South Padre Island Birding, Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary will host Hallowings Over SPI Monarch Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be live music, presentations, nature walks, native plants to purchase, sandcastle building, local vendors, and other entertainment and activities.
Quinta Mazatlan will be hosting a Halloween Party in the Park from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event is free with park admission. Guests will be able to walk the Sticks and Bones trail, do some shopping from some local vendors and stop by Randerie's food truck for some yummy treats! We will have some live performances including City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Folkorico dancers and the award-winning Mariachi Mariposas! Quinta Mazatlan is located at 600 Sunset Dr. in McAllen.
The 25th Annual Butterfly Festival will hold their community day at the National Butterfly Center, 3333 Butterfly Park Drive, Mission. The community days will give attendees the opportunity to make their own banana brew, attend “Butterfly U”, enjoy arts and crafts and more. Vendors and exhibits will be set up in the visitor’s pavilion and in the gardens for all to enjoy. For more information, visit www.texasbutterflyfestival.com.
Celebrate the spookiest of holidays with the Edinburg World Birding Center this Halloween Eve from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy making Halloween crafts and explore the grounds to discover all that nature has to offer. There will be activities for all to enjoy. Costumes encouraged. Admission is free all day. Most activities are free during the event. For more information, call (956) 381-9922.
The Museum of South Texas History (MOSTH) presents Dia de los Muertos: Recuerdos y Ofrendas, an event showcasing regional music, dance, educational activities, and heritage. The event also features a Community Altar Exhibit that will open on October 23. The event will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. The museum is located at 200 N. Closner in Edinburg.
UTRGV Patron of Arts presents Octubafest with UTRGV Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble at 2 p.m. at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex Auditorium, 1201 W. University Dr. Admission is free. Call (956) 665-3881 for more information.
Edinburg hosts their Food Truck and Tunes at 6 p.m. at Edinburg City Hall, 415 W. University Dr. Admission is free. Call (956) 383-6246 for more information.