Celebrate life and remember loved ones

Join Goodell Gardens on Saturday, August 27 at 3 pm as we release monarch butterflies as a way to celebrate life and honor those we’ve lost. 

Held during the perfect time for their southerly migration, this event celebrates monarchs while giving attendees the opportunity to release a butterfly – along with their wishes – into the sky. 

Purchase a butterfly to release in honor or memory of a loved one, or simply to experience the magic of the monarch. 

Butterflies will be locally and ethically sourced from a farm, which reserves the right to substitute other species in the rare event that monarchs are not available. 

Buy your tickets by July 15 to guarantee you’ll have a butterfly to release.

Proceeds benefit Goodell Gardens & Homestead – a nonprofit organization. 

Purchase your tickets before July 15 to guarantee you’ll have a butterfly to release…

Goodell Member
$ 15

per person

  • Must be a member of Goodell Gardens
  • Includes one butterfly for release
Membership Package
$ 90 $ 70

two tickets and a household membership

  • Two butterflies for release
  • Household membership ($50 value)
General admission
$ 20

per person

  • Includes one butterfly for release

Thank you to those who make our Gardens and programs possible

The 2022 Program of Events is made possible by a Special Events Grant from ECGRA.

Financial support is also received from the Carrie H. & Margaret E. Goodell Fund of the Erie Community Foundation.