Monarch Festival Coming to Merlins

The Second Annual Monarch Festival at the Lake Nokomis Naturescape Gardens at Lake Nokomis and 50th Street in south Minneapolis ( celebrates the amazing 2,300-mile migration of Monarch Butterflies from Minnesota to Michoacán Mexico. The celebration will take place on 11 September 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Afterwards, the party comes to Merlins Rest, where plenty of live music will be presented.


* Larry Long with Billy & Ricky Peterson
* Fiddlin’ Pete and Joe Savage
* Papa John Kolstad & the Hot Club of East Lake

The music will live and lively from 8:00 pm to midnight.


We encourage you to celebrate this annual journey and the Minnesota—Mexico connection with the FREE all-day event at Lake Nikomis. It will feature food from across the Americas, music, dance, live Monarch butterfly releases, Kids 3/4K Butterfly Fun Run and 5K Run for the Monarch, plant sales, habitat awareness, arts and games activities, including Monarch Bingo, Amazing Migration, Monarch Jeopardy, and making a Monarch Mandala! 

And after spending time on the lake with the festitivies, join the party at Merlins Rest.

MonarchFestival_PressReleaseFinal about the festival and music at Merlins.

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