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Powell Gardens Announces 24th Annual Festival of Butterflies

KINGSVILLE, Missouri – On July 22, the 24th annual Festival of Butterflies lands at Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s Botanical Garden. The annual summer festival is a family-favorite, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the whimsical world of pollinators. This year’s festival expands on the monarch migratory journey introduced last year, highlighting new ways to play along the way. With highlights of Peru, the conservatory will be filled with tropical butterflies featuring over 20 brand new butterflies never seen before at the Gardens. Festival of Butterflies runs daily, ending August 8 with new Festival After Hours on Thursdays from 5-9 p.m.

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Media & Mentions

Kansas City Magazine – August 2020

Feast magazine – May 28, 2020

Kansas City Star – March 26, 2020

Daily Star Journal – October 2, 2019