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On the first weekend in May, the Mariposa Butterfly Festival celebrates the Spanish name of our historic Gold Rush town, "mariposa," meaning "butterfly."The festival is one of Mariposa County's biggest events, with guests from all over the world coming to enjoy the parade, entertainment, crafts, a classic car show, and, of course, the releasing of over 5000 butterflies.The festivities kick off on Saturday May 5th at 8 AM at the Courthouse with the Paseo de Mariposa 5 K and 12 K runs, followed at 10 AM with a parade, then continue through Sunday May 6th. Our popularTaste of Mariposa event will also be returning on April 14 this year, as well as the Little Miss Butterfly contest.
If you would like to donate to the festival, participate in the parade or as a vendor, or just learn more about the Mariposa Butterfly Festival, please follow the links below.