Arbor Day Celebration
The Arbor Day celebration will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave. Palm Coast's love of trees and commitment to environmental sustainability will be celebrated at the day-long event featuring a tree give-away, butterfly release and tent, entertainment and fun activities for all ages. Admission is free, and all activities are free. Food and beverage and products from vendors will be available for purchase.
Attendees can exchange canned food or pet food items for a free three-gallon native hardwood tree (while supplies last).
The Native Butterfly Release will be at 11 a.m. at center stage. Other fun activities are planned for all ages, including entertainment by Vertifit Aerial Arts, the Sunshine Mafia band and DJ Vern, a butterfly tent, petting zoo, crafts, free professional paper-shredding, "green" vendors and expert advice from Master Certified Arborist Danny Lippi. The Avian Reconditioning Center for Birds of Prey will offer shows and have an exhibit. Participants who completed the Mayor's 30/30 Challenge for fitness will be recognized and receive their prizes.
For more information, call 386-986-3722.
- 9:00 - Arbor Day Opens
- 9:00 - 2:00 All Day Shredding on Park Street
- 9:15 - Free Audubon Bird Walk (leaving from the Audubon tent)
- 9:30 - Mayor's 30/30 Challenge Awards
- 10:00 - Recycle-a-saurus the Dancing Recycling Dinosaurs
- 10:30 - VertiFit Aerial Arts Performance
- 10:50 - Butterfly Handout (at main stage)
- 11:00 - Native Butterfly Release (at main stage)
- 11:30 - ARC Wildlife Bird Display (Kid's Activity Tent)
- 11:30 - Sunshine Mafia on the Main Stage
- 12:30 - 2:00 Dance along with DJ Vern
- 1:00 - ARC Wildlife Bird Display (Kid's Activity Tent)
- 2:00 - Arbor Day fun comes to a close... 'til next year
Free Trees. Family Fun.
Everything is free except snacks (food) and vendors selling products!
- Petting Zoo - Critter Caravan
- Hay bale maze
- Butterfly tent and the 11 a.m. butterfly release
- Large children's activity area - create pinecone bird feeders, paint wood snakes and rocks, plant seeds for butterfly-attracting plants
- Beginner bird walks
- Jacksonville Zoo and Central Florida Zoo will be bringing wildlife
- Take your picture in our life-size Eagles Nest
- Train rides
- DJ Vern of Pyramid Disc Jockeys and Surf 97.3 FM will provide the DJ entertainment for children's games, dancing, line dances, limbo and hula hoop contests
Master Certified Arborist Danny Lippi of Advanced Tree Care in St. Augustine will be in the tree tent from 9 a.m. to noon, offering free guidance on proper pruning, placement, planting, root shaving techniques. Local Boy Scouts will be available to help you carry your tree to your car. To get the free tree in the tree tent, come early and bring a non-perishable food item (human or pet) to trade for the tree. While quantities last!
Back by popular demand is the paper shredding service - it's free. People can bring your old documents for professional shredding! Plan to take advantage of this hands-free, uncomplicated process as totes will be wheeled to your car to help unload your paper and bring it to a chute that dumps all of it into a shredder. For the free shredding service, acceptable items include: staples, paper clips, spirals, notebooks, expired credit cards, check books, folders with small prongs with small amounts of metal/plastic. Unacceptable items include: batteries, three-ring binders, binder clips, hard drives, X-rays and large amounts of metal/plastic. Shredded materials will be recycled, with the ink and color removed to produce new paper towels, tissues, etc.
Note: the Arbor Day 5K Root Run/Walk is not being held this year.
A big thanks to our last Arbor Day Celebration sponsors.
Palm Coast, FL 32137