“THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH BUTTERFLIES” AT VIEJAS OUTLET CENTER: 13TH ANNUAL SAGE & SONGBIRDS FESTIVAL & GARDEN TOUR

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Alpine’s Biggest Annual Festival to be held May 1 & 2, 2010

 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 29, 2010 – Viejas Outlet Center will host Alpine’s biggest festival, the 13th annual Sage & Songbirds Festival & Garden Tour on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. The theme for this year’s event is “The Hills Are Alive with Butterflies.”

 

The free family-friendly event in the Viejas Outlet Center show court will feature live butterfly releases at noon both days, as well as displays of live hummingbirds and birds of prey, garden-related vendors, plant sales and art displays throughout the weekend. Educational programs will teach a variety of habitat, gardening and wildlife topics, and guided tours of the award-winning habitat gardens of Viejas Outlet Center will be offered.

 

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

 

A tour of residential gardens and habitats coincides with the festival, with proceeds benefiting CHIRP, a local non-profit organization dedicated to preservation and enjoyment of birds, butterflies and other creatures through hands-on and interactive programs and gardens.

 

For more information on the festival and garden tour, visit http://www.chirp.org/s&s_festival&garden_tour.html or call 619-445-8352.

Viejas Outlet Center is located at I-8 and Willows Road in Alpine, featuring 255,000 square feet of shopping space and more than 50 brand name stores and restaurants. Set on 37 acres in the east San Diego County foothills, the Viejas Outlet Center provides a unique environment that draws upon the natural beauty of surroundings, with meandering paths through lush landscaping and plant life, natural water features and massive rock formations.

 

For more information on Viejas Outlet Center, visit www.shopviejas.com or call 619-259-2070.