Durham Earth Day

 Celebrate with Us on April 19, 2015… and througout the year.

Children playing wooden board gameTalking in front of KDB Earth Day TentMother & child making Earth Day buttons

Keep Durham Beautiful partners with the City of Durham Parks & Recreation to celebrate Earth Day with a festival for the people of Durham. 

Mark Your Calendar for:

Sunday, April 19

New Location:
Rock Quarry Park (701 Stadium Dr.)
In case of rain, the festival will be at  Holton Career and Resource Center (401 N. Driver St).
noon – 5 p.m.
Earth Day Festival Rain or Shine | Free


“Go Green” at Durham’s Earth Day Festival. Participants will enjoy “green” activities and demos; learn about many green practices and products at the Sustainability Expo and Earth Art Market; and enjoy great music, food and much more!
Plan your trip to Earth Day! Do your part to “Go Green” and walk, skate, bike, ride the bus, or carpool to the event.
There is something for everyone! Highlights include:


  • Earth Day Parade featuring the Bulltown Strutters- parade begins at 3:30pm, dress up as your favorite plant or animal!
  • Friends of Durham Library Book CollectionNEW THIS YEAR!
  • American Greenz Inc, Electronics Recycling North Carolina –NEW THIS YEAR!
  • Sustainability Expo
  • Earth Art Market
  • Eco-Lounge
  • Kid’s Zone
  • Bike Valet
  • Live Music and Entertainment
Get Involved!
Interested in Volunteering?

The volunteer job descriptions, detailed information and application will be available in March.

Want to volunteer as a Recycling Ambassador? Help Keep Durham Beautiful divert waste by showing festival goers how to properly recycle and compost. Sign up for a one hour shift here.

Are you an interested Vendor?

If you would like to be a vendor, submit a vendor application. Education, art, food and non-food vendor opportunities available.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the media sponsorship coordinator or the festival sponsorship coordinator for details. For more information, call (919) 560-4355 or email Tina Chavis.

The Durham Earth Day Festival is presented by Durham Parks and Recreation and Keep Durham Beautiful, Inc.