Visit Port Aransas – July 2023 | News

Things on the island have been HOT, HOT, HOT lately! Independence Day fireworks lit up the night sky a few days ago, and snapper fishing is on fire! Snapper season runs through August, so don’t forget to book your fishing trip for this month’s vacation. Aside from leisure fishing, fishing tournament season is in full swing and continues on next week with the high-stakes Billfish Pachanga!
Looking for a voluntourism opportunity? Our friend Flynn, the sea turtle who’s helping spread the message to take care of the island, now has a bi-weekly volunteer opportunity called Flynn’s Beach Squad! Every Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the squad meets at Horace Caldwell Pier and cleans up Port A. Sign up for a day while you’re on the island by using this form.
Notice anything different about this newsletter? It’s got a brand new name—”Currents!” Currents will continue to be your source for all the current events, hot tips, and things to do in Port Aransas, with a fun new look and name!
Until next time—see you around the island! Traditions anchor here.
The Billfish Pachanga is an exciting, high-stakes Port Aransas fishing tournament targeting blue marlin, white marlin, and sailfish. All fish in those divisions will be released. Target “meat fish” which may be brought to the dock for weigh-in are dorado, wahoo, tuna, and swordfish. The tournament even ends with a private concert!
Photo by Rachel Benavides, courtesy of Billfish Pachanga
Belt sander racing is a longstanding tradition in Port Aransas. Head on out to The Gaff, the “Birthplace of Texas Belt Sander Racing,” to watch competitors race their power tools down the wooden track. Belt sander races take place every second and fourth Saturday of the month, twelve months a year, as long as weather allows! Kids are welcome.
Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure “worthy of the gods” that comes to life on the Port Aransas Community Theatre stage!
A Meal with an Island Vibe?
Yes, Please!
Fresh seafood is served in more ways than you can imagine in Port Aransas. Dine in flip-flops or put on your best-pressed tropical shirt—whatever your choice, fabulous coastal cuisine will satisfy even the most discriminating palate.
Live like a local and try out Miss K’s Bistro & Catering, a local favorite of Port A. The food is light, refreshing, and always homemade. Dine in, carry out, or grab a take-n-bake casserole for later. Miss K’s also caters weddings, events, and all other special occasions!
Discover Great Places to Stay
Port A offers a large variety of accommodations. Whether you prefer a cozy beach cottage, luxury condominium, or the privacy of your own beach house, the island offers coastal digs to fit your needs.
New Wave Vacation Rentals, pictured here, is a rental management company with the Port Aransas community at its heart. They are proud to offer incredible vacation rentals throughout the area with comfortable floor plans and stunning amenities.
This popular beach is a family-vacation hotspot where you can easily rent houses right along the beachfront.
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