Flight of the Monarch: Over 6,000 Attend Grand Prairie's Butterfly Release
Sep 28, 2016 05:12PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger
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The Flight of the Monarch annual event celebrates the annual migration of the monarch butterfly from North America to Central Mexico.
The event was held at Grand Central, State Highway 161 between Arkansas Lane and Warrior Trail, the future home of The Epic recreation center and Epic Waters indoor water park set to open late 2017.
This FREE event included three Monarch butterfly releases, a kid zone with bounce houses, rock climbing and children crafts, a costume contest, arts & crafts booths, and food vendors. Also, back by popular demand, four time Grammy nominee Trout Fishing in America performed live on stage.
The event, despite the unpredicted storms that came through the area, attracted approximately 6,500 attendees.
Content courtesy of the Grand Prairie Parks & Rec. Photos by Brandon Huether and Kelly Eddlemon.