Earth Day Extravaganza 2023
Join Green Living Magazine, the City of Phoenix on Saturday, April 22 as we celebrate Earth Day Extravaganza to support our ongoing efforts to spotlight the impact of climate disasters and help our event-goers learn what actions they can take to minimize the effects.
It’s our favorite day of the year, a time to honor the work our community performs year-round to protect and restore the places that make Arizona such a spectacular place to live. It’s also an opportunity to show the types of personal actions we can all take – both big and small – to practice environmental stewardship for the people, wildlife, water, parks, trails, and natural lands of our region.
Exhibits, Entertainment, Live Demos, and More!
The annual Earth Day Celebration will have a host of eco-conscious exhibitors, sponsors, and entertainers that will educate, empower, and inspire our loyal readers and attendees about protecting our planet. And restoring the natural environment that connects us all.
Some of the fun activities that will take place:
- Live Music
- 5 Animal Qigong
- Cooking demos Electric cars
- Tug-of-war contest
- Native American hoop dancing
- Native American flute performances
- Drumming circles
- Interactive vendor booths
- Kids eco-fashion show @ 12 PM
- And, so much more!
Register for a chance to win an Electric Bike & Eco-friendly prizes!
Please enter your name only once – duplicate entries do not increase the chances of winning. Drawings will take place every hour, throughout the Earth Day Event from 9 AM- 2 PM. We will contact winners via phone at the time of drawing.
Enjoy Live Music!
Three wonderful local musical groups will be bringing their talent to help us celebrate in style throughout the event!
DJ Steve Grosz will MC our event throughout the day to keep our audience updated on all the fun happenings throughout the day. We have no doubt Steve’s selection of music & mixes will keep the crowd moving and grooving!
WildeP’lay is the musical collaboration of singer/saxophonist Donna Wilde and pianist/ keyboardist Richard Palalay. One of the Phoenix area’s unique music groups, WildeP’lay, will present a collection of songs that feature their inventive covers.
24th Street Jazz Band South Mountain Community College Jazz Ensemble: 24th STREET JAZZ – Sing – Stomp – Swing – Shout the influential music of the Harlem Renaissance. Come and enjoy period and contemporary sounds from Phoenix’s most authentic jazz ensemble.
Join a Free Workshop or Demonstration!
Community organizations, groups, and exhibitors will host FREE interactive workshops every half-hour throughout the day. There are so many exciting and engaging activities to see; you’ll want to stay to experience them all! Below are a few of the many activities on our event schedule.
Native American Hoop Dance World Champion Hoop Dancers Moontee Sinquah and his sons Sampson and Scott will showcase their art, which tells tribal and individual stories through the use of as many as 30 hoops, each representing the circle of life. After the hoop show, the Sinquah Troupe will have you dancing to the beat of the drums in no time at all!
Chef Demonstration The smells, sounds, and visual appeal of cooking will make your senses come alive. Chef demos will be led by The Vegan Taste and the Giving Tree Cafe, offering an interactive experience for all ages. So join the fun while trying vegan delights and learning new cooking techniques.
5 Animal Qigong Matthew Struble will teach ancient Chinese healing exercises that improve physical and mental health, well-being, and immunity. Discover within you the courage and strength of the tiger, the deer’s serenity and poise, the bear’s steadiness and solidity, the monkey’s nimbleness and agility, and the swiftness and grace of the bird. These exercises are gentle, relaxed, slow yet strong and suitable for everyone.
Eco-conscious Kids Fashion Show Learn about a fun way kids are raising environmental awareness—through fashion! The show is presented by More than Modeling, which shares the message of sustainability and uses secondhand clothing and remnant fabrics to re-make runway looks- all constructed by the models themselves. Find out how one person’s trash can become another person’s treasure; you might even spot a new style for yourself!
Drumming Circles for Kids & Families Let’s make music together with Daniel Hirtz Drumming, whose philosophy is we can lift our spirits and improve our health by making music together. One of the easiest ways to make music together is drumming since it does not require much skill, and ALL ages and skill levels can participate. Drumming is not only readily available to all of us, but it’s scientifically proven to connect us and opens up the tremendous powers of the community.
Native American Flute Performances Listen in and enjoy the most distinctive performers of the Native American flute, featuring Jonah Littlesunday and Aaron White award-winning musicians, each Inspired by themes that all human beings cherish–love, peace, and unity. Relax and draw upon the solitude of their ancestral lands, which will lead you into a meditative soundscape that heals your soul. As an added treasure, they’ll share the art of flute making and the history and culture of this melodic instrument.
E-Bike or Electric Cars Demonstration Discover the electrifying world of E-Bikes at this demonstration hosted by our local electric bike companies! Curious about how E-Bikes work? Want to give one a test run? This is a great opportunity to explore your options.
Check back often for more exciting Free Workshops, Entertainment, and Demos we continue to add!
Take action & volunteer!
Be a part of the change by volunteering for as little or as many hours as you can commit. You will be able to select the shifts you are available to volunteer. Please view our volunteer page to view more about this opportunity.
Come show your support!
Let’s make Green Living’s Earth Day Extravaganza 2023 one of our best, highlighting the uniqueness and beauty of Arizona. But we can only do that with your help and participation. So please make sure to join us to show your support!