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Wilmington Earth Day

2019: "Change Your Actions, Change the Planet."

Join us for Wilmington's Earth Day celebration on April 27, 2019!

We as a people are key to generating a future of environmentally literate citizens that are more respectful of natural resources Mother Earth Provides.This year's theme was selected to remind us of our deep rooted connection to our planet and to encourage people in our community to get back to those roots. With a close relationship to the land, knowledge of what our planet provides us, and close relationships to the people in our communities, we can promote a sustainable future which takes care of and respects our environment and people.Contact Us if you’d like to share how you’re incorporating this theme into YOUR world!

Wilmington Earth Day Premiere Sponsor: New Belgium Brewing Company
Wilmington Earth Day Premiere Sponsor: CleanEnergyEvents.org
Wilmington Earth Day Premiere Sponsor: City of Wilmington
Wilmington Earth Day Premiere Sponsor: Tidal Creek
Wilmington Earth Day Premiere Sponsor: WhatsOnWilmington.com

Wilmington's Earth Day theme for 2010: REDUCE


2013 Celebration: April 20, 2013
"The World Is Your Oyster, Don't Shuck It Up"

quick links to years of Wilmington's Earth Day
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Wilmington Earth Day 2012! Cooperate, Connect, ProtectThis is a spectacular springtime activity and includes FREE live music! The festivities are held at Hugh McRae Park in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The Earth Day Alliance, founders and organizers for the Wilimington Earth Day annual celebration, are thrilled to announce the 2013 theme: "The World Is Your Oyster, Don't Shuck It Up". If we all agree to accept responsibility for our planet, then we can better protect the world we live in. Wilmington Earth Day promotes this concept of responsibility within our annual event and our local community.


Everyone is invited... families, friends, residents, visitors, individuals & organizations.
Sorry, no dogs allowed
(see policy below)


Wilmington's 2013
Earth Day Celebration
food, kids' zone, live music, more info...


Hugh MacRae Park (click for map)
Wilmington, NC


Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time: 12pm – 6pm


Fun, FREE entertainment, interesting information & products that relate to our planet


FREE to attend


Click for this year's
parking & transportation details


Earth Day is a time to celebrate our beautiful planet, meet people from other organizations, convey your message, and recruit members, volunteers, and interested people to participate in the stewardship of our community.  It is a fun day to be outside, talk to new friends, and learn about all the great things that are happening in our community.  To make sure that the event is as interesting, entertaining, educational, and enjoyable as possible we would like to invite YOU to be at this year's Earth Day Celebration!

Interested in becoming an Exhibitor or a Sponsor for the celebration? Click here for more information.

Along with the usual Exhibitor Tent, each year we strive to have a separate Green Market Tent.  The Green Market Tent is a place where local businesses, organizations, and area crafts people can share their renewable, sustainable, or environmentally friendly products for purchase.

*Please be aware County Parks do not allow dogs at this event.

Food & Beverage

Food, beer and beverages is available for purchase, including organic selections produced locally in and around the greater Wilmington area. This year's exclusive beer provider is New Belgium Brewing Company!

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Kids' EcoZone Area

Wilmington's 2013 Earth Day celebration is a family-friendly event encouraging children of all ages to become more aware of our planet. Specific details are to come! Along with the exhibitors, there will be a kid's music area right next to the kid's tent!

Kids Nature Brigade Parade...
We are happy to announce a new addition to the Earth Day activities this year. We are returning to the roots of the Earth Day event and including a nature inspired walking parade. The parade is called the "Nature Brigade Parade" and it will be led by Mr. Mark's Music (Futureshine Entertainment) from 1:30-2:15 pm. We will start the parade at the kids tent at 1:35pm and walk a short path around the perimeter of the Earth Day festivities and end up with a drum session in front of the main stage and then a ECO jam with the Rapping Red Oak and the "Nature Brigaders" (including members of Cosmic groove lizards). Calling all drummers and people who want to dress up as your favorite flora or fauna creature. Let’s make this parade an event to remember!

We are planning several mask/puppet making and recycled instruments events to prepare for the parade including one THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF WILMINGTON, NC April 13 as well as Tidal Creek April 14 and during the morning craft activities at the Kids Eco Zone at Earth Day.

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Music & Live Entertainment

Multiple bands will be featured throughout the day. All entertainment is FREE to the public!

12:00 — 1:30
1:30 — 2:15
2:15 — 3:45
4:15 — 6:00

The Give Thanks Band
The Kids Nature Brigade Parade

Big Daddy Love

The Give Thanks Band

12:00pm — 1:30pm
Join us for this great Reggae band. Find out more on their Facebook page:

The Kids Nature Brigade Parade

Mr. Mark's Music (Futureshine Entertainment)
1:30pm — 2:15pm
Don't miss this one! Read more about it (above) in the "Kids Eco Zone" section.


2:15pm — 3:45pm
Join us for this incredible Funk/Ska band. Find out more on their Facebook page:

Big Daddy Love

4:15pm — 6:00pm
A fantastic Rock/Bluegrass band.
Facebook page:


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Pet Policy

Please be aware our county parks system does not allow dogs at this event. According to their rule, you cannot have dogs present where food is being served. The Parks rule reads:

E) Dogs and pets are prohibited within one hundred feet (100') of any concession or vending area.

F) Dogs and pets are prohibited from any mass gathering, identified as any planned gathering of two hundred (200) or more people.

For more information, please refer the Parks & Recreation website and their official rules and regulations.

Sponsors — 2013

Your participation makes this annual event possible:

City of Wilmington Stormwater  

Clean Energy Events

New Belgium Brewing Co.

Tidal Creek

WhatsOn Wilmington

Great Outdoor Provision Co.

Hurricane Kayaks

New Hanover County Parks

Sound Wave Audio

Wave Transit

More Information

At last year's Earth Day Celebration, we had more than 70 different exhibitors in attendance — all involved in some type of environmental issue or resource. We encourage you to join the fun because this year's Earth Day Celebration will certainly peak your curiosity about many environmental issues in addition to answering many of your questions.

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How You Can Get Involved, now...or in the future

You can participate in Wilmington's Earth Day Celebration as an exhibitor, a sponsor, a volunteer or simply by attending. This is a great way to spend a day with family and friends. For more information on becoming an exhibitor or a sponsor, please contact Elissa Riley of the Earth Day Alliance.


Interested in sponsoring this year's Earth Day Celebration? Or maybe you'd like to be one of our 60+ vendors and exhibitors?

Learn more about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor...

Want to learn more about environmental awareness and education?

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local and national resources

Check-out the photos from past events. You might see your friends and neighbors.

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