Arbor Day

April 28th - 30th, 2017

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

HI! THIS IS THE PAGE FOR THE 2016 ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION.  WE WILL UPDATE IT WITH 2017 INFORMATION SOON!

 

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 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 29, 2016

Free

Wall of Hope - Expressions Welcome Daily


Time: CANCELLED
Location: Memorial Way-800 Central Avenue

Spring Fashion Preview-How to wear a scarf


Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Sheldon's for Women
Website: Visit us on Facebook:
Free

Children's Program at Arbor Lodge State Park


Time: 9:30am and 1:30 pm
Location: Arbor Lodge State Park

TTM Toys


Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: TTM Toys
Description: Action Figures and Puzzles Buy One Get One 1/2 Off

Feathers & Verses


Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: The Keeping Room-717 Central Ave
Description: Dr. Bill Clemente Humanities Nebraska Speaker-birdwatching, photography, writing & coloring
Website: Visit us on Facebook

Commemorative Tree Planting & Program


Time: 4:00pm
Location: Old Stone Cabin

5th Annual Coed Softball Tournament


Time: CANCELLED
Location: Nebraska City Softball Complex
Description: Tournament is to raise money for our traveling softball program. We will be having a beer garden, raffles, home run derby & music.
Website: More Information

Northside Carnival


Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Northside Elementary
$ Ticket Prices Vary

Mary Poppins-Spring Musical


Time: 7:00pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Lourdes Central Catholic School Auditorium
Website: Purchase tickets!
$5

Apple Blossom Ball


Time: 8:00pm - 12:00am
Location: Kimmel Orchard
Description: An evening cocktail extravaganza...or just a really good party! Live music, cocktails, munchies & a rockin' good time!

Free Arbor Day Quilt Block Pattern


Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Sew Enchanting 616 1/2 Central Avenue

Green Rivers is opening its doors to the public!


Time: Noon-5:00pm
Location: Green Rivers Recycling-1009 7th Corso
Description: We specialize in salvaging materials for reuse. We sell reclaimed wood, pallet lumber, 55 gallon barrels, rain barrels, 5 gallon plastic barrels, liquid bulk totes, wood pallets and wood crates of all shapes and sizes, and all for a fraction of the cost of new. Come fulfill your craft hobby and business needs with us, and help preserve our community’s environment by helping yourself to great materials at lower costs!
Website: Visit us on Facebook!

All Nebraska City Area Museums Season Openings

B103/Big Apple News Radiow-Live Reports


Time: All Day Coverage
Location: B103.1 FM Big Apple News Road (1600 AM, 105.5 FM
Description: Live Coverage of the Arbor Day Weekend Festivities

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Free

Wall of Hope - Expressions Welcome Daily


Time: CANCELLED
Location: Memorial Way-800 Central Avenue

5th Annual Coed Softball Tournament


Time: CANCELLED
Location: Nebraska City Softball Complex
Description: Tournament is to raise money for our traveling softball program. We will be having a beer garden, raffles, home run derby & music. We will take a break during the parade.
Website: More Information

Arbor Day 5k/10k Fun Run


Time: 8:30am
Location: Nebraska City High School
Website: Register Here

The Arbor Day Craft Show


Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Location: Factory Stores of America Outlet Mall - Factory Stores of America Outlet Mall 1001 Highway 2

Family Fun Celebration


Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure
Website: More Information

Craft Fair


Time: 9:00am-5:00PM
Location: Arbor Day Farm Historic Barns
Website: More Information
Free

Arbor Day Home and Garden Show


Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Eagles Club
$5 per Climb or $13 for all day bracelet

Rock Wall-at the Home and Garden Show


Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Eagles Club
Website: RockIT

Grimms Gardens Plant Sale-at the Home and Garden Show


Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Eagles Club
Description: Variety of plants and accessories for all your planting needs
Website: Visit our website!

Kimmel Orchard-Help us kick off our season and celebrate Arbor Day!


Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Kimmel Orchard
Description: Free hay rack rides (11-2pm), BBQ Grill & Chill (11-2pm

Finders Keepers 12th Annual Arbor Day Flea Market


Time: 9:00am-5:30pm
Location: 2085 Crossroads Drive, Percival, IA-3 miles east of Nebraska City on Hwy 2
Description: Indoor & Outdoor vendors Lots of Food, Fun, various vendors. Antiques, Arts, Funky Junk, Face Painting for the kids
Website: Visit our website

Arbor Day Craft Show


Time: 9:00am-8:00pm
Location: Factory Stores of America Outlet Mall
Description: Large indoor craft/vendor show. Located on the South side of town at Highways 2 &75

Wyoming Feeders 4-H Club Plant Sale


Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Bethel United Church of Christ
Description: Annual bedding, vegetable plants, hanging baskets and more. Just in time for Mother's Day

Morton-James on Main: All Book. No Bite.


Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: 824 Central Avenue
Description: Lego play corner, used books, popcorn, telescopes, cotton candy, local information, and movies to check out!

Food Court - Come try the wide variety of foods waiting for you at the food court.


Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Food Court (10th Street and 1st Corso)

Wildwood Historic Center-Vintage Fans


Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 420 Steinhart Park Rd

TTM Toys


Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: TTM Toys
Description: Action Figures and Puzzles Buy One Get One 1/2 Off

Arbor Day Post-Parade party-Beer Garden/LiveMusic/Food


Time: 11:00am-10:00pm
Location: Memorial Building Parking Lot 8th St. & 1st Corso
Description: Dinty Moore's Lunchrrom will celebrate the 145th Arbor Day Parade with music beer and food.

Mansion Tours


Time: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Location: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Website: More Information

Civil War Veterans Museum - Dress Like a Soldier - New exhibits and children's costumes


Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Civil War Veterans Museum - 910 First Corso
Description: Dress in a costume-Union or Confederate. Bring your camera!

Arbor Day Parade - All Bark. No Bite.


Time: 1:00pm
Location: Central Avenue

Walk Forever Free


Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Mayhew Cabin Museum
Description: Presentation from Barry Jurgensen on his 500 mile walk to Chicago

Feathers & Verses


Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: The Keeping Room-717 Central Avenue
Description: Dr. Bill Clemente Humanities Nebraska Speaker-birdwatching, photography, writing & coloring
Website: Visit us on Facebook
Free

State Historical Marker Unveiling


Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Kregal Windmill Factory Museum
Description: Refreshments and free admission to the museum available during the unveiling of the Kregel Windmill historical marker
$ Ticket Prices Vary

Mary Poppins-Spring Musical


Time: 7:00pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Lourdes Central Catholic School Auditorium
Website: Purchase Tickets Now!

Otoe County Relay for Life-First Step Team-Hot Dog Stand


Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Corner of 8th St. & Central Ave.
Description: Hot dog stand will be serving hodt dogs, polish dogs, chips, and a drink.

Morton James on Main-All BOOK No Bite


Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: 824 Central Avenue
Description: Lego Play corner, used book sale, popcorn telescopes, cotton candy, local information and movies for checkout

Free Arbor Day Quilt Block Pattern


Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Sew Enchanting-616 1/2 Central Avenue

Green Rivers is opening its doors to the public!


Time: 9:00am-9:00pm
Location: Green Rivers Recycling-1009 7th Corso
Description: We specialize in salvaging materials for reuse. We sell reclaimed wood, pallet lumber, 55 gallon barrels, rain barrels, 5 gallon plastic barrels, liquid bulk totes, wood pallets and wood crates of all shapes and sizes, and all for a fraction of the cost of new. Come fulfill your craft hobby and business needs with us, and help preserve our community’s environment by helping yourself to great materials at lower costs!
Website: Visit us on Facebook!

B103/Big Apple News Radiow-Live Reports


Time: All Day Coverage
Location: B103.1 FM Big Apple News Road (1600 AM, 105.5 FM
Description: Live Coverage of th eArbor Day Weekend Festivities

Arbor Day Activities


Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Arbor Lodge
Description: History of Arbor Day Display, Arbor Day Postal Stamp Display, Tree Planting/Flowers excerpts from Morton Diaries, Arbor Day Poster and Poetry Contest winners on display, Historic Tree Identification

All Nebraska City Area Museums Season Openings

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Free

Wall of Hope - Expressions Welcome Daily


Time: CANCELLED
Location: Memorial Way-800 Central Avenue

Arbor Day Fly-In & Breakfast


Time: 8:00am-noon
Location: Nebraska City Municipal Airport
Description: pancakes, ham, juice and coffee-proceeds stay local
Website: More Information

The Arbor Day Craft Show - Craft & Vendor Show - Located inside the Factory Stores of America Outlet Mall


Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Factory Stores of America Outlet Mall - Factory Stores of America Outlet Mall 1001 Highway 2

Finders Keepers 12th Annual Arbor Day Flea Market


Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: 2085 Crossroads Drive, Percival, IA-3 miles east of Nebraska City on Hwy 2
Description: Indoor & Outdoor vendors Lots of Food, Fun, various vendors. Antiques, Arts, Funky Junk, Face Painting for the kids
Website: More Information

Family Fun Celebration


Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure
Website: More Information

Craft Fair


Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Arbor Day Farm Historic Barns
Website: More Information
Free

Arbor Day Home and Garden Show


Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Eagles Club
$5 per Climb or $13 for all day bracelet

Rock Wall-at the Home and Garden Show


Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Eagles Club
Website: RockIT

Grimms Gardens Plant Sale-at the Home and Garden Show


Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Eagles Club
Description: Variety of plants and accessories for all you planting needs
Website: Visit our website
$10 - 21 & Over

Nebraska Bloody Mary State Championships


Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: The Fox Center
Website: For more information click here!

Kimmel Orchard-Help us kick off our season and celebrate Arbor Day!


Time: 11:00am-5:00pm
Location: Kimmel Orchard
Description: Free hay rack rides (11-2pm), BBQ Grill & Chill (11-2pm

Arbor Day Craft Show


Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Location: Factory Stores of America Outlet Mall
Description: Large indoor craft/vendor show. Located on the South side of town at Highways 2 &75

TTM Toys


Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: TTM Toys
Description: Action Figures and Puzzles Buy One Get One 1/2 Off

Arbor Day Activities


Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Arbor Lodge
Description: History of Arbor Day Display, Arbor Day Postal Stamp Display, Tree Planting/Flowers excerpts from Morton Diaries, Arbor Day Poster and Poetry Contest winners on display, Historic Tree Identification

Civil War Veterans Museum - Dress Like a Soldier - New exhibits and children's costumes


Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Civil War Veterans Museum - 910 First Corso
Description: Dress in a costume-Union or Confederate. Bring your camera!
FREE

Wildwood Historic Center-Family Fun Activities


Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: 420 Steinhart Park Rd
Description: Fun activities for the whole family. Magic, music, interactive demonstrations and face painting!

Mansion Tours


Time: 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Location: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Website: More Information
FREE

Tree Planting Demonstration


Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Lewis & Clark Visitor Center
$ Ticket Prices Vary

Mary Poppins-Spring Musical


Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Lourdes Central Catholic School Auditorium
Website: Purchase Tickets Now!

Green Rivers is opening its doors to the public!


Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Green Rivers Recycling-1009 7th Corso
Description: We specialize in salvaging materials for reuse. We sell reclaimed wood, pallet lumber, 55 gallon barrels, rain barrels, 5 gallon plastic barrels, liquid bulk totes, wood pallets and wood crates of all shapes and sizes, and all for a fraction of the cost of new. Come fulfill your craft hobby and business needs with us, and help preserve our community’s environment by helping yourself to great materials at lower costs!
Website: Visit us on Facebook!

B103/Big Apple News Radiow-Live Reports


Time: All Day Coverage
Location: B103.1 FM Big Apple News Road (1600 AM, 105.5 FM
Description: Live Coverage of th eArbor Day Weekend Festivities

All Nebraska City Area Museums Season Openings

Festival Sponsors

The Morton Oak

Arbor Day Parade