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Where the Bollard Buddies in Port Aransas get “Dressed”

Bollard Buddies in Port Aransas TX |

Every winter, Port Aransas’s beach is adorned with over 400 delightful hand-crocheted Bollard Buddies. Created by Diana Vondra and contributors nationwide, these colorful yarn-bombed artworks—including figures like Shakespeare and superheroes—brighten the coast from after Christmas to early March. This beloved tradition, now in its 8th year, draws both locals and tourists to admire the crafted bollards along Beach Street.

Texas Sandfest 2019 |
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Book Early to Experience the Texas SandFest in Port Aransas

When you think of a small beachside city with a sand-sculpting competition on the beach, Port Aransas, Texas, should be the first place that comes to mind. The Texas SandFest is an annual island tradition that began in 1997 and has grown every year since. The huge influx of crowds for the event often causes visitors to scramble for last-minute accommodations, with rentals closest to the beach being the most requested.