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Earth Day Festival Adds March For Science Event

Come celebrate the 29th Stockton Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Victory Park behind Haggin Museum in Stockton. Admission is free for this family event. “Water is Life” is the theme of this area’s premier environmental event and will focus on educating local residents in taking care of the environment, especially water resources.

In addition, Stockton will join cities across the country and the world in a March for Science on Saturday, April 22, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Victory Park. Concerned citizens and local scientists will walk around the park to focus on the responsible application of science to government. The marchers will be advocating to prevent changes to existing environmental policies that could cause negative effects to the planet such as climate change. At 10 a.m., organizers plan to circle the park with over 1,034 people linked hand in hand in support of science, technology, engineering and math.

The annual Festival is a chance for area schools, environmental organizations, community agencies and green businesses to come together to share ideas and discuss important environmental issues with local residents. Over 80 vendors will participate, including some great healthy food fare. It is a fun day for kids and families, and admission is free.

Festival entertainment features UOP’s The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quartet, blues group Shad and the Groovinators, rock band Project 59, New Age electronica group The House on Willow Project, and the Washboard Monkeys performing bluegrass and swing.

Warm up for the day with stretching during a relaxing hour of yoga on the park green starting at 10 a.m. Join other local cyclists and pedal to the Festival and secure your bicycles in a safe bike corral staffed by the San Joaquin Bike Coalition. An organic drum circle will close the day at 4 p.m. on a percussive note.

The Earth Day Festival is sponsored by The Peace & Justice Network, City of Stockton Solid Waste and Recycling, Mayaco Marketing/Internet, Stockton Area Water Suppliers, KXVS 92.1 The Voice of Stockton and 105.9FM The Bull.

This is a community-driven event and hundreds of volunteers from schools, the public, non-profit organizations and others make it all happen and help keep it free for all to enjoy.

For more information or to volunteer, visit, email or call 209-483-5199.