Butterfly Flutterby

Saturday, October 20, 2018
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 21st 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.

Interested in volunteering for Butterfly Flutterby? Click here to see what opportunities are available!

In conjunction with:

Parks and RecreationGrapevine Garden Club

Read the full Monarch Pledge below!

Monarch Pledge

CONGRATS TO THE 2017 "ART CONTEST WINNERS"
GRAND PRIZE WINNERS    
Athena H. Grapevine Elementary 1st Grade
Caroline G. Silver Lake Elementary 3rd Grade
Ashaela D. Bransford Elementary 5th Grade
FIRST PLACE WINNERS    
Elias David A. Silver Lake Elementary Kindergarten
Tylin T. Dove Elementary 2nd Grade
Sydney J. Dove Elementary 4th Grade
SECOND PLACE WINNERS    
Graciela C. Cannon Elementary Kindergarten
Evan M. Silver Lake Elementary 1st Grade
Sophia L. Glenhope Elementary 2nd Grade
Kiwi D. Colleyville Elementary 4th Grade
Sienna Murphy Dove Elementary 5th Grade
THIRD PLACE WINNERS    
Anna T. Glenhope Elementary Kindergarten
Sadie B. Grapevine Elementary 1st Grade
Emily K. Colleyville Elementary 2nd Grade
Avery Jane H. OC Taylor 3rd Grade
Santi A. Cannon Elementary 4th Grade
Kat J. Cannon Elementary 5th Grade
     

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