& Butterfly House Opening
May 7, 2017; 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Come and join the fun at our 12th 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 presented by Girl Scout Troop 2917! Decorate your body with face paint or henna. Get a massage from the nice folks from Greet the Day! 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 a Corporate Sponsor, or find out how to take part in our “Savor OC” showcase HERE.
Youth, ages 4 – 18 will have the opportunity to exhibit their art at the Spring Faire! The theme is “Creativity and Climate Change”. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in four age categories. Prizes provided by Art Supply Warehouse, Saddleback College Fashion Program, and the ENC’s Nature’s Gifts store.
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 presented by Girl Scout Troop 2917! This year’s crafts will feature endangered wildlife from California, specifically Salt Marsh Birds Beak, San Mateo Thorn Mint, the Green Sea Turtle, Northern Spotted Owl, the Wolverine and the El Segundo Blue Butterly.
Enjoy the best beverages and food OC has to offer from local restaurants like Damasq Cafe, Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness, Kean Coffee, Sensitive Sweets, White House Catering, Pie-Not, Three Seventy Common, The Alley, and Al’s New York Cafe. 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!
FACE PAINTING & HENNA TATTOOS
Visit the Spring Faire and decorate your body! Our face painters will be on hand to paint butterflies and caterpillars on your face, while our henna artists create beautiful designs on hands and feet. 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.