Two volunteers from Chicks on Sticks with a girl celebrating at the Monarch Festival
2020 Minneapolis Monarch Festival/Festival de la Monarca Re-Imagined

The Minneapolis Monarch Festival (MMF) organizers are revisioning this beloved cultural and educational event; and opting to not host the annual one-day festival on Saturday, September 12, 2020. We updated the festival format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing and to limit large crowds. We will return to our festival format in 2021. The festival is co-organized by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association, in partnership with Monarch Joint Venture and the U.S. Forest Service.

Each week beginning in June through September 12, the festival is organizing cultural, culinary, and educational virtual activities to keep the spirit of the festival alive and to promote our core message of protecting the majestic Monarch Butterfly. These bilingual, interactive online events will bring the festival right into your home with local artists and hands-on projects, authors and book readings, chefs and cultural dishes, and our scientific experts. Our online guests will celebrate the Monarch Butterfly’s 2,300-mile journey from Minnesota to Mexico with art, culture, food, and education.


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

Want to be a part of supporting the festival? mpulscher@minneapolisparks.org | 612-313-7784

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

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