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.

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:

General Information& Event Manager:
MaryLynn Pulscher, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
mpulscher@minneapolisparks.org | 612-313-7784

Volunteering Opportunities:

Exhibitors will be selected based on the educational value they bring to the festival regarding monarch protection and habitat conservation, Minnesota-Mexico cultural connections and closely related topics.  Application:  PDF or Word
Becky Timm, Nokomis East Neighborhood Association
nena@nokomiseast.org | 612-724-5652

Food Vendors:
2017 Food Vendor Application – Due May 26, 2017

Want to be a part of supporting the festival?  2017 Sponsorship Information and Application

Robin Smothers, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
rsmothers@minneapolisparks.org | 612-230-6410

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