What is the Fourth of July without fireworks? If you are vacationing in South Padre Island for 4th of July, make your way over to Louie’s Backyard to catch an amazing view of the Fourth of July Fireworks Over the Bay. This annual event draws big crowds so make sure to get to your special spot early enough to enjoy the show.
South Padre Island 4th of July – The Place to Be for Fireworks
If there is one thing that South Padre Island knows how to do, it is celebrate, which is why South Padre Island was named the “Fireworks Capital of Texas” by the Texas Senate. While the Fourth of July fireworks are a main attraction, South Padre offers the Fireworks Over the Bay from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend every Thursday and Friday at 9:15 P.M. The fireworks blasting off over the Laguna Madre Bay make for a beautiful sight in the sky and on the reflection of the water.
Louie’s Backyard – The Perfect Spot
Louie’s Backyard is the premier spot to enjoy the Fourth of July festivities. Located right on the bay, this restaurant has one of the clearest, unobstructed views of the fireworks during the South Padre Island July 4th celebrations. Come to this sports bar early to enjoy the famous all-you-can-eat prime rib and seafood buffet. Afterwards, head over to bar where you can socialize and enjoy a drink or two as you prepare for the fireworks later in the evening. If you can’t make it to Louie’s, there are several other places also have a nice view for the Fourth of July fireworks. They include Lobo Del Mar Cafe, LongBoard Bar & Grill, The Painted Marline Grille and Tequila Sunset.
Other Fireworks Events
South Padre also offers several other fireworks events that include Fireworks on the Beach as well as other holiday specific firework events for Memorial Day and Labor Day. The fireworks are shot from a barge that is located about a couple of hundred yards offshore. Clayton’s Beach Bar sponsors the firework displays offered beachside every Friday and Saturday night from April through the Labor Day weekend. If you plan on vacationing in South Padre during the summer months, make sure you take time out to enjoy a firework display during your South Padre Island July 4th.
Fireworks are a great way to celebrate the birth of a nation. While visiting South Padre Island for the Fourth of July, take the time out to really enjoy the firework display. Grab a bite to eat at Louie’s to get an exceptional view of the iconic fireworks lighting up the sky above Laguna Madre Bay. And enjoy your accommodations provided by Franke Rentals.
Fourth of July Fireworks Over the Bay
2305 Laguna Blvd
South Padre Island, Texas 78597