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Eco-Fest & Butterfly Release 2017

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 (10am-3:30pm; Gardens open til 5pm)
2111 West Park Avenue Orange, TX 77630



Beauty, Blooms & Butterflies!

Revel in the beauty of spring & celebrate the Earth


Enjoy releasing native pollinators during Butterfly Releases & visit exhibitors to browse eco-friendly products, learn about environmentally-conscious services and see live animal shows.

Stroll along the Gardens’ pathways lined with a painter’s palette of fragrant flowers and luscious fauna with the whole family, meet & greet with critters of all shapes & sizes, and take a tour along the waterways of Adams Bayou*.

Visit our exhibitor booths and shopping stations for the chance to see yard & garden sculptures, local honey, hand-made & all-natural soaps, lotions, and more!


Download the itinerary pamphlet and list of events. (2 pages)


NOTE: Due to potential IH-10 closures, please CLICK HERE for detour directions from both Lake Charles/SW Louisiana & Beaumont/Houston




Friday, April 21, 2017
Members’ Only Butterfly Release (5:30 – 6:30pm)
RSVP with Brandon Aldrich, Membership Coordinator, by calling 409.221.6656 or emailing membership@starkculturalvenues.org
Click here to learn how to become a Member, update/renew your current Membership or gift a Membership!

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Eco-Fest Butterfly Release (3:30 – 4pm)
See a sampling of the day’s events listed below



Eco-Fest Events for the Whole Family:


Saturday, April 22, 2017 (10am – 3:30pm)

Exhibitors, Games, Activities, Music, Animals and Outpost Tours on Adams Bayou

  • Fishin’ Frenzy at the Pond of the Blue Moon
  • Garden Bingo Scavenger Hunts available all day
  • Earth-friendly exhibitors will sell products and share information about how we can
    be kind to our world
  • Live Animals (Owls, snakes & more!) – see critters from Gator Country & Shangri La Gardens
  • Raffles – Get tickets for each hour’s raffle at the Magnolia Plaza, beginning at 10am. Drawings held at 10:30 & 11:30am; 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30pm.
    New tickets will be given out for each raffle. Must be present to win.
  • Outpost Tours* – (weather permitting): $3/person, buy tickets at the Admission Window.
    For ages 4 & up, all children should be accompanied please.
  • Morning Tours: 10, 10:15, 10:45, 11, 11:30 & 11:45am
    Afternoon Tours: 12:15, 12:30, 1, 1:15, 1:45, 2 & 2:30pm
  • Live music throughout the day by Ukalady’s Man on the Great Lawn Stage
  • Face painting
  • Seed Planting & fun Photobooths
  • Games, Activities & Storytime in the Shade (storytimes are 11:15am & 2pm)
  • Butterfly Release at 3:30 p.m. — SPONSORED BY ENTERGY


Public Butterfly Release (3:30 – 4pm)



Special Event Admission Pricing in lieu of general admission for this event. Adults – $8, Seniors (65 & older) & Children (under 18) – $5. BUY TICKETS.

Abbreviated Outpost Tours along Adams Bayou (for ages 4 & older) – $3*.

The Gardens will remain open until 5pm for your enjoyment.



*Additional ticket at an additional fee applies. Outpost Tours are for ages 4 & up, all children should be accompanied please. Visit the Admission Window to learn more or call 409.670.9113.