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WASHINGTON, Okla. – While many Oklahomans will be hitting the great outdoors this weekend, other creatures will be enjoying the cooler weather.

The Monarch Migration & Butterfly Festival will be in the Jerusalem Community Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors will be able to celebrate the monarch’s migration through McClain County with fun activities like face painting, educational displays, butterfly plants and seed sales and good food.

Park gardens, planted especially for butterflies, are known to attract many different types of butterflies.

Guests can learn about Monarch migration, habitat needs, butterfly gardening and water conservation.

Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and cameras to enjoy the beautiful displays.

Children can even join in the Parade of Butterflies, beginning at 2 p.m., as long as they are wearing a butterfly costume.

Admission is free and all events are in Jerusalem Community Park in Washington, Oklahoma.