Earth Day Festival at Forest Park Nature Center

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 at 11:00am

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N Forest Park Dr
309-682-1200

Celebrate Earth Day at our annual festival all centered on the theme of “Leave Only Footprints!”

Guests will enjoy an engaging vendor and exhibitor area that features organizations and businesses with sustainable practices and missions that are eager to share their work, products, and ways you can get involved or make a difference. Our PPD friends from Peoria Zoo and Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum will return with their creative, wildlife-inspired face painting station, and our friends from Camp Wokanda will be back to sell their 2024 maple syrup. We’ll have guided hikes, food and coffee vendors, pop-up activities and stations to explore. New this year, enjoy upbeat entertainment including Safari Joe, Drum Circle, Goodnight Gracie and more!

Complimentary themed totes bags will be available for anyone who purchases a FPNC membership or who makes a donation of $5 or more at the Festival!

The festival and activities are free. Donations are appreciated.

Full Schedule

Happening All Day:

Membership Drive/ Tote Bags at Outside Nature Center
Crafts at Activity Area
Nature Activities at Activity Area
PlayHouse Face Painting at Activity Area
Peoria Zoo Nature Center at Bird Room
Cicadas, Birds, Spring Ephemerals at FPNC Main Room

Schedule:

11:15am-12:00pm: Guided Hike: Feathered Friends of FPNC at Valley Trail Head
11:15am-12:00pm: Safari Joe at Stage
12:15-12:45 pm: Peoria Zoo Animal Ambassadors at Stage
1-1:45 pm: Guided Hike: Wildflower Walk at Valley Trail Head
1-2 pm: Drum Circle at  Stage
2-2:45 pm: Herp Hoopla at Nature Center
2:30-4 pm: Goodnight Gracie at Stage
3-4 pm: Guided Hike: Spring Hike (Bee Tree Trail: Moderate Difficulty) at Valley Trail Head

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