You came to Port A for Texas warmth, fun, and the sand and water at the beach along the Gulf of Mexico. The beach and water are top priorities any time of year. While long walks, swimming in the waves, or building a sandcastle on shore are all great activities, some may like to add some adrenaline and sport to their day at the beach. Explore why Halloween in Port Aransas is not to be missed.
Trunk or Treat
Head over to Roberts Point Park for the city’s annual Trunk or Treat event. The event takes place in the Chili Field across from the large pavilion at the park. Community members gather at the park with their “trunk” or table with tent and provide treats and entertainment. Each will offer a delicious treat or a fun, interactive game. The free event is open to all ages and runs 5-8 p.m. on October 26.
Harvest Moon Regatta
Another activity to add to your October 26 schedule is the Harvest Moon Regatta. Hosted annually by the Lakewood Yacht Club, the race is in its 36th year in 2023. The offshore race begins in Galveston and ends in Port A – with a party! You can enter the race or come to watch and celebrate the winners.
Flynn’s Beach Run
Get in shape in anticipation of splurging on Halloween candy. Join the 5k, 10k, or family-friendly fun run and stretch your legs. Not only will you get your steps in, but you’ll also enjoy the beautiful beach atmosphere of the course. Join the races or come cheer on your athlete starting at 8 a.m. on October 28. Register to compete on the city website. Packet pickup is October 27 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Port Aransas Welcome Center. Day-of registration and packet pickup is at 7 a.m.
Go up, up, and away! Take off from the deck of a specially designed and USCG-approved parasailing boat and fly high above the waters of the Gulf. Keep watch on the water from your bird’s eye view for dolphins, whales, fish, and other sea life. Feel the salty sea air on your skin as you fly as high as 500 feet above the water! Bring your waterproof or disposable camera to record the experience. Several companies also offer photo and GoPro packages for a video record of the experience from your point of view in the sky!
Get the adrenaline pumping and learn a new skill at the same time. Learn to surf during your Halloween getaway to Port A. There are several companies that will teach you the basics of windsurfing or traditional surfing along the Port A coast. You’ll learn from professional instructors during private lessons that will give you the skills you need to rent your own board and surf the waves on your own.
There are several companies that help you take water sports adventure in Port A below the waves. Charter a snorkeling or SCUBA diving tour during your Halloween retreat! Plunge under the water to see a side of Port A and the Gulf of Mexico you can’t see up close from inside a tour boat. Many companies offer SCUBA certification before the trip, and if you want to rent gear to dive later on your own, you’ll need to be certified.
Port Aransas Museum & Farley’s Historic Boat Shop
Learn more about Port A and what shaped the town into the island paradise you chose for a Halloween getaway. The museum boasts a number of temporary and permanent exhibits, with rotating featured exhibits, so no two visits are the same. The museum is located in a 1900s “kit house” at 400 N. Alister and is open Thursday-Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Tours are given by local volunteers. Admission is free, and donations are accepted. Farley Boat Works has been the premier boat builder in Port A since 1915, specializing in tarpon fishing boats. The “living exhibit” can be visited at 716 W. Avenue C on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. It is closed Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday.
Halloween Relaxation in Port A
When you stay in a vacation rental in Port A provided by The Dunes this Halloween, you’ll enjoy easy access to the beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf. The building is the closest to the water for a quick and easy start to your Halloween beach retreat. We’re also close to many other area attractions, shopping, dining, and activities Port A has to offer. We offer one-bedroom units all the way up to three bedrooms for all your loved ones to enjoy a Halloween in Port Aransas adventure. Prepare a delicious home-cooked meal, in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in an open living space for a movie or to relax. Enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio or spend some time near the community pool and hot tub.