Start: Saturday, September 17, 2022 11:00AM
End: Saturday, September 17, 2022 5:00PM
You are invited to celebrate the beautiful monarch butterfly with fun activities, music, art, dance, and food. Free festival activities include:
.Educational nature exhibits offered on monarch butterflies and more by The Nature Conservancy, Shirley Heinze Land Trust, NPS, The Field Museum, Audubon Great Lakes, Wild Ones, Save the Dunes and more.
.Danza de los viejitos (Dance of the Elders): Ritualistically performed by the elders of the Purepecha people-the wisest of the community-and offered to the Old God to receive good harvests.
.Baile Folklorico: Traditional cultural dances performed throughout Mexico, Central America, and parts of the United States.
.Aztec Dance: Aztec Dance originated as pre-Hispanic ritual dances meant to worship the gods and stay connected to nature.
.Mariachi: This genre of music dates back to the 18th century, growing in popularity amongst the countryside of regions on Mexico.
.Plus, free native plant giveaways, food and, visits by monarch butterflies.
This fun, free family event is organized by The Nature Conservancy and is sponsored, in part, by Mayor Anthony Copeland and the City of East Chicago. Other partners include Audubon Great Lakes, the Field Museum, Save the Dunes, Shirley Heinze Land Trust and the Gibson Woods Chapter of Wild Ones.
Venue Details: Kosciuszko Park, East Chicago Ave, East Chicago, Indiana, 46312, United States