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Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary's 5th Annual "Butterfly Party"

Saturday, June 8, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Catherine’s Butterfly Party, a FREE family festival with a pet adoption event, will return to Newtown, CT on Saturday, June 8 from 12-4 pm at Fairfield Hills Campus (3 Primrose St.). The 5th annual community event, hosted by the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, celebrates the life of sweet Catherine Hubbard, who lost her life during the Sandy Hook Tragedy and will benefit the foundation’s development of the new animal sanctuary in Newtown. This year, the event celebrates its 5-year milestone and also falls on an extra special day – June 8 – which would have been Catherine’s 13th birthday. Learn more about the event online: 

Last year, over 6,000 attended the event, and over 70 homeless animals found fur-ever homes. This year’s event is planning to be the biggest one yet! The Butterfly Party will feature 28+ animals rescue organizations, over 100 adoptable pets, live wildlife demonstrations, pet-related vendors, local artisans, food trucks, live music, entertainment and endless activities for kids!

Event Highlights:

  • 28+ regional animal shelters & rescues featuring over 100 adoptable animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, parrots, horses and more
  • Personalities from Connoisseur Media’s WEZN-FM Star 99.9 and live music from LaFrance Acoustic
  • Live K-9 demonstrations
  • Educational seminars + demonstrations by: Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory; Backyard Bees “Bee Kind”; Animal Embassy; Audubon at Bent of the River; CT Audubon Society of Fairfield; Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy; Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation & Education, Monarch Landing and more
  • “Ask the Vet” Maple Ridge Animal Clinic
  • Face painting, games, and crafts
  • Pet portraits + butterfly photo booth
  • Vendors featuring pet-related products for purchase, local artisans and custom jewelry
  • Food trucks, treats, and snacks galore

For more information on Catherine’s Butterfly Party, sponsorship opportunities, or to learn more about the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, please visit

Start Date:
June 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM
End Date:
June 8, 2019 - 4:00 PM
Animals & Pets, Benefits & Non-Profits, Family Fun , Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Outdoor Fun
Fairfield County
Price of Event:
Fairfield Hills Campus
3 Primrose Street
Newtown, CT 06470
Organization Name:
Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary
Contact Name:
Jessica Del Guercio
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: