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On Saturday, April 23, 2016, the City’s Solid Waste Division hosted the 16th Annual Earth Day Celebration. Events included a parade hosted by KU Environs, free yoga in the park provided by OmTree Shala, and South Park tree identification tours hosted by the Parks & Recreation Department. There were over 60 exhibitors and 7 local food vendors–including the Scrap Showdown sponsored by Advantage Metals Recycling. The Lawrence Transit System offered free rides all day, providing the experience and benefits of public transportation on all fixed routes.


To view photo albums of the 16th Annual Earth Day Parade & Celebration, click here!

For more 2016 event information, please read the 2016 Event Report.

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


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


Previous Event Reports

Earth Day Parade & Celebration 2016 (PDF)

Earth Day Parade & Celebration 2015 (PDF)

Earth Day Parade & Celebration 2014 (PDF)