Celebrate. Learn. Take Action.

Sunday, April 21, 2024


Newton North High School

(457 Walnut St., Newton)

Bring your family and friends to Newton’s 3rd Annual Earth Day Festival for all things green! Enjoy live music and great food while learning about all the ways you can make a difference. There will be local businesses and nonprofits on site to help guide you, whether you’re looking to go solar, pick out an electric vehicle, insulate your home, start composting, and much more! And there’s plenty of fun for the kids, including a petting zoo, face painting, nature themed activities, and an Earth Day celebration with Little Beats.

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.
Are you looking to lead a greener lifestyle? Or to make your home more energy efficient? 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, and more!
Our Earth Day Festival is jam packed with fun activities for kiddos of all ages - face painting, a petting zoo, music from Little Beats, a planting activity, and much more!
Join Bike Newton for a special Earth Day bike ride to Auburndale Cove and back. Riders will depart from the Bike Newton booth at 1pm and go along the Charles River bike path through Waltham, through the Auburndale Cove, and return on Commonwealth Ave. to the Earth Day celebration (~10 miles). This is a family-friendly, “no-rider-left-behind” ride and all ages are invited, but all young children must be accompanied by an adult. Bike helmets are required.
Enjoy live music from local bands like the Dark Crushes and Dave Herlihy while enjoying some delicious food. Get ready to hear some great tunes to inspire us all on Earth Day!

Delicious (and sustainable!) food

Enjoy tasty, plant-based treats from FoMu Ice Cream, Chubby Chickpea, and Minuteman Kettle Corn.


Check out the latest electric vehicles and chat with an EV owner

In the market for an electric car or plug-in hybrid? Newton’s EV Task Force will be on hand with details on the latest cars available, prices, and information on tax credits and rebates. Plus, we will have several EVs on display, with their owners nearby to answer any questions you might have!


Local exhibitors include

350 Mass – aarshi&friends – Better Action Now on Artificial Turf in Newton – Bike Newton – Black Earth Compost – Charles River Food Co-op – Citizens’ Climate Lobby – Communities Responding to Extreme Weather – Elephant Energy – Endless Energy (Mass Save Insulation) – First Unitarian Universalist Society – Fulfilled Goods – Future Energy Solar – Green Century Funds – Green Newton – Greenvest – HELPSY – League of Women Voters of Newton – Massachusetts Master Gardener Association – Mass Save – Mothers Out Front Newton – Muirfield Mechanical / Heritage Home Services – NEC Solar – NEEECO – Newton Community Education – Newton Community Farm – Newton Conservators – Newton Energy Coach – Newton EV Task Force – Newton Power Choice – Newton Recycling Committee – Newton Sustainable Materials Management Commission – Newtonville Books – Protect Newton Trees – PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration – Pure Solutions – Recirclable – ReuseFit – ReVision Energy – Service Stars – UU Plant-Based Eating Club – and more!


Entertainment schedule

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Family Bike Ride to Auburndale Cove with Bike Newton

1:00pm – The Dark Crushes

2:00pm – Dave Herlihy (from O Positive)

3:00pm – Little Beats


Map and Directions

Walk, bike, bus, or drive to the event! The Earth Day Festival will take place at Newton North High School in the parking lot on Walnut Street at Elm Road. Take the T to Newtonville, the 59 Bus right to the High School, or join us by bike! There will also be street parking available as well as the parking lot on Lowell Ave.

RSVP here to help us plan for attendance and to receive updates about the festival, including weather updates.

Vendors interested in exhibiting can email Liora Silkes at lsilkes@newtonma.gov.

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

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