Watershed Butterfly Festival 2021

Join The Watershed Institute in Pennington on Saturday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the 21st annual Watershed Butterfly Festival, an in-person celebration of the beauty and joy of nature. This family-friendly event is perfect for children and adults of all ages. 

The day begins with tours of the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House and the Insect Zoo. Live music and entertainment will be provided by the Trenton Circus Squad and Eyes of the Wild (an exotic animal rescue show). Kids will delight in participating in the famous Butterfly and Bug Parade led by Lady Monarch, Ms. Allison. 

Adults and older children can learn about the watersheds and the need to protect our rivers, lakes, streams, oceans, and various waterways. Food and drinks will be available for sale, along with butterfly wings and other fun gift items from the Watershed Nature Shop. 

Proceeds from this event help sustain the Watershed’s work in environmental conservation, advocacy, science, and education. The Watershed Institute is a member-supported nonprofit dedicated to protecting and restoring clean water and healthy environments in central New Jersey. 

The festival will be by advanced registration only this year. Due to COVID-19, space at the Butterfly Festival will be limited to 250 persons per session and activities will be conducted in a safe manner.

Register for one of three available two-hour sessions, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m., and 3-5 p.m.

Everyone must pre-register and walk-ins won’t be accepted on the day of the festival. Price: $10 per person or $25 per carload (up to six people). Parking will be on-site at the Watershed Center.

Pre-register here: https://thewatershed.org/butterfly-festival/