Reno’s 2017 Earth Day Celebration will take place on Sunday, April 23 at Idlewild Park from 11 a.m.to 6 p.m. The festival continues its traditions of “Celebration and Education” on clean and green technologies, the natural world, and many cultures. Come kick off the season with the first and biggest, single-day event of the year!
Spend the entire day exploring the many topic areas, educational exhibits and activities, live performances and a host of festive food selections. The “Great Outdoors” celebrates the wondrous and internationally acclaimed High Sierra region and the many recreation and conservation opportunities in our area. “Animalia” caters to all of our furry, scaly and feathery neighbors – both pets and wildlife. “The Garden” houses our local Farmer’s Market and green and growing exhibits. The “Earth Innovations” science fair grows every year, featuring new and creative technologies from our youngest innovators. The “Artists’ Grove” features special exhibits by local artists, and the “Artisan Alley” showcases local handcrafted creations. The “Future of Transportation” has grown to highlight all manner of alternative energy and fuels, bicycling programs, rail and transit plans.
Don’t forget to add your own Earth Day Pledge to the board. Learn amazing things at a variety of diverse workshops scheduled throughout the day. Kids will enjoy the “Little Explorers Expedition” map that identifies children’s activities and earns them a special prize.
Although there is no public parking within the park itself, the Earth Day Shuttle runs all day from the FREE PARKING at Reno High School parking lot – one block away – right to the center of activity in Idlewild. Commemorate the day and support the event with a special Earth Day Reno t-shirt and unique wares from the many artistic and innovative shops and performance groups.
For more information go to www.renoearthday.org