Save the Date: Michigan Earth Day Fest Returns to Downtown Rochester
After trying something different for the past two years, the Michigan Green Team goes back to its roots in organizing the festival for Earth Day weekend.
A three-day celebration of all things green returns to downtown Rochester this spring.
The Michigan Earth Day Fest, planned for April 26-28, is being touted as "one of the planet's largest Earth Day celebrations," according to the Michigan Green Team, which is organizing the event. Festival attractions will include vendors and exhibits focusing on green living, as well as food, music and kids' activities.
The Michigan Earth Day Fest was founded in 2006; at that time, it was held on the campus of Oakland University. In 2010, the event moved to downtown Rochester and grew to more than 200 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees.
In 2011, the festival was moved from Earth Day weekend to later in the spring season; it was renamed the Green Living Festival.
This year, the festival will return to its roots and be held in conjunction with Earth Day.
"It is an honor to welcome back to downtown Rochester the MI Earth Day Fest,” stated Marilyn Trent, Rochester DDA Board and Green City Committee Member. "It's more important than ever to work together to help solve today's environmental and economic problems through education, innovation and long term sustainability strategies. This festival combines all three and it is a wonderful community event."
Event information and participant registration is available on-line at www.miEDF.org.