GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (October 11, 2019) Flutter into fall on Saturday, October 19 at the 22nd Annual Butterfly Flutterby, sponsored by the Grapevine Garden Club, Cook Children’s Healthcare System, the City of Grapevine Parks & Recreation Department and the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau. This event celebrates the migration of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico by way of Grapevine. Marked with a parade through Grapevine and family-friendly activities at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., this event is sure to help you soar into the fall spirit.

This year’s theme is “Plant America for Monarchs” and stresses the importance of cultivating a habitat where monarch butterflies can thrive.

The Butterfly Costume Parade will kick off the colorful celebrations. The half-mile parade route starts at West Hudgins and Main Streets in the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau parking lot and ends at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park, 411 Ball St. Children and pets are invited to wear their favorite butterfly costume. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume by age group (children only), as well as a Best Group prize for best costumes for adults and/or children in a group. Registration for the Costume Parade begins at 8:45 a.m., and starts at 10 a.m.

After the parade, join in the fun with butterfly crafts, butterfly exhibits, the Science Station, interactive games, a scavenger hunt, face painting and more. The Mayor’s Monarch Pledge, read by Mayor Pro Tem Darlene Freed at 11 a.m., proclaims Grapevine as a city will do its part to protect and preserve the monarch butterfly environment. Live butterfly releases will take place at 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Grapevine Botanical Gardens, with a final release taking place across the street at 1:30 p.m. at Nash Farm. Admission to the event is free, however, some activities may require a fee. Concessions and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, please call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817.410.3185 or visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com