By JOE BOCANEGRA
Special to the Parade
This weekend, the South Padre Island Lighted Boat Parade is expected to be in full swing.
“Thousands of spectators are expected to attend,” Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Betty Wells said. “There are plenty of locations that they can watch the parade.”
She went on to say that folks sometimes wait until just before the event – which is sponsored by the chamber – to enter, citing weather conditions.
About 15-20 boats are expected to be part of this year’s parade, on par with prior events, each one with a different theme. Wells also made mention of how the parade doesn’t have a general theme and that each boat is usually expected to be decorated to the owner’s wishes.
The parade is to be this Saturday on Dec. 3. It will start at 6 p.m., beginning at the White Sand Marina, and will end in front of Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island at 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend, and it is also free to enter. For more information, call Betty Wells at (956) 943-2262.