UT Arboretum Virtual Butterfly Festival

This Year, Celebrate the Butterfly Festival With Us Online


The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society’s 6th Annual Butterfly Festival will be available online beginning Saturday, September 18th. This year’s Butterfly Festival will again be virtual with outstanding lectures and special video programs for children. New this year, we will also have a special butterfly art installation created by local community members on display at the UT Arboretum Visitor Center through the first week of October and also available to view online.

Co-sponsored by the UT Institute of Agriculture, this event has become one of the most popular events annually with over 2,000 people attending in 2019. Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19 precautions, this year’s festival has been filmed in advance to be presented online. This will be a different festival than in the past as there are no on-site presentations, but we are excited to bring the public some great online options.

Our community butterfly art installation is on display at the UT Arboretum until October 4 and also available to view online.

Decorated wooden butterfly

Our 2021 Sponsors

We are very grateful to this year’s corporate sponsors: Northshore Pellissippi Storage and Pinnacle Financial Partners

Pinnacle Financial Partners
NP Storage

Northshore Pellissippi Storage

Past Butterfly Festival presentations are also available for viewing online.