Wilmington Earth Day Wilmington Earth Day


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: CleanEnergyEvents.org
Wilmington Earth Day Premiere Sponsor: City of Wilmington
Wilmington Earth Day Premiere Sponsor: Great Outdoor Provision Company
Wilmington Earth Day Premiere Sponsor: Land Management Group
Wilmington Earth Day Premiere Sponsor: Cape Fear's Going Green
Wilmington Earth Day Premiere Sponsor: Hurricane Kayaks
Wilmington Earth Day Premiere Sponsor: Heal Our Waterways
Wilmington Earth Day Premiere Sponsor: NHC Parks and Gardens
Wilmington Earth Day Premiere Sponsor: Wave Transit

Wilmington's Earth Day theme for 2010: REDUCE


2017 Celebration: April 22, 2017
"Building a Better World."

quick links to years of Wilmington's Earth Day
2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

This year's theme is "Building a Better World."

This year's theme is "Building a Better World." The theme was selected to highlight the EDA's commitment to working with groups and individuals of all races, ages, creeds, and sexual orientation, as we believe that all human beings can work together to help increase the environmental literacy of our citizens and build a better world. This has always been a goal of ours, but this year we've been able to take more steps to work with organizations that represent all people of the Lower Cape Fear area, especially those that are wanting to expand their environmental stewardship message and opportunities to people who may not otherwise have that opportunity.


Everyone is invited... families, friends, residents, visitors, individuals & organizations.
Sorry, no dogs are allowed in the Kid Zone or exhibitor tent please.
(see policy below)


Wilmington's 2017
Earth Day Celebration
food, kids' zone, live music, more info...


Hugh MacRae Park (click for map)
Wilmington, NC


Saturday, April 22, 2017
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.

Food & Beverage

Food, beer and beverages will be available for purchase. Selections are produced locally in and around the greater Wilmington area.

This years beer sponsor is Wilmington's own Waterline Brewing Company. Waterline Brewing Co. operates in a rehabilitated section of the old Jacobi Hardware warehouse located on Surry Street, just under the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. This wonderful old structure has a great history. It was built in the 1930s and 1940s in distinct sections using concrete block, cinder block, and rough cut heart-pine timbers. We've worked hard to preserve the look and feel of the original structure while updating some of the infrastructure to modern needs: upgraded electrical service, water and sewer, new bathrooms and heating and air conditioning in the taproom. Join us on our tours where our staff will outline not only the brewing process but share some of the history and details of our beautiful home.

back to top


Kids' EcoZone Area

Wilmington's 2017 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!

We are happy to announce the return of the Nature Brigade Parade 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 1:30-2:00 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!

back to top


Music & Live Entertainment

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

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

OMNI Percussion Ensemble
Mr. Marks Music and N.B.P
The Casserole

Live Music: OMNI Percussion Ensemble

12:00pm — 1:30pm

Live Music: Mr. Marks Music and Nature Brigade Parade

1:45pm — 2:00pm

Live Music: Folkstar

2:15pm — 3:45pm

Live Music: The Casserole

4:00pm — 6:00pm

back to top


Pet Policy

Please be aware that this year we are allowing dogs inside the event just not in the Kids Zone or under the exhibitor tent. We do hope that you as a responsible pet owner will clean up after your pet so we can continue to have dogs at our events.

Dogs should be kept on a leash at all times. If your dog is running about it is a violation of County ordinance and you may be subject to a fine.

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

This Year's Sponsors — 2017

Your participation makes this annual event possible:

City of Wilmington Stormwater  

Clean Air Lawn Care

Clean Energy Events

Great Outdoor Provision Co.

Hurricane Kayaks

New Hanover County Parks

Wave Transit

Land Management Group Inc.

Cape Fear's Going Green

Wilmington Yoga Center

Waterline Brewing Company

Heal Our Waterways

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.

back to top


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?

click here for
local and national resources

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

click here for photos

back to top