MI Earth Day Fest 2019 Offers More To See And Do
Join in the celebration of Earth Day this year at The MI Earth Day Fest. The three-day festival returns to the beautiful Rochester Park/City Center, on the banks of the Paint Creek, Friday-Sunday, April 26- 28. The 14th annual event will be one of the planet’s largest and liveliest Earth Day celebrations. Admission to the event and programs is free of charge and open to all ages.
The festival will again offer attendees many opportunities to Shop, Learn and Celebrate Earth Day. More than 100 exhibits will offer eco-friendly and healthy-living products and services, many with free samples, show specials, door prizes and giveaways. Leading environmental and wellness community groups will provide expert presentations, hands-on workshops, wellness checks and networking round-tables. Free massage will be available from Irene’s Myomassology Institute.
Food trucks and vendors will offer a variety of healthy and delicious meals, snacks and drinks. The Kids’ Korner will host activities, arts and crafts, as well as a popular straw-bale climb. Jennifer Kincer, Entertainment Director and popular emcee, will present a full weekend of family-friendly music and dance on the Main Stage, including award-winning local groups, talented newcomers and daily headliners.
“We’re very pleased to bring back many favorites but most excited about several new programs and participants the event will offer visitors this year,” said Steve Litz, event spokesperson. “These includes special presentations by U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin, the Sustainable Duo, Florida-based eco-entrepreneurs and educators, and Cindy Klement an Ann Arbor environmental health author, as well as Sheriff Bouchard’s bike recycling program and an expanded Auto Alley including test drives with the MI Electric Auto Association.”
Several special events are planned throughout the weekend including a Friday 7 p.m. kickoff and awards ceremony recognizing winners of the 2019 MI Green Hall of Fame and the USGBC My Green School Art Contest; a Saturday 10 a.m. parade and pep rally; and a Sunday morning RARA 5k Fun Run.
Litz commented on the event’s venue, “With convenient parking and shuttle, a beautiful, natural setting and nearby award-winning downtown, as well as access to Pine Street for recycling drop off and vehicle test drives, we’ve settled into the perfect spot for a world-class Earth Day celebration. We hope that all those interested in healthy, green living will join us for this exciting celebration.”
Free admission and event programming are sponsored by Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) and several media partners.
$10 VIP admission tickets are available prior to the event and include reserved seating, a goody bag, door prize drawing entry, and a $5 donation to a participating non-profit organization (with referral code). VIP tickets, event details, and directions, as well as participant information and registration, are available online at www.miEDF.com.
MI Green Team L3C (MGT) is Michigan’s leading green/wellness network and event producer. Its mission is to promote green and healthy living, business and community. MGT is a Michigan “low-profit, limited-liability company,” an innovative business entity that uses business best practices to pursue a socially beneficial purpose. Net profits from MGT events are donated to local green programs. For more information, visit www.migreenteam.com.