Springtime is approaching which means we have sunshine and warmer weather to look forward to…THANK GOODNESS; but on top of fabulous bikini weather in the near future, there are so many exciting events and happenings around Port Aransas with fun in store for the whole family! Here’s a few of the upcoming events you’ll surely not want to miss:

Whooping Crane Festival

February 21-24th, 2019

The Whooping Crane Festival is the kick off for Port Aransas Spring time events around here and is always a fan favorite in Port Aransas. Make sure to bring your binoculars and camera as you won’t want to miss these spectacular and rarest of cranes; (actually one of the most endangered birds in the world!) as they make their annual trip to Port Aransas. The Whooping Crane Festival celebrates the annual return of the cranes to their wintering habitat at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The last naturally-occuring population of Whooping Crane can only be viewed up close here in the Coastal Bend.

World renowned crane expert, Dr. George Archibald, Co-Founder of the International Crane Foundation, will be one of the featured speakers, along with representatives from Wood Buffalo National Park, the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, and more.


Wine, Whine & Design Night

Sunday; February 24, 2019 @ Port Aransas Art Center

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Paint in simple steps guided by an artist. Kelly Schaub is our guest teacher for Wine, Whine & Design night.
The Port Aransas Art Center will provide a 16 x 20 inch canvas, brushes and paint. “BYOB” and snacks, and we will provide the wine glasses. This is a stress free, fun and creative event.


Spring Break

March 10 – 31st,2019

The water is warming up, you can feel spring in the air, and as soon as you reach Port Aransas, it’s time relax and enjoy the good life. Because Port Aransas and Mustang Island has several miles of beaches, it’s easy to get away from the crowds and enjoy Port Aransas Spring Break with your family and friends.



April 26 – 28th, 2019


The Texas SandFest started in 1997, and no wonder it’s still going on, it’s seriously amazing to see what these artist and sculptors can do with just thier medium of sand! Since then it has grown into an extensive 3 day long festival. Artists from around the world come to Port Aransas both as amateurs and professionals and compete each year in the competition. There are always changing themes each year but the main theme/mission stays the same: “Texas Sandfest Gives Back”  Mission: To give back to the community by raising funds for local charities and scholarships for high school seniors.

The event continues to be held in the same area of the beach over the past few years. Mile Markers 10-14 experience most of the action. Island Retreat Condominims is the closest accomodations to the event.  Sandcastle Codnominiums and the Aransas Princess are also within walking distance. Don’t worry, try the latest Global Search feature of the website and quickly find accommodations for any dates at any of the 12 resort properties we manage.

In 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017 CCMS Inc. (portaransas-texas.com) was the primary sponsor for the event.  CCMS Inc. stressed the theme “Salute the Troops: Past, Present, Future” CCMS Inc. Portaransas-texas.com went so far as to pay for the admission to the event for all of their guests included in their managed resorts.


We can’t wait to see you there!

**You can also view more details of these events under our Events tab!