Fairy Festival takes flight June 17

The Fairy Festival Queen visits with a young fairy princess. (SDBG staff)

Fairy Festival takes flight June 17

Calling all fairy prince and princesses! Children and parents are invited to celebrate summer during the annual Fairy Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Fairy Festival features fairy themed activities and children may wear their favorite fairy costume, visit the official Fairy Princesses Violette, Juniper and Blue Bell in an enchanted garden for a photo op, leave their wishes at a magic wishing bush, shop in the Fairy Land Market and enjoy fairy themed crafts.

Children can assemble their own flower fairy doll and fairy baby, and can build a house from natural material and an enchanted swing for their fairy doll, or decorate a coconut shell cradle for the baby. Furthermore, children may paint a wooden treasure chest or ceramic castle, build their own magic wand and assemble a fairy dust necklace.

San Diego Youngsters grin and sparkle at the San Diego Botanic Garden’s Fairy Festival. (SDBG staff)

The San Diego Botanic Garden is an urban retreat nestled on 37-acres in the midst of Encinitas. Visitors enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. Thanks to the mild Southern California climate, plants from all over the world thrive there. The diverse topography provides a wide variety of microclimates giving visitors the sensation of strolling through a tropical rainforest to hiking in the desert. Four miles of trails wind through 29 uniquely themed gardens including the acclaimed Hamilton Children’s Garden.

Food and drinks will be available at the festival.

The Fairy Festival is free with paid admission or membership. There are fees for crafts. Adult attendees are asked not to dress up for the festival.

The San Diego Botanic Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. Visit

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