Arbor Day Celebration

Wednesday, May 17 |  4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Sky Hill Park  | 3950 Blue Cross Road

The City of Eagan’s official Arbor Day proclamation declares the entire month of May as Arbor Month and the date of Wednesday, May 17, as the city’s official Arbor Day. In keeping with tradition, Arbor Day 2023 will celebrate our devotion to Being a Tree City with a formal ceremony and family-friendly tree-planting event to occur at Sky Hill Park. Watch social media for Arbor Day activities to kick off the month! Join us for the event with learning and activities all about our trees in this Tree City!  


Arbor Day Poster Contest Information


Arbor Day was first started in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, who planted thousands of trees in the barren Nebraska landscape.  Since then, Arbor Day has grown to become an international holiday, where trees are planted all around the world.  Tree planting is what Arbor Day is all about. 

The Arbor Day poster contest has been a highlight of the City's Arbor Day celebration for over 35 years.  The poster contest is open to all Elementary k-5 Learners in Eagan and is an excellent opportunity for kids to participate in the celebration and showcase their creative talents.  Arbor Day is more than just planting trees or creating posters.  It is about understanding the importance of trees in our environment and appreciating their crucial role in our lives.  Click below for the official rules.

Official Poster Contest Rules and Submission Guidelines