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 and pumpkin patches carved of sand. Give this island a chance to be the destination for your autumn vacation and you, too, will "fall" for Port A.


Get into the spirit of the season with any of these fall events!

Fall Events in Port Aransas

Self-Guided Ghost Tours Oct 26
  • Recurring daily

Take a self-guided tour with family, friends, or by yourself to hear spooky stories about areas in Port A. Route maps will be available Monday, October 25 on the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Facebook page and from the Parks & Rec office. QR codes will be on maps for...

Halloween Trunk or Treat 2021 Oct 28

Celebrate Halloween island style with Trunk or Treat at Roberts Point Park! There will be a free kid costume contest, haunted hayrides, games, and a spooky candy walk (from vehicle to vehicle) for families. Individuals, groups, and businesses are encouraged to participate in the...

Sand Pumpkin Patch 2021 Oct 30

The Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Sand Pumpkin Patch returns this year! Expert sand sculptor Mark Landrum (of Sandrum.com) will create a centerpiece sand sculpture near Ave. G and the beach. Volunteers make vines and pumpkin heads for the public to carve. Participants are...

Wooden Boat Festival Oct 30
  • Recurring daily

The Port Aransas Wooden Boat Festival is an annual celebration of the fine craft of wooden boat building and a great family friendly event in this beautiful beach town! The event celebrates a heritage that started locally in 1915 when the Farley brothers began making what mgiht...

The Barrier Island Ultra Nov 06
  • Recurring on the 1st weekend day of November

The Course Just adjacent to the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world, Mustang Island gets its name from the wild horses that roamed the island for hundreds of years. This chain of barrier islands protect miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats teeming...

Holiday Shop Around Nov 19
  • Recurring daily

As if you needed another reason to visit Port A during Thanksgiving, you can come in the weekend before the holiday to get a head start on your holiday shopping. So many fun and whimsical treasures await you during this weekend of small-town glory!