The 10th annual MI Earth Day Fest promises a full weekend of education and entertainment to mark the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, beginning 4 p.m., April 24 through 26. This year the Fest moves to the natural and spacious, Rochester Municipal Park/City Center, near the Paint Creek and Trail.
Continual entertainment, expanded programming including children’s activities plus nighttime festivities will be available. Highlights include more than 100 exhibitors promoting green and healthy living,educational presentations by Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, Dr. Joel Kahn and more. The MI Green Hall of Fame awards ceremony will be 7 p.m., Friday and exciting entertainment lineup featuring WDIV Super Singer winner Kenny Nelson and School of Rock in addition to others will perform. There will also be the Rochester Area Recreation (RARA) Earth Day 5K Fun Run on Saturday morning. Children will be able to participate in a parade and pep rally, straw bale and Majic Tower climbing, and arts and crafts in the Whole Kids Korner, sponsored by Whole Foods Market. The USGBC My Green School Kids’ Art Contest and Raising Rochester School Garden awards will be 6 p.m., the 24th.
SMART shuttle buses will run from multiple parking sites all weekend.
Event sponsors and media partners include Palace Sports & Entertainment, Pure Eco Environmental Solutions. Majic Windows, Fox 2 Detroit, The Oakland Press, 100.3 WNIC, WWJ Newsradio 950 and GreeningDetroit.com.
For more information and to find all details; under the categories of Shop, Learn, Celebrate and Play, visit MIEDF.com.