Tlaquepaque News

Published on September 25th, 2018 | by Alexandra Saner


SOLD OUT | Experience Mexico and monarchs with Friends of the Garden

Citizens Trip to Tlaquepaque and Central Mexico
Sunday-Sunday, February 3-10, 2019
Total Cost: $2,900 (includes lodging, airfare, group activities, and most meals)

Join us and Friends of the Garden (FOG) for a trip to our sister city in Tlaquepaque, Mexico! Enjoy accommodations at a beautiful boutique bed and breakfast, visit with local artists and musicians, attend exclusive receptions and parties, and view millions of monarch butterflies at one of their overwintering sites – all in the great company of fellow culture- and garden-lovers.

In addition to a delightful stay in Tlaquepaque, travelers will enjoy visiting central Mexico including Tlalpujahua, Michoacán; Morelia, Michoacán; and Sierra Chincua Monarca Mariposa Reserve.

The cost of the trip is $2,900 per person. This includes all transportation, lodging, entry fees, parties, and most meals. Payments may be made in installments with the full amount due by Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

When you travel with us, you are an ambassador of Springfield in fulfillment of our mission of “Peace through People.” We have fostered relationships with our friends in Tlaquepaque, Mexico for more than 15 years. Your adventure with us will be unlike any other; you will experience rich traditions and meaningful friendships beyond the reach of ordinary travelers. Appreciation, goodwill, patience, and love are essential qualities in our ambassadors.

Space is limited and spots are released on a “first come, first served” basis. Reserve your spot today by contacting Lisa Bakerink, FOG Executive Director, at or 417-874-2952. You may also fill out our trip interest form.

View photos from one of our 2018 trips to Tlaquepaque.


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About the Author

Lexy served on Springfield Sister Cities Association's Board of Directors for four years before joining the ranks as Associate Director. She is also Associate Director of Friends of the Garden. Lexy is an arts and culture enthusiast, and she has served as Marketing Director for Springfield Little Theatre and Membership and Development Coordinator for Springfield Regional Arts Council. Lexy is a past Board member and Membership Committee member of Springfield Creatives. She also moonlights in community theatre and film projects.

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