MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL

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. 

Apr
14
5:30 PM17:30

Taste of Mariposa Dinner and Auction

Mariposa's annual Butterfly Festival fundraising event, with some new twists.  This year's fun will feature a tri-tip dinner, no-host bar and entertainment at the Fairgrounds.  Of course we will have the very popular silent and live auctions with some very special items for your bidding. Stay tuned to the Taste of Mariposa page for more info.

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Paseo De Mariposa - 5K, 12K and Kids Run Events
May
5
8:00 AM08:00

Paseo De Mariposa - 5K, 12K and Kids Run Events

Catch the Bug!

Mariposa is ideally suited for those interested in outdoor activities. The second annual Paseo de Mariposa, is a 5k family fun run and 12k Trail Run held within Mariposa County, and for the little ones, a Katterpillar Krawl. The race starts on the grounds of the Mariposa Courthouse, the oldest courthouse (c.1851) west of the Rockies that is still in use.  

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Mariposa Piece Makers Quilt Event
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Mariposa Piece Makers Quilt Event

The Mariposa Piece Maker Quilting group will be showing their quilts from 9 AM to 4 PM. This is a very accomplished group of quiltmakers and you'll not want to miss it. As an added treat, Bed Turning, a display and lecture on heirloom quilts (many from Mariposa area residents) will take place inside the History Center at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

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WORLD FAMOUS BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL PARADE
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

WORLD FAMOUS BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL 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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