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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

Wilmington's Earth Day Celebration

Wilmington Earth Day

Wilmington's Earth Day theme for 2010: REDUCE


Shuttles, Parking & Map

In addition to hosting Wilmington's Earth Day Festival, Hugh MacRae Park may be open and available for other, non-related events. Due to the size and nature of the event, some of the Park's interior roads will be closed and not accessible, adding to the already limited parking situation.

FREE Shuttle Service...USE IT!

To accommodate the typical 5000+ festival attendees, the Earth Day Alliance has arranged FREE shuttle service (sponsored by Wave Transit) to and from the park. Park your vehicle in the New Hanover County Government center parking lot at 230 Government Center Drive (park on the west or bowling alley side, near Monk Real Estate School), and take the Wave Trolley from there to the park for FREE!!.

Please look for signage to identify the parking location and shuttle pick up. The WAVE shuttle will be running from this spot to the park from 11:30am-6:30pm and run approximately every 30 minutes.

We will also have a shuttle running from DREAMS of Wilmington (901 Fanning St.). The first shuttle will leave DREAMS at 12pm and every hour on the hour, and will return from the park every half hour. The last shuttle will leave the park for DREAMS at 530pm.

If you're not familiar with the area, please refer to this map of Hugh MacRae Park and the surrounding area:




Ride your Bike to the Celebration!

Because of the limited parking, this is a perfect opportunity to remind yourself of Wilmington Earth Day's 2009 theme: "How do you get around". Consider riding a bike when planning your transportation to the Festival. If you are one of the growing number of North Caroliners who are looking for a great excuse to ride your bike...here it is.

Watch for our upcoming map of bike paths leading to Hugh MacRae Park. As soon as it's complete — we'll be adding it to this page.



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

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Wilmington Earth Day Celebration

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

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