As 2023 begins to pick up speed, the calendar pages begin to turn even faster, and before you know it, Spring has arrived! The air is softer during this season, the sun begins to smile gently down on the Texas landscape, and in Port Aransas, the beach continues to be the star attraction! Of course, not everyone is lucky enough to live where we do, but if you are lucky enough to be planning a spring vacation in our favorite place in the world, Sandcastle Condominiums offers comfortable lodging (often with views of the sea!) and this guide to all the spring events Port Aransas TX that will help you fill every moment of your beach trip of a lifetime with fun and fancy!
Texas SandFest, April 14 through April 16
We TOLD you the beach is the starring attraction and although your sandcastle-making skills may be limited to lopsided structures constructed just inches away from the sea, Texas SandFest may give you high hopes about what you can accomplish if you just put your mind to it! Of course, the sculptures you will see on the beach are built by sand artists that are renowned throughout the world, and the time and effort they put into each piece may have you considering sticking to the small stuff, but as you walk through a “gallery” of artwork, each more amazing than the last, you will be amazed! Especially considering they only have 3 days in which to construct fanciful pieces that have previously included Abraham Lincoln sitting in his chair, a sun-loving gorilla happily relaxing, and palaces that compare to Buckingham in size and intricacy! Also offering an amateur contest (so go ahead and strut your stuff!) and sandcastle-building lessons (learn while you play!) this exciting event is the ideal kickoff to a season filled with fun!
PalmFest, May 5 through May 6, Robert’s Point Park
Texas is a big state and we are hungry people who live here. We work hard and play even harder, and when it comes time to eat, we demand a meal that fills and comforts! Texas is also known for its barbecue (there will be no debate over which state serves the best style of barbecue, because we already know the answer is, of course, TEXAS!) and May 5 and 6, PalmFest, will prove to you just how right we are! This southern barbecue cook-off features the best barbecue in the world and gives visitors a crystal clear picture as to why there should be no other way to prepare our favorite meat dishes! Also offering live music to chow down to, this special event has become Port A’s newest obsession and will bring you yet another reason to fall in love with spring in Port Aransas!
Wings Over South Texas Air Show, May 6 through May 7, American Bank Center in Corpus Christi
This next spring event takes a little bit of driving, but if you have always had your eye on the sky and the thought of seeing the Blue Angels fly live and in person excites you, a short drive of fewer than 40 miles is worth it! Ticket prices range from $100 to absolutely free (visitors line up along the drive to see the aerobatics for free!) and we can tell you from experience that enjoying a gorgeous spring day as you watch these sleek planes do tricks and feats of unbelievable daredevilry will be one that you wish never had to end! The Blue Angels are the world’s second oldest aerobatic flight team having flown the friendly skies since 1946 and after all those years in the sky, these pilots will amaze you!
Scarlet Lady Dolphin Adventures, 440 W Cotter Avenue
This next adventure is actually one you can enjoy during any season, but there’s something about watching dolphins frolic in the sea while the sun beams down on you without being too hot! Taking you where the dolphins like to play, visitors can choose between their standard daily tours or a sunset Dolphin Tour, adding an extra touch of beauty and a taste of romance to your springtime adventures on the sea! A full bar on board will keep you refreshed as you toast your new silvery friends frolicking in the surf or raise a glass to the beauty of yet another gorgeous Texas sunset!
The Promise of Spring
However you spend your days in Port Aransas, coming home every evening to the comforts found in our Sandcastle Condominiums will provide yet another promise of the season. Filled with light and offering all the comforts of home blended with the modern conveniences that today’s travelers require, every moment spent “at home” will be one that you will wish could last forever. Reserve your favorite escape today!