Earth Day Celebration


Earth Day Logo

16th Annual Earth Day Parade & Celebration
Saturday, April 23rd
Free Admission - No Rain Date


Earth Day, observed on April 22nd, was created in 1970 to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. After over 40 years, Americans are still dedicated to creating and maintaining a healthy and sustainable environment. Come join the City of Lawrence in celebrating Earth Day!


 

Click here to view the Earth Day event poster!

PARADE FOR THE EARTH @ 11:00 AM

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.

For more information, please send an email to environs@ku.edu.


CELEBRATION IN SOUTH PARK
11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
South Park at 11th & Massachusetts Street
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EVENT MAP!

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.

Transit Logo

The Lawrence Transit System will offer free rides on the T all day Saturday, April 23, 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 www.lawrencetransit.org to view schedules.



Activities & Entertainment

  • Live Music from 12:45-4:15 PM @ the South Park Gazebo!
    Performers are: Lance Fahy, KT/DG, Jack Klinknett, and Sugarfoot Detour.
  • Advantage Metals 'Scrap Showdown' Metal Sculpture Contest
  • Free Bike Valet with the Health Department
  • South Park Tree I.D. Tours led by Lawrence Parks & Recreation at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30
  • Free Yoga in the park with OmTree Shala, 12:00-4:00 p.m. (every half hour classes)
  • Happy Face Painting
  • Jump for Kids - Bouncy House
  • ReCycle Cycle

Food Vendors

Exhibitors

For more information, please call (785) 832-3030 or send an email to recycling@lawrenceks.org.

 

Previous Event Reports

Earth Day Parade & Celebration 2015 (PDF)

Earth Day Parade & Celebration 2014 (PDF)

Earth Day Parade & Celebration 2013 (PDF)

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