Third Annual UT Arboretum Butterfly Festival

The Forest Resources Research & Education Center
Oak Ridge
Saturday, August 4, 2018
9:30 - 1 PM

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will present its Third Annual Butterfly Festival on Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UT Arboretum Auditorium and surrounding grounds, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. It is cosponsored by the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center. The gate will be open at 9:30 a.m.. The event will take place rain or shine. The event, which drew hundreds of area participants in 2017, is designed for children and adults of all ages. There is ample parking in designated areas of the arboretum adjacent to the event. The day’s highlight will be the release of 190 Monarch butterflies at noon. We invite children to help release the monarch butterflies, which will be offered at a cost of $10 per butterfly. Cash or credit cards will be accepted. This educational and fun activity features three speakers, four local artisans and one native plant vendor, Tennessee Naturescapes of Clinton. Children of all ages will enjoy the UT Insect Zoo, a travelling exhibit of insects.


Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public.