2018 Activities


10:15 am – 10:35 am        Chinelos San Pablo Apostol

10:40 – 11am – Folwell School, Mariachi Band

11:30 am – 12;30 pm – Miss Myra & the Moonshiners

1 pm – 1:30 pm – Ballet Folklorico Mexico Azteca

2 pm- 3:00 pm – Salsa Del Soul

3:15 pm – 4 pm – Kapulli KetzalCoatilcue


Help create a very special send-off for monarchs making their way to Mexico this fall! Wear your wings, and orange & black clothes: come dressed as a monarch butterfly.  Parade will be led by Chicks on Sticks.  All youth participants will receive a free monarch habitat seed packet.

Line-up: 10:50am
Line up starts at the information booth (east side of Festival grounds)

Parade: 11am start
Parade route will wind through the Festival grounds and end by the stage


  • Learn about monarchs at all stages of their life
  • Help tag and release a monarch butterfly
  • Find out what monarchs need to live in Minnesota
  • Dress up and join the Costume Parade (0-12 yrs)
  • Tour the Naturescape, a 4 acre butterfly and pollinator-friendly landscape next to Lake Nokomis
  • Buy plants that monarchs love from Mother Earth Gardens
  • See how North America is planning to protect monarch butterflies
  • Monarch migration game
  • Monarch bingo
  • Monarch Jeopardy


  • 10:30am    Mason Meets A Mason Bee (Dawn Pape) – English & ASL
  • 11:30am    Way of the Monarch (In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre) – English & ASL
  • 12:30pm   Mason Meets A Mason Bee (Dawn Pape) – English & ASL
  • 1:30pm     Way of the Monarch (In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre – Español & ASL


Help paint giant monarch wings with Gustavo Boada

Make a screen print with Sarah Nassif

Create a caterpillar puppet with Lynette LaRue

Fold paper monarch butterflies with The Folding Bee

Make piñatas with Yolanda Martines

Try linocut block printing with Sol y Luna Gallery

Design a Monarch Sign with Liz Howls

Painting with Jessica Bortoni

Textile arts with Cindy Kay


Stop by the Monarch Education tent to learn about monarchs with help from the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab. Groups of 5-6 people will tag a butterfly and then release it in the Naturescape Garden. (Donations appreciated.) Receive word if your Monarch is ever captured or found along the migration route.

Sponsored by the US Forest Service and the UFS’ International Programs.


US Forest Service, International Program
El Valor
US Fish & Wildlife Service, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
University of Minnesota Monarch Lab
Monarch Joint Venture
Minnesota Zoo

9 YumYum ice cream treats
Asase Yaa
El Burrito Mercado (with roasted corn!)
Finer Meat & Eats
GRK Mini-donuts
Habanero Tacos
La Guadalupana
La Loma Tamales
Naturally Delicious Ice Cream
Pharaoh’s Gyros
Taco Taxi
Tacqueria El Victor ( no website)
Twin Cities Paella

For more information, contact:

MaryLynn Pulscher at 612-313-7784 or,

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