Springfest is a Park showcase highlighting Moncus Park during the most beautiful time of the year!

 Moncus Park invites nature lovers and families to visit the Park to learn from community experts and businesses about gardening, plants, and the ecosystem! The event will host symposium speakers, assisted tree climbing, kite flying, environmental vendors, park tours, and more.


  • Saturday, April 22
  • 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • FREE to the public
  • FREE parking
  • Multiage outdoor activities: Aerial lift and assisted tree climbing with Bob’s Tree Preservation, kite flying, guided tours.
  • Plants and environmental product sales
  • Keynote Speaker: Bill Fontenot
    • William R. “Bill” Fontenot has committed his professional career since 1986 to wildlife conservation research and restoring ecological integrity to natural areas, arboretums, botanic gardens, and private lands of all sizes.
  • Symposium Speakers:
    • “10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Gardening” by Charity Phillips of Acadiana Grows
    • “The Beauty of Louisiana Irises” by Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners Association
    • “The Importance of the Cajun Prairie” with Dr. Malcom Vidrine, LSUE Professor Emeritus
  • Food trucks and bar available
  • Guided experiences: park tours, nature walks, and iris viewing


Grab a friend (or three) and lend a hand at this year’s Springfest!

Volunteers can help out with Event Setup, including but not limited to, signage, tents and chairs, load-in, or Event Assistance with guest services, parking, and cleanup. Volunteer support is crucial to making this event a success! Sign up today by clicking the link below.


If you would like to participate as a vendor or outreach partner during this celebration of the Park, please read the following information and see the registration links below: 

Vendor Cost & Requirements: 

➡️ Vendors are expected to work the event from 3:00 to 7:00 pm with set-up from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

➡️ $25 for vendor booth with giveaway or activity (ex. wildflower bombs, birdseed mixing, etc.) 

➡️ $50 for sales-only vendor. *Must have nature/environment products* (Plant sales, compost, bird houses, etc.)

➡️ Vendors must supply their own 10x10ft tent, table(s), chairs, materials, etc. 

➡️ Vendors must s

Outreach Partner Requirements:

➡️ Outreach Partners are expected to work the event from 3:00 to 7:00 pm with set-up from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

➡️ Informational Outreach opportunity with no product sales allowed. *Giveaways and activities encouraged*

➡️ Partners should supply their own 10x10ft tent, table(s), chairs, materials, etc.

For more information, specific questions or ideas about the event, please contact our Environmental Coordinator, Abbie Judice at ajudice@moncuspark.org.