Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Logo

15th Annual Earth Day Parade & Celebration,
featuring the Water Festival

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Weather Permitting, No Rain Date

The Lawrence Earth Day Celebration works every year to educate residents, businesses and surrounding communities regarding the importance of responsible environmental policies, raise awareness of each individual’s impact on the natural environment, and highlight actions each person can take to make Lawrence and Douglas County a more sustainable and eco-friendly place to live.

Saturday, April 11, 11:00 a.m.

The Parade for the Earth is hosted by KU Environs, and will go from Buford Watson Park to South Park along Massachusetts Street. Staging for the parade begins at 10 am.

If you would like to be a participant in the 2015 Earth Day Parade, please read the participation guidelines and then fill out the online parade registration form. Parade registration deadline is Tuesday, March 31st.

Click the link to view the Parade Participation Guidelines for the event.

For more information, please send an email to

Saturday, April 11, 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
South Park at 11th & Massachusetts Street
Free Admission

The celebration in the park features live music, food, vendors and children’s activities. Attendees are invited to learn from exhibits about waste reduction, recycling, composting, alternative fuels and vehicles, energy conservation, land preservation, wildlife and habitat preservation, and more.

Water Festival Logo

April Showers to Water Towers: a Water Festival for Douglas County will also be held offering interactive, educational activities emphasizing the importance of clean water to families, the community and environment.

Transit Logo

The Lawrence Transit System will offer free rides on the T all day Saturday, April 11, providing the experience and benefits of public transportation on all fixed routes. To get help planning a route or for more information, call (785) 864-4644 or visit to view schedules and try the Google Trip Planner.


Registration is closed for this event. A complete list of exhibitors will be posted soon.

Click the link to view the Exhibitor Participation Guidelines for the event.

Food Vendors

Click the link to view the Food Vendor Guidelines for the event.

For more information, please call (785) 832-3030 or send an email to


Previous Event Reports

Earth Day Parade & Celebration 2014 (PDF)

Earth Day Parade & Celebration 2013 (PDF)

Earth Day Parade & Celebration 2012 (PDF)

Earth Day Parade & Celebration 2011 (PDF)

Earth Day Parade & Celebration 2010 (PDF)

Earth Day Parade & Celebration 2009 (PDF)