10 Green Festival Ideas for Earth Day 2012

April12, 2012 by Shannalee in Solar Living

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It’s almost Earth Day! This Sunday, April 22, cities around the country–from Santa Barbara to Alexandra, Austin to Indianapolis–will celebrate the world’s favorite green-focused holiday with various festivals and events that promote eco-friendly living and sustainable choices.

Here are 10 green festival ideas coming up for Earth Day 2012!

1. SANTA BARBARA EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
Location: Alameda Park, Santa Barbara, California
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22
Highlights: Eco-Marketplace, Green car show, kid’s corner, great food & drink
More info: SBEarthDay.org

2. DURHAM EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
Location: Durham Central Park, Durham, North Carolina
Dates: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 22
Highlights: Green activities and demos, Sustainability Expo and Market, music, food and more
More info: DurhamNC.gov

3. ST. LOUIS EARTH DAY
Location: Forest Park, Muny Grounds
Dates: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 22
Highlights: Festival, symposium, recycling extravaganza, greening workshop
More info: StLouisEarthDay.org

4. 2012 EARTH DAY FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Location: Various locations throughout California’s Central Coast
Dates: Saturday, April 21
Highlights: Dishes made with locally sourced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, olive oils, and more. Live music, a silent auction, unlimited samples of local cuisine and mingling with farmers who grow great food and wine while nurturing a healthy environment.
More info: EarthDayFoodandWine.com

5. EARTH DAY INDIANA
Location: White River State Park, downtown Indianapolis, Indiana
Dates: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 28
Highlights: 140+ environmental and conservation exhibits, great music, children’s activities
More info: EarthDayIndiana.org

6. AUSTIN EARTH DAY FESTIVAL 2012
Location: Historic Browning Hangar at Mueller, 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin, Texas
Dates: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 22
Highlights: Green-focused workshops and sessions, interactive drumming, petting zoo
More info: EarthDayAustin.com

7. ALEXANDRIA EARTH DAY 2012
Location: Ben Brenman Park, Alexandria, Virginia (4800 Brenman Park Dr)
Dates: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21
Highlights: Exhibitors covering various green topics, tree sale, fashion show of clothes made from recycled materials
More info: http://alexearthday.org

8. TUCSON EARTH DAY
Location: Reid Park off of Country Club Road, Tucson, Arizona
Dates: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21
Highlights: Parade, exhibits, hands-on activities for kids, music, dancing, food
More info: TusconEarthDay.org

9. EARTH DAY ON THE NATIONAL MALL
Location: Washington, D.C.
Dates: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Highlights: Big-name music, booths, interactive exhibits
More info: EarthDay.org/mall

10. EARTH DAY FESTIVAL (UMASS)
Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dates: Sunday and Monday, April 22-23
Highlights: Student Farmer Aid concert, sustainability fair, movie showing of “The Last Mountain”, self-guided tours of library’s courtyard garden, kite festival
More info: UMass.edu

(Image source: EarthDay2012.com

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