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Roots & Wings Festival at Zilker Botanical Garden (and more!)

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

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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.

Family Friendly Fun:

  • 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!

Admission Fees:

The event is included with regular Garden admission. Admission fees can be found at Payment methods accepted include credit card, cash or check. Free entry for children 2 and younger, and visitors with the following cards may enter free with 3 additional guests: Electronic Benefits Transfer, WIC, STAR, CHIP, Medicaid, and MAP ID. Must also provide a photo ID. 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 use of mass transit.

  • Plan your trip via Cap Metro
  • 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.

Printable Map!

Want to celebrate closer to home?

There will be pop-up events occurring throughout the city. Watch this page for updates on pop-up locations! Admission to all Roots & Wings Pop-Up Events is free.

  • 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!

Find us on Facebook

Volunteers at ZBG location can attend for free! Register for a shift now!


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

Brought to you by the City of Austin and partners including Austin Parks Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, Texas A&M Forest Service, Travis County Master Gardeners, TreeFolks, and 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.



Location Information
Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Spings Road
Austin, TX 78746
Contact Information
Leah Haynie