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Green Thumb festival set for April 24 & 25

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The Green Thumb Festival, St. Petersburg’s annual Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration, returns to Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Avenue N., on April 24 and 25.

In its 24th year, the free family festival features horticultural and environmental exhibits, programs and seminars highlighting ways to landscape effectively, conserve natural resources, recycle, and improve the environment.

Featuring more than 150 exhibitors and vendors, the festival runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the 133-acre park in west St. Petersburg. More than 30,000 visitors are expected to attend the popular show over the weekend.

The Green Thumb Festival is sponsored by the city of St. Petersburg, the Garden Club of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Pinellas County Extension Service, Pinellas Technical Education Centers, Landscape Maintenance Association and the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association.

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