23rd Annual Museums of Port Isabel Fundraiser

2020 Museums of Port Isabel Fundraiser. Click for tickets.
The Museums of Port Isabel are proud to announce its 23rd Annual ‘TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE’ Museum Fundraiser featuring fresh local fare & PELICAN WEST! Get your tickets

The Museums of Port Isabel will host this culinary event on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Dishes prepared by local restaurants will be top of the fare and includes side dishes, desserts and beverages. Live music by PELICAN WEST, door prizes, a silent auction and a Port Isabel Adventure Package raffle are all part of the $25 ticket price.

This IS the Museums of Port Isabel’s major fundraiser. Donations will be used to upgrade Museum’s exhibits and support programs. Info: 956/943-7602 or museumdirector@copitx.com. Tickets can be purchased at the door, Port Isabel City Hall, Port Isabel Public Library, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce or at the Museums of Port Isabel or online: https://2020-mopi-fundraiser.eventbrite.com


Silent Auction

“Tesori” – Sterling Silver Dragonfly Ring, Murano Elephant Earrings & Sterling Silver Butterfly Necklace

“Mel & Donna” – Homemade Wood Platter

“Carol Plumb” – 10 x 20 Oil Painting, Beach Scene, Blue Sky

“The Light House Lighting Center” – 52′ Ceiling Fan, Brushed Nickel. 3-Blade

“Mary Gorball” – Slow Cooker, Bathroom Set & Set of 7 Boiks by Mary Gorball

“Unique Jewelry Arts & Crafts” – Office Décor

“Bridgeview Flowers & Gifts” – Orchid Silk Ceramic Lavender Arrangement

“T. Leeman Co.” – Framed Print Lighthouse as it was, Original Painting

“Sea & Sun Hair Fashion” – Shampoo & Hair Cut Gift Certificate

“Beth’s Beauty Salon” – Shampoo Treatment, Blow-Dry & Style Gift Certificate

“Vida’s Barber Shop & Beauty Salon” – Haircut Gift Certificate

“Honeycomb Salon & Spa” – Women’s Haircut w/Tania Cruz

“Sea Ranch Restaurant & Bar” – $50 Gift Certificate

“Osprey Fishing Charter & Black Dragon Cruise” – Bay Fishing “Buccaneer” Certificate for 2 Adults, “Pirate Adventure Cruise” Certificate for 2 Adults & Dolphin Watch “Sea-Life Safari” Certificate for 2 Adults

“Biocapelli by Peninsula Island Resort & Spa” – Star of the Sea Spa Package Gift Certificate

“Anita Ramirez” – Haircut w/Anita Gift Certificate

“American Diving & the Original Dolphin Watch” – 2 Adults Dolphin Watch Show Special Gift Certificate

“Veronica’s Beauty & Barber Salon” – (2) – $30 Gift Certificate

“Tropical Smoothie Café” – $25 Gift Card

“Anna’s Hair Salon” – $30 Gift Certificate

“Pearl South Padre” – Two (2) Night Stay in a Deluxe Room

“Russo’s New York Pizzeria” – $25 Gift Card

“Real Time Fitness & Juice Bar” – Four (4) 1 Month Free Membership Gift Certificates

“Anonymous” – Teal Bead w/Gold Charms Bracelet

“Anonymous” – White Shell Earrings & Necklace Set

“Anglers Marine Center” – Okuma Steelez Premium Fishing Pole w/Bucket

“PI Nails” – $50 Gift Certificate for Manicure & Pedicure

“Dirty Al’s Family of Restaurants” – $50 Gift Certificate

“Thomas’ Gift Shop” – Ceramic Dolphin

“Mexiquito Restaurant” – $20 Gift Certificate

“Tropical Home Furnishing” – Glass Fish Wind Décor

“Pulsed Wellness Center” – Gold Package Gift Voucher which includes Hydrotable for entire body circulation …  Led-Facial, Pulsed Pad Blanket & Lymphatic System Drainage

“Anonymous” – Lantern Décor

“Anonymous”  – Green Cast Iron Door Knocker

“Anonymous” – Glass Lamp

“Anonymous” – Cast Iron Bird Arch

“Duane Rasmussen” – Ceramic Frog Water Planter

“Beach Park @ Isla Blanca” – Shrimp Haus Restaurant $25 Gift Certificate & 2-All Day Admission Pass

“Island Cinema” – 10- $5 Gift Certificates

“Coral Reef Lounge” – Coral Reef Cap & T-Shirt

“Welcome Aboard” – Port Isabel, Texas T-Shirt & SPI Beach Bag

“O’Reiley Auto Parts” – Power Torque – 40 Total Pieces Tools

“La Frida Nail Salon” – $25 Gift Certificate

“The Inn @ South Padre Inn Hotel” – Two (2) Night Stay in a Standard Room (4 guests) Gift Certificate



Texas International Fishing Tournament


Russo’s New York Pizzeria

Tropical Smoothie Café

Pirate’s Landing Restaurant

Whitesands Restaurant

The Museums of Port Isabel is a complex consisting of three diverse facilities, the Port Isabel Historic Museum, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, and the Point Isabel Lighthouse. All three are within walking distance of each other and are open year around to the public.


Constructed in 1852, the Point Isabel Lighthouse was built to protect and guide ships through Brazos Santiago Pass and the barrier islands. In 1952, the Lighthouse was opened as a State Park and remains the only lighthouse on the Texas Gulf coast open to the public. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage which is on the grounds of the Lighthouse, is open to the public and houses the Chamber of Commerce and the Port Isabel Visitors Center. There is no admission charge to the Keepers Cottage. Lighthouse tickets can be purchased at the Keepers Cottage or at the Lighthouse. A combination ticket is available. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. or 1/2 hour before closing.


Port Isabel Historical Museum is a state-of-the-art facility located in the Champion Building. Built in 1899 as a dry goods store and residence, it now houses two exhibit levels, a theater, gift shop and one of the largest collections of Mexican artifacts from the U.S.-Mexican War. The facade features the famous ‘fish mural’ painted in 1906 by a local fisherman. The fish mural was restored in the fall of 2017. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m. 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel. 956/943-7602.


Treasures of the Gulf Museum spotlights three 1554 Spanish shipwrecks. Meeting their fate just 30 miles north of Port Isabel, they are brought to life with murals, artifacts and hands-on activities. Also featured is a Children’s Discovery Lab, Ship Theatre and Nautical Gift Shop. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m. 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel. 956/943-7602.