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Monarch Festival 2015

Now accepting applications

The Monarch Festival is happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for various roles in support of the event. Please click any of the following applications for more information:

Artists   Exhibitions   Food and Beverage


The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association, are pleased to announce the 2015 Minneapolis Monarch Festival will occur on Saturday, September 12th from 10am to 4pm. The Festival will occur on top of the hill along the northeast curve of the lake (bounded by E Nokomis Parkway, E Minnehaha Park and Woodlawn Boulevard).

The festival offers everything from food, music, and dance, to monarch and habitat education, to hands-on art and native plant sales, all while highlighting the Minnesota - Mexico connection and celebrating the Monarch butterfly amazing 2300 mile migration.

We are now accepting applications for vendors and exhibitors; the PDFs can be found on this page.

We are also looking for sponsors for this year’s Festival. Please see the PDF for more information or contact MaryLynn Pulscher (info below).

If you would like to help raise monarch butterflies or volunteer at the event, please email

Thank you!! We look forward to seeing you at this unique and incredibly fun festival.

For more information:
MaryLynn Pulscher at 612-313-7784

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