The summer season is already here and the temperatures are going up. Make a much-needed vacation getaway summer to the beautiful coast of Port Aransas. This coastal Texas town is known for its beaches along the Gulf of Mexico along with fishing waterways and exotic wildlife in the surrounding wetlands. The 4th of July holiday is the perfect reason for you to create a new family tradition by making your way to Port Aransas. You can enjoy patriotic events along with plenty of summer activities here in the area. Take a look at why you need to make your way to Port Aransas for this year’s 4th of July celebration:

Port Aransas Fireworks Display

No 4th of July in Port Aransas celebration is ever complete without a fireworks display to light up the night sky. Port Aransas features its own celebration with the annual fireworks display. Each year the fireworks kick off at Roberts Point Park as a free event open to everyone. The fireworks display does not disappoint and is a huge display that lights up the entire sky. This year’s event will take place from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM and will be one of the best events yet. Make sure to bring a blanket to set up a picnic and lay back to watch the show unfold.

45th Annual Mayor’s Big Bang Celebration

Port Aransas is just a short drive away from local neighbor Corpus Christi where their mayor puts on a thrilling 4th of July in Port Aransas celebration like no other. This event takes place all day on the 4th of July in Downtown Corpus Christi right off the waterfront. The celebration technically starts off on Sunday, July 3rd with a fireworks display that will be shot off right over the water. This 20-minute fireworks display will also feature choreographed music that can be played on local radio stations. The fireworks show starts at 9:30 PM sharp and will be a sight to see over the waterfront. The rest of the festival will take place on July 4th and will include local vendors and a 4-mile fun run in the morning. The residents of Texas know how to celebrate the 4th of July right!

Visit Mustang Island State Park

A visit to Port Aransas on the 4th of July will also let you enjoy a variety of summer activities in the area. One activity that is a must-see is visiting Mustang Island State Park. This local park is shared between Port Aransas and Corpus Christi and takes up 3,954 acres of space. Here you will find a gorgeous state park with incredible coastlines for views and a variety of hiking trails. There are plenty of spots to set up a picnic to see the beautiful water line. Relax on the beach and make sandcastles or hit the water for kayaking or surfing. Mustang Island State Park is the perfect spot for outdoor fun!

Book a Deep-Sea Fishing Tour

Port Aransas is off the coast of Texas allowing you to enjoy some exciting deep-sea fishing. You can do that by booking a tour with Badfish Sportfishing. This local charter features a wonderful yacht that will host you and your family to reel up the perfect catch. The boat comes with luxury amenities such as full-size restrooms and bedrooms along with air conditioning. Grab a drink from the onsite saloon located on the boat as well. This is a fishing journey like no other here in Port Aransas.

Explore the Nightlife

Port Aransas has a variety of nightlife venues including bars and restaurants that are exciting to check out. Bernie’s Beach House is a local favorite for late-night fun such as dancing. The venue features five full-service bars and a menu full of delicious eats. The dance floor has plenty of room for everyone. Local bands and DJs set the stage for an unforgettable night with friends. Don’t miss out on an exciting night here at Bernie’s Beach House

Book a Dolphin Tour

The Gulf of Mexico is known for its abundance of dolphin sightings which you can do by booking a tour with Dolphin Adventures. Their Scarlet Lady is the most well-known dolphin charter in the area. The public tour has you enjoying the sightseeing adventure with plenty of others while the private charter is perfect for a more intimate experience. Regardless of how you book you will see these stunning creatures enjoy their natural habitat of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy this all-ages activity in Port Aransas.

Summer Fun in Port Aransas

As you can see the fun never stops during the summer here in Port Aransas. Click here to book with The Dunes today and find the perfect vacation rental for you and your family in the area.