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FAM Fest

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018

We are excited to bring a premier Film, Art, and Music Festival to South Padre Island. This three-day event will feature outstanding artists, demonstrations, children’s art activities, live music, film, and local food and beverage discounts.
View the full event schedule HERE.


FAM Fest will become the location for the CineSol Film Festival featuring filmmaking workshops and industry panels. Festival attendees can expect to view films and documentaries from around the world with a unique perspective from award-winning filmmakers. (All CineSol films will be shown at the SPI Convention Centre.)
Special Guest Director Helen Catherine Hardwicke
Helen Catherine Hardwicke (born October 21, 1955) is an American film director, production designer, and screenwriter. Her directorial work includes Thirteen (2003), which she co-wrote with Nikki Reed, the film’s co-star, Lords of Dogtown (2005), The Nativity Story (2006), Twilight (2008), Red Riding Hood (2011), Plush (2013), Miss You Already (2015), and Miss Bala (2019).


The FAM Fest Artist Village (Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark) will showcase state and national painters, sculptors jewelry makers and multimedia artist booths with art for sale. Several galleries and restaurants throughout the Island and Port Isabel will be featuring artists throughout the weekend as well.

Friday, November 16:
Artist/Vendor Village open to public from 6-9pm
Saturday, November 17:
Art Gallery Crawl @ 10am-4pm
Artist/Vendor Village open to public from 6-11pm

Enjoy music from an eclectic array of local and Texas bands, including local Island favorites located in the Entertainment District. There will be a special concert with the Josh Abbott Band at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark on 11/17.

Friday, November 16:
6pm – Hollow Slaughter Creek
7pm – The Chris Rivera Band
8pm – Roy Solis Band
Saturday, November 17:
6pm – Down South
7pm – Crossfire
8pm – Southern Ashes
9pm – Buck N Crazy
10:20pm – Josh Abbott Band


South Padre Island restaurants and food trucks will provide food and beverages for the event.

View the full event schedule HERE.

Call for Artists Application

Artist In Residence Application