Roots & Wings Festival
October 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
JOIN US TO CELEBRATE TREES, POLLINATORS, AND ALL CREATURES!
On Halloween weekend, we invite you to explore the outdoors, enjoy art-making, and celebrate in your best nature-themed costume! Join us for the Roots & Wings Festival, a combined community-wide celebration of Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day.
• Get up close with monarchs at the butterfly tag and release tent.
• Explore new heights with City of Austin arborists at our assisted tree climb.
• Explore and play in nature with crafting and hands-on demonstrations.
• Plus face painting, food trucks, giveaways, and more!
This event is free with regular Garden admission. Current admission rates can be found online at www.zilkergarden.org. Rates are subject to change. Food will be available for purchase through local vendors at Zilker Botanical Garden.
Go Green! We encourage carpooling, ridesharing, biking, walking, and the 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.
WANT TO CELEBRATE CLOSER TO HOME?
VISIT A ROOTS & WINGS POP-UP EVENT!
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 on October 26th from 10AM – 3PM.
Pop-Ups are located at:
• Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area, 6648 Ed Bluestein Blvd, Austin, TX 78723
• Bull Creek District Park, 6701 Lakewood Dr, Austin, TX 78731
• Gullet Elementary Park, 3105 Hunt Trail, Austin, TX 78757
• North Village Branch Library, 2505 Steck Ave, Austin, TX 78757
We can’t wait to see you at the Roots & Wings Festival!
Come in costume and help us fill Zilker Botanical garden with butterflies, bugs, and faeries. Let nature be your inspiration!
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
• Austin Parks Foundation
• National Wildlife Federation – South Central Region
• Texas A&M Forest Service
• Travis County Master Gardeners Association
• Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy
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 Austin Nature in the City for updates.