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Official Kickoff Party: Roots & Wings Festival 2021

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Basic Info

Date:
October 24
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Website / RSVP:
https://rootsandwingsfest.com/

Who's Hosting This Event?

City of Austin
Who We Are:

Our local government system for the City of Austin.

Website:
http://www.austintexas.gov/
2021 Roots and Wings Festival
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JOIN US TO CELEBRATE TREES, POLLINATORS, AND MORE!
On Sunday October 24, join us for the kickoff to Roots & Wings Festival, a two-week long citywide combined celebration of Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day.
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FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
1:00PM Reading of City of Austin proclamation
2:45PM Butterfly Release
3:45PM Butterfly Release
4:45PM Butterfly Release

ALL DAY (1-5PM)
– Butterfly Tent led by Zilker Botanical Garden (in Oak Grove)
– Assisted Tree Climb led by City of Austin Forestry (near Trail of Passages)
– Butterfly Bike led by Austin Bike Zoo (in Oak Grove)
– Appearances by Smokey the Bear
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ADMISSION FEES:
All activities associated with this event are included with regular Garden admission. Current admission rates can be found online at https://zilkergarden.org/hours-admissions/
Rates are subject to change.
Visitors with the following cards may enter free with guests: Electronic Benefits Transfer, WIC, STAR, CHIP, Medicaid, and MAP ID. Must also provide a photo ID.
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GETTING THERE:
Go Green! We encourage carpooling, ridesharing, biking, walking, and use of mass transit.
• Plan your trip via Cap Metro at capmetro.org
• Attendees should enter the Zilker Botanical Garden through the Hartman Gate (also known as the Rose Gate) located at 2300 Stratford Drive.
• Free car parking is available in the Stratford Drive parking area, a gravel lot located under and adjacent to the Mopac Bridge.
• Bike parking and handicap accessible parking are available in the main parking lot off of Barton Springs Road.

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WANT TO CELEBRATE CLOSER TO HOME?
VISIT A ROOTS & WINGS POP-UP EVENT! DETAILS COMING SOON!
There will be Pop-Up Events occurring throughout the city. Admission to all Roots & Wings Pop-Up Events is free. All Pop-Ups are held from Oct. 24-Nov. 6.

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The Roots & Wings Festival is brought to you by multiple City of Austin Government departments and partners, including…
City of Austin:
• Austin Public Library
• Development Services Department
• Austin Parks and Recreation Department
• Austin Watershed
• Zilker Botanical Garden
• Mexican American Cultural Center
Community Partners:
• Austin Parks Foundation
• Texas A&M Forest Service
• TreeFolks
• Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy

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MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT THIS EVENT
In accordance with current Austin Public Health guidelines, masks are required at all times for attendees ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status, except while actively eating or drinking. Please socially distance at this event wherever possible, keeping 6 feet of distance between you and others that are not in your household.

The City of Austin is proud to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require assistance for participation in our programs or use of our facilities, please call (512) 974-3914.

In the event of inclement weather, please check the Austin Nature in the City page for updates.

Venue

Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Phone:
512-443-5323
Website:
www.treefolks.org