Blooms & Butterflies

19Jun2021Celebrate the return of the blooms & butterflies to our area!

ECEC’s butterfly gardens and native plant park are the backdrop for this annual celebration. There’s something for everyone at this unique and charming Home & Garden Festival, including craft vendors, live music, sustainability workshops, kids activities and more! Take a tour of historic Fort Umpqua and learn about the life cycle of native butterflies in the ECEC flight room. Enjoy lunch on the patio or fresh baked goods and coffee drinks in the Outpost Cafe. Stroll through the gardens and find garden-themed gifts and plants for your own backyard habitat in our Gift Shop and Native Plant Nursery.

Doors open at 8:15 AM (early registration). The festivities start with the free Kid’s Fun Run through the native plant park at 9:15 AM and the scenic 5K Butterfly Run / Walk on the river starts at 9:30 AM. Continue the outdoor fun at 10 AM visiting the Home & Garden Booths and enjoying family activities. Register for the run and stay all day – proceeds support ECEC’s programs.

2020 Schedule of Activities:

  • 8:15 AM – 5K Butterfly Run Check-In Opens (on-site registrations available)
  • 9:15 AM – Free Kids’ Fun Run
  • 9:30 AM – 5K Butterfly Run Starts
  • 10 AM – Vendor Booths Open
  • 11 AM – Butterfly Run Awards Ceremony & Prizes
  • 11:30 AM-1:30 PM – BBQ Lunch Hosted By TBD, Menu TBD
  • 12 – 2 PM – Live Music TBD
  • 3 – 4 PM – Live Music by ..TBD
  • 4 PM – Vendor Booths Close

Register for the Butterfly Run : Coming Soon


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All Day Activities:

  • Butterfly Flight Room Tours
  • Fort Umpqua Tours
  • Art Show in the Library
  • Children’s Birdhouse Building (while supplies last)
  • Gift Shop
  • Outpost Cafe
  • Face Painting
  • Kids Activites
  • Home & Garden Booths
  • Butterfly Run & Butterfly Costume Contest- Kids Under 12 Run for FREE
  • Mini Workshops Promoting Environmental Sustainability
  • Much Much More, So Please Check Back Soon for Event Updates…

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