Thursday, October 20, 2022

City invites community to 5th Annual Roots & Wings Festival


50+ free events to celebrate butterflies, bees, trees and Austin nature 


The City of Austin invites our neighbors in the community to the 5th Annual Roots & Wings Festival, an annual citywide celebration of Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day.  

The two-week schedule of more than 50 free events and activities runs from Oct. 22 through Nov. 5 at locations throughout the community.  

“We’re excited to support events planned by organizations across our community,” says Emily King, the City of Austin’s Urban Forester. “We believe this year’s diverse events schedule offers opportunities for more of Austin neighbors than ever before to access and enjoy the many benefits nature provides.” 

Scheduled activities include festival days at area parks, exhibits and activities at libraries, tree and flower planting events, tree climbing with professional arborists, trail walks, a monarch metamorphosis, and plenty more.  

The Roots & Wings Festival connects Austinites with trees, butterflies, bees, and all that nature has to offer within the city. This year’s festival holds extra significance, occurring months after Austin earned its certification as a Bee City USA Affiliate, recognizing our community’s commitment to conserving pollinators. 

All Roots & Wings activities are free to the public. Some events require pre-registration or facility-related fees. Check for the full schedule, and plan your Roots & Wings experience for a day, a week, or the entire festival.