Arbor Day Celebration at Civita Park in Mission Valley

Civita Park

Civita’s annual Arbor Day festivities, April 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., will include a free concert by dance band Backstage Pass, an interactive exhibition of exotic birds and children’s activities, including a bounce house and petting zoo. The annual Arbor Day event will take place in Civita Park, located at the intersection of Civita Boulevard and Russell Park Way in Mission Valley. Guests are invited to bring a picnic or select from a variety of food trucks.

Backstage Pass will perform in the park’s outdoor amphitheater from 6-7:30 p.m.The popular San Diego cover band has been performing pop, rock, funk and soul since 2011. Their repertoire includes hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and more, including everything from the Rolling Stones and Tom Petty to Neil Diamond and Ed Sherran.

“Arbor Day, celebrated nationally on the last Friday in April since 1872, is Civita’s signature community celebration,” said Marco Sessa, senior vice president of Sudberry Properties, the master developer of Civita. “Arbor Day is a great day to be outside enjoying nature and it’s the perfect match for our sustainable, transit-oriented village. We’ve already planted hundreds of trees in Civita and will plant hundreds more,” he added.

Civita Park is also the site of Food Truck Tuesdays every week from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The weekly schedule is posted at

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