Monarch Festival – Festival de la Monarca 2015


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 Lake Nokomis (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 2,300 mile migration. Check out this year’s Activities, including the line up of artists, music, exhibitors and food.

Press Release – July 2015


American Sign Language: ASL interpreters will be at the main stage.  ASL interpreters are available upon request. Stop and ask at the Information Booth (look for the purple & white striped canopy).

ADA & Elder Parking:  The parking lot located along E. Minnehaha Parkway is reserved for elders and people with disabilities.

Monarch workshops: Thank you for your amazing response and interest in raising monarchs! The response to the rearing workshop announcement has been staggering-within a few hours, every workshop and waitlist was filled.

If you want to raise monarchs, please rear only eggs and larvae (caterpillars) found in the wild. These instructions are provided by The Monarch Joint Venture.

Raise your own monarchs!

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

Vendors & Exhibitors: The Festival program is set and we are no longer accepting applications for vendors or exhibitors. If you would like to participate in the 2016 Festival, please check back in March.

Contacts for more information:

Volunteering / General Information:
volunteer4monarchs@gmail.com | 612-313-7781

Event Manager:
MaryLynn Pulscher
mpulscher@minneapolisparks.org | 612-313-7784

Robin Smothers
rsmothers@minneapolisparks.org | 612-230-6410

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