116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
CEDAR RAPIDS — After two years of virtual events, EcoFest is bringing back a live event to NewBo for Earth Day.
The collaborative annual event, planned by several local nonprofit environmental, arts and community organizations, will include family-friendly activities, interactive educational opportunities, eco-friendly products and demonstrations showing practical ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.
“EcoFest helps us connect our personal choices to individual, community and planetary sustainability,” the organization said in a news release.
What: Cedar Rapids’ 12th Annual EcoFest
Where: NewBo City Market, 1100 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23
Details: For more information, visit ecofestcr.org.
Local food, arts and free live music will be on site. Local music on the Bankers Trust Stage will include Sneezy Dollars, Reggae Rapids and the Oceana Band.
Art created from recycled, re-purposed, salvaged and natural materials will be featured at a “Second Hand” outdoor art show at the Cherry Building, 329 10th Ave. SE. Pieces will be installed on the courtyard fence behind the building.
The RARE Group will feature two live raptor programs at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the courtyard behind the Cherry Building.
Attendees can make their own eco-friendly T-shirts, get their faces painted, enter drawings for outdoor-oriented prizes, pick up free compost bags and learn about the Nature & Forest Therapy Walk at 1 p.m. or Mount Trashmore happenings throughout the day.
Schedule of Activities
- 10 a.m. — Yoga with Jasmine Dennis at Bankers Trust Stage
- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Face Painting with Lizzy Divorsky near sponsor booths
- 10:30 a.m. — RARE Raptor Program at courtyard behind Cherry Building
- 11 a.m. — Music with Reggae Rapids at Bankers Trust Stage
- Noon — Green Homes Recognition with Mayor Tiffany O’Donnell at Bankers Trust Stage
- 12:30 p.m. — RARE Raptor Program at courtyard behind Cherry Building
- 1 p.m. — Music with Oceana at Bankers Trust Stage
- 1 p.m. — Nature & Forest Therapy Walk by Good Medicine — EcoFest Booth
- 2 p.m. — Music with Sneezy Dollars at Bankers Trust Stage
Ongoing events throughout the day
- EcoFest “Second Hand” Outside Art Show at the Courtyard behind Cherry Building.
- Print Your Own T-shirt at EduSkate Booth — please bring a used T-shirt from home.
- Learn about Mount Trashmore and the Mount Trashmore Challenge, Basic Bike Check.
- Compost Giveaway at the Green Iowa AmeriCorps booth.
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