Durham Earth Day Festival will take place Sunday, April 23rd, 2023, from 12 to 5 p.m., at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street, Durham.
Check out a big list of Earth Day and Arbor Day events in the Triangle!
Durham Earth Day Festival will be free to attend, and all activities will be free as well. Enjoy live music, hands-on environmental education, free paper shredding, kids’ activities, an Earth Day Parade, and much more.
There will be food to purchase, and an Earth Day Market to shop at.
Earth Day Market
Festivalgoers will enjoy a showcase of environmentally friendly businesses and organizations sharing information and resources with the community. Attendees will browse and shop from our local, hand-made green goods and crafts.
Way To Go — Durham’s Sustainable Transportation Expo
Back at this year’s Earth Day Festival is the Way to Go Durham Sustainable Transportation Expo brought to you by the City’s Department of Transportation and Bike Durham! Come to see GoDurham’s new electric bus, experience a bicycle training workshop for youth, or take a test ride on an electric bike. The expo will feature multiple booths to showcase information on local and regional transportation projects and sustainable transportation options for your commutes around the Bull City and beyond.
Valet Bicycle Parking and Check-Ups
Members of Durham’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission and Bike Durham will host a valet bicycle parking service. Located near the corner of Foster and Hunt streets – it’s like a coat check for bicycles. Cyclists are issued tickets in exchange for their bikes, and volunteers store them in a secure enclosure for free. Bike mechanics will also be on-site to check your bike for safety and teach you how to change a flat tire.
Free Document Shredding
(Located at 412 Morris St.)
Time: 12:00-3:00 p.m.
The City of Durham will provide haul-away services for document shredding. Bring your paper documents to the drive-through area. They will be set up to collect your materials. These services are free and open to the public. New this year, the documents will be collected and not shredded on-site. They will be taken to a secure shredding location after the event. Individuals are limited to 2 file-size boxes of paper that can fit into a standard-size trunk.
Festivalgoers and vendors will go green when they dispose of their waste at the Zero waste stations. Each station will have areas to sort, recycle, reuse, compost, and trade materials. “It’s easy being green” with the Zero-Waste project for a trash-free festival.
H20 2 GO
BYOB – Bring your own bottle for water refills! Don’t forget to bring your refillable water bottle! The Durham H2O 2 Go Hydration Station will offer fresh drinking water to event attendees on-site.
Family Fun Zone
Kids will have a blast while engaging with the natural world! Featuring hands-on activities from the Music Explorium, Girl Scouts of America, and other local organizations. You can also meet some local mascots and enjoy free Face Painting.
Book Giveaway and Registration
The Durham County Library will be on site with their awesome Bookmobile. Participants can take advantage of this mobile service, where they can apply for a library card and even receive a free book. Get your very own library card on site!
Earth Day Parade
Participants can make their own parade percussion instruments and dress up as their favorite plant or animal. The parade lineup begins at 2:15 p.m. The parade starts at 2:30 p.m. sharp!
Main Stage Performances
Check back soon for a full list of the performers and speakers for the festival.
Check out a list of fall festivals and Halloween events in the Triangle, or take a quick look at upcoming festivals: