Eco-Fest Celebration

Eco-Fest Celebration

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center celebrates Earth Day with its annual Eco-Fest celebration and Butterfly Release on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a full day of family fun.

Enjoy releasing native pollinators during butterfly releases and visit exhibitors to browse eco-friendly products, learn about environmentally conscious services and see live animal shows. Local and regional organizations as well as businesses will have booths that provide information about earth-friendly products, services, and opportunities.

Games, activities, and engaging presentations provide entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy the gardens in full bloom and view baby birds in their nests on Ruby Lake. Outpost Tours and strolls through the garden provide relaxing escapes from the hustle and bustle. The day culminates with an awe-inspiring Butterfly Release at 3:30 pm.

There will be face painting, ring toss, pet rock painting, flower pot ring toss, seed planting, garden bingo, fishin’ frenzy, story-telling, a musical performance from Sean “Ukulady’s Man” Hager, raffles, alligators and reptiles, outpost tours plus the highly-anticipated butterfly release at 3:30 p.m.

Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in the release of over a thousand native butterflies into the gardens at Shangri La Gardens.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

Shangri La is at 2111 W. Park Ave in Orange.