Michigan Earth Day Fest returns to Rochester this weekend

Bring your family to downtown Rochester for the Michigan Earth Day Fest—the state’s largest MI Earth DayFest Logofree Earth Day celebration. Enjoy exhibits, speakers, entertainment, recycling drop-off, awards, food, family fun, and more! The mission of the the fest is to celebrate our planet, showcase “green” initiatives in our community, and learn how to make every day Earth Day.

The three-day fest is presented by MI Green Team, and sponsored by DTE Energy, Oakland County Planning & Economic Development, and Republic Recycling. Activities kick-off on Friday, April 25 and the event wraps up on Sunday, April 27. Please note, there’s a new location this year: Walnut Boulevard and Fourth Street.

Schedule of events:

Friday, April 25

  • 6 p.m.: American Idol Hollywood Week finalist Abbie Lane Isham (from Madison    Heights) sings
  • 6:30 p.m.: Oakland Co. Water Commissioner Jim Nash leads town hall meeting on fracking
  • 7 p.m.: MI Green Hall of Fame winners honored

Saturday, April 26

  • 11 a.m.: Earth Day Pep Rally
  • 11:30 a.m.: Local Talent Showcase featuring Jennifer Kincer Studio students
  • 12:30 p.m.: Family-friendly four-mile bike ride on the Paint Creek Trail
  • 1 p.m.: School of Rock House Band
  • 1-4 p.m.: Radio Disney Jr. Doc McStuffins Toy Check-up for Kids
  • 2 p.m.: Holistic heart doctor/author Joel Kahn MD on plant-based diet for health & planet
  • 3 p.m.: Radio Disney Road Crew Show
  • 5 p.m.: Oakland University’s James Leidel on today’s energy landscape

Sunday, April 27

  • 10:30 a.m.: Michigan Saves on easy & affordable home energy efficiency
  • 12 p.m.: Save Your Life/Save the Planet panel of health professionals
  • 1:30 p.m.: Frankly Speaking foot-stomping good time music

For more information, check out www.miEDF.com and  www.facebook.com/miearthday

The information in this press release was provided on behalf of the organizers of Michigan Earth Day Fest.

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