Spring Faire 

& Butterfly House Opening

May 15, 2016; 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Come and join the fun at our 11th 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 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 last year’s Spring Faire! Learn more about being a Corporate Sponsor, or find out how to  take part in our “Savor OC” showcase HERE.

YOUTH ART EXHIBIT

Youth, ages 4 – 18 will have the opportunity to exhibit their art at the Spring Faire! The theme is “Drought”. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rdplace winners in four age categories. Prizes provided by Art Supply WarehouseSusie Cakes, Saddleback College Fashion Program, and the ENC’s Nature’s Giftsstore.

 BUTTERFLIES!

Orange County’s only butterfly house will re-open on May 3! 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 like tie dyed butterflies, “stained glass” spinners, “egg-odes”, cocoon necklaces, pinwheels, and bubble makers.

ON THE “FIRE CIRCLE STAGE”

Gather ’round the Fire Circle Stage and listen to Save Queen Green and the  Young Singers of Orange County. Watch a live Bird of Prey Presentation. Learn how to Deal with the Drought with the Metropolitan Water District. Check the schedule HERE.

SAVOR OC

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, Pie-Not, Paige’s Cake Pops, Jan’s Health Bar, and the Alley.  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 nativemilkweed, beach aster, yarrow,seaside daisy,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.

ANIMALS

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!

2016 Spring Faire Sponsors

2015 Spring Faire Sponsors