Museums of Port Isabel Celebrates Day of the Dead & Halloween!

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The Museums of Port Isabel will offer a full weekend of event during Halloween! From an Alfred Hitchcock “THE BIRDS” at the lighthouse (Tonight’s movie at the lighthouse has been rescheduled for Sunday at 8:30 pm due to the weather!), live music, vendors of all kinds, great food, hands on activities, theater and more! All open to the public, no admission charge.

on Sunday, October 28 at 8:30 p.m. Open to the public. Concessions. Family friendly.

THE BIRDS! The residents of Bodega Bay are suddenly confronted with a malicious, full-scale attack by birds of all shapes and sizes. Hitchcock’s purest expression of an arbitrary universe, The Birds constitutes a prodigious technical achievement. Under the guidance of bird trainer Ray Berwick, Hitchcock employed thousands of real birds and his own ingenuity to create the most terrifying aspect of The Birds, the undeniable reality of seemingly impossible events.

Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren
Universal Pictures; Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Not Rated; 119 minutes; 1963

Port Isabel Lighthouse, 421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel. 956/943-7602.

LHEC Sponsored by: Museums of Port Isabel, City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation

The Museums of Port Isabel,
in collaboration with the City of Port Isabel, the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation, the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, the Laguna Madre Art League, their Annual Day of the Dead festival – “Los Colores Del Muerto” on Saturday, October 28, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Port Isabel Historical Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. in Port Isabel.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: (subject to change)
4pm-6pm – Altar Making “Laguna Madre Art League” & Sugar skull Candy Workshop “Omar Fonseca & Jessica Villescaz)
4pm-5pm – Folkloric Dancing
5pm-6pm – Las Tres (3) Lloronas “Gloria Bates”
7pm-11pm – Port Isabel Community Street Dance~ Live Music by LOS DOMINANTES (Brownsville, Texas)

Throughout the day there will be Day of the Dead Altars and Artwork on display in the Treasures of the Gulf Art Gallery.

VENDOR INFO: If you are interested in vending opportunities at the Day of the Dead event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at 956/943-7602 or email:

Vendor Application & Map:

Altar Submission Application:
For more family fun, join us for our Annual City of Port Isabel Community Street Dance. From 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., enjoy live music by Los Dominantes of Brownsville. No admission charge. Lots of food and drink vendors. Halloween Costume Contest! Prizes awarded! Port Isabel Historic Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel. 956/943-7602.

Halloween Community Street Dance Sponsored by: City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Museums of Port Isabel

For information on any of the weekend’s events, contact Museum Director, Jeannie Marie Aby Flores at or call 956/943-7602.