Butterfly Festival: Fun for Everyone

Butterfly Enjoying a Flower

​​Butterflies and landscapes combine for a delightful day at the Butterfly Festival August 4. Photo by G. Githens. Image courtesy UTIA. 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ­– Everyone interested in both butterflies and beautiful landscapes is invited to attend the Butterfly Festival hosted by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society. The family friendly event is scheduled for Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will host various speakers and activities for adults and children.

Monarch butterflies will be released at 12 noon from the patio and yard outside the auditorium. Butterflies are available for purchase at $10 each. You can claim your butterfly with your claim ticket at 11:45 a.m.

The festival will host a wide variety of activities for children. Each activity requires a ticket to participate, and you can purchase tickets for $1. There will also be different food vendors, as well as artisans at the event.

Contact the UT Arboretum for more details or to request accommodation for accessibility by calling 865-483-3571.

The UT Arboretum is located at 901 S. Illinois Ave. in Oak Ridge. A map to the arboretum can be found online at utarboretum.tennessee.edu.

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture celebrates 50 years of excellence in providing Real. Life. Solutions. through teaching, discovery and service. ag.tennessee.edu​.



Kevin Hoyt, UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, 865-483-3571, khoyt@utk.edu

Michelle Campanis, UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, mcampani@utk.edu​