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14th Annual Minneapolis Monarch Festival: Festival de la Monarca

September 10 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT

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We return to Lake Nokomis for the 14th Annual Minneapolis Monarch Festival on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm!
The Festival celebrates the monarch butterfly amazing 2,300 mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico with music, food, dance, hands-on art, native plant sales and plenty of opportunities to get up close with monarch butterflies, learn about their habitats, and what you can do to make a difference. Visit their website at www.monarchfestival.orgOpens in a new tab.

Performing Artists on Main Stage:

Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue – Aztec dance troupe with traditional regalia.
Salsa del Soul – Twin Cities-based orchestra performing various styles of Caribbean dance music

11am: Children’s Costume Parade – meet at the Monarch Festival Info Booth

Ballet Folklorico Mexico – Mexico Azteca educates, preserves, and inspires people to celebrate the heritage and beauty of Mexico through the folkloric arts
Tropical Zone Orchestra – An award-winning Latin fusion band

Hands on Art with local Artists:

  • Taylor Tinkham Make your own Monarch Mask at home. Show off at the festival!
  • Paper Plains Making paper with plants station
  • Sarah Nassif Screen printing station
  • Shes Bilingue Art Block printing
  • Wow Mobile Metal Lab Pour Pewter
  • Curiosity Studio Class
  • Arts MIA (Minneapolis Institute of Arts): Flipbooks with Gustavo Boada
  • Clau Valentino Create community mosaic

Educational Exhibitors:

ArtStart in Partnership with the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Bell Museum
Friends School of Minnesota
Hennepin County Environment and Energy
Hennepin County Library – A Story Stroll featuring children’s book Señorita Mariposa
Metro Transit – BRT Bus Onsite
Metropolitan Council – Regional Parks & Trails
Minnesota Dragonfly Society
Minnesota Zoo
Monarch Joint Venture
Nokomis Naturescape
Starry Skies IDA Minneapolis|St. Paul
Wild Ones Twin Cities

Native Plant & Tree Vendors:

Agrarian Seed and Garden
Bartlett Tree Experts
MNL – MN Native Landscapes
Mother Earth Gardens

Monarch Merchandise:

Anturio Flowers
Monarch Odyssey
Northern Sun
The Monarch Project
The Workshop MPLS

Food Vendors:

9 Yum Yum Ice Cream
El Burrito Mercado Corn | Elotes
Finer Meats & Eats
Habanero Tacos
La Loma Tamales
Naturally Delicious Ice Cream
Taco Taxi
Taqueria el Patron | Victor Hugo
Powl Smoothies
Tibet Momo


September 10
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
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Minneapolis Monarch Festival-Festival de la Monarca
(612) 313-7784


Lake Nokomis
4955 W Lake Nokomis Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55417
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