Ann Arbor 47th Annual Earth Day Festival

Join us on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 12-4 for an afternoon of celebrating the Earth through entertainment, education, exploration, and fun!

Parking can be limited at the event so visitors are strongly encouraged to "go green" and carpool, bus, bike, or walk to the festival. Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition will be offering a free bike corral to those that ride in and the AATA Route 23 and 65 stop at Plymouth Rd., only a short walk from the event. Details on the bus route can be found on the AATA website here.

Click here for the festival map and poster.

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 held at Leslie Science & Nature Center.


This free, family-friendly event features displays from 40 local environmental, nonprofit, and governmental organizations; live animal demonstrations; hands-on activities; live entertainment; green building & commuting technologies; energy topics; water awareness; sustainable agriculture; and more.


We willl also be featuring Earth Day Learning Presentations, again this year, in the DTE Energy House.


In the true spirit of Earth Day, this festival will again be a Zero Waste event, with the help from Recycle Ann Arbor. 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!

Entertainment & Learning Presentations at the Festival

12:30 Extend Garden Season with Project Grow in DTE Energy House

1:30  Storytime in the DTE Energy House

2:15 - All Species Parade - Visitors are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite floura or fauna! Beginning at 2:15, we will prance, buzz, and frolic around the site as we embody our natural selves.


2:30 - Joe Reilly - Local singer, songwriter and educator joins us for another year of playful, clever, and engaging songs!


Ongoing Events:

Nature Hikes through Black Pond Woods

Wind Energy Demonstrations with the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum

Live animal presentations in the Critter House

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!

  • Ann Arbor Forest School
  • Recycle Ann Arbor
  • Ann Arbor District Library
  • Ann Arbor Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby
  • Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority
  • ACS - American Chemical Society
  • Apple Playschools
  • Appropriate Technologies
  • City of Ann Arbor Energy Office
  • City of Ann Arbor - Sustainability
  • City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation
  • City of Ann Arbor - Solid Waste
  • City of Ann Arbor - Drinking Water
  • Ecology Center
  • Growing Hope
  • Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association
  • Harmony Collective
  • Hike it Baby Ann Arbor
  • Hungry Harvest
  • Huron River Watershed Council
  • Leslie Science and Nature Center
  • National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes Regional Center
  • Natural Area Preservation
  • NSF International
  • University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
  • Scio Residents for Safe Water (SRSW)
  • Sierra Club Huron Valley Group
  • Touchstone Cohousing Ann Arbor
  • Veterans for Peace Chapter 93



Check back closer to the date for a complete list of participating exhibitors.

Food Vendors at the Festival

Shimmy Shack

Hero or Villian

Ray's Red Hots

Press Materials

The Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival Planning Committee is comprised of volunteers from ACS- Huron Valley Local Section, City of Ann Arbor, Ecology Center, Give 365, Leslie Science & Nature Center, NSF International, and Recycle Ann Arbor. If you have questions about the festival, feel free to reach out to us!

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

This free event would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors! Thank you!