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Root for Trees Fest

2016-06-04 @ 10:00 - 14:00

Have fun in nature and plant trees with us at a free, family event! Festivities will include the Tree-athlon, tree planting, live music with artists 100 mile house, bucket truck rides, pruning demonstration, educational resources, interesting exhibitors and much more. The Root for Trees Fest is an annual event to celebrate trees in nature! This event will connect community members with ways to plant trees and engage with their natural surroundings, as part of the Root for Trees initiative.


Annual Tree-athlon fun race

Children can run either a 1 km (ages 8-12) or a 0.5 km (7 and under) race, where they run, plant a tree, water it and run to the finish line. This is the only race of its kind in Edmonton! Race registration begins at 10am and is limited to 40 participants for each race. Join in the fun, music, crafts, games, rides and much more!

Price: FREE

10am – Race registration on-site only
11am – start of 1 km race (Ages 8 to 12)
11:30am – start of 0.5 km race (Ages 7 & under)

Free Concert, starting at noon

Come enjoy a free concert with 100 mile house! Winners of the Emerging Artist Award at the 2014 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, husband and wife duo, Peter and Denise, will perform a concert in the trees! Band Biography

Tree Planting

How many trees can you plant? Help the Community Greening Team plant over 1,000 trees!

Community Displays

Visit a variety of displays set up by community groups. Whether you want to learn more about how to participate in Front Yards in Bloom, or more information on your local Community League – there will be something of interest to you.

Event Location

Jackie Parker Park & Recreation Area
4540 50 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta


10:00 - 14:00
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