Earth Day Festival

Earth Day Parade
Enjoy a day filled with an eclectic mix of music, food, hands-on environmental education activities and much more!

Earth Day Festival

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Noon - 5 p.m.
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Free Event

Rain or Shine!

Earth Day Market
Browse and shop for local, hand-made green goods, crafts and environmental art! Information will also be available about green products and services including sustainable building, energy and water conservation, gardening, and more!

Family Fun Zone
Kids will have a blast while engaging with the natural world! The Family Fun Zone will feature hands-on activities from the Music Explorium. Free face painting will also be offered in the Family Fun Zone.

Earth Day Parade
Make your own parade percussion instrument in the Family Fun Zone to play in the parade at 3 p.m. with the Bulltown Strutters. All are welcome to walk in the parade, be sure to line up at 2:45 p.m. on the corner of Hunt Street. Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favorite plant or animal.

Waste Wise
Help us strive for zero waste during the festival by properly sorting your waste into compost, recycling and trash bins. Zero waste is a philosophy of thoughtful reuse, composting and recycling in order to minimize the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Waste Wise volunteers will be available to help you sort and answer any questions.

Sustainable Transportation

Participants are encouraged to “go green” by biking, walking, skating, carpooling or riding DATA and Triangle Transit to the festival. 

Bike Valet
Members of Durham’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission will house a valet bicycle parking service near the corner of Foster and Hunt Streets. Ride in and valet your bicycle for free!

Volunteer Information

Interested in volunteering? Visit our Ivolunteer site to sign up. Volunteers will receive a festival t-shirt, snacks and water.

Vendor Information

Food, Education/Non-profit, Artist/Natural Craft and Non-food vendor opportunities are available. If you would like to be a vendor, submit a vendor application.

Event Contact

For information, call 919-560-4355 or email Tina Chavis​.
Environmental Education Demo