The University of Arizona's Department of Entomology hosts a unique festival to improve science literacy and increase awareness about the importance of insects. Insect-related research by UA scientists and work from our broader community partners are showcased at more than 20 booths along with hands-on activities and exhibits. The Arizona Insect Festival is the largest UA event completely designed and run by UA scientists to engage the community in our science. During this free, single-day festival each fall, thousands of visitors engage in interactive exhibits and discover insect-based research and endeavors taking place at the UA and our broader community. Local non-profit organizations such as Southeast Butterfly Association, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tohono Chul, National Park Service, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum are also exhibitors. The event takes place on the University of Arizona campus, on the lower level and surrounding the ENR2 building. Parking is FREE in most garages on Sundays. Sixth St. Garage is closest.