October is the peak season for monarch migration in the Rio Grande Valley.
But there’s more aflutter than passing butterflies this month when Hallowings Across South Padre Island returns for a three-day celebration featuring children’s activities, live entertainment, guided tours and more.
The fun begins Friday, Oct. 26, with a Boo Bash Movie Night at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. Halloween crafts begin at 6:15 p.m., and the movie (“Hocus Pocus”) starts at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free.
Also Friday, Oct. 26, the second annual Winged Gala will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the SPI Birding & Nature Center, where the HallowWings weekend truly spreads its wings. The vent will feature live music, fine art, beer and wine tasting, and more. Tickets for this event cost $65.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, the HalloWings Festival continues when doors open at 9 a.m. at the SPI Birding & Nature Center. Along with vendors, attendees can also expect events such as Breakfast with the Monarchs, music from Leslie Blasing, UnLITTER Trashion Show, Illusionist Richard Blake, Mariachi Sol Azteca, Guided Bird Walks, Nature Film Showings, Monarch Talks, Butterfly Walks, Live Butterfly Tent, Food Trucks and more.
There will be a Native Plant Garden Crawl from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for $10 a person at the Native Plant Center, 6809 Padre Blvd. Admission to a Happy Hour and Shrimp Boil from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. will cost $20, also at the Native Plant Center.
HalloWings concludes Sunday, Oct. 28 with events such as Breakfast with the Pirates and more. For more information, log on to www.spibirding.com.