Arbor Day Celebration
The Arbor Day celebration will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 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, food drive, pet food drive, run/walk, exhibits and fun activities for all ages. Admission and parking are free.
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, immediately after the kickoff for the Mayor’s Healthy Community Challenge at 10 a.m. Other fun activities are planned for all ages, including a butterfly tent, petting zoo, crafts, free paper-shredding, and expert advice from master certified arborists. Green vendors will have displays, food and entertainment will be provided. Special entertainment will include a concert at 11:30 a.m. by musician Patty Shukla, who will perform her educational action songs for children.
For more information you can call 386-986-3722.
This year's Arbor Day will feature children's musician Patty Shukla. You can learn more about Patty at https://pattyshuklakidsmusic.com.
Patty Shukla is Performing at 11:30am on the Central Stage
Everything is free except snacks (food)! and vendors selling products!
- Sheldon the Daytona Tortugas Mascot at 10:30am
- Awesome Balloon Art with Twist of Fun!
- Petting Zoo – Critter Caravan from 9am to 12am
- Long leaf pine maze and hay bale maze.
- Butterfly education on the butterfly life cycle (in addition to our very popular butterfly tent and the 11 a.m. butterfly release).
- Large children's activity area – paint a birdhouse, create pinecone bird feeders, paint wood snakes.
- Game Time Game truck will be there (video game truck).
- Our life-size Eagles Nest will be on display, and the Boy Scouts will be doing educational program.
- Train rides
- Kite display
- 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 arborists Chuck and Danny Lippi of Advanced Tree Care Inc. in St. Augustine will be in the tree tent this year – offering free guidance on proper pruning, placement, planting, root shaving techniques.
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.
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. Varieties this year: red buds, tensaw holleys, chicasaw plum, fringe tree, river birch, bald cypress. While quantities last!
How to get to Arbor Day and the 5K Root Run/Walk
Arbor Day 5K Root Run/Walk - 8 a.m., at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast.
The best way to get to Central Park for Palm Coast's Arbor Day, is by taking Central Avenue off Belle Terre Parkway.
Access to Central Park from Central Avenue off Town Center Boulevard (off State Road 100) will be unavailable from approximately 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday because of the Arbor Day 5K Root Run/Walk route. Race participants should park in designated areas around Central Park. After the run/walk, at approximately 10 a.m., Central Park can also be accessed from Central Avenue off Town Center Boulevard (off SR100).
The 5K Root Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. There's still time to participate! Click here for registration information.
A big thanks to our last Arbor Day Celebration sponsors.
Palm Coast, FL 32137