11th Annual Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival

August 11, 2018

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Two girls and a volunteer at Butterfly Festival © K Higgins Photography
© K Higgins Photography

Celebrate butterflies with a day of educational fun for all ages! Join us for the 11th Annual Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival at Broad Meadow Brook, a natural habitat for butterflies.

Festival Activities

  • Naturalist-led walks & workshops
  • Children's activities including face painting, obstacle course, story tent, and nature-themed arts and crafts
  • Live caterpillar exhibit, butterfly gardening information and hummingbird station
  • Butterfly plant sales, including milkweed for monarchs
  • Butterfly Photo Booth (bring your camera!)
  • Delicious food, music, vendors, and much more!
Face painting at the Butterfly Festival
Face painting at the Butterfly Festival © Mass Audubon

Come in costume and get a prize!


$6 Nonmembers • $5 Members* • Free for ages 2 & under

*Members of Mass Audubon and/or Mass Butterfly Club

Festival-goers can join Mass Audubon that day for half price! Register online, in person at Broad Meadow Brook, or by calling 508-753-6087. 

$25 maximum per family

Register Online


All Day (10 am – 4pm)

Caterpillar Lab, Mass Butterfly Club Butterfly Watch, Hummingbirds, Children’s Activities, Face Painting, Music (at pavilion), Plant Sale, Seed Bombs for Butterflies, Nature Play Area

Afternoon (Noon – 4 pm)

10:30 am Nature Walk
11:30 am Nature Walk
Noon Collage Workshop (Noon-1 pm)
12:30 pm Collage Workshop
1 pm Story Time
1:30 pm Nature Walk
2:30 pm Nature Walk
3 pm Story Time

Festival Sponsorship

Support the Butterfly Festival through a Butterfly Festival Sponsorship. Download the brochure below to find out more.

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors


Monarch Sponsors


Spicebush Swallowtail Sponsor


Harris's Checkerspot Sponsors


Great Spangled Frittilary Sponsor