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Minneapolis Monarch Festival

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

15th Annual Monarch Festival – Festival de la Monarca

The next Minneapolis Monarch Festival will occur on Saturday, September 9th, 2023, from 10:00 am to 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.

The Festival will be held just east of the Lake Nokomis Community Center in the area bounded by E. Minnehaha Parkway, Woodlawn Boulevard, and E. Nokomis Parkway. Map & Directions.

Like Monarch Butterfly this time of year, we are busy! The festival is coordinating with our artist friends and science colleagues to bring you activities and learning opportunities at the 2023 Monarch Festival.

Like Monarch Butterflies this time of year, the festival is ready to feel aflutter! Check back for updates on artists, activities, exhibitors, plant vendors, and food vendors! We will post here and on Facebook.

Performing Artists on Main Stage Bilingual Emcee | ASL Interpreters

Salsa del Soul –  Twin Cities-based orchestra performing various styles of Caribbean dance music – 10am

Ballet Folklorico Mexico – Mexico Azteca educates, preserves, and inspires people to celebrate the heritage and beauty of Mexico through the folkloric arts – 11:15am

Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue – Aztec dance troupe with traditional regalia – 1:15pm/1:30pm

Tropical Zone Orchestra – An award-winning Latin fusion band – 3pm


Hands on Art with local Artists

Educational Exhibitors

Native Plant & Tree Vendors

Monarch Merchandise

Food Vendors

The Minneapolis Monarch Festival celebrates the amazing 2,300 mile migration to central Mexico with music, arts, dance, food, and monarchs! (free)
Saturday, September 9th, 2023
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis
East of the Lake Nokomis Community Center in the area bounded by E. Minnehaha Parkway, Woodlawn Boulevard, and E. Nokomis Parkway


September 9
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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