Aransas. Fine art is an important means of preserving our history, both through the paintings themselves and the funds generated with each purchase.

Show will be held at the Port Aransas Community Center next to the Museum.
Saturday Aug 20 from 1-8 p.m. with an artist reception from 5-8 p.m.

All sales benefit the Port Aransas Museum and Farley Boat Works.

 

August 26-28: Texas Women’s Angler Tournament 

twattourneyThe annual Texas Women Anglers tournament is a popular offshore fishing tournament for women only. Early registration continues through August 1st. On-site registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Port Aransas Civic Center, followed by a captain’s meeting at 8:00 p.m. Fishing will begin at 6:30 a.m. Saturday with lines out of the water by 4:30 p.m. Weigh station opens at 5:00 p.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. There will be an awards brunch at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday also at the Civic Center.