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HalloWings Across South Padre Island

2nd Annual HalloWings

SPI Birding & Nature Center | SPI Convention Centre

October 26, 2018 – October 28, 2018


Treat the family to a weekend of endless activities for all ages as we come together to celebrate the grand migration of the Monarch butterflies and fundraise for conservation and education efforts. The 2nd Annual HalloWings Event, starts Friday, October 26th and goes to Sunday, October 28th, 2018. The Boo Bash movie night and the Winged Gala start the event off Friday evening, with free crafts and a movie for the kids and beer and wine tasting for the adults with live entertainment. Purchase Gala tickets here. Activities continue throughout the day on Saturday, ranging from guided tours, art, film showings, hand feeding butterflies, good food and much more. This event will end Sunday with a splash, as you join pirates for breakfast and take a cruise on the Black Dragon Pirate Ship, Arrr!


Friday, October 26th

Boo Bash

South Padre Island Convention Centre

Free event open to the public

6:15 pm Halloween crafts for kids

7 pm Movie Feature, “Hocus Pocus”

Light refreshments will be provided

 Winged Gala

South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center

6:30-9:00 pm Live Entertainment, Wine & Beer Tasting

Tickets $65


Saturday, October 27th

HalloWings Festival

SPI Birding & Nature Center

Vendor set-up begins at 7:00 am | Vendor Registration Form

Open to the public 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Event Schedule

Breakfast with the Monarchs 9 am – 11 am

Leslie Blasing 10 am

Folklorico 11 am

Illusionist Richard Blake 11:30 am

Melvin Ellis 12 pm

Mariachi Sol Azteca 1 pm

Illusionist Richard Blake 3 pm

Guided Bird Walks 10 am, 11:30 am & 1 pm

Nature Film Showings 10 am, 12:30 pm & 2 pm

Monarch Talks 10:45 am & 1 pm

Butterfly Walks 11:30 am & 1:30 pm

Live Butterfly Tent 9 am – 3 pm

Food Trucks 11 am – 3 pm

Sandcastle Exhibit

Native Plant Center

Growing Butterfly Plants 10 am & 2 pm

Native Plant Garden Crawl ($) 2 pm & 3:30 pm

Happy Hour & Shrimp Boil ($) 5 pm – 10 pm


 Sunday, October 28th

Breakfast with Pirates 

Jim’s Pier

8:30 am Breakfast with Pirates ($10 per person)

12:00 pm Two Hour Pirate Cruise ($20 per person)

*Breakfast and Cruise Deal $25 per person*

Limited space, reserve your spot through Black Dragon Pirate Ship Cruises (956) 943-6283


HalloWings Festival - Feeding Butterfly

HalloWings Festival 2017 – Hand Feeding Butterfly


HalloWings Festival 2017 – Newly arrived Monarch Butterflies resting while enjoying a meal



Visit the official HalloWings event page, here, for more information or to purchase Winged Gala tickets.








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South Padre Island Triathlon

2018 South Padre Island Triathlon

September 30, 2018

Parrot Eyes Restaurant | 5801 Padre Blvd.

South Padre Island, TX | 7:30am – 5:00pm

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or first timer to the triathlon world, South Padre Island has a fantastic course you won’t want to miss out on! Offering both Olympic and Sprint distance courses, there is something for everyone!

Participants will start with a refreshing open water swim, afterward, athletes will head into transition, graciously hosted by Parrot Eyes and head north for the bike course up the South Padre Island strip. After the scenic bike course, participants will head south on the strip to run a loop and end back at Parrot Eyes.

Transition location is accessible without difficulty for family and friends, making it easy for number one fans to cheer on their favorite triathletes and loved ones!

Registration for this event ends September 28th. Click the following link for more information and/or to register:

SPI Triathlon

It’s Fishing Tournament Season On South Padre Island

It’s fishing tournament season on South Padre Island, and we’ve got all the top events summarized with dates and details. If you like to fish, watch fishing, or maybe just eat fish, make your plans now for a trip to the island!