As summer gets into full swing, more and more travelers are making their way to the sandy shores of Port Aransas, expecting a Texas-sized vacation in a relatively small town and they will all have their expectations met! (Exceeded in many cases!) We don’t do anything in a small way here in the second-largest state in the nation and we still get a tad upset when we realize that Alaska usurped our position as the largest state when it joined the greatest nation nearly 100 years after we did! But we aren’t here to argue about the little things, of course, we are here to invite you to explore the comforts of our Sandcastle Condominiums and as you relax and rejoice in the simple luxury of time to yourself, we have also created this guide to the summer events in Port Aransas that will help fill the hours with fun and playtime! 

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Upcoming Summer Events in Port Aransas

Our vacation adventures are rarely geared to the tiniest travelers in our groups, so finding an event that caters to them could almost be considered the unicorn of events! This Alzafar Fishing Trip for Kids takes place aboard the Dolphin Express and takes your little anglers to where the fish bite best. A fishing license will be needed and can be purchased online at the link provided here. No other equipment or gear will be needed, however, as the $85 fee covers rods, reels, and baits, and as your future fisherman heads out into the big waters for his 2 Red Snapper catch of the day, we can assure you that everyone will have the best time! Don’t forget sunscreen and hats, the Texas sun can be brutal in the summer months, and an onboard galley offers snacks, beverages, and even sandwiches for purchase. 

Port Aransas Sand Crab 5 and 10K, July 29th

There are always those who live to run and this fun 5 and 10K Sand Crab Run benefits local charities while giving you the opportunity to do your thing! Also offering a Kids Mile Run and taking place under the stars, past events have proven that a nighttime run is far more fun than those in the daytime and because it takes place on the beach, the sea will be your favorite cheerleader! Every participant will receive a tee shirt, yes, even the kids, providing a great souvenir to take back home at the end of your stay! 

Sand Castle Day, August 5

Observed on the first Saturday in August, we have a special spot in our hearts reserved for Sand Castle Day! (Who is surprised?) And although EVERY day is sand castle day in our hearts and souls, there is something special about spending the time at the shore’s edge constructing your masterpiece on a day devoted to that very thing! Sand sculpture is thought to be the oldest type of sculpture, possibly dating back to prehistoric times but it truly became an art form in the 1900s. (Impossible to prove the first part, but a nice little tidbit to share with the littles!) If you want to create an epic castle, the Port A Sandcastle Guy offers lessons in sand architecture! You can send him an email at 

Texas Legends Billfish Tournament, Jungle Rules, August 9th through August 12th

This truly unique fishing tournament is part of a much larger event. Once registered, participants can depart from any port in Texas, including our favorite hometown of Port Aransas! Offering a price range between $500 and $2000, this competition is for those who are serious about their offshore fishing skills, and no matter where participants have departed from, weigh in and any awards won will be presented right here in Port A! The deepwater rigs offshore of Port Aransas are ideal spots to drop lines and each boat is considered a contestant so while you can’t switch boats, you CAN have as many lines dropped from your boat to increase your chance of winning prizes including trophies and a cash award of $2000! 

Labor Day Weekend Summer Concert Series, September 2, 132 Palmilla Beach Drive

Oh how we hate the end of summer, but there is one more chance to celebrate with the Labor Day Weekend Summer Concert Series taking place on September 2! Offering music performed by Mark McKinney and Bart Crow, guests are encouraged to show off their love for this weekend of no labor by dressing in their favorite red, white, and blue outfits! The gates open and beverages will be available for purchase at 6:30 with the music starting at 7. Dining at the Black Marlin or on the REDS patio is encouraged and blankets or lawn chairs should be brought for comfortable seating on the lawn after!  

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