Mark your calendar to be a part of the greatest show on Earth, or at least on the Treasure Coast, as the Oxbow Eco-Center holds its 15th Annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Hosted by St. Lucie County, Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce, this free event includes live animals, playful puppets, games and activities for children, and dozens of interactive exhibitors. Not only that, you can try some local food and brews while taking in the sights and sounds of this community-wide event.
Music will fill the air with Uproot Hootenanny and Grant Livingston on the main stage. If dancing to your own beat is more your speed, join Kevin Beatkeeper for a fun, interactive drum circle on the Heritage Stage, where you’ll also meet Cowboy Poet Will Barker. And, gather the kids around the Creativity Stage for a magical puppetry show, kids’ yoga and a wildlife read-along.
Stroll through the Artists’ Garden and see amazing works by local artists, including those who will create beautiful paintings before your eyes. Sit a spell in the Pioneer Camp sampling a Florida specialty - swamp cabbage, then learn how to rope cattle. Wander through the Community Trail where organizations highlight the resources and opportunities available to youth, elderly, veterans and the community as a whole.
Along the path most traveled through the Eco-Guardian Cove, become a St. Lucie Water Champion and learn something new about conservation and stewardship of our natural treasures. Here, you’ll meet some of your wild neighbors with Reptile Riff and Treasure Coast Wildlife Center.
Don’t miss the Luminary Loop where you’ll learn about local businesses and organizations committed to making a real difference here in St. Lucie, including Maverick Boat Group, Culpepper & Terpening Consulting Engineers, Langel Brothers Air Conditioning, Economic Development Council, St. Lucie Cultural Alliance, Summer Crush Winery, Florida Power & Light, Inframark Water & Infrastructure Services, Lewis, Longman & Walker Law Firm, and many others. Be sure to thank them for taking an active role in bringing the community together.
Shuttles will be picking up and dropping off attendees every few minutes to and from the festival to parking at the Calvary Church on St. James Drive. While the Oxbow is normally a pet-friendly facility, visitors planning to attend the Earth Day Celebration are asked to leave their dogs at home (except for certified service dogs).
Bring your friends and family out to celebrate all St. Lucie has to offer at the 15th Annual Earth Day Festival at the Oxbow Eco-Center on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.cxboweco.com or call 772-785-5833. The Oxbow Eco-Center is a St. Lucie County Environmental Learning Center situated on 225-acres along the St. Lucie River. It is located at 5400 NE St. James Drive, 1-1/2 miles south of Midway Road in Port St. Lucie – across from the St. James Publix Shopping Center
For additional details on this year’s Earth Day celebration – visit our Facebook page and RSPV - www.facebook.com/events/2072578719525313.