By Mari Ann Moore, Marketing Associate


Trees are celebrated every day at The Dawes Arboretum, but the Arbor Day Festival is a special event. The Arboretum is the perfect place to enjoy trees, nature and everything that the Arbor Day Festival offers. The Dawes Arboretum is kicking off this year’s festival by giving the first 500 families a tree to take home and plant in honor of Arbor Day!

Join us from 11am to 3pm for a day filled with fun activities. Here’s what we have planned:

  • Musical Mark performances at 11:30am and 2pm
  • Daweswood House Museum Tours at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm
  • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium presentations featuring live animals at 12pm and 1pm
  • Tours of notable and unusual plants at 12pm and 1:30pm

Throughout the day there will also be supervised tree climbing for children (who are at least eight years old), displays and food trucks. This is one event that you don’t want to miss!

This event is made possible through the generous support of presenting sponsor Park National Bank, media sponsor Ohio Magazine, children’s program sponsor Bartlett Tree Experts and The Arboretum’s many volunteers and partner organizations.


Learn more about all upcoming events at The Dawes Arboretum: