The Festival is expected to draw 8,000 or more participants in 2018. We expect 35 percent of the visitors will be native Spanish speakers. The festival's popularity lies in the broad cross-cultural interest in the monarch butterfly and the festive, bilingual atmosphere the festival provides for everyone attending. We strive to be open and welcoming to all residents of Minneapolis and the Twin Cities Metro area.
Live music, dance, art activities, games and more, are all designed to highlight the Minnesota-Mexico connection and to foster an appreciation for monarch habitat conservation. By raising awareness and making it easy for people to access and grow monarch friendly plants, the festival contributes to the viability of the monarch’s 2,300 mile migration.
More information: http://monarchfestival.org/