13th Annual Earth Day Festival @ the Oxbow
Saturday, April 29th * 10am—3pm* FREE
5400 N.E. St. James Drive * Port St. Lucie County BOCC
(772) 785-5833 www.oxboweco.com
Join your friends and neighbors in a celebration of all that wildlife and wild lands offer us -- beauty, inspiration, vital resources, and a sense of belonging to a community. This year, the Oxbow’s Earth Day Festival will be bigger and better than ever.
Drum Roll Please
Our line-up includes local artist Ben and John Prestage, live raptors and reptiles, and dozens of interactive exhibitors. Because Earth Day is as much about the human community as it is the wild community, we are expanding our exhibitors to not only include conservation organizations and nature centers, but also healthy living and community resource organizations here in St. Lucie County.
For the kids (or young at heart) there will be storytelling sessions, face painting, an eco-challenge and a butterfly scavenger hunt.
Join the Parade
The hallmark of Oxbow’s Festival is a Procession of the Species parade, a widespread event throughout the world to celebrate Earth Day and the great diversity of life on the planet. Participants choose a species and create a costume or display representing life from sea anemones to sea turtles and lily pads to owls. The founders in Olympia Washington have encouraged the spread of this celebration to other communities and provided three guidelines to follow: no motorized vehicles (except wheelchairs), no pets, no written words. Drummers and drumming groups are especially encouraged to parade with us and provide the heartbeat of the celebration.
Pay it Forward
And so you don’t forget the essence of Earth Day, there will be several ways you can give back and make a difference in the community. Bring an old instrument you’re not using and the Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast will get it in the hands of local students so everyone has a chance to be part of the band. Arrive by bicycle or do an act of kindness during the festival and our Good Stewardship roamers may spot you and give you a reward.
Please join in this free celebration of awareness of all those with whom we share our fragile environment.
The goal for our Earth Day Festival is to bring the community together to increase and reinforce awareness, knowledge and stewardship of our natural resources, inspire individual and community commitment to conservation, highlight organizations and businesses committed to sustainability, and lastly but most importantly TO HAVE FUN and CELEBRATE OUR EARTH.