Monarch butterflies migrate through Brookings every year. This event is a celebration of the monarch butterfly’s amazing annual migration, as well as a promotion of Brookings as a Monarch City, USA – the first in Oregon and only the fifth in the nation. There will be a live butterfly release, science exhibits, educational activities, crafts, costume parades, and prizes for the kids. Leashed pets are welcome. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Azalea Park by the Band Shell: 640 Old Country Road in Brookings-Harbor. More on their Facebook page.