Michigan’s largest Earth Day event comes to Rochester

By Annie Stodola

ROCHESTER — The state’s largest Earth Day Festival takes place in Rochester on April 23-25.

One of the event’s most well-known aspects of the festival is the Earth Day Parade, which takes place Saturday at 10 a.m. There is also the Rochester Area Recreation Association 5K run on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Other activities during the weekend include documentary screenings, children’s activities and musical activities.

Hours for the festival are 4-7 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Prior to the event, the Green Careers Fair takes place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Additionally, a preview party is set for April 22 at 7 p.m. east of Rochester Mills Brewery. Comedian and TV actor Dave Coulier will emcee the preview party.