2020 Arbor Festival

"Art in Nature"


Saturday, April 18, 2020 from
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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FREE, however donations are gladly accepted.

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Chips, candy, granola bars, gum, sodas and bottled water.

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Arboretum Grounds 
1401 Arboretum Drive
Yakima, WA 98901

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Sadly, we have decided to cancel ArborFest this year. We want all of our visitors, community partners, staff and volunteers to keep safe and healthy and are doing our part to help minimize social gatherings. We know this is an iconic spring event for Yakima to celebrate our city’s and state’s Arbor Day, and we know many of you would have been excited to come out to a free day of science, art, and learning, but we also know that we want to ensure we keep our community safe and healthy. Please keep your eyes open as this may be a late-summer or fall event this year, but at very least if we don’t see this event in 2020, we know we will see ArborFest in 2021!

We will do our part to keep our community engaged with nature and provide self-guided programming, and we will surely let you know about Arbor Day and what activities your family can do responsibly to celebrate the holiday this year!

Arbor Festival Dr. Treerific Please join us in celebrating our favorite thing "TREES" and our City's Arbor Day during the Yakima Area Arboretum's 21st annual Arbor Festival on Saturday, April 18.

This year's Arbor Fest will focus on "Art in Nature" where we will be learning about what we can create with nature and the natural art that can be found in nature!

Please be kind to the earth by bringing your own reusable bag to carry home all of your crafts, handouts, and other items you will collect at the Festival.

Arbor Fest is FREE to attend and celebrates not only our city, state and national Arbor Days, but spring, conservation, and natural science.  

Each year features a special theme. This year's theme is "Art in Nature" where families can expect lots of hands-on learning opportunities, crafts, and displays showcasing the many things you can see and create with nature and the natural art that can be found in nature!    Plus, over 400 families will have an opportunity to take home their own tree to plant in their yard in honor of Arbor Day! 

Over 30 stations, sponsored by a variety of community organizations, will be on hand to share in the experience of this year's theme.  The Arbor Festival strives to make environmental science fun for everyone to learn!

Organization List:

Yakima Area Arboretum Naturalists
Dr. Treerific
Central Washington Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission
CWU College of the Sciences