The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will hold Earthfest, Ocala’s Arbor Day celebration, on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park, located at 800 NE Sanchez Ave.
Earthfest will offer plenty of activities for adults and kids alike. The popular Youth Fishing Derby will return this year from 9 a.m. to noon. The free event will allow children ages 14 and under the chance to catch and release fish at Lake Tuscawilla.
Prizes will be awarded in three age group brackets for catching the most fish and catching the biggest fish. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment and bait; however, a limited amount of supplies will be available. Registration is not required.
The event also will include tree climbing, rock wall climbing, archery, eco-friendly vendors, an interactive butterfly exhibit, animal rescues, yoga in the park, food trucks and live entertainment by Propaganjah.
Tree sapling giveaways are available on a first come, first served basis. The event is sponsored in part by Ocala Water Resources and Maricamp Animal Hospital.
For a complete schedule of events and additional information, visit www.ocalafl.org/earthfest or call the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at (352) 368-5517.