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 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:


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



Texas International Fishing Tournament


Russo’s New York Pizzeria

Tropical Smoothie Café

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.

Museums & Keepers Cottage Announces Holiday Schedule

Port Isabel Historic LighthouseThe Treasures of the Gulf Museum, Port Isabel Historical Museum, Port Isabel Lighthouse and the Visitors Center in the Keeper’s Cottage announce their holiday schedule.

Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED. Open Friday & Saturday.
Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED. Open Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.

Saturday December 14th
Free Admission
25% Off ALL Merchandise & 50% Off Selected Merchandise in the Gift Shop.

Christmas Day – CLOSED
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day - CLOSED

Museums of PI & PI Lighthouse
New Year’s Day - CLOSED
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day - CLOSED

The historic Port Isabel Lighthouse is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. For more information, call the Visitors Center at 956-943-2262.



Day of the Dead & Halloween Celebration @ the Museums! 10/31 6 – 9 p.m.

Day of the Dead & Halloween Celebration Day of the Dead & Halloween Celebration at the Port Isabel Museums! Thursday, October 31st. Open house ~ Original Play by Gloria Bates & Cast ~ Reception with food & drink ~ Exhibits & More!

Museum of Port Isabel • 309 E. Railroad Ave. • Port Isabel • 956/943-7602
Exhibit / Altar Exhibit application: dod-altar-registration

Pachanga in the Park 9/28 6p-12a

Pachanga in the Park

The 9th Annual PACHANGA in the PARK will be held in the Laguna Madre Park just off Port Road. September 28th, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Want to be a Vendor? Click here vendor-application and more info.


Booth 1 - “Museums of Port Isabel” … Nachos, Popcorn, Assortment of Sweet & Sour Candy, Assortment of Chocolate Candy, Pickles, Assortment of Peanuts/Cornuts, Cotton Candy, Frito Pies & Hot Cheetos & Cheese

Booth 2 - “Port Isabel Police Department” … Assortment of Candy Apples, Hotdogs & Corn in a Cup

Booth 3 - “Rodriguez Raspas” … Raspas, Funnel Cake & Spiral Potatoes

Booth 4 - “PI Volunteer Fire Department” … Fajita & Chicken Tacos

Booth 6 - “El Buen Pescador” … Churros, Tostadas w/Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato & Cheese & Fried Bananas

Booth 7 & 8 - “Veronica & Jorge Pineda” … Light-Up Toys

Booth 9 - “Tita’s Food Mobile” … Chicken Sopes, Chicken Empanadas & Chili Cheese Fries

Booth 10 & 11 - “Tacos Nava” … Tacos de Tropo & Bisket, Totas de Tropo & Bisket & Gingas de Tropo & Bisket

Booth 12 - “PIHS Band Booster Club” … Brisket Sandwiches w/potato chips

Booth 13 - “Kelly Hernandez” … Light-Up Toys

Booth 14 - “Antojitos Martha’s” … Tacos de Trompo, Garnachas de Chicken & Tamales de Verucruzanos

Booth 15 - Gloria Ramos” … Strawberries w/Crema & Chocolate, Candy Apples w/Gummies & Mangonadas

Booth 16 - “Moore’s Concession” … Turkey Legs, Funnel Cakes & BBQ Brisket w/Cheesy Fries

Booth 17 - “Moore’s Concession” … Basketball Game

Booth 18 - “Moore’s Concession” … Balloon Game

Booth 19 - “Junior Catholic Daughters of America” … Raspas, Sweet Desserts & Baked Goods & Fruit Cups

Booth 21 - “Scarlet’s Crepas” … Chicharron Preparado W/Ham or Pork Skins, Marranudus & Tostadas de Sibernias

Booth 22 - “Scarlet’s Crepas” … Corn on a Stick/Cup, Russa & Crepas

Booth 23 - “Tu Salud Si Cuenta” … Information Booth

Booth 27 - “Capable Kids Foundation Lower Valley” … Information Booth & Cotton Candy

Booth 29 - “Texas Kettle Corn” … Kettle Popcorn

Booth 30 - “Kelly Hernandez” … Light-Up Toys

Booth 31 - “Designs by Grace” … Chalk Paste Frames & Home Décor , Handmade Car Scents & Earrings

Booth 35 - “Department of Elections & Voters Registration” … Election Information, Census & Verbal Information

Booth 40 - “Port Isabel Friends of the Library” … Information Booth & Raffle

Lighthouse Market Day 2019! 10/12

Lighthouse Market Day
2019 vendor packet: vendor-application

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