Arbor Day

2014 Arbor Day Celebration Recap


This is a time lapse video from set-up to tear-down of our 12th Annual Arbor Day Celebration.


Partnering Sponsors - Rochester Public Utilities (RPU), Maier Tree & Lawn, and Rochester Park & Recreation hold an Annual Arbor Day Celebration on the last Friday in April every year.

The celebration is held between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Rochester and is open to the public. The festivities include live music, lunch, free trees, various vendors, and many family activities. Winners of the elementary school Arbor Day Poster Contest are also announced.

This year is our 12th Annual Arbor Day Celebration, which will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 in a NEW LOCATION at Three Links - Silver Lake Park located at 840 7th St NE in Rochester. As in past years, if there is extreme weather, the event will be moved indoors to Rochester Community and Technical College's Field House.

Co-Sponsors include: Hy-Vee, Minnesota Energy Resources, Sargent’s Gardens, and Seneca Foods.

Participants include: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Olmsted Soil & Water Conservation District, Quarry Hill Nature Center, Rochester Public Library, Rochester Public Works, and Zumbro Valley Audubon.

The festivities include:
• Free Admission
• Free Food – Hot Dogs, Chips, Corn on the Cob, Cookies, and Soda
• Presentation of 2014 Poster Contest Winners:
Overall Winner- Annie Orvis
First Grade- Thailynn Chuop
Second Grade- Ian Vasquez
Third Grade- Trevor Orchard
Fourth Grade- Calla Carlson
Fifth Grade- Anya Miller
• Live Music from Paul Mayasich and his band, Real American Made Music
• Free Trees
• Giveaways
• Family Activities including:
o Smokey Bear
o Clowns and Balloonists
o Magician
o Bean Bag Toss Game
o RPU Tire Toss Game
o Temporary Tattoos
o Bird Wheel of Fortune Game
o Design a Leaf Print Greeting Card
o Scavenger Hunt
• And much more!

Download the 2014 Arbor Day Flyer for more information.