By Debbie Anderson September 24, 2022 No Comments


Photo by Meda Kessler

Kiwanis Club Butterfly Festival

Southlake Town Square 1400 E. Southlake Blvd., netckiwanis.org

A special mesh tent filled with butterfly-friendly plants is the temporary garden home to hundreds of winged creatures for this one-day ticketed event at Southlake Town Square. Watermelon is provided for kids to feed the butterflies, which will be released at the end of the two-day event. Money raised goes to local children’s charities. Sept. 24-25

Butterfly Flutterby

Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park 411 Ball St., grapevinetexasusa.com/events/butterfly-flutterby

It’s the 25th annual celebration of the monarch migration, which includes a live release of butterflies. There’s also a display of more than 300 preserved butterflies, a parade and costume contest, butterfly-themed art from local students, and arts and crafts. The event is dog-friendly, too. Oct. 15

Photos courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum

Autumn at the Arborteum

Dallas Arboretum 8525 Garland Road, 214-515-6615, Dallas, dallasarboretum.org

There are pumpkin patches and then there is the Dallas Arboretum’s annual display of the seasonal gourd. This year’s theme is “A Fall Fairy Tale,” so look for the return of Cinderella’s carriage and displays reimagining classic stories such as The Three Little Pigs, along with the massive Pumpkin Village and more. Through Oct. 31