Help us celebrate the journey of the Monarch Butterfly!

saturday october 14th, 10 am-4 pm, Sandy Creek Park

Sandy Creek Park is a certified waystation for Monarch butterflies as they migrate throughout North America. This unique Durham park features milkweed, nectar sources and shelter that help sustain Monarchs throughout their migration. In celebration of the Monarchs, the Durham Monarch Festival will feature music, family friendly activities & food. Experts will be giving talks about Monarch biology, ecology, and conservation and pollinator friendly plants will be available for purchase.

schedule of events coming soon!

free admission

  • Free Educational Materials for All Ages

  • Free Activities for Children

  • Pollinator Plant & Milkweed Seeds for Sale

  • Plants & Other Items available for donations

Special appearances & Activities

  • Monarch Reading Corner, stories for all ages
  • StoryWalk - Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar
  • Butterfly Themed Crafts
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Yard Games
  • The Spectacular Butterfly Parade
  • Balloon (Butterfly) Animals - (from 11AM-4PM only)
  • The Northeast Creek Puppeteers
  • Food Trucks - Bandidos, Heavy Metal Grillers, Flirting with Fire
  • La Monarca Popsicles 

help us make this a success!

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