butterfly festivalMariposa County hosts a handful of exciting must attend events.

Join the Mariposa community the first weekend in May to celebrate the towns namesake at the annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival. Mariposa, which means Butterfly in Spanish, celebrates with a fun filled weekend for family, friends and community. The celebrations include live butterfly releases, a parade, art shows and live entertainment from respected local musicians to the local fire dance troop, Mana Fire.

Since 1939 the annual Mariposa County Fair has provided exciting fun to the Mariposa County community and surrounding areas. Agricultural events, garden and art displays, live entertainment, a carnival full of exciting rides for the young at heart provide fun for all.

Enjoy a unique blend of music performed free of charge by local artists in the Mariposa County Art Park located in historic downtown Mariposa at the intersection of Highway 140 and 4th Street. Native plants, shade trees and a terraced viewing area make for a beautiful and relaxing setting to enjoy music throughout the warm summer evenings.