An annual celebration in South Park featuring live music, yoga, local food vendors, environmental exhibits and children’s activities. Through exhibits, attendees are invited to learn about waste reduction, recycling, composting, alternative fuels and vehicles, energy conservation, land preservation, wildlife and habitat preservation, and more.

Save the date for April 2020!

On Saturday, April 20, 2019, the City of Lawrence hosted the 19th Annual Earth Day Celebration. Events included a parade hosted by KU Environs, South Park tree identification tours hosted by the Parks & Recreation Department and live music at the Gazebo. In 2019, there were 55 exhibitors and 7 local food vendors. The Lawrence Transit System offered free rides all day, providing the experience and benefits of public transportation on all fixed routes.

The purpose of the Earth Day Celebration is to gather community members to connect, discover, and celebrate local organizations and businesses who support a healthy, sustainable environment. At the same time, the Celebration engages event goers with fun activities and exhibitions.

To view photo albums of the 19th Annual Earth Day Parade & Celebration, click here!

For more 2019 event information, please read the 2019 Event Report


PARADE FOR THE EARTH @ 11:00 AM

  • The Parade for the Earth is hosted by KU Environs, and will go from 8th Street to South Park along Massachusetts Street. Staging for the parade begins at 10:30 a.m.

CELEBRATION IN SOUTH PARK –

  • 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • South Park at 11th & Massachusetts Street
  • 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, energy conservation, land preservation, wildlife and habitat preservation, and more.

 

 

The Lawrence TTransit Logoransit System offered free rides on their busses all day Saturday, April 20, 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 12:30-4:00 PM @ the South Park Gazebo
    • The PerSisters Vocal Group
    • Sugarfoot Detour, folk rock
    • Easy G
  • South Park Tree I.D. Tours led by Lawrence Parks & Recreation at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30
  • Yoga in the park from Westside Yoga every half hour beginning at noon

Food Vendors

Exhibitors List

 

 

 


PREVIOUS EVENT REPORTS

Earth Day Parade & Celebration 2018 (PDF)

Earth Day Parade & Celebration 2017 (PDF)

Earth Day Parade & Celebration 2016 (PDF)