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2022 Pollinator Festival Confirmed Events and Activities
June 20 – 26

Pollinator Festival Week
Celebrating National Pollinator Week 2022 beginning June 20, the Manitou Springs Pollinator Festival will allow our community to bee together and bee connected on an international level with other countries and communities actively supporting pollinator health and seeking ways to protect them. Joining other pollinator conservation-minded cities builds solidarity, resiliency, hope and joy in all of our hearts during these troubling times of the rapidly declining numbers of pollinators with special events, activities, and prizes throughout the week. Learn more at


The Pollinator Party is Saturday, June 25 9am – 12pm at Mansions Park and features a Pollinator Puppet Parade funded by the Manitou Arts, Culture, and Heritage Initiative.
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6/11, 6/18 9:30-11:30 am Community building Pollinator Puppet workshops at the MAC with K8e Orr 513 Manitou Ave
6/15 Liquid Lecture with Maggie Gaddis – CONPS – waterwise gardening with native plants Fossil Brewing
6/15 8am SIP – present and promote Pollinator Festival with Maggie Gaddis & Alli Schuch
6/16 6-8pm CONPS SE Chapter Virtual Meeting – The meeting will present the origins and purpose of Pollinator Week along with the planned activities and the organizations involved. Maggie Gaddis, Melody Daugherty, /Alli Schuch, presenting Online
6/21 12-2pm Poetry and Pottery – Soda Springs Park making watering trays for butterflies and write poems about pollinators with Molly WIngate Soda Springs Park
6/22 10:00 AM Bee Tours at Smokebrush Farm with Dylan Roberts Smokebrush Farm
6/22 6-7 pm Native Bee identification presentation: Beyond Honey – Bees Around the World with David Woolley Manitou Art Center
6/24 9-11am Plant/pollinator ID walk from Mansions to Scryver park- Curtis Niemz – CoNIPS – citizen scientist, and Molly Wingate, Poetry Heals, Mansions Park
6/20-6/26 12:30-2 Puppet building sessions with Flying Pig Farm camp with K8e Orr & Ruth Markquardt Flying Pig Farm
6/20-6/26 Manitou Pollinators Photo Contest #ManitouPollinators: Post one of your favorite photos on Facebook or Instagram of pollinators doing their work in our neighborhood with the hashtag #ManitouPollinators to win a sweepstakes prize. Social Media
6/20-6/26 On Tap: Honey Beer at Manitou Brewing Manitou Brewing
6/20-6/26 Read more about pollinators and ecology at your local PPLD branch Manitou Springs Public Library
6/20-6/26 Pollinator Passport to engage Manitou’s business community – Brazen Bee – Courtney Henslee, Bryan Engle, Becca Sickbert, Melody Daugherty, Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce Local businesses throughout the City
6/25 9-10am Pollinator Proclamation by Manitou Springs Mayor John Graham, Land Acknowledgement by Ute Spiritual Leader Kenny Frost, and Pollination for the Future with Dr. Elizabeth Domangue of MSSD-14 Mansions Park
6/25 9-12pm Pollinator Party for the community featuring the Pollinator Puppet Parade orchestrated by K8e Orr of Jibwa Studio. Free guided PaCMan tours of Manitou’s Gardens with Joan Stang and PaCMan. Tenderfoot Bluegrass Band, Vendor and Info Booths including: Brazen Bee Beauty, Fountain Creek Watershed, Rick’s Nursery, Colorado Springs Sustainability, Ft. Carson, Green Faith, Smokebrush Farm, Poetry Heals, Manitor Pollinators, WildOnes Front Range, Creative Alliance Manitou Springs/Manitou Made, PaC-Man, Colorado Native Plant Society, Manitou Springs Garden Club, Climate Action Work Group, Pikes Peak Permaculture, Sacred Sage Consortium, Colorado Springs Sustainability & Enviornmental/Cultural Office, Butterfly Pavilion, Manitou Seed Library, Food to Power, Flying Pig Farm, D14, ebike tours, Mansions Park
6/25 9-12pm Who are the Pollinators?- presentation by Marion Ceruzzi – Shelter with picnic tables near Mansions Gardens Mansions Park