Arbor Day

April 28th - 30th, 2017

A love of trees that goes way, way, way beyond hugging.

COME HOME TO ARBOR DAY…A NEBRASKA TRADITION

Before the Morton family fell in love with sodium, they spread their love of trees. One of the original citizens of Nebraska City, J. Sterling Morton (whose son would go on to found the Morton Salt Company) was a famed agriculturalist who would go on to serve as Secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland. But first, in 1872, Morton founded Arbor Day to encourage individuals, groups and municipalities alike to plant trees. On that first Arbor Day alone, over one million trees were planted in Nebraska. Today, Arbor Day is celebrated worldwide, but the place to be for friends of trees remains right here, in Nebraska City.

2017 ARBOR DAY HONOREE NOMINATION INFORMATION

2017 SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION & FORM

2017 PARADE ENTRY FORM

2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FORM

2017 5K/10K FUN RUN REGISTRATION FORM

2017 NEBRASKA BLOODY MARY STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS FORM

2017 THE ARBOR DAY MARKET:  HOME, CRAFT, & GARDEN

2017 CRAFT SHOW CONTACTS

Finders Keepers Antique Mall: Alicia Chrastil / 712-382-1242
Arbor Day Home, Craft and Garden Show: Pam Frana / 402-873-6654

Friday, April 28, 2017

All Nebraska City Area Museums Season Openings

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Arbor Day 5k/10k Fun Run


Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Nebraska City High School
Description: The annual Arbor Day 5k/10K Fun Run Walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 8:.0 a.m. Details about the exact route of the race will be forthcoming. Portions of the race will be on brick, gravel, and rough terrain. There will be prizes & medals awarded to top runners. Entry fee includes t-shirt (not guaranteed for late entries). PRE-REGISTRATION (April 11) FEE: $25. DAY OF EVENT FEE: $30

All Nebraska City Area Museums Season Openings

The Arbor Day Market: Home, Craft, & Garden


Time: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Eagles Club
Description: Browse a wide selection of home, craft, and garden vendors at this indoor location! (Formerly known as the Home & Garden Show.)
FREE

Annual Arbor Day Parade


Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Central Avenue, from 16th Street to 6th Street

Sunday, April 30, 2017

All Nebraska City Area Museums Season Openings

The Arbor Day Market: Home, Craft, & Garden


Time: 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Location: Nebraska City Eagles Club
Description: Browse a wide selection of home, craft, and garden vendors at this indoor location! (Formerly known as the Home & Garden Show.)

Nebraska Bloody Mary State Championships


Time: TBA
Location: Fox Center Event Space
Description: see link above for contest registration information.
Website: Get all the details here!

Festival Sponsors

The Morton Oak

Arbor Day Parade