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Botanical Gardens Hosts Sister Cities Fiesta

SPRINGFIELD, Mo-- The Springfield’s annual Butterfly Festival will metamorphose into a re-imagined Sister Cities Fiesta, July 12.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo-- The Springfield’s annual Butterfly Festival will metamorphose into a re-imagined Sister Cities Fiesta, July 12.

Festival meets Fiesta at the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park at the Sister Cities Fiesta featuring live Mariachi music along with special guests and activities.

The opportunity to partner with Friends of the Garden is occurring because the Mariachi Viva Xalisco, from Springfield’s Sister City of Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico, will be visiting Springfield to entertain at the annual Ball of the Wild, hosted by the Friends of the Zoo on the same weekend.

The 6th annual Butterfly Festival begins at 9 am and at 1 pm, the Mariachi Viva Xalisco takes the stage southeast of the Butterfly House for a performance with special guest Paco Padilla, a popular artist and folk singer from Tlaquepaque who has visited Springfield several times.

Along with enjoying the Mariachi performance, visitors will see traditional Mexican dances and enjoy crafts, vendors and food associated with Springfield’s sister city.

Both the Festival and the Fiesta are free and open to the public, with donations accepted. Food and beverages will be available for sale.

For more information and schedule of events visit the website here

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