In Case You Missed It: The Butterfly Parade


Written by Sarah Bitter

For 77 years, the Butterfly Parade and Bazaar has welcomed the monarch butterflies back to their winter home here in Pacific Grove, while entertaining all with its floats and booths. This year’s event, on October 3, proved just as memorable as years prior.  

As with every year, the elementary students played a large role in the parade. Kindergarteners, all dressed up in butterfly wings and identified by the names on their headbands, marched in the parade to represent the monarch butterflies. The other elementary students participated as well, also delighting the crowds.

The high school also showed their P.G. pride at the parade, with the marching band participating in the parade and with our class floats.

Furthermore, other floats from our area demonstrated the care each business and organization has for Pacific Grove.

After the parade, event-goers flocked to the bazaar behind Robert Down Elementary School for some food and fun. Food booths offered snow cones, pizza, tacos, and more while games entertained the event-goers. The Robert Down field was filled with bouncy houses, face-painting booths, archery, and plenty of children enjoying the festivities.