Newton's Earth Day Festival

Sunday, April 24 from 1-4pm

War Memorial Circle

Newton City Hall

(1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton)

Bring your friends and family to Newton’s own Earth Day Festival for live music, petting zoo, face painting, green technology showcase, an EV expo, nature themed activities, ice cream, and more.

Are you looking to lead a greener lifestyle? We have a terrific line-up of exhibitors ready to answer all your questions on waste reduction & composting, electric vehicles, solar power, insulation, heat pumps, gardening & pollination.
Are you considering an Electric Vehicle? Check out the EV Display at the festival, where many of our Newton neighbors will be available to tell you more about their experience. This is the perfect time to ask an EV owner about charging stations, EV ranges, pricing and other questions. See below for a list of vehicles that will be present!
Our Earth Day Festival is jam packed with fun activities for kiddos of all ages. There will be a petting zoo, face painting, books, bingo, nature themed activities, ice cream, and more! Do a storywalk by the pollinator garden with the Newton Pollinator Working Group (with a kids' book giveaway every half hour!) and learn all about worms and vermicomposting with Newton Community Farm.
Join Bike Newton for a family-friendly 10 mile bike ride to Auburndale Cove! Meet up at the Bike Newton table at 12:45pm for a 1-2pm ride. Be sure to check Bike Newton for last minute updates. E-bikes will also be available to view and test with Landry's Bicycles!
Enjoy live music from local band Dark Crushes (approximately 2-3pm). Get ready to hear some great tunes to inspire us all on Earth Day!

Petting zoo, Electric Vehicle, Black Earth Compost, Face Painting

Delicious (and Sustainable!) Food

Frosty Ice Cream and Clover Food Lab will be serving up tasty food, complete with compostable utensils.

Electric Vehicles on Display

Tesla Model 3 – Tesla Model Y – Tesla Model X – Nissan Leaf – Hyundai Kona – Chevy Bolt – Audi e-tron – Mercedes EQS – Kia Niro – Toyota Rav4 Prime (Plug-in Hybrid)

Exhibitors Include

350 Mass – Bike Newton & Safe Routes to Schools – Black Earth Compost – City of Newton Dept. of Planning & Development – Friends of Hemlock Gorge – Fulfilled Goods – HomeWorks Energy (Insulation) – Indigenous Peoples Day Newton Committee – Landry’s Bicycles – League of Women Voters of Newton – Mothers Out Front Newton – Muirfield Mechanical (Heat Pumps) – New England Ductless (Heat Pumps) – Newton Community Farm – Newton Energy Coach – Newton EV Task Force – Newton Pollinator Working Group – Newton Recycling Committee – Newton Stormwater Management – Via & NewMo – and more!

Plus, if you sign up for Black Earth Compost during the event you will receive a free starter kit with a $39 value! Limited quantities available, and must show proof of enrollment.

Map and Directions

Walk, bike, bus, or drive to the event! The Earth Day Festival will take place at the War Memorial on Memorial Dr. There is a Blue Bikes station at the Newton Free Library, and bus stop on the corner of Walnut St. and Homer St. Parking is available at City Hall and Newton Free Library, in addition to street parking.

Vendors interested in exhibiting can email Debra Kriensky at

Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of rain, the festival will be held both outdoors and indoors in the War Memorial Auditorium. The event is sponsored & organized by Green Newton, the City of Newton’s Climate Team, and the EV Task Force.