Chesterfield Amphitheater To Host 22nd Annual Earth Day

Entertainment, Recycling & Eco-Friendly Products & Much More

Start making plans now to attend the 22nd Annual Earth Day event in Chesterfield to be held at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. The Chesterfield Citizens Committee for the Environment will host the event on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Festival will be at the Chesterfield Amphitheater at 631 Veteran’s Place Drive and the drive-thru recycling collection will be held on the parking lot at Central Park located at 16365 Lydia Hill Drive.

New features this year include live music by the Woo Daddies, a found-item musical performance for children called Recycled Sounds – Chesterfield Stomp. Petropolis will be doing a dog tricks and enrichment demonstration. Also new this year is a youth science competition. Several food trucks will be on-site offering refreshments. All of this is in addition to the already-popular features of our annual event, including drive-thru recycling and environmental vendors.

At the drive-thru recycling collection, residents can bring nearly anything you can think of to be recycled including:

  • appliances & electronics
  • cardboard, plastic, newspaper, and glass
  • tennis shoes, clothing, and other textiles
  • tool batteries
  • light bulbs
  • new and used building materials
  • buttons, beads, board games, and children’s books

Free confidential document shredding will be provided by Cintas (five-box limit). The Citizens Alliance for Positive Youth (CAPY) and the Chesterfield Police Department will be collecting prescription and over-the-counter medications, inhalers, ointments and patches. Additionally, the Girl Scouts will have a collection point for Operation Food Search.

On stage activities include:
 9:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies & Tree CityUSA presentation
9:30 a.m. – Performance of Recycled Sounds – Chesterfield Stomp
10:00 a.m. – Petropolis Dog Tricks & Enrichment
10:30 a.m. – Performance by Soorya Dance Company
11:15 a.m. – Musical Performance by the Woo Daddies
Noon – Winners of Science Competition Announced
12:15 p.m. – Musical Performance Continues by the Woo Daddies
1:00 p.m. – Serengeti Steve – Reptile Education Show

The event will include numerous vendors and exhibitors offering recycled/eco-friendly products for sale and environmental information.

The Committee will be giving away native trees and plants, and native flower seeds while supplies last. Craft activities for kids will be led by Chesterfield Arts, Home Depot, and St. Louis Teachers Recycle Center. There’s something for everyone!

For more information on the event and recycling in Chesterfield, go to the website www.chesterfield.mo.us and click on the Earth Day button or call 636-537-4000