Join us for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day! Back by popular demand, the festival is pirate themed is a great way for members of the community to come together and pARRRticipate at the city’s OFFICIAL EARTH DAY PARTY!
Why is Earth Day a Pirate’s favorite holiday?
Because it is all about the 3 Rs!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle !
The City of Decatur, in partnership with the Wylde Center, will be holding its annual Decatur Earth Day Festival (DEDF) on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1-4 p.m. at the Oakhurst Garden at the corner of Oakview and South McDonough, Decatur. This celebration of Earth Day is Pirate themed and is a fun and festive way for more than 400 members of the community to come together and pARRRticipate in celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day at the city’s OFFICIAL EARTH DAY PARTY. Show your support and like our Facebook Page. The celebration will kick off with a pirate led pARRRade that will go from Harmony Park to the Oakhurst GARRRden site, beginning at 12:30 pm. We have an exciting array of events planned for children, youth and adults and include, for example:
Bionew will be providing free recycling services for small electronics and batteries. Festival attendees may drop off devices like cell phones, cables, GPS units, or other small electronics to be recycled in an environmentally responsible way. Batteries will also be accepted, with the exception of car or other large batteries.
Consider baking an Earth Day themed cake for our annual Cake Contest! We are accepting amateur (up to 12th grade) and Professional levels. Drop cakes off between 10 am- 11am on festival day, April 19, at the Wylde Center offices, Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030. Application will be posted here. Bakeries, families, groups, and individuals are welcome to submit. Judging occurs at 1:30 p.m April 19 and winners announced at 2:30ish from the stage. The cakes will be served to the public after judging. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in both categories. Additional questions? Contact Marion@wyldecenter.org
Earth Day T-shirt Contest!
Back by popular demand join us for an Earth Day Pirate themed t-shirt design contest. Children in grades K-12 are welcome to submit a design. Designing for a T Shirt could be a classroom exercise or extracurricular fun for any interested artist. The grand prize entry will be on the 2014 Earth Day Celebration T-Shirt and all entries will be on display at the Decatur Library. The entry deadline is Tuesday, March 25, 5pm and the winners will be notified on April 1. All entries are due to the Wylde Center Offices at the Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 and must have a submission form attached to be included in the contest. Prizes will be awarded at the 2014 Earth Day Celebration at the Oakhurst Garden at 1:30pm on April 19. The Oakhurst Garden of the Wylde Center is located at 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030. The submission form will be listed HERE Additional questions? Contact Marion@wyldecenter.org
Kids will enjoy the ARRRTS & crafts, scavenger hunts, and festive pirate performers. A pirate ship will be parked in front of the garden and live birds of prey will be on hand to interact with.
1. Call for Vendors
Vendor tables will be assigned to spaces on Oakview Rd. We are recruiting organizations in the community whose mission may coincide with that of Earth Day Celebrants and who are concerned with environmental stewardship issues. You must apply HERE by Friday April 4, 5pm. No exceptions. Please contact Gary Garrett, email@example.com for further information. This is a very popular event and the spots are likely to fill up fast!!! AFTER confirmation from Gary you may purchase your booth online by clicking here
2. Call for Food Vendors – Contact Marion@wyldecenter.org
3. Call for Children Craft Providers The DEDF is a family friendly event. Building upon tradition, local artists, organizations, camps, and schools provide free earth day crafts for participating children. Great way to promote your mission! Please plan on providing crafts for 75+ children. No vendor fee is necessary for those providing crafts for the children. Space is limited to 15 craft tables. Spaces are assigned. We ask that each organization provides a different earth friendly craft. The first organization who applies with a craft idea has the privilege of providing chosen craft. Click HERE to apply. Contact Andrea@wyldecenter.org with questions.
4. Call for Decatur Earth Day Festival Sponsors DEDF seeks sponsors to support this great annual event in which more than 600 people participate. The presenting sponsor will have its business logo included on the back of the festival t-shirt among other benefits. Click here for more information about sponsoring. Deadline for all sponsor commitments is March 25.