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Earth Day Festival @ Durham Central Park
April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Durham Earth Day Festival
Sunday, April 24, 2022
12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
All activities are free! Food and Earth Day Market goods are available for purchase.
Rain or shine!
Earth Day Festival Highlights
Earth Day Market
Festival goers will enjoy a showcase of environmentally friendly businesses and organizations sharing information and resources with the community. Attendees will browse and shop from our local, hand-made green goods, crafts and visit the stage to hear and see more…
Way to Go Durham’s Sustainable Transportation Expo
New to the Earth Day Festival this year is the sustainable transportation expo brought to you by the City’s Department of Transportation and Bike Durham! Come out to see GoDurham’s new electric bus and learn how to maneuver a bike on and off the bus’s bike rack! You can also take a test ride on an electric-assist bike or scooter! Our booths will also feature a traffic garden, a miniature world of streets for children to teach them about road safety and interactions. Be sure to visit our booths to learn more about sustainable modes of transportation and project updates to prepare you for your commutes across the Bull City.
Valet Bicycle Parking and Check-Ups
Members of Durham’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission and Bike Durham will host a valet bicycle parking service. Located near the corner of Foster and Hunt streets – it’s like a coat check for bicycles. Cyclists are issued tickets in exchange for their bikes, and volunteers store them in a secure enclosure for free. Bike mechanics will also be on site to check your bike for safety and teach how to change a flat tire.
Festival goers and vendors will go green when they dispose of their waste at the Zero waste stations. Each station will have areas to sort, recycle, reuse, compost, and trade materials. “It’s easy being green” with the Zero-Waste project for a trash-free festival.
H20 2 Go
BYOB – Bring your own bottle for water refills! Don’t forget to bring your refillable water bottle! The Durham H2O 2 Go Hydration Station will be on site offering fresh drinking water to event attendees.
Family Fun Zone
Kids will have a blast while engaging with the natural world! Featuring hands-on activities from the Music Explorium, Museum of Life & Science, Schoolhouse of Wonder, and Durham Parks and Recreation. Also included will be the Bookmobile of Durham and Face Painting.
Book Giveaway and Registration
The Durham County Library will be on site with their awesome Bookmobile. Participants can take advantage of this mobile service, where they can register and even receive a free book. Get your very own library card on site!
Earth Day Parade
Participants can make their own parade percussion instruments and dress up as their favorite plant or animal. The parade line up begins at 2:15 p.m. The parade starts at 2:30 p.m. sharp!
Free Document Shredding
12 p.m.-3 p.m. | Located at 412 Morris St.
Shred Ace will provide services for shredding documents. Bring your paper documents to our drive through area. We will be set up to collect your materials. These services are free and open to the public.