Celebrate Earth Day at Idlewild Park, April 21, as performance groups, vendors, and educational booths unite with a foundation based on a three-point theme: The Natural World, Many Cultures and Green Technologies. This free festival is for all senses – with music from around the world, sights to inspire, tastes and smells from a variety of food selections, and many hands-on activities.
The new Animalia Kingdom of this years event is a pet friendly zone! With doggie daycares available for you to utilize while you visit the rest of the event! In this section you will find pony rides, numerous dogs and cats available for adoption.
This creative corner will be a new installation showcasing artists, the local art world, and artsy activities for attendees.
Organized by The Nature Conservancy and NV Energy this year, this area will include interactive and educational activities for kids and adults. There will also be a “Picnic for Earth” area with available picnic blankets so that visitors can relax on this beautiful day.
A large component of Earth Day goals is sustainability – whether that is renewable fuel and energy sources, new technologies for reducing or cleaning up pollution and other human impacts, conservation of natural resources through both technologies and habits, new agricultural technologies – this could go on forever. Earth Innovations seeks to explore and engage the ideas of our young minds in these areas as young minds are key to a sustainable future. This year this will include a Science Fair with all Washoe County high schools invited to participate.
Another new section of the event this year that will focus on green growth, plants of all kinds and local farming. A Farmer’s Market will also be included in this section.
Test Driving hybrid vehicles, and learn about the future of electric cars, alternative fuels, transit, rail, bicycle taxis and more.
There is no parking within the park, but there is FREE PARKING at Reno High School, just a block away with Bike Taxi’s to drop you off at the Future of Transportation!