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Texas SandFest

Texas SandFest is October 15–17, 2021 Texas SandFest is one of the largest native-sand sculpture competitions in the USA. What began as a small local competition in 1997 has grown into an internationally recognized three-day family event that draws renowned sand sculptors and tens of thousands of…

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Fit for the Fourth in Port A

Celebrate the USA, island style There's no better way to live out the American dream than by spending Independence Day in Port Aransas. You can watch the fireworks show aboard a boat at Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy a top-tier patriotic brunch, dance the night away, and, of course, lounge on the beach…

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Plastic Free Earth Day in Port A

The less plastic the population uses, the less ends up in oceans and on beaches. That is a beautiful, utopian thought. But it seems like a daunting task and daunting tasks are often pushed to the side with the thought, "We’ll do it when we have time to truly devote to it." But that begs the…

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Sawfish Return to Port Aransas Fishing

Just kidding! Happy April Fools' Day! Unfortunately there are still no sawfish in Texas, but if you're curious about what actually is biting and when, they're all listed below. To learn even more about fishing in Port Aransas, including where you can find a fishing guide, purchase bait and tackle…

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Spring Sand Sculpture

Don't miss out on a chance to see the 2021 Port Aransas Spring Sand Sculpture! This work of art will only be up in Roberts Point Park for a few short weeks, so get your photos in now. On your way to or from taking those photos, be sure to stop for a meal at any of the five local restaurants doing…

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Is it Time for a Schoolcation?

As schools around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, learning may look a little different this fall. Remote learning allows students to access educational curriculum outside of the traditional classroom. If you can learn anywhere, why not REMOTE HERE? It’s time to take a Port A…

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