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Join us as we celebrate the amazing journey of the Monarch butterfly! Sandy Creek Park is a certified waystation for Monarch butterflies as they migrate throughout North America. This unique Durham park features milkweed, nectar sources and shelter that help sustain Monarchs throughout their migration. In celebration of the Monarchs, the Durham Monarch Festival will feature music, family friendly activities & food. Experts will be giving talks about Monarch biology, ecology, and conservation and pollinator friendly plants will be available for purchase.
Volunteers needed! Click here for more information.
- *Free Educational Materials for All Ages
- *Free Activies for Children
- *Pollinator Plant & Milkweed Seeds for Sale
- *Plants & Other Items available for donations
Activities For Children
- Monarch Reading Corner, stories for all ages
- StoryWalk – Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar
- Butterfly Themed Crafts
- Temporary Tattoos
- Yard Games
- The Spectacular Butterfly Parade
- Balloon (Butterfly) Animals – (from 11AM-4PM only)
- + more!
- The Northeast Creek Puppeteers
- Food Trucks – Bandidos, Heavy Metal Grillers, Flirting with Fire
- Las Monarcas Popsicles
- Rare Pokémon GO Sightings
A Drawing Experience w/ FRANK Gallery Artists
These fall sessions (unless otherwise indicated) are held outside on a variety of terrain and weather conditions. Please wear comfortable shoes, wear layers to accommodate changes in temperatures. Inclement weather will be handled on a case-by-case basis.