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Flight of the Monarch: Over 6,000 Attend Grand Prairie's Butterfly Release

Sep 28, 2016 05:12PM ● By Melanie Heisinger
The City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department celebrated the annual migration of the monarch butterfly from North America to Central Mexico on Saturday, September 24 from 10am to 4pm.

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 & RecPhotos by Brandon Huether and Kelly Eddlemon.

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