Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day Festival, sponsored by the SCV Family of Water Suppliers, is making its much-anticipated return to Central Park on Saturday, April 27. This FREE festival, which focuses on protecting the environment, is held in conjunction with worldwide Earth Day and is combined with the KHTS Santa Clarita Home and Garden Show, Arts and Crafts Fair and Emergency Expo. Earth Arbor Day festival hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, and the other events will continue on Sunday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.
The festival will kick off with the City celebrating its 29th consecutive year of being awarded the “Tree City USA” designation from the National Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters.
Visitors can experience a fair like atmosphere with fun activities for the whole family including a petting zoo, exciting pig races, free giveaways and much more! The festival will also feature a great selection of food trucks and volunteer opportunities in addition to the City giving away 1000 one-gallon trees and 80 yards of mulch to participants on Saturday.
The City will also be holding the always popular cArt aRT contest: a competition where participants transform ordinary trash carts into works of art using recycled materials and craft supplies. Individuals interested in participating must fill out an application form available online at GreenSantaClarita.com/EarthArborDay and reserve their trash cart with Laura Jardine at (661)255-4376 or at email@example.com. Forms must be submitted before April 14, and entries must be brought to the Environmental Services booth at Central Park, April 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Entries will be judged the same day and winners will be notified the following week with cash prizes.