St. Louis Earth Day in Forest Park is one of the largest environmental events in the Midwest.Photo by Kevin Wolf, courtesy of St. Louis Earth Day.
Earth Day is Monday, April 22, and two area festivals on two separate days mark the planet's special day. Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint, recycle and up-cycle, make crafts and participate in performances at these family-friendly events.
24th Annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 21, 2013 Join thousands of eco-conscious people at the Muny Grounds in Forest Park for the Midwest's largest environmental event. Bring your hard-to-recycle items for the Recycling Extravaganza, enjoy free yoga, face-painting, art projects and live music. Don't miss the All Species Parade, which kicks off at 12 p.m. Want more animals? Swing by the Saint Louis Zoo before or after the festival for Earth Day-themed activities. This year, you can even celebrate Earth Day Eve on Saturday, April 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. Earth Day Eve is an evening of food and music on the festival grounds. >> Get the details.
Chesterfield Earth Day Festival 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013 Enjoy performances — including the Chesterfield Stomp, an interactive activity using "found" objects for kids ages 5-17, dog performances and music — make recycled crafts and shop for up-cycled items, and participate in a bicycle drive at this year's Chesterfield Earth Day event. Bring your hard-to-recycle items and your no-longer-needed prescriptions to drop-off. The event will be held at Chesterfield Amphitheater. >> Get the details.