GREEN THUMB FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 31 YEARS APRIL 22 & 23
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (April 19, 2017) The Green Thumb Festival, St. Petersburg's annual Arbor Day celebration, returns for its 31st year to Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Ave. N. on Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free family festival features activities for both children and adults with over 120 vendors to shop from, horticultural and environmental exhibits, Garden Wagon Parade, programs and seminars highlighting ways to landscape effectively, conserve natural resources, and recycle and improve the environment.
Mayor Rick Kriseman will accept the Tree City USA award and present the Green Thumb Annual Awards on Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m. on the main stage.
Highlights also include 1,200 trees for sale for $5, Plant Auction, Plant Diagnostic Clinic, and tool sharpening. The children’s area has been expanded and includes tree climbing for $10, children’s plant fair, crafts and more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., both days.
The Garden Club of St. Petersburg celebrates the 31st Anniversary of the Green Thumb Festival with a Flower Show presented by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs District VIII. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Walter Fuller Recreation Center.
Come for breakfast and lunch at the Food Court. Volunteers are also needed and will receive a free T-shirt. Visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/greenthumb or call 727-893-7441.
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