Everything needed for the perfect beach vacation is awaiting you in Port Aransas/Mustang Island, Texas! With 18 miles of wide, white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll find everything you need for the perfect island retreat. Discover why Port Aransas/Mustang Island is one of the 10 best family beaches in the U.S.

Watersports
There are endless ways to make a splash with Port A’s variety of watersports. Surf, boogie board, or sail; soar the skies parasailing, kiteboarding or windsurfing; explore on a stand up paddleboard or kayak.

Dining
Port A is a foodie’s fave – Home for all World Food Championship qualifying events in Texas. Restaurants from fine dining to casual fare will satisfy every palate.

Nightlife
The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down – discover the thriving nightlife, live music and theatre scene of Port A Live!

Fishing
Known as the “Fishing Capital of Texas”, anglers can cast a line in the off-shore waters, piers, bays, jetties, or surf.

Arts & Culture
Step back in time at the Port Aransas Museum and Farley Boat Works. Browse works of art from local artists at the Port Aransas Art Center and galleries throughout town. 

Beachtoberfest encompasses all of these Port A experiences. This annual event is a must for every music, food, and culture lover. Beachtoberfest runs September 13 - October 30, 2019 and features events over eight consecutive weeks. With fewer crowds and the best weather of the year, you don’t want to miss it! 

Featured events include:

Watersports
Sept. 27 & 28 Jailbreak Port Aransas Obstacle Course
The inaugural Jailbreak Obstacle Course in Port A includes over one mile of obstacles on the beach and promises to challenge even the die-hard racer. Compete with or against others for victory or fun.

Oct. 19 Port A Surf Classic
This surfing event features several categories of competitions, including adults, kids and canines.

Dining
Sept. 18-21 Texas Super Chef Throwdown Series
Top chefs will compete over three nights at six different restaurants. The event will culminate in the Final Throwdown on September 21.

Nightlife
Oct. 4 & 5 Port A Live Music Fest
The Second Annual Port A Live Music Fest features a dynamic lineup of musicians from across Texas. The two-day festival features six of Texas’ top bands on the main stage, followed by an exciting and eclectic mix of over 20 bands at nine of Port A’s hottest music venues.

Fishing
Sept. 13 & 14 Fishing for the Fallen Veterans Benefit Tournament
This fishing tournament will support wounded warriors and their families.

Arts & Culture
Oct. 18 & 19 Old Town Fest
Celebrate Port Aransas’ rich history, heritage and culture. Tour the 8 Wonders of Port Aransas, enjoy live music, food and beverages, and a parade through Old Town. With an array of year-round festivals and events, including Beachtoberfest, Port Aransas/Mustang Island is becoming known as the Festival Capital of Texas. Discover America’s Favorite Beach Town – Port Aransas/Mustang Island. For event information and booking tickets, visit visitportaransas.com.

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