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Earth Day Festival

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Rain or Shine | Free 

Mark Your Calendar
Sunday, April 19
Holton Career and Resource
Center, 401 N. Driver St.
noon - 5 p.m. 

Earth Art Market
Enjoy browsing and shopping for local hand-made green goods, crafts, and environmental art at the Earth Art Market. A variety of local and regional artists will sell their natural crafts and green wares.

Friends of the Durham Library Book Collection NEW!
Help support Durham County Library and bring new or gently used books, audiobooks, CDs, or DVDs to the Earth Day Festival! There is a great need for children's books. You may also drop your donation off at the DPR main office at 400 Cleveland St.
American Greenz Inc, Electronics Recycling North Carolina NEW!
Bring your recyclable items to the Earth Day Festival. Items collected include old computers, some office equipment; network equipment and some consumer electronics that are not collected curbside. No TV’s will be accepted. A convenient drive through area will be set up to collect your materials. These services are free and available to the public.

Sustainability Expo
Visit the exposition area to learn about products and services provided by green and environmentally friendly businesses and organizations. 

At the Eco-Lounge
Learn what you can do to “Go Green” at the Eco-Lounge. Relax on a comfy sofa courtesy of the TROSA Furniture Store while you listen and learn.  The Eco-Lounge will include a host of interactive discussions and presentations about the environment by local organizations and individuals. The workshops topics include: Urban Ecology, Sustainability and the Two Proverbial Birds, Fork-to-Farm: Food, Compost and the Future of Waste and Darth Corn and the Evil Empire ... but there is hope Oh Burger Bun Kenobi. Click here for details​.

Bike Valet

Members of Durham’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission will provide a valet bicycle parking service near the corner of Foster and Hunt streets. Ride your bicycle to Earth Day and check it in for free! You can also get your bicycle checked out and learn how to change a flat tire as well.

At the Kids’ Zone
Kids will have a blast while engaging with the natural world! There will be hands-on activities provided by the Music Explorium, Home Depot, Childcare Network, Frog Hollow Outdoors, Museum Life and Science, and the City of Durham Stormwater Services.

Earth Day Parade
Join Bulltown Stutters for a rousing parade. Participants can make their own parade percussion instruments and dress up as their favorite plant or animal. The parade line up begins at 3 p.m. and the parade starts at 3:30 p.m. sharp!

Main Stage Performances

​  Time​​ ​  Activity
​  12:05 p.m. ​  Jason Damico and the New Blue Band (Blues)
  ​1:15 p.m. ​  Martin County Ramblers Band (Country)
  ​2:30 p.m.   ​Cheryl’s Inside Out Dancers
​  3:30 p.m. ​  Earth Day Parade
​  3:45 p.m. ​  Bulltown Strutters (New Orleans Style Jazz)
Get Involved!
Interested in volunteering? Click here to sign up.

If you would like to be a vendor, submit a vendor application. Education, art, food and non-food vendor opportunities 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the media sponsorship coordinator or the festival sponsorship coordinator for

For information, call (919) 560-4355 or email Tina Chavis.
The Durham Earth Day Festival is presented by Durham Parks and Recreation and Keep Durham Beautiful, Inc. 

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