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Spring Faire

Spring Faire 

& Butterfly House Opening

The 2020 Spring Faire has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please join us for the Fall Faire on October 18!

1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Come and join the fun at our 15th Annual Spring Faire and Butterfly House Opening!  Visit the ENC Nature Preschool for the Community Creativity Commons for insight into how our students learn, and participate in some collaborative creative activities.  Enjoy delicious food from local restaurants. Visit Orange County’s only butterfly house.  Purchase native plants and attract butterflies and birds to your own yard. Purchase a re-usable ENC canvas bag for $5 – your “ticket” to make awesome crafts! Decorate your body with face paint. Play nature games, and see a live Bird of Prey presentation from the OC Bird of Prey Center.  Check out pictures from a past Spring Faire! Learn more about being an Event Sponsor, click HERE. To find out how to  take part in our “Savor OC” showcase HERE.

We are striving to be Zero Waste! Bring your own drink containers, utensils and plate for a discount on food and beverages!

Parking: Parking is available in the Newport Harbor High School parking lot on 16th street. We also encourage you to walk or ride your bike if you live close! Go green!

Please note: Absolutely NO DOGS are allowed on ENC property (including the parking lot) unless they are registered service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (see http://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm )

COMMUNITY CREATIVITY COMMONS

Visit the ENC Nature Preschool for the Community Creativity Commons for insight into how our students learn, and participate in some collaborative creative activities. This is the first opportunity for the public to view the ENC Nature Playscape, get a glimpse into the schools classrooms, and meet some of the teachers.

 BUTTERFLIES!

Orange County’s only butterfly house will re-open on the date of the Spring Faire! Come check out  Orange County native butterflies and the plants they depend on to live. Host plants are munched by caterpillars;  nectar plants provide nectar to the adult butterflies.

CRAFTS & GAMES

Participate in a variety of fun games and crafts!  Purchase a re-usable ENC bag for $5 – your “ticket” to make awesome crafts.

ON THE “FIRE CIRCLE STAGE”

Gather ’round the Fire Circle Stage and listen to the Sweetwater Creek Band and UCI’s a cappella group Circle of 5ths. Watch a live Bird of Prey presentation. Engage with Miss Valerie as she teaches about our amazing Animal Ambassadors. Check the schedule HERE.

SAVOR OC

Enjoy the best beverages and food OC has to offer from local restaurants and caterers like Above All CateringSensitive Sweets, Kean Coffee, Mi Casa, Shirley’s Bagels, Bluewater Grill, Fishbonz, Old World’s European Market, Sgt. Pepperoni’s, Al’s New York Cafe, Mother’s Organic Cafe, and CalienteWe are striving to be Zero Waste! Bring your own drink containers, utensils and plate for a discount on food and beverages! Learn more on our Savor OC page.  Email us if you’re a restaurateur that would like to participate.

NATIVE PLANT SALE

Are you ready to SAVE MONEY on water and landscape maintenance?  Whether your goal is to draw more butterflies or birds to your yard, save water, reduce pesticide use, or showcase color throughout the year, native plants can help! We’ll have native monkey flowercoast sunflowerwhite sage and more!

FACE PAINTING

Visit the Spring Faire and decorate your body!  Our face painters will be on hand to paint butterflies and caterpillars on your face or create beautiful designs on hands.  All fees benefit our environmental education programs.

ANIMALS

Live hawks and owls from the OC Bird of Prey Center will be on display, along with the ENC Animal Ambassadors, including reptiles, amphibians and arthropods.

2019 Media Sponsor

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