March 7th-8th, 2020


South Padre Island Convention Center
7355 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, Texas 78597

Spectator Hours

  • Saturday: 9am-6pm
  • Sunday: 10am-5pm

Show Vehicle Check-In Hours

  • Thursday: 1pm-5pm Early move in for Inside vehicles and vendors

    • Doors close at 5pm
  • Friday: 9am-8pm
  • Saturday: 8am-5pm
  • Sunday: 9am-2pm

Sponsor/Vendor Check-In Hours

  • Thursday: 1pm-5pm Early move in for Inside Sponsor and vendors

    • Doors close at 5pm
  • Friday: 9am-8pm
  • Saturday: 8am-6pm
  • Sunday: 9am-Move out begins after awards

Show Info & Guidelines 

  • The deadline for discounted show vehicle registration is February 24, 2019
  • The deadline for discounted online spectator tickets is February 27, 2019
  • Children 10 and under Free
  • Military Discount at the gate offered at the gate $5 off
  • Show vehicle registration includes (2) weekend wristbands any additional passengers will have to purchase a weekend wristband.
  • All sales are final No Refunds Show is rain or shine.
  • No Outside food or beverages through the spectator entrances.
  • Small personal motor vehicles and ATV’s are allowed they must pay a separate registration fee of $50. Driver must have a valid driver’s license. NO CHILDREN If the driver is not driving slow and respectful you will lose privileges and your vehicle can be confiscated or asked to leave the show grounds. You are responsible for any damage or injuries that occur regardless who is driving. You will also be required to sign agreement stating you understand these conditions.
  • All BBQ pits must have fire extinguishers.
  • Tents bigger than 20’x20′ must have a city permit and have a fire-retardant tag. Deadline two weeks before the show dates.
  • Trailers are not allowed inside show grounds they can be parked at your hotel or the flats next to the venue there will be a state park fee to park there.
  • Aggressive pets are not allowed no pets inside the building, No glass bottles,
  • No burnouts or unsafe driving!! There is a designated burnout event you can sign up for at the HW official T-Shirt booth.

Stock vehicles are not allowed in show area this will be strictly enforced.

Additional Events

FRIDAY Sponsor/Vendor/Participant Pool Party

  • Get your Free tickets at the show Thursday and Friday during set up. There is a limited number of tickets so get them early!!!
  • Free Pizza and Tacos well they last
  • Free Non-Alcohol beverages
  • Free Beer with competitive beer glass
  • Free Hawaiian lays and goodies
  • DJ good music
  • Beer pong tables
  • Hot tub and swimming in the pool
  • All ages welcome must be 21 to drink
  • BYOB

SATURDAY After Party at TBA

  • Spring Break Jam after party and wet T-shirt contest
  • Must be 21 and have a valid ID
  • Cover charge is Free before 10pm
  • DJ
  • Bars
  • Heat Wave Drink Special ask at the bar



If you would like to be a part of the Heat Wave Tour this year and want to on the Entertainment portion of our web page please e-mail or send a message.

Hotel Information

The Inn at South Padre
(956) 761-5658
1709 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597


Holiday Inn Express & Suites
(956) 761-8844

6502 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597

Awards & Classes

  • For a full list of Classes click here. Not all classes are used based on what shows up at each show classes with less then 3 may be combined with another classes.
  • Awards are based on classes used at the show.
  • Best of Awards this show are as follows
  • Cash and Giveaways
  • Any questions regarding the judging will be done after the awards presentation in a designated area. Please be respectful of the staff as we what to help resolve your question as quickly as posable. If your issue is not resolved at that time we will take care of getting you questions answered with in the next two weeks after that event.
  • If you do not stay for the Awards presentation for any reason you must make arrangements to pick up award or pay the shipping and handling to get it.
  • Awards presentation at 5pm Sunday

Registration & Tickets