Special Events

The MI Earth Day Fest will celebrate with music and dance performances, door prizes, a kids art contest, MI Green Hall of Fame awards, and more. Check back for more information.

Below will be listed special events offered before and during the MI Earth Day Fest. For a list of all MI Green Team events, see the Green Events Calendar.

Upcoming events

    • 04/21/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MI Earth Day Fest (SE corner) - Emagine Entertainment Stage

    MI Earth Day Fest Kickoff

    Enjoy live music, networking and celebration. Join media, community leaders, and award winners, as well as event sponsors, managers and supporters, for the kickoff of the MI Earth Day Fest. 

    The one-hour program will be highlighted by the 6th annual green awards ceremony, at which a select number of Earth Day heroes will be inducted into the MI Green Hall of Fame and the talents of the winners of the USGBC Kids Art Contest will be awarded.

    All are welcome to attend and registration is not required. However, seating is limited and will be reserved for registered attendees. To register, click the Register button.

    Donations will be accepted on behalf of the US Green Building Council Detroit Regional Chapter for its green schools programs.
    • 04/22/2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • MI Earth Day Fest - Main Stage

    Join the Earth Day Parade & Pep Rally!


    Bring your non-motorized vehicles, pets, dance-moves and earth-friendly displays and costumes. Meet at the Main Stage and join in the parade down the Paint Creek Trail/City Walk, around and through the festival site. The 1/4 mile parade will conclude at the Main Stage for a Pep Rally. Use your voice, instruments and drums to and make some noise to celebrate our favorite planet! Special prizes will be awarded for largest/loudest group, and for best Earth Day themed costume and display. Everyone with Earth Day enthusiasm is welcome to to participate. Registration is encouraged but not required.

    • 04/23/2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • Third & Water Street Lot - SE Corner, 277 E 3rd St, Rochester, MI 48307


    Join RARA to celebrate our favorite planet at the Earth Day 5k Fun Run.The 5K is a scenic loop route through trails, parks and the neighboring subdivisions. All ages are welcome and the route is friendly for pets and strollers. The race will be chip timed and have awards for each age division along with raffle give-a-ways from our sponsors.

    Participation awards include, race tech shirts, medallions, a seedling tree for you to plant, and a goodie bag from our sponsors. Click here for run details and to register at early bird pricing. Have questions? Contact Rochester Avon Recreation Authority



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