St. Pete's Two-Day Arbor Day Celebration Returns

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St. Pete's Two-Day Arbor Day Celebration Returns

April 25, 2023 – The annual Green Thumb Festival, the City of St. Petersburg’s Arbor Day celebration, returns to Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, on Saturday, April 29, through Sunday, April 30, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The festival features over 120 garden, plant and flower vendors and exhibitors and adult and youth programs and activities.

Join the fun during the two-day festival by participating in the featured activities:

  • Arts and crafts and hands-on workshops at the Kids’ Stage. A full list of workshops is available at There are limited spaces available for workshops. Preregistration is required.
  • The Garden Wagon Parade and Decorating Contest on Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m. Anyone can enter to deck out their garden wagon for prizes. There are two entry categories: youth and adult. Entry fee is $5. For contest rules and to register, visit
  • Workshops for adults. Workshops are taught by UF/IFAS master gardeners. Registration is required; spots are limited. For a list of workshops and to reserve your spot,

Festival highlights also include the St. Petersburg Garden Club’s flower show, the $6 tree sale, plant diagnostic clinic, ask an arborist, tool sharpening, a raffle for free mulch delivery to your home, free pine seedlings, festival merchandise, food trucks, and more.

Give back by volunteering at the festival. Volunteer opportunities are available in shifts for both days. For more information and to register, visit

The Green Thumb Festival is hosted by the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department and the City of St. Petersburg and sponsored by community partners. For festival details and vendor information, visit or contact the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department at 727-893-7441.