One of the most beautiful travel destinations in all of Texas is South Padre Island. This tropical paradise is one of the most popular family getaway destinations and for good reasons. Each year South Padre Island hosts a variety of events that can be enjoyed by the whole family. One of the most popular South Padre Island Activities in October is known as HalloWings Across South Padre Island, a local festival dedicated to the majestic monarch butterfly. Each year the monarch butterfly migrates from across the United States down to Central Mexico. Fortunately, South Padre Island is right along the path of their migration.
Multi Day Event
HalloWings Across South Padre Island is a weekend-long event that celebrates the incredible journey of the monarch butterfly. This entertaining event allows families to enjoy this incredible and natural phenomenon in a way that is safe for the species. HalloWings Across South Padre Island activities will all be held inside the SPI Convention Center, SPI Birding and Nature Center, Native Plant Center, and Jim’s Pier.
Add a Little Spookiness to the Festivities
HalloWings takes place the weekend before Halloween on SPI each year. This allows the festival to add some Halloween delight into the mix so kids can still celebrate one of their favorite holidays along the way.
Schedule of Events
The party starts with the Winged Gala on Friday evening at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center where fine wines and local craft beer are sampled. Talented local artists will also be on hand showing off their incredible pieces that are also available for sale. Also on Friday night is the Boo Bash, where children can create Halloween crafts and watch a family friendly Halloween movie.
Saturday continues the South Padre Island Activities in October with the main event taking place at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. A live butterfly tent will be on display along with various activities and bird walks. Local entertainment will be provided by live entertainment and food vendors so you can easily spend the whole day here.
Last but not least is the Breakfast with the Pirates of Laguna Madre at The Painted Marlin Grille. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet as HalloWings Across South Padre Island comes to a close.
A Halloween on SPI
It is never too late to start planning for a fall getaway to South Padre Island. Simply give our rental experts a call today; we can pick out the perfect luxury vacation rental to host you and your family for an incredible getaway.