What is the Butterfly Festival? – June 16, 2018

Family Services Butterfly Festival

Family Services will host the 10th Annual Butterfly Festival to benefit Fox Cities area children and families Saturday, June 16, 2018 at City Park in Downtown Appleton. All proceeds benefit the Parent Connection program of Family Services which helps to reduce child abuse and neglect through family education and positive parenting techniques.


Butterfly Festival Appleton


What is the Parent Connection?

Parent Connection is a local program that offers home visitation services for first-time parents focused on child development, health issues, and family support. Additional program components include parenting workshops, family events, fatherhood programs, and teen parent mentoring. In 2016, program staff provided 4,632 home visits to 303 families with another 4,135 parents participating in educational workshops.

Parent Connection Family Services


What is the Butterfly Festival?

Families, children, and individuals attend the event to learn about butterflies, participate in family-friendly games & activities and enjoy snacks. Near the end of the event, everyone who purchased a butterfly will participate in a group butterfly release. Last year we over 600 butterflies were released to “Help Families Fly.” All proceeds go to prevent child abuse in our community.

Butterfly Festival


Butterfly Festival Schedule

Saturday, June 16, 2018 – City Park, Appleton

9 am : Event opens with Registration, Breakfast Food, Children’s Activities, Games, Raffles and Entertainment.
11:30 am : Brief Program featuring Butterfly Information & Release Demonstration
11:45 am : Butterfly Distribution & Release
12:00 pm : Event Concludes

Registration is $15 per family which includes one butterfly. Additional butterflies can be purchased for $10 each. You may also register to join the Butterfly Club for $100 to enjoy exclusive benefits.

For more information or to register visit: www.familyservicesnew.org

Family Services Butterfly Festival


family services butterfly festival poster


  1. We love to go to all the different activities the fox valley has to offer and just spending time outdoors together

  2. We’ve only been in wisconsin for a year, so we are really looking forward to exploring all of the outdoor activities the area has to offer!

  3. Our family loves to spend time together at our family cabin in Northern Wisconsin. We enjoy the amenities of our cozy family cabin including roasting marshmallows, cruising the water on our pontoon, exploring trails and hiking and just creating lasting memories together with our immediate and extended family!

  4. Me and my grandsons, love to go to the many Appleton parks and play. What a great place to raise children and enjoy what the parks have to offer. Picnics in the park are so much fun on limited budgets.

  5. Finally my son is ready to water our plants, that s his job He is 4 ! also he picks Sunflowers that are actually dandelions, maple leaves, rides his bike, he is anxious to go the pool too, is so good to have this nice weather and enjoy it.

  6. My girls love to go to summer school. We also like to visit the local libraries. They have fun summer events and we check out books to continue reading while school is out.

  7. Back in 2010 I took my then toddler to Madison Olbrich Botanical Garden for the Butterfly exhibit. My daughter to this day is really intrigued with our winged insects. I wish I could post my favorite photo of her expression watching a butterfly at Olbrich. She’d love to attend this event. As it is we as a family raise Monarch Butterflies to re-release.

  8. Our family loves doing fun weekend outings! The butterfly festival would be something new and fun to do. My 5 year old loves learning about new things. Butterflies would be the next new obsession. 😉

  9. We actually love the butterfly festival. It was the first nonholiday tradition we started at the 2nd annual one! We would have gone the first year but our peanut was only 5 1/2 months old.we even went when our 2nd was only 1 month old!

  10. We love being outside in the summer enjoying as much nature as possible while camping, hiking, biking, looking for bugs & critters, playing sports, etc.

  11. We love doing anything outside- exploring, biking & looking for animals…currently checking milkweed or monarch caterpillars (:


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