Annual Butterfly Celebration!

butterfly garden


Friends of Balboa Park has hosted the Annual Butterfly Release in Zoro Garden since 2007. Each year, we look forward to releasing hundreds of Painted Lady butterflies with the help of children, families, and friends. This event is made possible by generous donors and sponsors, the 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities are now available.

This year, we will continue to host the butterfly release as part of Fiesta Botanica, on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Butterflies will be released at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 p.m. in Zoro Garden.

Between butterfly releases, children’s activities are provided by the San Diego Floral Association. Performance schedule to be updated closer to the date of the celebration.

This event is made possible by generous donors. To make a contribution in support of the annual butterfly release, click here or contact us at

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