This is Erie’s annual celebration of the beauty and diversity of trees in the arboretum. Local organizations provide information and hands-on activities. The festival is free and open to the public.
Our 19th annual LEAF Festival will be held on September 9 from 10AM-2PM! The festival will feature many indoor & outdoor nature activities for all ages and interests.
Schedule of events:
Ongoing Events (10:00 AM– 2:00 PM)
- Educational Exhibits and Hands-On Activities
– Asbury Woods Nature Center & Erie Zoo Live Animal Displays
– Tree Care Q&A with Nickel Plate Landscape
– Butterfly Display with Maria Blakeslee
– Reel Casting with S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie
– I Am a Planet Kid / Plant it Forward Community Tree Planting Initiative
– Anatomy of a Tree with DCNR Bureau of Forestry
- Nature Crafts & Outdoor Activities for Kids
- Trees Available for Sale
- Auction & Door Prize (auction proceeds benefit LEAF’s education programs)
- 11:00 Storytime on the Patio
- 12:00 Walking Tour of the Arboretum
- 1:45 Auction Drawing
Auction tickets will be for sale throughout the day. Proceeds from the auction benefit educational programs at the LEAF Education Center.