Atala Butterfly Festival

Flutter on over to the River Center’s 5th Atala Butterfly Festival!

On Saturday, February 24th we are celebrating the Atala butterfly! Once thought to be extinct, this beautiful butterfly is local and thriving right in our own backyards.

Join us for our exciting event which will include:

-Butterfly arts and crafts

-Native Plant seed harvesting

-Native Plant Sale

-Tours of the River Center migratory bird and butterfly garden

Please register to attend tickets are limited.

This free event is from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Registration is required to attend.


Check out our hourly schedule below.

Plant Sale, Crafts, Seed plantings, and host plant activity are all on-going throughout the event or until supplies run out.

Thank you to our Plant Vendors and Exhibitors:

Hourly Schedule

10:00 am
Event Opens
10:15 am - 10:30 am
Storytime at the Firepit
The Very Impatient Caterpillar
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Lecture Presentation by Dr. Peter Lekos
"Colors in the Wind" - A Butterfly Program
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Storytime at the Firepit with the Author
"Monica to Monarch" By Gail Gray Tanis
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lecture Presentation by CJ McCartney
Native Plants and Butterflies - Creating a Thriving Habitat
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Lecture Presentation by Teri Jabour
Atala Hairstreak Butterflies in your Garden
1:00 pm
Event Ends
Thank you for coming!


Feb 24 2024


10:00 am - 1:00 pm


River Center
805 N US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477
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