THE SUMMER BEGINS AND ENDS ON THE BEACH INPORT LAVACA WITH THREE GREAT EVENTS!!
BEACHFEST 2016WHEN: Fri. May 27- Sun.WHERE: Port LavacaLOCATION: Bay Front PeninsulaHow do you wanna spend the summer? Why on the beach of course! Where do they have not ONE but TWO great events right on the water this year? Why Port Lavaca naturally! And Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the summer fun like never before with Beachfest 2016!
The fun begins Friday, May 27th and continues through Sunday with fabulous live entertainment, a CARNIVAL, car show, great vendors, and plenty of food, drink and dancing!!
Featuring an all-star lineup of heavy hitter musical greats like Grammy award winners Solido not to mention La Sombra, one of the most famous and important groups in the Tejano music industry, this year’s Beachfest is pulling out all the stops for 2016! Also appearing is recording artist DJ Kane, a Latin Grammy nominee whose albums have sold in the millions along with singer-songwriter, Shelly Lares who has been nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year for thirteen consecutive years at the Tejano Music Awards! And, then if you’ve got a hankering for contemporary country or classic southern rock, then Bubba Westly has you covered. Original songs and more, this guy is awesome. The Scott Taylor Band, Metallic tribute band, Kill’en All, along with Def Lepperd Tribute and even Hip Hop, guess they’ve got everything but a symphony playing Beethoven! WOW!! What a lineup and there are even more! And, even a carnival all happening on the beach! How’s that for a start?
What a great way to open summer, but wait there’s more! Labor Day Weekend
features the best party on the Texas coast! It’s the 8th Annual Flip Flop all weekend long!
Stars & Strips FestWHEN: Sat Jul 2-SunWHERE: Port LavacaLOCATION: Bay Front PeninsulaThe fireworks are going to be spectacular in Port Lavaca this 4th of July weekend! But it’s not all just fireworks!!! How about some live music, great food, lots of cool liquids to quench that summer thirst and a whole lot of fun!! Q-entertainment with Leo Ruiz Promotions and the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce are all teaming up to bring you the 1st Annual Stars and Stripes Fest!!!!
It all happens beginning Saturday, July 2nd and continues through Sunday! Imagine this: another great event, 4th of July no less, and there will be live music on the beach and fireworks over the water - all in Port Lavaca! People!! Listen up and be writing this on your calendars because this is one (actually 3!!) event you won’t want to miss!
Port Lavaca is just getting warmed up! What a great way to spend the beginning and the middle of the summer holidays, but wait there’s more! Labor Day Weekend features the best end of summer party on the Texas coast! It’s the 8th Annual Flip Flop Festival all weekend long!
Flip Flop FestivalWHEN: Fri. Sept 2–3rd, 2016TIMES: Friday Gates open @ 6pmSaturday Gates open @ 9amWHERE: Bayfront Peninsula in Port LavacaThe City of Port Lavaca is proud to present the only festival that’s dedicated to the shoe that flops right on to your feet and is excited to bring you the 8th Annual Flip Flop Festival! What can be better than 2 full days of stellar live music, food, games, an IBCA BBQ Cook-off, shopping and fun, fun, fun on the Texas coast!
The annual Flip Flop Festival is an exciting, family-friendly event that everyone looks forward to each year and is held right on the water! What more could you want for the perfect end of the summer beach party?!!
The festival kicks off Friday evening with the arrival of the IBCA cook-off teams! Get there at 6pm when the gates open, settle in and get ready for an evening full of great food, drink and fun featuring live music from recording artists and bands across the state. Last year’s festival featured headliner the Cody Johnson Band and they won’t be letting you down this year! Be sure and check their Facebook page for a full line-up of what’s happening at this year’s end of the summer party!
What goes best with awesome live music than cold beer and frozen drinks? They have them! It’s the best of everything, all while enjoying great Texas music right on the beach!
With all the adult fun going on there’s also plenty of fun for the kids. “Kid’s Zone” is everything children love! Full of rides, games, contests and best of all - FUN! FREE rides and games – ALL DAY, including a splash pad to keep them cool! There is so much excitement, fun and more!! Did we mention there will be tons of food? With so much food and so many different things to eat, even your pickiest eater will scarf it right up. In addition to all the yummy food vendors there is also an IBCA-Sanctioned BBQ Cook Off for those folks who are deadly serious about their BBQ skills!! If you have what it takes, come and show us what you’ve got!!
Great food will satisfy your appetite and then it’s time to satisfy another – let’s go shopping! There will be vendors from around the state showcasing their incredible and unique items. Chances are good that you’ll find that one-of-a-kind item you just can’t live without! And, since it is the Flip Flop Festival after all, there will also be some super cool vendors selling what else but FIP FLOPS!! These are no ordinary shoes you flop on your feet but super cool one-of-a-kind, specialty flip flops that will have all your friends simply pea-green with envy!!
Are we having fun yet or what??? Getting a little hot out there under the sun? Don't worry! There’s plenty of shade in the HUGE beer garden, food pavilion and shopping pavilion! Can’t say they don’t make it comfortable because the folks at the festival want to make sure EVERYONE is happy and content!
But save some of that energy so you can compete in the Annual Fling Flong Contest! Better start practicing now and don’t forget to bring those special flip flops to win the prize. They’ve also got a Horseshoes & Washers Tournament, a Frozen T-Shirt Contest (that’ll cool you off) and a Children's Sand Castle Building Contest!
Does it get any better than that?
It does if you plan on staying overnight. Port Lavaca has plenty of options for your overnight stay. Got an RV? Bring it! They’ve got you covered. How about renting a house for the whole gang? There are lots of choices on vacation rentals or grab a stay at one of the many great hotels. It’s your Labor Day Weekend so plan it YOUR way and have a worry-free fantastic weekend!!
Oh and BTW, don’t fret about parking because they’ve got you covered there too with FREE shuttle service both Friday evening and ALL-DAY on Saturday! Park the car at the Bauer Community Center’s HUGE parking lot and jump on the shuttle. The Bauer Community Center is located at 2300 Hwy 35. You can’t miss it AND it’s hassle free!!
Mark your calendars, practice flipping your flop and work on those BBQ skills, because this party will be even bigger and better than ever!