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Dunwoody Nature Center’s Butterfly Festival returns next month 

In what has become a signature event in Dunwoody, the Dunwoody Nature Center’s annual Butterfly Festival is set to take place on Saturday, Aug. 11. 

In this file photo, a butterfly perches on a flower during the Butterfly Festival at the Dunwoody Nature Center.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The 25th annual Butterfly Festival takes place on the 22-acre campus of the nature center and will feature three butterfly tents that enable guests to have a longer, less crowded experience surrounded by hundreds of live butterflies. Also, guests will be entertained throughout the day with games, animal encounters, live music, scavenger hunts and “discovery stations” throughout the park. You can even get your face painted like a butterfly. 

File photo: Hundreds of butterflies fill multiple tents during the event which also features birds of prey, children's activities and food.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The festival is presented by Cox Enterprises, which owns The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, through the Cox Conserves environmental sustainability program. 

The 25th annual Butterfly Festival; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 11 (members get early admission at 9 a.m.). Tickets are $4-$8 in advance; $5-$10 on the day of the event. 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody, 770-394-3322,

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