Monarch Fiesta


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August 24 to August 25, 2019
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
4101 Sherbrooke Est

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The weekend will be festive!

We’re holding a huge party organized by the Insectarium, to celebrate the queen of butterflies and recognize the countless efforts by members of the public to protect these beauties.

Come meet monarch enthusiasts, in a family-friendly setting. Events include crafts workshops, music, displays, gardening tips and lots more!



10:15 a.m. - Kite Making
Make a monarch kite and take off in flight!

10:45 a.m. - Chloé, où es-tu?
Puppet show. Meet Chloé, a really, really shy caterpillar.

11:45 p.m. - SoNSuRyLuNa
Mexican musical performance

12:15 p.m. - Monarch Feast
Have you ever cooked for monarchs?

12:30 p.m. - Chloé, où es-tu?
Puppet show. Meet Chloé, a really, really shy caterpillar.

1:30 p.m. - SoNSuRyLuNa
Mexican musical performance

2:15 p.m. - Monarch Yoga
It’s time to relax—like a butterfly?!

2:15 p.m. - Monarch Crafts
Get your antennae ready in time for the big parade.

3:15 p.m. Sunday only
Official announcement of the winner of the Follow the Monarchs! contest

3:30 p.m. - Young Monarch Parade
Slip on your wings and migrate with us, to the sound of music.

3:45 p.m. - Grand Finale – Piñata
The fiesta ends with a bang! Treasures from the piñata just for you!

Nonstop activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Meet Real Monarchs!
  • Experts to tell you how to protect this butterfly.
  • Colour to create a group work of art inspired by overwintering sites.
  • Monarch-Related Make-up
    Caterpillar, chrysalid, butterfly or milkweed flower? Your face will show how much you love everything to do with monarchs.
  • This is my Mexico
    Exhibition of children’s drawings illustrating their love of monarchs, at the Montreal Consulate General of Mexico’s stand. Winners of an international contest.
  • Where Are Monarch Sanctuaries?
    Find them on the maps at the Aeromexico table.
  • Giant Game – Travel Like a Monarch
    Migrate like a monarch, guided by the roll of the dice. Destination: Mexico!

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