Go Wild in Roswell while celebrating the beauty of butterflies, one of the many pollinators that helps our gardens grow as they fly through the air
The 18th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival is a wild extravaganza focused on the beauty of butterflies at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, a premier nature oasis. Banners of butterflies bend in the wind and decorate the area as the air fills with butterflies set free during the releases. Butterflies attract us with their ethereal flitting, here then gone. Join us to experience this rare and magical wild enchantment. Witness nature’s pollinators and enjoy a magnificent show featuring live butterfly releases, face painting, crafts, live musical interludes, children’s costume parade, festival food and fun in the native butterfly gardens.
The new and expanded "Butterfly Encounter” tented exhibit allows visitors to hand-feed free flying butterflies. Our experts will be on hand to give you advice on how to attract pollinators to your own garden. Pollinator and host plants native to Georgia will be on sale. Bring your camera to capture these fantastic, fluttering creatures up close as these illusive insects land on people and flowers. Kids can wear their butterfly costumes and march in the butterfly parades too.
The year’s most popular exhibit returns for your summer bucket list destination. This special outdoor exhibit is open daily from June 6 – July 31, and is included with General Admission and FREE to CNC Members*.
The Butterfly Encounter at the Chattahoochee Nature Center is a highlight of summer fun! Enter the encounter and be amazed as these butterflies float above your head and fly below your nose. It's easy to get up close to the butterflies, and you even have a chance to feed them using a nectar stick. Each of the species in the encounter is native to Georgia, so you are sure to walk away more familiar with our local species and butterfly biology! Be sure to bring your camera, the Butterfly Encounter is an exhibit where memories are made and photos that will become your personal keepsakes are taken.
The 18th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival is presented by Cox Automotive and Macys and Sponsored by The AJC and Northside Hospital
Saturday, June 3 from 10am – 3pm and Sunday, June 4 from 12pm – 5pm
Celebrating beautiful butterflies with:
- Live Butterfly Releases
- Live Butterfly Encounters
- Butterfly Garden Tours and Native Pollinator and Host Plant Sale
- Arts and Crafts and Face Painting
- Butterfly Costume Parade
- Live Entertainment
- Festival Food Trucks
- Butterfly Sidewalk Art