Sat Jul 20th, 2019 - 1 to 3 pm
Let your memories take flight...




1:00-3:00 PM
Rain or shine, but hopefully shine.


Niagara Hospice
Dominic Lariccia Family Pavilion
4675 Sunset Drive
Lockport, NY 14094


Join us as we celebrate the lives of loved ones lost in the company of family and friends!
Music, light refreshments, kids games, face painting and more!


Photos of past year's releases

Please bring a lawn chair to ensure a seat for the festivities! Event goes on, rain or shine.
Due to the delicate nature of live butterflies, in rare instances event activities may be altered.

Click here for a printable order form and to register.


 *We cannot ship memorial items





Frequently Asked Questions

  1. WHAT IF IT RAINSThe event is rain or shine. However, we cannot release the butterflies if it is raining really hard, so we will adjust the time of the release accordingly.If it is a light sprinkle and the butterflies can fly in it, everything will proceed as planned.
  2. WHAT TIME WILL YOU RELEASE THE BUTTERFLIES? Timing is weather dependent..too hot, rain, wind..etc. If weather cooperates we like to let people get there, have fun, play games, listen to music..etc then we start the distribution of pre-ordered butterflies between 1:45 and 2:00pm. After everyone has their butterflies, there will be a short ceremony and we will do the release after that. Because of any weather concerns the time is subject to change.
  3. WHAT IF I MISS THE RELEASE? We understand people work and have other activities going on. We will save a certain amount of butterflies until the end of the event in the case that someone is running late, they will miss the ceremony, but will be able to release their butterfly with their family.
  4. WILL THERE BE EXTRA ITEMS TO ORDER WHEN I GET THERE? Yes, there will be extra live butterflies and solar garden stakes (while supplies last). Volunteers will be available to help you with those purchases.
  5. WHERE DO I GO WHEN I GET THERE? When you arrive at Sunset Drive Campus, please park where the volunteers ask you to either in the large parking lot in front of our Admin Building or in the grassy area in front of our garage. PLEASE LEAVE PARKING IN FRONT OF NIAGARA HOSPICE HOUSE FOR PEOPLE VISITING OUR PATIENTS, thank you. The festivities will be behind Hospice House at our Dominic LaRiccia Family Pavilion. 

If there are any other questions, please let me know. Thank you so much for your interest in this special event. We are looking forward to a beautiful day!











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