Each year in April, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center celebrates Earth Day with an Eco-Fest celebration and Butterfly Release. Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm is a day full of family fun that highlights sustainability and natural history. Local and regional organizations as well as businesses host booths that provide information about earth-friendly products, services, and opportunities.

Games, activities, and engaging presentations provide entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy the gardens in full bloom and view baby birds in their nests on Ruby Lake. Outpost Tours and strolls through the garden provide relaxing escapes from the hustle and bustle. The day culminates with an awe-inspiring Butterfly Release at 3:30 pm. This year Entergy is generously sponsoring the Butterfly Release, which symbolically celebrates our appreciation and value for the biodiversity that inhabits our fragile planet.