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Annual Events


The Flip Flop Festival

The annual celebration of the Flip Flop Festival  is a weekend carved out of the year where locals and visitors embrace that casual, welcoming feeling you get when you are in Port Lavaca. We love welcoming our guests, some from miles away! Enjoy award-winning entertainment, fresh food, cold beverages and arts & crafts. The Flip Flop Festival is held every Labor Day Weekend.



Look forward to family-friendly fun with the annual carnivals we bring to town!


Holiday Activities on the Bayfront Peninsula

A series of free activities is held each year in Port Lavaca to bring holiday cheer to the community and visitors. Holiday events kick off with the tree lighting ceremony at Bayfront Peninsula Park sponsored by the City of Port Lavaca, with help from the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce.
While those in attendance listen to Christmas music, tell Santa if they have been a good girl or boy, sip hot chocolate and roast marshmallows over three fire pits to make S'mores, others can enjoy the ice skating rink or a life sized snow globe in which attendees may be photographed.
The holiday celebration continues with a lighted Christmas parade.
The route begins on Virginia Street at Sam Faubion Drive then continues down Virginia before turning onto Main Street where it continues until it stops at the Bayfront Peninsula Park pavilion.
Santa will ride in a local fire engine while schools, businesses and organizations participate in the parade.



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Port Lavaca Drive-In Movie Night

Bayfront Peninsula Park

Free Event


Port Lavaca 2021 Drive-In Movie Nights kicks off this Saturday, March 20. Join us at Bayfront Peninsula Park as we close out Spring Break week with The Lion King. The event is family friendly and free to the public! The movie will start at dark. Future drive-in movie nights are May 15, June 5, Sept. 18, Oct. 30, Dec. 4.


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Max Midstream Presentation

Monday, March 29 • 6 p.m.

Bauer Community Center


The Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce will host a meet and greet and presentation by Max Midstream. Max Midstream representatives will talk about the company's partnership with the Port of Calhoun and the projected Calhoun County impact. Representatives will be available to answer attendees' questions.


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Calhoun County Guns & Hose Kickball Tournament

Saturday, April 17 and Saturday, April 24

Wilson Park


Calhoun County Guns and Hoses Kickball Tournament. First responders, register your team today!


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City of Port Lavaca Sweep into Spring

Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1


City of Port Lavaca’s Annual Beautification Event


City of Port Lavaca residents, this is your chance to spruce up around your home and dispose of unwanted items such as:


• Brush

• Recyclables

• Bulky Items

• Construction Debris

• Scrap Metal

• Household Furniture

• Appliances (Free of Refrigerant)

• Tires (fee applies, rims must be separated)


** No electronics or hazardous materials!


For more information, visit or contact the City of Port Lavaca Public Works Department at 361-552-3347.