MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL

2017

THE MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL BRINGS EDUCATION, MUSIC, VENDORS, FOOD, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD IN A CELEBRATION OF THE BUTTERFLY AND HONORS OUR UNIQUE AND FRAGILE ECOSYSTEM. HOSTED EVERY FIRST MAY WEEKEND IN BEAUTIFUL MARIPOSA CALIFORNIA, THIS SMALL RURAL SIERRA FOOTHILL COMMUNITY OPENS IT'S ARMS FOR ALL ATTENDING. 


Kids Rock Hunt
May
7
12:00 PM12:00

Kids Rock Hunt

Mariposa Rocks will be holding this fun event for the kids on Sunday.  The group will paint cute and colorful rocks, hide the rocks around town, and create clues to their locations onFacebook.  Stay tuned for more information to come!

To take a look at what they do, see:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1333495130059084/

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Arts Park Live Music
May
6
12:00 PM12:00

Arts Park Live Music

Free live music will play from Noon til closing on Saturday on the Arts Park Stage.  The lineup:

  • 12 - 12:30: UPS Sue and her line dancers will kick up their heels
  • 1 - 2:30: Beth Healy will entertain with a Country Western and mixed program
  • 2:30 - 4: Ronnie Sweeting and Good Medicine supply more C/W vibes
  • 4 - 6 PM: Danny Milsap C/W music
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May
6
12:00 PM12:00

Kids Hat Contest

This year, the adults are not the only ones to enjoy a hat decorating event.  Kids are invited to come to this fun new Saturday activity.  All supplies will be provided, including visors to be decorated, stickers, ribbons, etc.  At 1:20, we will wind up the decorating and a kids' parade and hat contest will be held between entertainment on the Arts Park stage.  Bring your creativity and have some fun!

NOTE: Time for this activity is still being finalized.

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Mariposa Museum Open House
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Mariposa Museum Open House

The Mariposa Museum and History Center will be holding an Open House, with Free Admission, on Saturday.  This is a special day with demonstrations and tours, and you'll have the opportunity to see a stamp mill in operation. Free trolley rides will be available from downtown. 

For more information, see http://mariposamuseum.com/2011-events/march-2012/

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BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL DAY 1  - Parade
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL DAY 1 - Parade

Parade Starts at 10am SHARP!!...So line up on the streets of Downtown Mariposa early, (9:30am) to get ready for the Parade! Watch participants of the Parade come down Hwy. 140 through the heart of Mariposa.  The Parade ends at approx. 11:30am/12pm .  Shortly after the Parade we will start butterfly releases in the main event area off 5th St. 

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Taste of Mariposa and Hat Contest
May
5
5:30 PM17:30

Taste of Mariposa and Hat Contest

From 5:30 - 9:30 PM join us at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds to kick off the festival with a Cinco de Mayo celebration and the Butterfly Hat Competition held during the Taste of Mariposa. This event showcases Mariposa County Restaurants and is an ADULT ONLY event.. For $5.00, enjoy more wonderful appetizers and desserts than you can imagine. No Host bar will also be available with beer, wine and margaritas.  Get up close and personal with the makers of some amazing hats, and find that perfect Art Piece, Collectible, or Gift during the live and silent auctions.  To donate an item for either the Live or Silent Auction, please fill in the SPONSOR form and let us know.

To see a list of items donated for auction at the event, click HERE.


You can download the Hat Contest application on the APPLICATION FORMS page of this site, and read more about the Hat Contest HERE.

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Apr
30
11:30 AM11:30

SKATEBOARD COMPETITION

SKATE COMP MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL 2016

The event will take place at the Mariposa County Park Saturday April 30th. Sign ups start @ 8:00am for beginners. We encourage the Skaters to participant in the Butterfly Festival Parade...SKATE THRU TOWN LEGALLY....SHOW US WHAT YOU HAVE GOT!!  After the Parade advanced sign ups 11:30am.  All ages, with free sign ups, All Skaters must wearhead protection to participate in competition.

This is a NON-Smoking Event.

Prizes awarded to winners, will be announced at Butterfly Festival Arts Park.

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LITTLE MISS BUTTERFLY & CAPTAIN CATERPILLAR
Apr
24
2:00 PM14:00

LITTLE MISS BUTTERFLY & CAPTAIN CATERPILLAR

A "Family Friendly" Event. Children between 2 - 10 years of age and residents of Mariposa County are eligible. The girls dress as BUTTERFLIES...and the boys as CATERPILLARS to carry out Theme of "Mariposa's Butterfly Festival". Event will be at Bootjack Stompers 4662 Morman Bar Crossing, CA, 95338, (Across from Mariposa Fairgrounds on Hwy 49 South).

For information call MARIPOSA COMPANY STORE (209)966-3232 or come to the store to pick up registration form, 5025 Hwy. 140 Downtown Mariposa. Registration Forms can also be downloaded from the application page on this site.

 

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BACKYARD BBQ
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

BACKYARD BBQ

2016 MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER, DOWNTOWN MARIPOSA, CA

MARCH 19, 2016 FROM 6PM TO 11PM

BACKYARD BBQ / DANCE AND HOOTENANNY

Help Support the Mariposa Butterfly Festival, and join us for a Good Old Fashioned Cowboy BBQ with live Music from the Danny Millsap Band, and UPS Sue's Line Dancers.

Tri-Tip BBQ / Chicken / Salad and all the Fixn's

Tickets on Sale at the Mariposa Company Store - 209-966-3232

$25 per person $40 per Couple

LINE DANCING AND SQUARE DANCING IS ENCOURAGED!!

IN THE HISTORIC MARIPOSA HOTEL AT YOSEMITE ALE WERKS, AND THE ALLEY,  IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MARIPOSA, CA

COME GET YOUR TONK ON, AND SUPPORT THE MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL

SEE YA'LL THERE!!

 

 

 

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