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Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Lake Nokomis Naturescape Gardens

The sixth annual Monarch Festival celebrates the monarch butterfly's amazing migration from Minnesota to Mexico. Using art, music, dance, games, native plants, prairie tours and food, the festival raises awareness of the need to provide and protect monarch habitat. Festival participants can look for monarch eggs and get an up-close look at live monarch caterpillars and butterflies. Monarch butterflies raised by volunteers will be tagged and released to start their amazing 2,300 mile migration from Minnesota to the mountains of Michoacán Mexico where they will spend the winter.

The Festival takes place alongside the Nokomis Naturescape, comprised of a variety of native grass and wildflower gardens which have been certified as a Monarch Waystation. The gardens contain annual and perennial plants that provide habitat and food sources that are essential to the survival of monarch butterflies.

Visit www.monarchfestival.org for the full line-up of up Monarch Festival music, food, events, activities, the Kids Butterfly Fun Run, and native plant sale information. Español

For questions or to volunteer, contact MaryLynn Pulscher at 612-313-7784 mpulscher@minneapolisparks.org, or Rita Ulrich, 612-724-5652 rulrich@nokomiseast.org.

Monarch Festival Sponsors and Partners

The Monarch Festival is produced by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association.

Festival partners include Monarchs in the Classroom, and the Mexican Consulate. Thank you to Univision and UCare for supporting the Youth Butterfly Fun Run.

Monarch Festival Documentary

View the Monarch Festival Documentary.

Monarch Festival Exhibitor Application

View the Exhibitor Application.

Monarch Festival Food and Beverage Vendor Application

View the Exhibitor Application.

 

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