The fall and winter seasons are arguably the best time of year to be at Sunflower Beach. We have beautiful weather and island life is at its finest. These past weeks have been lively as Port Aransas hosted the first annual Beachtoberfest. This was 6 weeks of action from the Port A “Live” Music Fest that Sunflower Beach hosted at the Beach Club to the Harvest Moon Regatta. The Regatta is an incredible open water race from Galveston to Port Aransas. This now annual event offers something for everyone. Mark your calendars for 2019!
Sunflower Beach is gearing up to host quite a few turkeys in the community for Thanksgiving. All of our homes will be occupied by guests to enjoy the holiday on the coast. We will be hosting a Poolside Happy Hour on Wednesday the 21st from 4-5:30 at the Sunflower Beach Club & Pools. Come by and ruffle your feathers with your neighbors!
There is plenty of holiday cheer spread throughout island during the month of December in Port Aransas. Saturday, December 1st is the day of parades. Decorate your golf cart and participate in the Christmas Golf Cart Parade for a great cause. Donations will be accepted for the local EMS Toy Round up - an annual event to support kids in need of holiday cheer. The golf cart parade ends at Robert’s Point Park, just in time for the Lighted Boat Parade to begin in the City Marina. The best boat to experience the parade on is the “Red Dragon” pirate ship!
Also, on Saturday, December 1st and Sunday the 2nd, the Art Center hosts the Island Holiday Market at the Civic Center. This is a great time to get a jump start on your holiday shopping and #shoplocal.
The 23rd Annual Whooping Crane Festival, from February 21-24, is a fantastic festival to enjoy. Celebrating the annual return of the cranes to their wintering habitat at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, the Texas Coastal Bend is the only place where you can see the world’s last naturally-occurring population of Whooping Cranes. Birders from all over the world come to Port Aransas to enjoy this educational festival. To prepare for the event, every Saturday, Parks and Rec hosts a nature walk starting at the Community Park off Ross Avenue.
Soon after winter comes Spring BREAK! Sunflower Beach is the perfect place to getaway for the week. We look forward to seeing you then.