Earth Day 2023

Newton's Earth Day Festival 2023

Sunday, April 23 from 12-4pm

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 with test drives, nature themed activities, 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. There will even be test drives available for select cars! See below for more information on registering for a test drive.
Our Earth Day Festival is jam packed with fun activities for kiddos of all ages - face painting, a petting zoo, music from Little Beats, and much more!
More interested in bikes? We'll have E-bikes on display so you can see first-hand how they can help get you around town! Plus, join Bike Newton for a special Earth Day bike ride.
Enjoy live music from local bands. Get ready to hear some great tunes to inspire us all on Earth Day!

Delicious (and sustainable!) food

Tasty, plant-based eats from the Plantiful Food Trailer, complete with compostable serveware

Electric vehicles to view and test drive

Check back for a list of EV models that will be on display, as well as instructions for how to register for a test drive. Test drives will be offered in 15 minute slots, and will take place on City Hall Dr. 

Local exhibitors include

350 Mass – Bike Newton & Safe Routes to Schools – Black Earth Compost – Communities Responding to Extreme Weather – Endless Energy (Mass Save Insulation) – Fulfilled Goods – Green Newton – HomeWorks Energy (Mass Save Insulation) – League of Women Voters of Newton – LigerBots – Mothers Out Front Newton – New England Ductless (Heat Pumps) – Newton Community Farm – Newton Conservation Office – Newton Energy Coach – Newton EV Task Force – Newton Power Choice – Newton Recycling Committee – Newton Sustainable Materials Management Commission – Newton Stormwater Management – Recirclable – and more!

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 [email protected]

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.

Earth Day Photos