Top 5 Earth Day Events in New Orleans

April means Earth Day! And, being New Orleans, there is no shortage of fabulous, fun, and earth-conscious events to celebrate our planet. Plan your calendar around these festivals: from the beautiful Botanical Gardens, to Bayou St. John, to the Piney Woods of Covington, take advantage of this opportunity to reconnect with our beautiful spring-filled earth.

1. Earth Day at City Park

City_Park-Earth_Day_Logo_(4)_600_913Excerpt: Earth Day at the New Orleans Botanical Garden promises to be a great event! The event will bring live music, educational lectures, and of course delicious food, to City Park. When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm Where: New Orleans Botanical Garden, 3 Victory Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124        

2. New Orleans Earth Day Festival and Solar Derby

cropped-905552_10152743440448963_5916201521563540150_oExcerpt: This festival showcases the FIRST EVER Solar Derby in Louisiana. This is a fantastic, family-friendly addition to the Earth Day Festival, and we can’t wait to see the races! When: Saturday, April 18th, 11 am to 7:30 pm Where: Palmer Park, corner of Carrollton and Claiborne Ave.    

3. B'Earthday Party

B'earthday image onlyExcerpt: Come spend the day celebrating the Earth with T.R.E.E.! Environmental education activities, forest adventures, crafts, food-picnic style. Fun for the whole family! When: Saturday, April 18, 10:00am - 4:00pm Where: Piney Woods of Covington, LA (Directions in Link)    

4. Earth Day Regatta

1890595_784871954930416_8505869054270105359_oExcerpt: Collect plastics and other recyclables and build a boat and be ready to race in the 3rd Annual Earth Day Regatta! Prizes will be given out for the best design and fastest trash on the bayou. GRAND PRIZE: Trip for 10 on the bayou on us!! When: Wednesday, April 22 at 12:00pm Where: Bayou Paddlesports, Bayou St John, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119    

5. Louisiana Earth Day 2015

ff7923b59f710b346ceb65e8723844c4Excerpt: Louisiana Earth Day, Inc. (LED), is a grassroots organization comprised of volunteers. Currently in its 24th year of operation, LED has produced an annual environmental festival that attracts thousands of participants. Enjoy a day full of fun, food, and live music for the whole family! When: Sunday, April 19th, 12pm - 6pm Where: Downtown Baton Rouge, North Blvd: Old State Capitol to Old Governor's Mansion

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