Date & Time

Friday, April 28, 2017
4-8 pm

Address

Lake Hiawatha Park
2701 E 44th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Registration

This event is free and open to all ages.

No registration required for most activities; $15 for special Arbor Day Fun Run at 6 pm. Visit the race website for more information.

Event Description

Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and tree lovers of all ages for the 2017 Minneapolis Arbor Day Celebration at Lake Hiawatha Park on April 28, 4-8 pm!

2017 Minneapolis Arbor Day Flyer [JPG]

Event Information

Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and tree lovers of all ages for the 2017 Minneapolis Arbor Day Celebration at Lake Hiawatha Park on April 28, 4-8 pm!

This year’s event will be a festival-style celebration full of tree-themed activities and educational opportunities, music, food, beer and, of course, new trees. You can help plant more than 300 trees around Lake Hiawatha!

The 2017 Minneapolis Arbor Day Celebration would not be possible without event sponsors People for Parks, Brewing a Better Forest and Pat's Tap. Also, a big thank you goes out to all of the community supporters and volunteers, including Friends of Lake Hiawatha, Giving Tree Gardens, Harmony Tree, Free Forest School and Ecological Design. 

Food, Beverage, Entertainment

  • Music: Performances by Twin Town Blasting Corps (a blend of May Day Parade's Your Community Band with members of the Brass Messengers and Arborators)
  • Food Trucks: Parkway Pizza and Northbound Smokehouse
  • Beer Garden: 612 Brew, Able Seedhouse and Brewery, Boom Island Brewing, Dangerous Man Brewing, Eastlake Craft Brewery, Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Northbound Smokehouse and Brewpub, Sociable Cider Werks
  • Water: Tap Minneapolis is generously providing a water fountain/water bottle filler to help keep everyone hydrated throughout the festivities.

All proceeds from beer garden and the Beer Run will be donated to local nonprofit Brewing a Better Forest for Urban Forestry Outreach.

Activities

  • Five tree planting excursions led by MPRB Arborists beginning at 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 pm.
  • Arborist Show and Tell: Get an up-close look at many of the tools and machines Arborists use to maintain a healthy urban forest
  • Bucket truck rides
  • Rope-and-saddle tree climbing supervised by professional arborists
  • Tree-sized lawn games
  • Tree-themed obstacle course/Nature Play Zone
  • Tree Swing
  • Bounce House
  • Heritage Tree Bike Ride
  • Arbor Day Fun Run

Run and Bike

Arbor Day Fun Run: The Brewery Running Series is offering a special Arbor Day Fun Run beginning at 6 pm. Visit the race website for more information.

Heritage Tree Bike Ride: Harmony Tree Works will lead two pre-party bike rides visiting several magnificent trees from Minneapolis' Heritage Tree Program. Rides leave from Angry Catfish Bicycle + Coffee Bar (4208 28th Ave. S) at noon and 2 pm. The 2 pm ride will end at Lake Hiawatha Park in time to catch the beginning of Arbor Day festivities at 4 pm. Visit the event page on Facebook for more details.