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4/18/2016 Member News
Green Thumb Festival 30th Year Celebration April 23 & 24

CONTACT: Parks and Recreation (727) 893-7441

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


GREEN THUMB FESTIVAL 30TH YEAR CELEBRATION APRIL 23 & 24


ST. PETERSBURG, FL (April 18, 2016) The Green Thumb Festival, St. Petersburg's annual Arbor Day celebration, returns for its 30th year to Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Avenue N. on Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, 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 23 at 1 p.m. on the main stage.

Highlights also include 1,200 trees for sale for $5, tree care demonstrations, 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 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., both days.

The Garden Club of St. Petersburg Flower Show is 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 893-7441.