33rd Annual Green Thumb Festival Returns to Walter Fuller Park April 27 - 28
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Grow your garden at St. Petersburg’s Arbor Day celebration, the 33rd Annual Green Thumb Festival. The festival returns on April 27 – 28 to Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Ave. N., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Pete’s Arbor Day celebration is free and features plenty of fun activities for all ages, including more than 120 vendors to shop from; horticultural and environment exhibits; programs and seminars highlighting ways to effectively landscape, conserve natural resources, recycle and improve the environment; and much more.
On Saturday at 1 p.m., Mayor Rick Kriseman will accept the Tree City USA award from the Arbor Day Foundation recognizing St. Petersburg’s commitment to meeting forestry standards. Mayor Kriseman will also present the Green Thumb awards to adult and youth volunteers who have made outstanding contributions in the environmental field.
Said Mayor Kriseman: “I hope you’ll join me for the 33rd Annual Green Thumb Festival, one of my favorite family-friendly events in the Sunshine City. I am honored to receive the Tree City USA Award from the Arbor Day Foundation, recognizing the Sunshine City’s commitment to our trees and our green spaces. Looking forward to seeing you at the Green Thumb Festival.”
Festival highlights also include 1,000 trees for sale for $5, plant diagnostic clinic and tool sharpening, children’s area that includes crafts, hands-on activities and more. Concessions, merchandise and food will be available for purchase.
Don’t forget to stop by the Garden Club of St. Petersburg’s Flower Show presented by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs District VIII on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Walter Fuller Recreation Center.
Join in the fun by participating in the Green Thumb Festival’s Garden Wagon Parade and the Children’s Plant Fair for a chance to win a prize:
- The Garden Wagon Parade is on Saturday, April 27, at noon. Anyone can enter to deck out their wagon for ribbons and cash prizes. Registration is $5. For contest details and to register, visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/greenthumb
- The Children’s Plant Fair is a noncompetitive program promoting environmental stewardship in children, giving youth an opportunity to grow and show their plants at the festival. Participants receive a free shirt and goody bag. For more details and to register, complete the form at www.stpeteparksrec.org/greenthumb/plantfair.
Give back by volunteering at the Green Thumb Festival. Volunteer opportunities are available in shifts for both days. For volunteer information and to sign up, visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/greenthumb/volunteers.
The Green Thumb Festival is hosted by the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored community partners. For festival details and vendor information, visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/greenthumb or contact 727-893-7441.