Saturday, October 14, 2017
Grapevine Botanical Gardens
411 Ball St.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
NOTE: The parade begins at the parking lot at the corner of East Wall and Jenkins Streets near the First Baptist Church and will end at The Botanical Gardens at 411 Ball Street. The butterfly releases and main activities will happen at The Botanical Gardens. Registration for the parade begins as early as 8:45 a.m. and registration occurs at the parking lot at East Wall and Jenkins Streets. There is no advance registration before the day of the event, and the event is free to enter. However, to be considered in the costume contest that happens during the parade, the child must be registered and assigned a number before the parade starts at 10 a.m.
Bring the entire family, even your pets, to celebrate the migration of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico by way of Grapevine. The 20th Annual Butterfly Flutterby is a free, family-friendly event and will be held at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens. Butterfly Releases will take place at 10:55 a.m., 11:55 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. in the Grapevine Botanical Gardens. A final release will take place at 1:30 at Nash Farm during the Annual Fall Round-up. You can see more about that free event by clicking here.
The day begins with a Butterfly Costume Parade that starts at East Wall and Jenkins Streets. Pets are welcome to participate. The parade route is approximately 3/4 of a mile and lasts about 45 minutes depending on your waking pace. Strollers are allowed, and encouraged for the younger parade entrants that may not be ready to walk the full route on their own. There will be prizes awarded for best costume in different age groups.
After the parade, participate in butterfly crafts, butterfly exhibits, the Migration Station, interactive games, a scavenger hunt, face painting and other activities in the Botanical Gardens. Refreshments are available for purchase.
Be sure to also check out the Grapevine/Colleyville Independent School District's Art Contest submissions on display. Children from kindergarten through fifth grade submitted pieces which demonstrate their understanding of how to make the world better and more beautiful through original drawings.
Interested in volunteering for Butterfly Flutterby? Click here to see what opportunities are available!
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Read the full Monarch Pledge below!