Butterfly Festival 2018

Apr 30 2018, 12:00 AM TO 12:00 AM


Butterfly Festival, presented by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Mollie A. Fearing & Associates runs April 1-30.

Join The Elizabethan Gardens for the 2018 Butterfly Festival. Enjoy educational booths and demonstrations, as well as lots of activities for butterfly enthusiasts and families. The month-long festival also includes special events, crafts, food, gardening information, an up-close experience with butterflies and much more. General daily events are included with Garden admission. Some events will need additional fees.

On-Going Festival Activities to Include:
* Self-guided tours of the Butterfly Pavilion (guided group tours available by request and on select days)
* Butterfly Releases*
* Butterfly Discovery Lab and Kids’ Activities
* Butterfly Experts, Booths and Workshops on select days
* Plant Sales and Craft Vendors
* Artist inspired butterfly art.
*Release a Butterfly experience includes butterfly and butterfly token.  Cost is $20 per person.

March 31 – A “Magic Wings Grand Release” (3pm) will start our festival. Guests will be able to witness the release of initial butterflies to begin the festival. (Food to be served, extra charge for admission for this event. Guests to receive seeds for planting butterfly-loving plants in their gardens.)

ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL EVENTS:

Tuesday, April 3
Butterfly Release
11:00 a.m.
Standard Gardens Admission
See up-close a new group of butterflies to be released into our butterfly house.

Tuesday, April 3
Butterfly Batik
1:00-4:30 p.m.
$40 members, $45 not-yet members.
Pre-registration required. A minimum of four needed for class to make.

Wednesday, April 4
Painting in the Gardens
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$45 Registration
Minimum of four required for class.
Come join the master artist Robin York in the Gardens for hands-on instruction.

Tuesday, April 10
Butterfly Release
11:00 a.m.
Standard Gardens Admission
See up-close a new group of butterflies to be released into our butterfly house.

Wednesday, April 11
Painting in the Gardens
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$45 Registration
Minimum of four required for class.
Come join the master artist Robin York in the Gardens for hands-on instruction.

Saturday, April 14
Butterfly Day
10:00-2:00 p.m.
Standard Gardens Admission

This family-oriented is an enlightening day focusing on the importance of maintaining the delicate balance between humans and the natural world. This year’s festival Butterfly Day includes a lot of new games and activities for the whole family. Prepare for an obstacle course and dunk tank, nature walks and a Butterfly Parade. Come dress as a butterfly-best costumes win fabulous prizes. Tour exhibits and hands on crafts at the Butterfly House.

Sunday, April 15
Butterfly Tea
2pm-4pm
Members $40. Non-members $45. (includes admission and a book) RSVP Required.
Limited to 100.
Join us for a Sunday afternoon tea to meet upcoming author. Savor each sip, melt on each morsel as you enjoy meeting an author in this fun inspired tea. Butterfly crafts and games will be part of this fun and fancy afternoon. For teatime, Odom hall will be adorned with plants from the greenhouse and tea will be served with the style and elegance. Sponsored by Downtown Books. Limited to 100 participants. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED Call 252.473.3234 to join us!

Tuesday, April 17

Butterfly Release
11:00 a.m.
Standard Gardens Admission
See up-close a new group of butterflies to be released into our butterfly house.

Saturday, April 21
Butterfly Ball
3:00 p.m. Reception
5:00 p.m. Dinner
Children and Youth $25
Adults $35
This elegant family gala is the heart of The Elizabethan Gardens supports the innovative education programs of the Gardens. Ticket includes craft project, appetizers, drinks, music and more

Sunday, April 22
Spring & Sip for Floral Arranging
12:00a.m. -2:00 p.m.
Members $45.00 Non-Members $50.00 per guests Class is limited to 16. Minimum required is 5 persons Come learn the art of creating a beautiful spring arrangement while sipping wine and enjoying fine cheeses. Create a spring floral showpiece for your table in this hand on workshop. Join Carl Curnutte for a morning of fun and spring into decorating.

Monday, April 25
A Moth of a Sale
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Enjoy 40% off in the Royal Exchange Gift Shop on all butterfly stock and if you are a member you receive an additional 10% for a fabulous 50% off.  You can fly away with this savings.

Tuesday, April 24
Butterfly Release
11:00 a.m.
Standard Gardens Admission
See up-close a new group of butterflies to be released into our butterfly house.

 

 

 

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The Elizabethan Gardens is located adjacent to The Lost Colony's Waterside Theatre and Fort Raleigh National Historic Park on Roanoke Island nestled near North Carolina's Outer Banks. The gardens are open year-round, seven days a week except certain holidays.

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