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Mariposa Butterfly Festival

Mariposa butterfly festival
05/05/2018 - 05/06/2018
All Day

Mariposa is Spanish for Butterfly and was named for a phenomenon that left early missionaries to the area awestruck as legions of delicate butterflies alighted by the dozens around them. The butterflies were just passing through, but Mariposa still celebrates its namesake every first weekend in May with a parade, butterfly hat costume contest, dozens of vendor booths, and a release of thousands of butterflies raised by local school children.

One of the largest events in Mariposa County, the historic town is filled with butterfly celebrants enjoying beautiful spring weather and lots of butterflies.


Stayed tuned for more information. 

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