Unofficially marking the kick-off of St. Louis’ outdoor event season, the St. Louis Earth Day Festival is scheduled for April 22-23 this year.
Now in its 28th year, the festival, which began as a small, grassroots gathering, today welcomes tens of thousands of guests, largest by far in the midwest welcoming guests to celebrate, learn and enjoy themselves on the beautiful grounds of one of St. Louis’ treasures, the Muny in Forest Park.
For the first time in recent years, the St. Louis Earth Day festival will span the entire weekend.
The Festival will be open Saturday AND Sunday, April 22-23, from 11 am – 5 pm. Guests have the opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on educational activities, meet area nonprofits that share the mission of Earth Day, learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses, and shop unique wares from local and global artisans committed to sustainability and fair trade.
Enjoy original music performed by local artists on our Main Stage in the Earth Day Cafe as you chow down on some amazing foods. Over twenty food and beverage vendors will be serving up diverse, local cuisine and drinks. Schlafly will have a selection of local brews on tap, including their Organic IPA, which is brewed in honor of Earth Day. Food trucks, BBQ and more beer will be served in the Pit Stop, near the rock climbing wall. 70% of the food vendors are certified by our own Green Dining Alliance, and the remainder are adhering to strict standards of sourcing, service, and quality, in line with Earth Day principles. (greendiningalliance.org)
All Festival food vendors are required to participate in the event’s Zero Waste initiative, serving on only recyclable and compostable service ware. All event waste will be collected and sorted for recycling and composting by St. Louis Earth Day’s Recycling On the Go program, with special support from sponsor, Subaru.
Festival-goers can take the “Earth Day Challenge” by bringing a reusable bag, refillable water bottle and using low-impact transportation, such as Metro Transit, to get to Forest Park. Visitors who accomplish two of the three challenges receive an eco-friendly prize. A group bike ride to the Festival will be organized this year by Trailnet and Big Shark from each of the Schlafly brew pubs on Sunday. Join the Schlafly “Slow Roll” to the Festival and receive an extra prize!
The St. Louis Earth Day Festival will be held on the Muny Grounds Saturday & Sunday, April 22nd, and 23rd from 11am-5pm! The festival will happen rain or shine, and is pet friendly. We hope to see you there!
For more information please visit www.stlouisearthday.org.