Community Arbor Day Festival

There’s no better way to celebrate California Arbor Week than a free outdoor family festival with live music, performers, roped tree climbing, crafts, food trucks, and more! Each year, Canopy teams up with the City of Palo Alto and lots of friends to host this tree-tastic day of fun for all ages.

Join us for Arbor Day Festival 2017!

Saturday, March 11, 10am – 2pm
Mitchell Park Multi-Use Bowl
600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto

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Festival Lineup

Tree climbing for kids with the Tree Circus and for adults with the City of Palo Alto

Bucket truck rides with the City of Palo Alto

Live music by Andy Z and School of Rock house band

Fine arts and crafts from Michael Meyer Woodworking, Elvio Design, and more  

Teen Art Show featuring tree-inspired art pieces from local students

Workshop series with Kevin Raftery and other local tree experts

Tree & nature exploration for kids & adults alike:

Exploration station with Canopy and friends
Make your own paper garden pot with Living Classroom
Plant a seedling with Common Ground Garden
Learn about the Monarch Migration Revival Project with Garden Club of California
Buckeye yoyo making with Primitive Ways
Sense-sational Tree Walk & scavenger hunt with arborist Courtney Schumm

Tree foods tasting with Joni Sare and Slow Food

Delicious eats by Grilled Cheese BanditsOaxacan Kitchen Mobile, Soda Craft, and T,epiphany.

Activities and info from non-profit and City of Palo Alto partners

Character appearances from Smokey the Bear and other favorites

Raffle prizes from local business and artisans


For more information about the Teen Art Show, or to submit your art piece, visit here.


Download the Festival Flyer (PDF)


Sponsorship Opportunities

Beloved by families throughout Palo Alto and surrounding communities, the Community Arbor Day Festival engages 500+ adults and children in outdoor fun. The festival is free for the public and offers a wide variety of activities. It’s a true community celebration!

By becoming an Arbor Day Festival sponsor, you’ll gain community visibility and recognition while supporting urban trees and nature.

Learn about 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF).

Volunteer at the Festival

Volunteers are the driving force of this festival! The Community Arbor Day Festival needs volunteers for a variety of fun, hands-on activities such as tree climbing and bucket truck logistic helpers, event set-up, signage and decorations, tabling and more. If you’d like to join us as a volunteer, sign-up here, or for more information email

Check out photos:

Arbor Day Festival 2015

Arbor Day Festival 2014