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Mountain Monarch Festival (Sapphire, NC)

September 23, 2023

Mountain Monarch Festival (Sapphire, NC)

September 23, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join Gorges State Park in a celebration of the 2023 Monarch Butterfly Migration! This annual festival began last year to celebrate the monarch butterfly and bring attention to the species’ declining numbers. Gorges State Park lies along the monarch’s migratory route, and the butterflies can be seen at the park during this time, flying on their way south to the high-elevation fir forests in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, where they overwinter until early spring. There will be educational programming, kids crafts and activities, native plants, food trucks, music and more!


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Gorges State Park

976 Grassy Ridge Road
Sapphire, NC United States

Organizer: Friends of Gorges State Park

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