2021 Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival
SAVE THE DATE: Festival Makes In-person Return to Confluence Park in San Antonio
Save the date for the Sixth Annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival in San Antonio!
After a year of virtual events due to the global pandemic, the month-long festival is making its in-person return with the main attraction at a brand new location – Confluence Park. The festival is a unique celebration of the science, community, art, and education surrounding the monarch butterfly and other pollinators during peak monarch migration season in San Antonio, Texas.
Festival organizers, Monika Maeckle and Ashley Bird, are combining forces with the San Antonio River Foundation, the title sponsor of the event.
Raise awareness and understanding of the insect pollinators that make one out of every three bites of food possible—through the lens of the monarch butterfly migration. Each fall, the monarchs make a grand trek through Texas on their way to their high altitude winter roosts in the mountains west of Mexico City, just in time for Day of the Dead. In Mexico, the butterflies are often associated with the souls of lost loved ones. Festival participants will gain insight and understanding regarding migration, immigration, interconnectedness, climate change, and sustainability.
About the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival:
The Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival is a community-wide collaboration of private sector companies, government and nonprofit agencies, and devoted volunteers organized by the Texas Butterfly Ranch, a website devoted to pollinator advocacy. Our nonprofit partner is the San Antonio River Foundation.
Last year’s virtual Festival drew more than 6,000 attendees at 20 virtual workshops and events. In 2019, more than 4,000 people attended Festival day at the Pearl, while thousands of others enjoyed more than a dozen in-person events. Goals of the Festival: raise awareness and appreciation of the insect pollinators that make one of every three bites of our food possible, underscore our inherent interconnectedness, encourage the use of native nectar and host plants in gardens and landscapes, and reinforce San Antonio’s strategic role in the monarchs’ annual migration as the First Monarch Butterfly Champion City in the nation.
Date & Time
October 16, 2021
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Confluence Park 310 W Mitchell Street Texas San Antonio 78204 TX US http://www.thebendmag.com/businesses/tx-san-antonio-confluence-park