16th Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival & Parade
Saturday, April 17 at 9 am (PT)
Tucson’s 16th Annual Earth Day Festival and Parade will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Reid Park. The theme for the 2010 Festival is “All Species Deserve a Place on Earth!” All species great and small – insects, plants and animals – the Earth needs them all!
Exhibits related to the environment will include “hands-on” activities for children and provide information on environmental products, water conservation/water quality, household hazardous waste, wildlife, nature preserves and much more!
At 10:00 the unique and colorful parade will include participants dressed up as plants, animals, and insects, and environmentally themed floats. Batucaxe high energy drum and dance group will lead the “All Species Procession” as part of the Earth Day Parade!
After the parade, watch as local middle school students test their design and construction skills in a model solar electric race car competition. Then change gears from model cars to full-size vehicles at the Alternate Fuel Vehicle Show. Check out vehicles that run on alternate fuels such as biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electric, ethanol, propane and even waste vegetable oil. Ask the experts how you can start using an alternate fuel in your vehicle to keep the air clean for all species.
Animals love the earth and deserve a place on earth too! So, ride your bike to the Earth Day Festival and park it for free with the Bike Valet! And those riding their bikes get free admission to the Reid Park Zoo by showing their safety helmets.
Visit the Tucson Earth Day website for more information!