A Colorful Celebration of the Natural World

The Environmental Center will celebrate Earth Day by hosting its annual Earth Day Fair and Parade on Saturday, April 20, 2019. This free community event is a celebration of sustainable living and our natural world.

“The Earth Day Fair and Parade is a fun opportunity to celebrate sustainability in action right here at home,” said Mike Riley, Executive Director. “This event offers something for everyone, and will inspire you to connect with your community and surroundings in new ways.”

The event will kick off with a festive parade, complete with tunes from B Side Brass Band and families dressed up to honor a favorite plant or animal. Everyone is encouraged to create a costume for the parade. Community costume-making workshops are scheduled for April 6, 14 and 17.

No written words on banners or costumes, and no motorized vehicles in the parade.

Staging for the parade begins at 11:00 a.m. on Louisiana Avenue next to McMenamins. The parade will start promptly at 11:30 a.m., traveling through downtown Bend and ending at a street fair on Kansas Avenue in front of The Environmental Center. Immediately following the parade, local artist Teafly Peterson will share the story of the Earth Guardians, three large-scale puppets that are a creative highlight of this event.

The fair will be held from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. and will include live music from Maxwell Friedman Group, food carts, a Kid’s Zone with interactive activities, and organizations/green businesses that are powering the local sustainability movement. The fair will also feature electric vehicle demos.

Volunteers are needed for this event. Please email Kersey or call (541) 385-6908 x18 to get involved. 

This event is presented by Strictly Organic Coffee Co.  For more information about this event, visit this webpage.