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16th Annual Monarch Festival – Festival de la Monarca

The next Minneapolis Monarch Festival will occur on Saturday, September 7th, 2024, from 10:00 am to 4:00 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. Map & Directions.

Like Monarch Butterfly this time of year, we are busy! The festival is coordinating with our artist friends and science colleagues to bring you activities and learning opportunities at the 2024 Monarch Festival.

Announcements and updates Festival Facebook Page

Festival Contacts:

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

Sponsors:
For sponsorship information, please contact MaryLynn at
mpulscher@minneapolisparks.org | 612-313-7784

Exhibitors:
Katie-Lyn Puffer, Monarch Joint Venture
kpuffer@monarchjointventure.org | 612-208-3720
Exhibitor Information and Application

Food Vendors:
MaryLynn Pulscher, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
mpulscher@minneapolisparks.org | 612-313-7784
Food and Beverage Vendor Application

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

Volunteers:
Rita Morris, Monarch Joint Venture
rita@monarchjointventure.org
Volunteering Information and Sign Up will be posted in mid-2024