Halloween in South Padre Island is an entire season filled with delightful celebrations, spooky attractions, costume parties, and family-friendly events. Get your drink on with a fun Halloween pub crawl, take a haunted house tour or hunt for ghosts! If you’re planning a trip to South Padre Island for Halloween, you don’t want to miss out on the spine-tingling fun. Here’s our guide to celebrating Halloween in South Padre Island.
Hallowings Monarch Migration Celebration
As Halloween draws near, the South Padre Island Birding Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary hosts a celebration to view the annual migration of monarch butterflies. As an important resting area for migrating monarchs, South Padre Island becomes a flurry vibrant butterflies during this time of year. The event offers kid-friendly activities like sandcastle lessons, face painting, and guided walks as well as local vendors and food trucks.
Trick or Treating with Sea Turtles
One of the most unique Halloween events in Texas is held on South Padre Island. Sea Turtle, Inc.’s Trick or Treat with the Turtles celebration is an event you won’t want to miss! This one-day event is packed with candy, snacks, and prizes for the kids as well as informational shows to educate the public about the local sea turtle population. You’ll also get to see the turtles given Halloween-themed treats!
Port Isabel Day of the Dead Celebration
This family-friendly event at Port Isabel Historical Museum celebrates Día de Los Muertos, a traditional Mexican holiday honoring the memories of departed loved ones. Live music, local vendors, costume contests, and delicious eats add to the vibrant color and atmosphere of this special holiday. Visit the Day of the Dead altars, decorated with photos and favorite items of the deceased, and celebrate together with the community of Port Isabel.
Halloween Parties South Padre Island Style
Bars all along South Padre Island host Halloween parties and costume contests for adults who want to keep the party going. Louie’s Backyard is the life of the party with cash prizes for the best costumes and menu specials for everyone who enters the contest. Move the party to the beach at Bands on the Beach, packed with live music and fireworks that light up the night sky. If you’re looking to break in your dancing shoes, the Quarterdeck lounge at Isla Resort hosts a Halloween dance party with live music and costume contests.
Make your Halloween in South Padre Island a celebration you’ll never forget when you book your stay with Franke Rentals. With full vacation homes and beachside condos, your home away from home awaits. Contact us today to book your South Padre Island Halloween getaway!