BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has announced the 28th Annual Louisiana Earth Day celebration, which will be held Sunday, April 29.
The event will be held at the LSU Parker Coliseum from 1 to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The non-profit organization, Louisiana Earth Day, is hosting the event, which will feature hands-on environmental activities, exhibits, conservation education, entertainment, and lots of family fun.
This year, the featured entertainment will be Music Notes from Los Angeles, California. Mr. D and Mr. Q-U-E will be performing environmental hip hop for audiences. For more about the group, click here.
"This year's Earth Day festivities will offer plenty of environmentally-friendly fun for the whole family. I encourage all resident to take The Louisiana Pledge this Earth Day, a commitment to Louisiana, to its waterways, coast, wildlife, soil, and sky. One state, irreplaceable, to be cherished and protected by all," said Broome.
Festival participants can take the pledge online here.
"As citizens of Louisiana, we enjoy everything that our state gives us on land and water, and it is incumbent upon each and every one of us to protect and preserve our environment," said Josetta LeBoeuf, president of Louisiana Earth Day.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
Outside the Coliseum
- 1 to 1:15 p.m. - Yuan’s Chinese Dance Studio – Traditional Chinese Dances in Full Costume
- 1:15 to 1:35 p.m. - Beyond the Garage Puppeteer
- 1:35 to 1:50 p.m. - Yuan’s Chinese Dance Studio, continued.
- 2 to 3 p.m. - Music Notes
- 3 to 3:30 p.m. - Jazz Piano by Christopher Coreil
- 3:30 to 5 p.m. - EBR Talented Music Students Under the Direction of Mr. Hull
Inside the Coliseum
- 1 to 1:45 p.m. - TBD
- 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. - Artemisia Sword Dancers
- 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. - Lagniappe Dulcimer Society
- 3:15 to 4 p.m. - Troubles The Clown by Oooh Aaah Productions
- 4 to 5 p.m. - Yoga Demonstration