Saturday Monarch Celebration at Quinta Mazatlán

Monarchs make one of the most epic migrations in the animal kingdom. Join Quinta Mazatlán Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate their inaugural family festival to raise awareness about butterflies through nature walks, talks, art & jewelry sales, music, plant sales and culture. Children dressed as a butterfly get in free.

All ages will enjoy walking into the LIVE butterfly tent, and be surrounded by gorgeous butterflies. Guests can leave with their own native plants and garden designs for their home as Native Plant Sellers will be at the festival.

The Art Exhibit & Sale in the Historic Adobe Home will feature artists with monarch and nature related work—with a special Butterfly Quilt Show. Enjoy the walk up Bougainvillea Lane and learn about the Life Cycle of the Butterfly through the work of artist Robert Perales. On the front lawn of the White House view the Silk Butterfly Tree by artist Sarah Thomas representing the swarms of Monarchs on trees in Michoacán, Mexico.

Live Musicians in the Park include Tony Longoria, Ram Danesse and the Colibri Music Studio & Children’s Choir. Guests will also enjoy the beautiful Asian Butterfly Dance by Lian Chen Shingler.

The Speaker Series features Tony Henehan at 10 am “TPWD’s Monarch Conservation Plan” followed by Sue Will at 11 am “Journey South”. At noon Carol Goolsby presents “Plant Native Milkweed for Monarchs” and at 1 pm John Brush presents “Designing a Butterfly Garden”.

Bring your kids to the Monarch Celebration! Children will travel the 2,000 mile Migration Path and learn about the life cycle of the butterfly with opportunities to accomplish scout badge requirements. For tots, story time features Eric Carle’s classic book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”—bring your cameras. Enjoy more books at the McAllen Library Pop-up! Get your face painted with a butterfly, color and paint in the great outdoors. Remember, children wearing a butterfly outfit get in FREE plus participate in the Children’s Monarch Parade!

Journey over to Quinta Mazatlan on Saturday, March 18th between 9 and 2, $5 per person at the entrance gate (2 and under FREE). For more information please visit www.quintamazatlan.com or call 956-681-3370.