Southern Coast Open was dreamed up by the team at The Palm Republic in 2021 with the goal of bringing big events back to Port Aransas. We organized with some of the best in the competitive BBQ circuit to pull together an event that launched a tradition to be enjoyed on the Texas Coast for generations.

We're rooted in giving back to the community, and supporting this little stretch of sand that made us who we are. Our inaugural the event was planned in just over three weeks, and we were able to raise $10,000 for local scholarships and host some of the most incredible teams in Texas BBQ, all of whom, became family. We were hooked. This year, the sky is the limit for giving potential, and the competition is heating up with the finest teams in the state joining the roster.

We are lucky to have phenomenal board members made up of local business and community leaders who are passionate about Port Aransas, serving our community, giving back, and creating new spaces for entertainment and events for generations to come. We can't wait to share PalmFest 2022 with you all!


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