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Port A's exclusive source for travel tips and local perspectives from people who live, work, and play in Port Aransas!

Holiday Happenings in Port Aransas

Santa Claus is Coming to Town...and You Should Too! Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to start thinking about your plans for the Christmas holidays! Whether you plan on a large family gathering or a more intimate celebration, give you and yours the gift of Port A this year. Find the perfect…

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Holiday Specials

Serve up your holiday meals on an island The holidays are rapidly approaching, and now is the perfect time to start making Port A holiday plans with you and yours. One ever important part of those holiday plans is, of course, the food! To help you plan your perfect Port A holiday, here is a list of…

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Port Aransas Cemetery Chronicle

The Unique History and Lore of Mercer Cemetery With Halloween right around the corner, ghosts, ghouls, and graveyards are on everyone's mind. Port Aransas certainly has its fair share of ghost stories, but the rich history of the area also means the local graveyard Mercer Cemetery contains many…

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FALLing for Port Aransas

Happy Fall, Y'all The fall season looks a little different on an island. It's absolutely "GOURD-geous," and proves that beach days don't have to end with the changing of the season. Where other places have cold winds and patches of leafy orange pumpkins, this stretch of beach has cool ocean breezes…

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Port A Live Music Fest 2021 Recap

A weekend of live music and lots of fun It's hard to believe it's been an entire month since Port A Live Music Fest 2021 kicked off! All weekend long, crowds danced their way around the music venues of Port Aransas, listening to bands that spanned genres and generations. It was a weekend to…

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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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Port Aransas Taco & Margarita Trail

Trade in Sound Bites for Tasty Bites During Port A Live Music Fest 2021 Port A Live Music Fest is approaching quickly! There's only a bit more time before the festival begins to get your tickets for the kickoff Landshark concert and gear up for a weekend full of live music. Between all the…

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Port A Live Music Fest 2021 Lineup

Boogie with the Bands Whether you've already booked a trip for Port A Live Music Fest or are still in the planning stage, this band lineup and schedule will get you excited for the weekend! From Americana to jazz, country to the blues, this is a fest you won't want to miss. Curious what else is…

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Texas Legends in Port Aransas

The Tournament, the Tradition, and The Triple Crown. Nothing speaks to tradition like fishing tournaments in Port Aransas. From May to November, nearly every weekend in Port A is stacked with a fishing tournament, sometimes two. Fishing, and the evolution to big game fishing, are so deeply woven…

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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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