2023 Dare To Care
Earth Day Parade And Fair
presented by Kendall Rae's Green Heart, City of South Fulton & Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs
The First Inaugural Earth Day Parade seeks to bring together schools, farms/farmers, sustainable organizations, youth and adults in a community for a parade, celebration, and day of learning. The event is planned as a celebratory gathering with earth day projects, vendors, games, entertainment and musical performances. This event is open to the public, but targeted at youth. This year, our earth day celebration seeks to build on the tremendous success of Georgia’s youngest certified farmer and bring out close to 2,000 people.
Our hope is to emphasize our desire for urgent action on a variety of issues (climate, natural resources, native pollinators, soil and ag education)to act as a catalyst for change towards a greener more sustainable future. We will also continue to focus on local issues with efforts to raise awareness about the impacts and solutions related to climate change.
Those who want to participate in the parade are asked to show up at 10 a.m. If this is a school band, organization, club please contact Ursula Johnson at 404-836-0530.
The fair at Crowes Next Megaplex will begin at noon, and it will include activities like a kids zone, live music performances, and local food and vendors. Volunteers are needed to help run the parade, as well as clean up afterwards the fair.
Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive – We ask that all participants to consider Electric Cars, Trucks, Bikes, etc. for the duration of the parade as token of appreciation for EARTH DAY!.
This years Grand Marshall will be announced April 1st, 2023.
Alexa Young, CA
Follow The Schedule of Events
April 22, 2023
11:00 -11:45 a.m. — Gather for the parade at the corner of Louisiana and Bond St.
11:30-12:00 — Short parade through downtown Bend, led by the Earth Guardians and drummer Fodé Sylla who specializes in traditional West African drum and dance. Costumes encouraged! No signs and no motorized vehicles.
12:00 -3:00 p.m. — Fair featuring a kids’ zone, electric vehicle showcase, garden activities, live music and performances, and local food and vendors.