‘Shellabration’ this weekend

Special to the Parade

Sea Turtle IncThe turtles have begun their 2013 nesting season on South Padre Island, and Sea Turtle Inc. organizers are hoping for another record breaking year.

To mark the start of the nesting season, the public is asked to join in this year’s Turtle Days “Shellabration.” The Annual Lighting of the Tiki Torches will take place on Friday, May 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The King and Queen of Sargassum will be joined by their royal floatilla (any non-motorized vessel such as kayaks or sailboats), as they make their way along the banks of the Laguna Madre.

Individuals interested in joining the royal floatilla are being asked to meet at the Parrot Eyes’ dock at 5:30 p.m.

The floatilla will depart between 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and arrive at Palm St. Pier, 204 W. Palm, at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Family entertainment at Palm St. Pier includes the Island Drummers, a beautiful performance by the Aloha Hula Dancers of McAllen, The Happy Band and a fire twirling exhibition at dusk.

For more information, call (956) 371-9120. Don’t miss this fun-filled “Shellabration” for the whole family.

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