Midwest’s Largest Earth Day Celebration Returns for 2024

Earth Day Festival in Forest Park Saint Louis

Thousands gathering in Forest Park for the St. Louis Earth Day Festival

Join tens of thousands at the St. Louis Earth Day Festival, the largest Earth Day celebration in the Midwest, from April 20th and 21st, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the Muny Grounds in Forest Park. Earthday365’s free and family-friendly event will feature a plethora of educational activities, entertainment, local businesses, and more, with a focus on their 2024 theme: Climate Action.

“It’s so important that we as a region come together to address climate change, since we’re already feeling its effects. 2023 was the hottest year on record,” says earthday365 Executive Director, Dr. Jess Watson. “The St. Louis Earth Day Festival is a time to highlight local solutions and success stories.”

Each year, the St. Louis Earth Day Festival connects 20,000 attendees with 200 local vendors who offer engaging activities, sustainable resources, and eco-friendly items in the Green Marketplace. The Main Stage is a centerpiece, as it hosts the organization’s 3rd annual Sustainability Awards which will be presented by Mayor Tishaura Jones. Don’t miss the Sustainable Fashion Show by Room Seven as well as local music and performers throughout the weekend. More features include the Earth Day Cafe with green food vendors, World Bird Sanctuary wild bird shows, BWorks’ Toddler Bicycle Racecourse, Perennial’s Repair Demo Fair, Upper Limits’ climbing wall, The Collective STL yoga, and much more!

New to the Festival is the Climate Action Zone where you can learn more about regional effects of climate change and what you can personally do to make a difference.

Additionally, attendees are encouraged to take the Earth Day Challenge and make their experience as sustainable as possible by taking actions like taking sustainable transportation, bringing their own shopping bag or water bottle, and eating vegetarian or vegan, which enters them into a large prize raffle at the designated Challenge Booth.

The Main Stage will come alive with music performances from Beth Bombara, One Way Traffic, Root Mod, Paige Alyssa, Sharon Bear & the Cubs, Celia, Firedog, and Joia. On the Community Stage, attendees will discover local talent, watch mesmerizing bird shows, and participate in rejuvenating yoga sessions. Sponsors include Ripple Glass, Missouri American Water, City of St. Louis, Metro, St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District, Washington University in St. Louis, Metro Transit, Sunset Hills Subaru, and Green2Go.

For more information, please visit earthday-365.org/festival/.