& Butterfly House Opening
May 19, 2019; 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Come and join the fun at our 14th Annual Spring Faire and Butterfly House Opening! View our Youth Art Exhibit. Enjoy delicious food from local restaurants. Visit Orange County’s only butterfly house. Purchase native plants and attract butterflies and birds to your own yard. Purchase a re-usable ENC canvas bag for $5 – your “ticket” to make awesome crafts! Decorate your body with face paint. Play nature games, and see a live Bird of Prey presentation from the OC Bird of Prey Center. Check out pictures from a past Spring Faire! Learn more about being an Event Sponsor, click HERE. To find out how to take part in our “Savor OC” showcase HERE.
Parking: Parking is available in the Newport Harbor High School parking lot on 16th street. We also encourage you to walk or ride your bike if you live close! Go green!
Youth, ages 4 – 18 will have the opportunity to exhibit their art at the Spring Faire! The theme is “Ecosystems of California”. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in four age categories. Prizes provided by C’est Si Bon Bakery, the Rotary Club of Newport Balboa, Art Supply Warehouse, and Saddleback College Fashion Program.
Orange County’s only butterfly house will re-open on the date of the Spring Faire! Come check out Orange County native butterflies and the plants they depend on to live. Host plants are munched by caterpillars; nectar plants provide nectar to the adult butterflies.
CRAFTS & GAMES
Participate in a variety of fun games and crafts! Purchase a re-usable ENC bag for $5 – your “ticket” to make awesome crafts.
Enjoy the best beverages and food OC has to offer from local restaurants and caterers like Sgt. Pepperoni’s, Taco Mesa, Taco Rosa, Damasq Cafe, Sensitive Sweets, Sundried Tomato Catering, Above All Catering, Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness, Whole Foods, and Kean Coffee. Learn more on our Savor OC page. Email us if you’re a restaurateur that would like to participate.
NATIVE PLANT SALE
Are you ready to SAVE MONEY on water and landscape maintenance? Whether your goal is to draw more butterflies or birds to your yard, save water, reduce pesticide use, or showcase color throughout the year, native plants can help! We’ll have native monkey flower, coast sunflower, white sage and more!
Visit the Spring Faire and decorate your body! Our face painters will be on hand to paint butterflies and caterpillars on your face or create beautiful designs on hands. All fees benefit our environmental education programs.
Live hawks and owls from the OC Bird of Prey Center will be on display, and Francisco the Bug Guy will be on hand with some Awesome Arthropods! This year we’ll also have the ISOpod (Interactive Sea life Outreach), a unique mobile aquarium featuring sea stars, a shark, and sea anemone…oh my! Splash into a fun learning experience.