Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Extravaganza 2009
This weekend promises to be a most spectacular one on South Padre Island, a barrier island on the southern tip of Texas on the Gulf Coast.
There will be fantastic fireworks this weekend. Fireworks have been the Friday night special on South Padre Island all summer long but Labor Day weekend marks the end of the spectacularly sizzling shows.
In the late afternoon, that is when people’s minds start turning to the upcoming pyrotechnic extravaganza and they head out toward the bay side of South Padre Island. These guys, pictured below, could not sit idly by and had to try to catch some fish while they were waiting for the show.
The darker it gets, the more boats come out to watch the show.
It turns out to be a show for you, the bystander, because you get to see boats of all different types and shapes.
The most fun boats to watch pass by are the party boats because they have lights, music and people in different stages of “sunset appreciation” onboard who are dancing to the rythmic beat.
As it gets darker, the lights cast by those party boats get more beautiful.
so does the sunset…
South Padre Island has really glorious sunsets.
You can watch from the number one fireworks show watching hotspot – Louie’s Backyard or go down to the end of most any street that leads towards the bay, pack your totable chair, some cold beverages and get ready for the show.
These pictures are absolutely NOTHING compared to the 3-d effect of watching them in an endless sky. PLEASE do yourself a favor, one last time this summer and go watch the show. The fireworks shows will be on Friday night and Saturday night at 9:15 pm over the bay on South Padre Island. You deserve to see this spectacular event.