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Earth Day Celebrations

Updated on April 20, 2014

It's That Time of Year Again

Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and outdoor activities abound as Earth Day rolls around yet again. April 22 is a time of reflection on how far we have come with regard to recycling, conserving resources, and protecting our Mother Earth from pollution, as well as creating a sense of awareness for those who may not know the threat their behaviors pose to our environment. Sunday, April 27, residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to continue that mission with music, food and fellowship.

Celebrating Mother Earth, Louisiana Style

Earth day is more than a chance to educate your children on caring for our home.  It is an event for the entire family!
Earth day is more than a chance to educate your children on caring for our home. It is an event for the entire family! | Source

This Is Not Your Middle School Celebration

Earth Day in Baton Rouge is more than a field trip for children. This annual event, which is free to the public, boasts exhibits, educational activities, regional music and food for all. The Grammy-award-winning Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience will be performing, as well as a the Mulligan Brothers and Phat Hat just to name a few. Bring some family and friends and experience some local color in downtown Baton Rouge, between the old state capitol building and the old governors mansion. The activities will kick off at noon and continue on until 8:30 that night, so make sure to bring your sunscreen, family and friends.

A volunteer lends her face-painting artistry to a tiny patron.
A volunteer lends her face-painting artistry to a tiny patron. | Source
Participants who are young and young at heart enjoy petting baby alligators.
Participants who are young and young at heart enjoy petting baby alligators. | Source
On guard!  A little fencing fun for all.
On guard! A little fencing fun for all. | Source
You may learn a thing or two about the solar system you weren't aware of at this year's event.
You may learn a thing or two about the solar system you weren't aware of at this year's event. | Source
Little hands help Habitat for Humanity.
Little hands help Habitat for Humanity. | Source
A peak in the clouds opens up a world of wonder for the young participant.
A peak in the clouds opens up a world of wonder for the young participant. | Source

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Important Activities Outline

  • Located in downtown Baton Rouge
  • Live music starts at noon and ends at 8:30 p.m.
  • Educational activities end at 5:00 p.m.
  • Admission is FREE

There are lots of activities, music, an opportunity to enjoy the weather and it is all free to the public. Don't miss out on this opportunity to show your mother (earth) how much you love her.

Highlight of Last Year's Performances

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      Taryn Elyse Lowery 3 years ago from Da Boot State

      Did you enjoy it?