November in Port Aransas is quiet and relaxing. There are still plenty of visitors and the weather is absolutely perfect for visiting. It’s not too hot and still sunny as can be. The cold fronts will be blowing through soon though, cooling off the coast and the water temperatures; which is great for floundering! Unfortunately, there is no floundering allowed during the month of November due to the winter spawning. But come December, game on!
Duck season is in full swing and if you need a guide we have an excellent recommendation, Captain Joey Farah is based out of Padre Island and you can contact him at (361) 442-8145. Not only does he guide for duck season, he is the best fisherman on our Coastal Bend! Joey is a well known fishing guide in our area and one of the most respected. Give him a call for your fishing trips or duck hunts and let him know we sent you.
There are a few things going on during this month to attend! If you’re a winter Texan you will enjoy most of these activities and events around town. If you’re just visiting for a few days, these events will be entertaining as well.
Every Tuesday and Thursday are the Wetlands Education Center Tours which are free and open to the public. Meet at 630 E. Cotter Ave at 10am. If you would like more information you can contact (361) 749-6711.
Every Wednesday is a free and guided birding tour at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center at 9 am.
Saturday the 12th will be yoga on the beach at the end of Beach St. Look for the purple flag at 8 am!
Saturday the 19th is the “Port A Shop Around”
“Join us on Saturday, November 19th (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and Sunday, November 20th (noon to 6:00 p.m.) for a unique shopping experience in Port ‘A’. Great offers and a grand prize drawing to one lucky winner will be held.
ARF Bowtique & Stuff 722 Tarpon St., Ste K
Balinese Wellness Spa 121 Cut Off Rd
Casa Bella Salon 1023 State HWY 361, Ste.G
Chilla’s Storage & Gift Shop 2119 State HWY 361
Coastal Closet 1700 State HWY 361, Ste. E
Conspiratorium 328 Ashby Lane
Deep Sea Headquarters 440 W. Cotter Ave.
Family Center IGA 416 S. Alister St.
Fins Grill & Icehouse 420 Cotter Ave.
Fisherman’s Wharf 900 N. Tarpon St.
Fishtales 345 N. Alister St. Ste. A
Floral Reef 422 Avenue G
Indigo Eclectic 1023 State HWY 361, Ste. F
Island Woman Boutique 1726 State HWY 361, Ste. G
Jo D’s Etc. 345 N. Alister St., Ste. B
La Barataria 3500 Island Moorings Pkwy.
Lisa Mayo Interiors 320 W. Avenue G
Lone Star Taste 1023 State HWY 361 Ste. H
MacDaddy’s Family Kitchen 118 Beach St.
Mrs. Woody Jr’s., Inc. 422 W. Avenue G
My Coastal Home 1726 State HWY 361, Ste. A
Port “A” Pizzeria 407 E. Avenue G
Port Aransas Art Center 323 N. Alister St.
Raggdoll Boutique 124 E. Avenue G
Salt Grass Boutique 1726 State HWY 361, Ste. K
Saltwater Gypies 345 N. Alister St., Suite E-1
Sammy’s 210 N. Alister St., Unit #4
Sirena Water Wear 1700 State HWY, Suite C
Slice of Chicago 2217 State HWY 361
Stephanie’s Stuff 710 State HWY 361
Susan Castor Collection 1908 State HWY 361
The Tarpon Inn 200 E. Cotter Ave.
The Brewery 429 N. Alister St.
ValueBank Texas 500 S. Alister St.
Wahoo Harley-Davidson 722 N. Tarpon St., Ste. G
Winton’s Island Candies 600 S. Alister
Woody’s Sports Center 136 W. Cotter Ave.”-From the Chamber of Commerce
For a list of Port Aransas exercise groups that meet every week from Chair Training to Water Exercise and Tennis click here to be directed to the Community Calendar.
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
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!
Weekly guided birding tours are offered free of charge each Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center.
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.
August 5, 2016:
First 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:
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
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.
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.
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
The 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.
For many people, September is a time of back-to-routine but for some it’s a cool time of year to go exploring. Although on this island, it’s still pretty warm, many people are beginning to head this way for relaxing and not so crowded beach time. Personally, fall is our favorite time of year in Port Aransas. The weather is slowly cooling down, you can enjoy the beach on a much more personal note and (best of all) the wildlife will start to move around a little more with this cooler weather.
If you are down in Port Aransas this month and trying to find somethings to do here are just a few events that will satisfy all ages!
Sunset Sounds, September 11th, 2015
Enjoy your Port Aransas evening with musical entertainment as the sun sets over the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. 7-9 pm at Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park. Bring your lawn chair and your favorite beverage. No charge
September 11: Sandy Bottom Boys – Hillbilly Gospel Music
HT3 Tournament, September 16th-19th, 2015
This televised fishing tournament concludes the 2015 summer season of fishing. This is a tournament apart of the Redfish Series with the last event in the waters of Port Aransas. There will be fishing Thursday-Saturday with weigh in at 3pm each day at the City Marina. Open registration is on Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm. There will be a full production staff televising this event from 2:30pm-4:30pm. Even if you aren’t fishing, come and enjoy the festivities! It’s always great to see what these anglers pull in! Click here for more information on the tournament and to see the schedule of events .
National Estuaries Day, September 26th, 2015.
Celebrate natures beautiful way of connecting oceans and rivers! Join the staff at the UTMSI to learn how these natural occurrences affect us. There will be estuary themed activities from 10am-3pm (games, arts and crafts, hands on habitat nature walk and more) visit here to read more about this celebrated day.
Adopt-a-Beach Clean-UP, September 26th, 2015.
Help keep our beaches clean! What a way to give back to beautiful beaches we call home or come visit every year. You can visit the website or call Deno for more information on how to get involved at (361)749-0256.
Weekly Port Aransas Things-to-do:
Every Tuesday and Thursday:
Join the Wetlands Education Center for a free tour at 630 E. Cotter Ave. from 10am-11am.
Meet at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center for a guided 2 hour bird watching tour! Bring your cameras, sunscreen and water. 9am-11am.
If you are still looking on coming down to the great Port Aransas, TX and enjoying it’s beautiful beaches we suggest you call us now. The month is booking up quickly and we would hate for you to miss out on getting your toes back in the sand just one more time before the summer is over and it’s back to the mundane world of work and school .The waves are getting smaller and the temperatures only hotter in this last month of summer. Wow, we can’t believe how fast this one has gone by! The end of August means back to school for most so we hope you are getting your last vacation time in if you can.
There are so many things for you and the family to enjoy down here. Port Aransas is a great place for family vacationing and fishing! Not only is there fishing but there is much, much more. This month hosts several more fishing tournaments, (2 just this weekend!)
The Fishing Tournaments lined up for August are:(Clicking on these will direct you to the organizations direct sites, where registration and scheduling information is located.)
Texas Legends Billfish Tournament , August 5-9th, 2015
Majek Boat Owner’s Tournament, August 7th-8th, 2015
IFA Redfish Tournament, August 14th-16th, 2015
Texas Women Angler Tournament, August 21-23rd, 2015
Some other things going on are:
The Beach Walk, with Shirley Fischer August 28th 9 am- 10am. This is a guided walk starting at Horace Caldwell Pier under the purple pennant. Free of charge and fun beachcombing!
Sunset Sounds every Friday night at Robert’s Point Amphitheatre from 7-9pm.
There’s plenty of things to do this weekend in Port Aransas, Texas.
Whether you are visiting with friends and family, this island is big enough for anyone’s type of fun.
Outboard Fishing Tournament, July 17th-19th.
www.outboardfishingtournament.com <-Visit here for more information.
Fishing Saturday and Sunday with weigh in at 5 pm at the Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor, Robert’s Point Park Pavilion.
“This 41st annual fishing tournament is exclusively for boats powered by outboard motors, and benefits our Port Aransas Volunteer Firefighters.”-Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce
Sunset Sounds-7pm-9:30pm on Friday, July 17th at Robert’s Point Park in the Amphitheater.
Bring your own beverages, blankets and lawn chair so you can sit back and enjoy the evening jamming, looking over the Corpus Christi Ship Channel.
“Alice in Wonderland” put on by the Port Aransas Theatre and at the Port Aransas Community Theatre
Show times Friday and Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday Matinee 2:30pm
“Port Aransas Community Theatre presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. Music and Lyrics by Sammy Fain and Bob Hilliard, Oliver Wallace and Cy Coban, Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert, Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston.
Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by David Simpatico
Based on the 1951 Disney Film “Alice in Wonderland” and the novels “The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll”-Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce
Visit the PACT website for more information!