Earth Day Festival


Earth Day Festival 2022
Save the date: April 24, 2022 at LSNC
1-4:30 PM
Sign up to volunteer for Earth Day!

About the Festival

The Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival is an annual celebration coordinated by the Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival Planning Committee, a coalition of local environmental nonprofits and agencies, and will be held this year at Leslie Science & Nature Center.


This free, family-friendly event features displays; hands-on activities; live entertainment; green building & commuting technologies; energy topics; water awareness; sustainable agriculture; and more.


In the true spirit of Earth Day, this festival will again be a Zero Waste event. Visitors can help keep up the average of 90% waste diverted from landfills during the Earth Day Event by bringing their reusable water bottle, and putting their waste in the right receptacles.


Ann Arbor’s Earth Day Festival is a free event thanks to local donors and sponsors!



City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation
City of Ann Arbor Solid Waste
City of Ann Arbor Sustainability Department
Ecology Center 
Huron River Watershed Council
Leslie Science & Nature Center
Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation
Recycle Ann Arbor  

Entertainment & Learning Presentations at the Festival:
1:30 - 2:15 Lori Fithian, Drummunity and drum circle drop-in
2:15 - 2:45 All-species parade time! Come dressed as your favorite animal, and join us in the parade
3:00 Chalk Shenanigans
! Join local artist, David Zinn, to decorate the LSNC sidewalks and create some beautiful art together
3:45 - 4:30 Joe Reilly performing and sing along

Ongoing Events:

  • Learn how to monitor the Huron River with our friends at the Huron River Watershed Council
  • Discover what animals live in a Vernal Pond with Leslie Science & Nature Center
  • Experience the power of alternative energy opportunities with Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the City of Ann Arbor Sustainability Department
  • Explore the many local nonprofits and businesses working together to protect our environment, provide experiences in our natural world and learn how to make the best choices we can!
  • Create something fun to take home with SCRAP Creative Reuse
  • Bring a picnic, or purchase food from local food vendors: Ray's Red Hots, or Washtenaw Dairy!

Exhibitors at the Festival

We will be joined by a variety of environmental non-profits and for-profits sharing information and activities that help us celebrate our earth! Visit their station at the festival, or check out their website now:
Adapt: Community Supported Agriculture
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Ann Arbor Citizens' Climate Lobby
City of Ann Arbor: Natural Area Preservation
Ecology Center
Farm at St Joe's
Huron River Watershed Council
Leslie Science & Nature Center
Live Zero Waste
NAP: Natural Area Preservation
Project Grow Community Gardens
Recycle Ann Arbor
Scio Residents for Safe Water (SRSW) & Coalition for Action on Remediation of Dioxane (CARD)
Veterans for Peace
Washtenaw Climate Reality


Volunteer at the Festival
The festival does not operate without the help of a lot of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer during the festival please sign up here through these great organizations:


Press Materials

The Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival Planning Committee is comprised of volunteers from the City of Ann Arbor, Ecology Center, Give 365, Huron River Watershed Council, Leslie Science & Nature Center, A2 Sustainability/A2Zero. If you have questions about the festival, feel free to reach out to us!