Butterfly Festivals and Events in 2017

Butterfly Gardening Workshop
Dallas, Texas
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Gate 6 at Fair Park
April 1, 2017

details at TexasDiscoveryGardens.org

Entrance area at Butterfly World, Ft. Lauderdale, FloridaEntrance area at Butterfly World, near Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Staff Photo)
19th Annual Butterfly Festival
Wimberley, Texas
EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens
April 22, 2017

details at EmilyAnn.org

Mariposa Butterfly Festival
Mariposa, California
May 5-6-7, 2017

details at MariposaButterflyFestival.net

Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival
Roswell, Georgia
Chatahoochee Nature Center
June 2017

details at ChattNatureCenter.org

Butterfly Festival
Appleton, Wisconsin
Downtown, City Park
June 2017


Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival
Mount Magazine, Arkansas
June 2017

details at MountMagazineStatePark.com

Piano Key ButterflyPiano Key Butterfly (Staff Photo)

Powell Gardens Festival of Butterflies
Kingsville, Missouri
Powell Gardens
August 2017

details at PowellGardens.org

Butterfly Festival
Pennington, New Jersey
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed
31 Titus Mill Road
August 2017

details at TheWaterShed.org

Monarch Festival
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lake Nokomis
September 9, 2017

details at MonarchFestival.org

3rd Monarch Migration Festival
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Lakeside Nature Center
Galesburg, Illinois
September 9, 2017

details at VisitGalesburg.com

Oak Lawn Park District's Monarch Festival
Oak View Center
4625 W. 110th Street
Oak Lawn, Illinois
2:00pm - 5:00pm
September 16, 2017

Join us for fun and educational activities and presentations for children and adults, which will include butterfly arts and crafts for children, exhibitors sharing expertise in many related areas, an interactive butterfly puppet theater, Monarch butterfly tagging and release, a bug zoo, photography tips, music, caterpillar aquarium and raising information. We'll also be showing a movie about the Monarchs, selling food and t-shirts, as well as selling milkweed plants for $1 to help save the Monarchs. FREE Admission! 


Charlotte Rhoades Park Butterfly Garden, Southwest Harbor, MaineCharlotte Rhoades Park Butterfly Garden, Southwest Harbor, Maine (Staff Photo)

8th Annual Oak Grove Butterfly Festival
Oak Grove, Kentucky
September 23, 2017

details at VisitOakGroveKY.com

Butterfly Parade and Bazaar
Pacific Grove, California
October 7, 2017

details at SeeMonterey.com

Annual Butterfly Flutterby
Grapevine, Texas
Grapevine Botanical Gardens
411 Ball Street
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
October 17, 2017

details at GrapevineTexasUSA.com

22nd Annual Texas Butterfly Festival
Mission, Texas
November 4-7, 2017

details at TexasButterflyFestival.com


On-Going Butterfly Exhibits and Displays in 2017

Epcot Flower & Garden FestivalEpcot Flower & Garden Festival (Staff Photo)

Butterfly Magic - A Tropical Wonderland in Tucson
Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way

Until May 31, 2017

details at TucsonBotanical.org

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walks
Weslaco, Texas
Estero Llano Grande State Park
3301 S. International Blvd. (FM 1015)
Sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife

Several dates in February and March of 2017

details at tpwd.texas.gov

Butterfly Garden at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TexasButterfly Garden at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (Staff Photo)

Annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming Exhibition
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE

March 1 -  April 30, 2017

details at MeijerGardens.org

Blooms and Butterflies
Columbus, Ohio
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1777 E Broad Street

March 11 -  September 17, 2017

details at FPconservatory.org

Butterflies LIVE!
Richmond, Virginia
Lewis Ginter Botanic Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue

details at LewisGinter.org

Malachite ButterflyMalachite Butterfly (Staff Photo)

Butterflies and Blooms
Glencoe, Illinois
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road

May 27 - September 4, 2017

details at ChicagoBotanic.org

Native Texas Butterfly Garden & House
McKinney, Texas
Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place

Butterfly Garden open year-round

Butterfly House open June 3 - October 1, 2017

details at HeardMuseum.org

Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies
Madison, Wisconsin
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue

July 20 - August 13, 2017

details at Olbrich.org

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