Butterfly Flutterby

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Grapevine Botanical Gardens
411 Ball St.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Don't miss out on this FREE family-friendly annual event! (Please note while entrance into the parade and participating in the butterfly release is free, some vendor activities or food services may have a fee associated with it)

NOTE: The parade begins on Main Street at the corner of Hudgins & Main Street 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 at 8:45 a.m. and  occurs at the parking lot at West Hudgins and Main 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 23rd Annual Butterfly Flutterby is a free, family-friendly event and will be held at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens. Butterfly Releases will take place at 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.  A final release will take place 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 W. Hudgins and Main Streets. Pets are welcome to participate. The parade route is approximately 3/4 of a mile and lasts about 45 minutes depending on your walking 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 about the monarch butterfly and the environment.

Butterfly Flutterby Art Contest Winners 2019

Grand Champions:

Asher Doyle - 1st grade, Cannon Elementary

Reed Daniel - 2nd grade, Cannon Elementary

Dylan Resinos - 5th grade, Dove Elementary

1st Place Winners

Kavya Jain - Kindergarten, Dove Elementary

Asher Doyle - 1st grade, Cannon Elementary

Reed Daniel - 2nd grade, Cannon Elementary

Johan Bav John - 3rd grade, Heritage Elementary

Jayleigh Bell  - 4th grade, Silverlake Elementary

Dylan Resinos - 5th grade, Dove Elementary

2nd Place Winners

Grayson  Patton - Kindergarten, Glenhope Elementary

Ariana Linares - 1st grade, Silverlake Elementary

Vivaan Kshatriya - 2nd grade, Heritage Elementary

Ann Alfred - 3rd grade, Heritage Elementary

Mayson Morelli - 4th grade, OC Taylor Elementary

Hyoeun Do - 5th grade, Heritage Elementary

In conjunction with:

Parks and RecreationGrapevine Garden Club

Read the full Monarch Pledge below!

Monarch Pledge

Grapevine's Hidden Treasures