Arbor Day

Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated event that highlights the importance of trees to our environment. National Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the last Friday of April. Minnesota also celebrates Arbor Day on the last Friday in April, while individual cities celebrate on a day of their choosing. 

The 2019 Maple Grove Arbor Day festival will be held Saturday, April 27 from 12 noon to 3 pm, at the Maple Grove Community Center.  View a video about Arbor Day here.

Activities are subject to change.  Please check back for periodic updates.  Some activities include:

  • 12:30-1:30 Reptile & Amphibian Zoo
  • 12:30-2:30 Rainbow Party Artsautumn exploration
  • 2:00-3:00 U of M Raptor Center
  • Pictures with Smokey the Bear & Emerald Ash Borer
  • Face painting
  • Games & prizes
  • Construction kits

Display Booths:

  • Rainbow Tree Care
  • YTS Companies tree services
  • Hennepin County recycling
  • Master Gardeners / Tree Care Advisors / Arborists
  • Wood Carvers

Possible handouts:

  • Free tote bags
  • Free sunflower seeds and pots
  • Tree raffle
  • Tree medallions


  • Emerald Ash Borer
  • Buckthorn
  • Composting
  • Mulching
  • Types of trees to plant
  • Tree preservation area
  • Arbor Committee and what they do for the city