2017 Monarch Festival – Festival de la Monarca


This year’s Monarch Festival will occur on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 10 am to 4 pm.  The Festival celebrates the monarch butterfly amazing 2,300 mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico with music, food, dance, hands-on art, native plant sales and plenty of opportunities to get up close with monarch butterflies, learn about their habitats, and what you can do to make a difference.

The Festival will be held just east of the Lake Nokomis Community Center in the area bounded by E. Minnehaha Parkway, Woodlawn Boulevard, and E. Nokomis Parkway.

Information about 2017 exhibitor and food vendor applications, volunteering, raising monarchs, and more will be posted soon.

11th Annual Grow Monarch Habitat Workshop (5/20)
The Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA)  is offering its 11th Annual “Grow Monarch Habitat” workshop on Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Nokomis Community Center, 2401 East Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis. This kid friendly session offers a wealth of information for both beginning and advanced gardeners.

Visit the NENA Website for more information.

Contacts for more information:

Volunteering / General Information:

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

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

Exhibitor information will be posted in early 2017.

Vendor information will be posted in early 2017.

Sponsor information will be posted in early 2017.

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