The City of Decatur, in partnership with the Wylde Center, will be holding its annual Decatur Earth Day Festival (DEDF) on Sunday, April 21, 2013, 1-4 p.m. at the Oakhurst Garden at the corner of Oakview and South McDonough. This celebration of Earth Day is pirate themed and is a fun and festive way for over 500 members of the community to come together and pARRRticipate in celebrating the 43rd Anniversary of Earth Day at the city’s OFFICIAL EARTH DAY PARTY. The celebration will kick off with a pirate led pARRRade that will go from Harmony Park to the Oakhurst GARRRden site, beginning at 12:30 pm. We have an exciting array of events planned for children, youth and adults and include, for example:
- FREE Pirate Themed ARRRTS & Crafts for Kids
- Over 40 Vendors
- LIVE Music by the Law and Runedog
- Special Earth Day T-shirt contest
- World Famous Cake Contest (pirated themed of course)
- Recycling services for small electronics and batteries
- And MORE!
Bionew will be providing free recycling services for small electronics and batteries. Festival attendees may drop off devices like cell phones, cables, GPS units, or other small electronics to be recycled in an environmentally responsible way. Batteries will also be accepted, with the exception of car or other large batteries.
Decatur Earth Day Festival Schedule
- 12:30pm – Costume Parrrde begins at Harrrmony Parrrk. Led by the Funk Pirates!
- 1:00pm – Earrrth Day Festival begins at the Oakhurst Garrrden
- 1:15pm – Welcome Band
- 1:30pm – Cake Contest Commencement, Earth Day Scavenger Hunt and T-Shirt Contest, and Sally Wylde Award presentation
- 1:45-2:30pm – The Law
- 2:35pm – Announcements
- 2:45-3:30pm -Rune Dog
- 3:45pm – Announcements
- 3:55pm – An Earth Poem by Stephen Wing
- 4pm – End of Festival