Butterfly Flutterby event returns to Grapevine with parade, live butterfly releases

Visitors are encouraged to dress up for the butterfly-themed occasion. (Courtesy Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau)
Visitors are encouraged to dress up for the butterfly-themed occasion. (Courtesy Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Visitors are encouraged to dress up for the butterfly-themed occasion. (Courtesy Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau)

As monarch butterflies migrate through the region on their way from Canada to Mexico, Grapevine will hold its 24th annual Butterfly Flutterby event on Saturday, Oct. 16.

The butterfly-themed costume parade and contest begins at 10 a.m. Entry into the parade is free and registration will take place from 8:45-9:55 a.m. at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau. The parade will travel through Grapevine’s Downtown Historic District.

Live butterfly releases will follow the parade at Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park. Releases will take place at 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. with a final release scheduled at Nash Farm at 1:30 p.m. during its annual Fall Roundup event.

Attendees will have the opportunity to release live monarch butterflies on a first-come, first-served basis.

The botanical gardens feature a free arts and crafts station, providing activities such as cookie decorating, beaded butterflies and making T-shirts.


The Migration Station hosts opportunities to learn more about butterflies at 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. with interactive, hands-on activities and storytellers to tell butterfly stories and fun facts. Three hundred preserved butterflies from around the world will also be on display.

Works of art by kindergarten through fifth graders from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD will be displayed at the Pewitt Educational Pavilion. Each displayed work is an entry to the Grapevine Garden Club Art Contest, and winners will be announced at noon.

Although the event is free, snacks are available for purchase, with proceeds going to Student Scholarships for Sister City professional and educational exchanges, and the Girls Home in Parras de la Fuente, Mexico.

For more information, visit grapevinetexasusa.com/events/butterfly-flutterby/.

By Anjali Krishna



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