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Monarch Festival - Festival de la Monarca 2015


The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association, are pleased to announce the 2015 Minneapolis Monarch Festival will occur on Saturday, September 12th from 10am to 4pm. The Festival will occur on top of the hill along the northeast curve of the lake (bounded by E Nokomis Parkway, E Minnehaha Park and Woodlawn Boulevard).

The festival offers everything from food, music, and dance, to monarch and habitat education, to hands-on art and native plant sales, all while highlighting the Minnesota - Mexico connection and celebrating the Monarch butterfly amazing 2,300 mile migration. Check out this year’s Activities, including the line up of artists, music, exhibitors and food.

Press Release - July 2015


Thank you for your amazing response and interest in raising monarchs! The response to the rearing workshop announcement has been staggering-within a few hours, every workshop and waitlist was filled, and a new workshop was added for Spanish speakers.

There are a few places left in the Spanish only workshop. To register, sign up today with the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab.

Spanish Monarch Rearing Registration

If you want to raise monarchs, please rear only eggs and larvae (caterpillars) found in the wild. These instructions are provided by The Monarch Joint Venture.

Raise your own monarchs!

We are still seeking sponsors for this year’s Festival. Please visit Sponsors or contact MaryLynn Pulscher (info below).

Thank you!! We look forward to seeing you at this unique and incredibly fun festival.


Be part of the festival - Volunteer!

The Minneapolis Monarch Festival – Festival de la Monarca offers many opportunities for a rewarding volunteer experience. Please sign up to help us make this a successful, fun event for everyone.

Volunteers must be at least 14 yrs and speak English (bilingual with Spanish is needed too). All volunteers receive an official Festival T-shirt as our way of saying thank you.

Questions? Call 612-313-7781, or email

Volunteer Registration

Sea parte del festival - Voluntaricese!

El Festival de la Monarca de Minneapolis ofrece diversas oportunidades para tener una experiencia gratificante de voluntariado. Por favor regístrese para ayudarnos a hacer de este un exitoso y divertido evento para todos.

Voluntarios deben tener al menos 14 años y hablar inglés (Bilingües en español también se necesitan). Todos los voluntarios reciben una camisa oficial del festival como manera de agradecimiento.

¿Preguntas? Llamar o enviar correo 612-313-7781,

Registro de Voluntario

Contacts for more information:

Volunteering, General Information:; 612-313-7781

Sponsorship, Exhibits,Vending:

MaryLynn Pulscher,; 612-313-7784


Robin Smothers,; 612-230-6410

2014 Monarch education, tag and release

2014 - Salsa Del Sol band

2014 - KetzalCoatlicue Aztec Dance Group

2014 Heart of the Beast Monarch stilts walker

2014 - Largest crowd ever!


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Thank you to our sponsors, partners and volunteers

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