New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Solar Derby

Celebrate Earth Day 2015 at Palmer Park on Saturday, April 18th, 11 am to 7:30 pm!


The 2015 New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Solar Derby will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 11:00 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. at Palmer Park.

About the event:

The New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Solar Derby presented by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade is unique.  It’s the first and only Solar Derby in the state and also the only Earth Day Festival in Louisiana not sponsored by an oil company!  It’s the only event in the area focused on engaging the local community, environmental organizations and businesses specifically around environmental sustainability.  And in the long term, we believe our event has the potential to expand beyond New Orleans and become established as the premier sustainability event along the Gulf Coast. With each New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Green Business Expo, our aim is to serve as a model of sustainability, proving that a green festival can generate a significant economic impact without taking funding from an oil company.

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade, a New Orleans non-profit founded on environmental justice issues in 2000, organized the first New Orleans Earth Day Festival in 2009 in response to New Orleans residents’ interest in sustainability and environmental protection.

Establishing that first New Orleans Earth Day Festival was a natural expansion of our mission to promote clean air, environmental justice and sustainability. It was also an opportunity to celebrate the good work of environmental groups, learn about alternative energy and make a case for a strong green economy and reduced pollution. The New Orleans Earth Day Festival has been a huge success with thousands of attendees, generating news and excitement throughout the greater New Orleans area. 

We can’t wait to see you at this year’s festival!

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  1. We are in NO from VT for the month and want to come to earth day. We only know bayou st john is near NOMA. Where exactly is the festival? Where can we park a car?

    • Hi Phyllis,
      The map on the About page shows the location of the festival: Along Bayou St. John waterway at Orleans Avenue and North Jefferson Davis Parkway. From the NOMA/City Park area, you can take Carrollton to Orleans and follow Orleans south until you hit the bayou. Parking is on the street, or there’s a link on the About page showing public transportation options in the neighborhood. Hope that helps!

      And hope to see you at the festival!

  2. What’s the best way to get to the starting point of the bike ride, by bike, from St. Charles/S. Carrollton?

    • St. Charles to Nashville to Jeff Davis Parkway. Or if traffic’s not bad, take Carrollton the whole way up to Orleans, and turn right.

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  4. I hope this year’s festival is an even bigger success. And I hope the theme makes all of us pause to consider what we individually are doing for our Louisiana environment. Thanks for the great work.

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