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Yoga At The Beach

Get rejuvenated at Yoga on the Beach, hosted by the Port A Parks and Rec Department. Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket and join us every 2nd Saturday for a revitalizing free yoga session with certified yoga instructor Nancy Myers amidst the soothing sounds of the wind and waves. Yoga starts at 8:30 AM at the Horace Caldwell Pier, 710 W Avenue A, see you there!

October 14, 2023 - October 14, 2023 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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Annular Solar Eclipse @ UTMSI

Don't miss this Solar Eclipse Viewing hosted by UTMSI on October 14th from 10 AM to 2 PM at 750 Channel View Dr. Prepare to be awed as we witness this celestial spectacle, and make sure to bring the whole family as there will be plenty of fun activities for all ages.

October 14, 2023 - October 14, 2023 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Annular Solar Eclipse @ Roberts Point Park

Don't Miss This Solar Eclipse Viewing Hosted By the Ellis Memorial Library, Port Aransas Parks and Recreation, Port Aransas Nature Preserve, and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce On October 14th From 10 AM To 2 PM At Robert Point Park, 301 J C Barr Blvd. Get ready for this fantastic celestial event and many enjoyable activities for the whole family!

October 14, 2023 - October 14, 2023 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Tree Giveaway and Migratory Birds Day

Celebrate Migratory Birds Day at UTMSI, 855 E Cotter Ave, with a tree giveaway and a visit to the Patton Marine Science Education Center. Thanks to the Arbor Day Foundation and Verizon, 500 native Texas trees and shrubs will be given away from 9 AM - 12 PM on October 21.

October 21, 2023 - October 21, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Sand Pumpkin Patch

Join us for the Sand Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, October 21, at the Beach on Avenue G from 9:30 AM to 12 PM. At this fantastic free family-friendly event our friendly Parks and Recreation volunteers will teach you how to "carve" a pumpkin in the sand. No carving skills are required—just a willingness to have fun!

October 21, 2023 - October 21, 2023 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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October Kite Fly

Let's go fly a kite! Bring Your Own Kite on October 21 at Beach Marker 13, starting at 10 AM and lasting all day!  

October 21, 2023 - October 21, 2023 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Nature Excursion

Want to see more of the natural environment of Port Aransas? The Port Aransas Nature Preserve is hosting a guided excursion every 3rd Saturday of the month. Join us at the entrance to the South Trail at 2650 State Highway 361 at 8 AM on October 21.

October 21, 2023 - October 21, 2023 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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Beach Walk

Discover the magic of the seashore every 4th Friday of the month with the Port Aransas Parks and Rec Department and comb the beach with an expert. We meet on October 27 from 9 - 11 AM at the Horace Caldwell Pier.

October 27, 2023 - October 27, 2023 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Flynn’s Beach Run

Join us on October 28th for Flynn's Beach Run! Featuring a 5k, 10k, and a family-friendly fun run. Whether you're a seasoned runner or seeking a cherished family memory, this race combines the joy of running with the breathtaking natural beauty of the shoreline. Register today for an unforgettable experience celebrating fitness and the splendor of the great outdoors! *We'll provide compostable water cups, but we encourage you to bring your own water bottle to support sustainability efforts.

October 28, 2023 - October 28, 2023

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Tuesdays – Wetlands Education Center – Free Tours to the Public!

"The Wetlands Education Center provides free guided tours for the public, up to 15 people, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. Groups of over ten visitors that would like a guided tour of the Wetlands Education Center should set up a private tour by contacting Adriana Reza at (361)749-3152 or   The Wetlands Education Center occupies 3.5 acres between the Marine Science Education Center and the South Jetty. It is a marsh/seagrass pond landscaped and planted with various seagrasses and appropriate coastal vegetation nourished by water from the Aransas Pass Ship Channel. The public is invited to stroll the surrounding boardwalk to observe migratory waterfowl and resident marsh birds. Visitors to the Wetlands Education Center - known as Windows to the Sea - will gain an understanding and appreciation for the role each facet of a wetland plays in supporting and maintaining the productivity of the coastal zone. Preservation of coastal wetlands and estuaries is vital to the health of area bays and the Gulf of Mexico. The grasses and shallow waters dissipate storm surges and prevent erosion, acting as natural buffers between land and sea. Educating school children and visitors about the importance of wetlands to both nature and man is the objective of the Wetlands Education Center.  

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July 25, 2023 9:00 am

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Wednesdays – Amos Rehabilitation Keep Tours

Park at 855 East Cotter Avenue,  and meet at the tarpon statue in front of the Patton Center for Marine Science Education. "Learn what goes on behind the scenes in a marine animal rehabilitation facility. Touring the ARK, you can expect to see endangered sea turtles, sea birds, raptor ambassadors, and interpretive signage focusing on the importance of marine life and their habitats. Tours are limited to 15 people. Tours are entirely outdoors, last for approximately 45 minutes, and require some walking. Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather or during holidays. Reservations are required. The tour participant fee is $10, starting June 1. Children under three are free. All registration fees go directly to the rehabilitation efforts of the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK). [Due to animal permits, all participants need to register. If you have a child age 3 and younger, please register using the Children 3 years and younger option.] For questions and ADA accommodations, please contact or 361-749-3152"


July 26, 2023 10:00 am

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Wednesdays – UTMSI Morning Story Time

Visit the Patton Center for Marine Science Education (855 East Cotter Ave.) every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for a story about animals. Stories are chosen and read by local volunteer, Linda. After the story, Linda will give out a short craft to take home and complete. This is a free event and is open to visitors of all ages.   WHERE: 855 E. Cotter Ave. Port Aransas, Texas 78383 WHEN: 10:30 AM on Wednesdays

July 26, 2023 10:30 am

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