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All Day Two Day Festival
APRIL 21-22

FAIR PARK
FREE ADMISSION


Earth Day Dallas features two days of engaging exhibits, compelling speakers, music, entertainment, food and fun for everyone. Join us April 21-22, 2012 in Fair Park to see how you can make a difference.
Mission:  Learn. Grow.

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun festival with exhibits, speakers, films, music, food & more focused on making a positive impact on our environment.

The heart of the festival is the Eco Expo, and exhibitors will use their presence to promote their achievements as green leaders, and teach attendees how to take environmentally responsible action by better utilizing available resources, switching to eco-friendly products, or joining their organizations.

In addition to the Eco Expo, attendees will have a number of educational entertainment options, which will include:

Fun educational event features live music, food trucks, vendors, bike check-ups, kite flying and group ride at North Lake College DART Station.

Celebrate the monarch butterfly. Activities will include games, crafts, nature walks, plant ID hikes, a butterfly release, and more. Free.

The goal of this event is to introduce simple green living alternatives and solutions available in our local communities. Create a platform for specialists in green living and building education, informative talks, and presentations about green solutions for your home, DIY remedies and more.

Features include: Tiny houses, Tesla display, entertainment, Makerspace presentation and workshop center, green businesses, kids’ activities.

Info: Jennifer Rae, GreenLivingandDesignExpo@gmail.com or 469-401-4777

Activities include crafts for children, nature walks, birding presentations, live raptors and booths.

Annual native plant sale held in conjunction with the Keep Flower Mound Beautiful Trash-Off and Environmental Fair. 1,000-plus native plants and 130-plus species. Nursery grown and member donated. Knowledgeable volunteers.

Info: Rodney Barton, 940-321-6526

Family friendly holiday event featuring holiday lights and decor on the half-mile nature trail. Live music, photos with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive setting. Hot beverages and treats will be available for purchase.

Tickets at the door are $5-$9. (Children 2 and under are free.) Save $2 per ticket by purchasing tickets online from Nov. 3 through Dec. 13. The public is also welcome to purchase event tickets as gifts.

Join GROW, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas for a free event where families will explore the Backyard Veggie Garden and all of its fall features. Participate in activities and games, get messy while dissecting pumpkins and planting seeds, and listen to Story Time with Carlos and Bella. This day will be full of inspiring and engaging activities led by GROW educators and a special activity for the DSPNT families and friends is all a part of the fun.

 

Guests can enjoy strolling through the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village and surrounding displays featuring 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash and breathtaking fall color throughout the 66-acre garden. Themed "The Adventures in Neverland," the Pumpkin Village takes guests on a journey through Neverland in the Pecan Grove. 

Guests can enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the garden, live music, face painting from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and live appearances from "The Adventures in Neverland" characters all weekend long.

Guest speakers include: Dr. Dotty Woodson, Water Resources Program Specialist at Texas A&M University; Steven Chamblee, Horticulturist at Chandor Gardens and Contributing Editor/Writer at Neil Sperry's Gardens Magazine.

Featuring unique vendors, kid-friendly activities and educational booths.

Free wildflower seed packets courtesy of Justin Seed to the first 400 guests.

Free.

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