Join us for the 27th annual Wilmington Earth Day Festival! This years event will be filled with local environmentally-minded exhibitors and vendors, live music throughout the day, exhibits and crafts just for children, food, drinks, and more!
There will be plenty of food and drinks provided by Panacea Brewing Company, Smart Smoothies, Vittles Food Truck, Port City Puffs N Stuff and The Little Chef, while Bubba & Finn’s Tropical Treats will provide delicious desserts. Culligan will provide drinking water, so bring your reusable water bottle, or buy an official Wilmington Earth Day Alliance water bottle at the event! This years event will be a ZERO-WASTE event. New Hanover County Environmental Management will collect food scraps from the event (plus any the public wants to bring from home) to compost.
Local shamanic practitioner Roger Lockshier of ShamanFire will lead a Guided Meditation for Earth Healing and Global Peace at 1:45pm. Join us for this special guided group meditation as we send light and healing to our Earth and extend peace to all life on our planet. This is an opportunity for our community to come together as one, to share in the sacredness of gratitude. Mr. Lockshier will also have a booth in the exhibitor tent.
Be sure to look for The Argus, the lovingly restored VW bus, from which Old Books on Front Street will be selling environmental books. Thanks to the N.C. Forest Service, an inflatable Smokey Bear will attend. Don’t miss the marine educator trailer from the State of North Carolina Marine Fisheries Division, and the many other exhibitors coming to the park for this years epic celebration.
There will be exciting activities for any member of the family, including yoga on the lawn and outdoor games. Enter to win a brand new Hurricane Kayaks or any of the other prizes in our raffle. Raffle prizes include kayak rentals, yoga sessions, restaurant gift certificates and many more. There will be an ATM machine on site. (Beer purchases are cash ONLY.)
We are happy to announce the return of the Nature Brigade Parade to the Earth Day activities this year. We are returning to the roots of the Earth Day event and including a nature inspired walking parade. The parade is called the “Nature Brigade Parade” and it will be led by Mark Herbert’s (of the Broccoli Brothers Circus) Rapping Red Oak (Futureshine Entertainment) from 3:45-4:00 pm. We will start the parade at the kids tent at 3:45pm and walk a short path around the perimeter of the Earth Day festivities and end up in front of the main stage and an ECO jam with the Rapping Red Oak and the “Nature Brigaders” (including members of Cosmic groove lizards). Calling all people who want to dress up as your favorite flora or fauna creature. Kid’s can bring their own costumes or make costumes from recycled materials in the Kid’s Zone! Let’s make this parade an event to remember!