Earth Day and Ecology Fair
- Date: April 16, 2011
- Time: 10am-4pm
- Cost: Free
Join Earth Day Jacksonville and some of your favorite earth-friendly companies for a fun-filled day for the whole family! This annual event is celebrating its 21st year at The Jacksonville Landing, and features more than 80 booths of educational and interactive displays and live entertainment throughout the day on the main stage. A Children’s Stage is added on the West end, offering a variety of kid-friendly hands-on displays.
Over 80 educational & interactive booths. Children’s crafts & activities. Live music & entertainment. Children’s Stage with demonstrations and interactive activities. Face painting. Prizes. Right Whale Obstacle Course. Portable movie theater with a short recycling film. And MUCH more!
*Earth Day 2011 Entertainment Schedule*
10 – 11:30 a.m. State of Mind Band
11:40-11:55 a.m. Intro/Q&A with Miss Earth Atlantic Beach, Ashley Crossman. Photos and autographs available!
12 – 1p.m. Showtime USA
1:05-1:15 p.m. EPA Special Announcement
1:15-1:30 p.m. Sponsor recognition/proclamation/mini grants
1:35-2:20 p.m. Radio 80
2:30-3:30 p.m. NXS Dance Academy
3:40-3:55 p.m. Prizes/Drawings
We’re honored to announce this year’s emcee will be Julie Watkins of Action News and Fox 30!!
10 a.m. Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office K-9 Unit
11 a.m. Jacksonville Zoo
1 p.m. “Wild Wonders” with Mike Rossi
2 p.m. Jacksonville Electric Authority “The Search for a Better Light”
3 p.m. JaxParks “Animals at Risk”
The Children’s stage is located at the west end by Nine West in the grassy area.
New this year: Environmental Services, Inc. Right Whale Obstacle Course and Waste Management’s Dump Truck Movie Theater!
The Obstacle Course will be set up where the Andrew Jackson status used to be, near the Children’s Stage and the movie theater will be on Hogan Street.
Stick around for more live performances and entertainment immediately following the earth Day event!
4:15-5 p.m. NXS Dance Academy dance lessons
5:15-6 p.m. Broadway Kid Starz
6:15-7 p.m. Dance Express
7:15-8 p.m. Dynamic Country
8:15-9 p.m. Scott Jones Dancers
9:15p.m.-1a.m. Radio 80
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Ample downtown parking is available within close proximity to The Jacksonville Landing. Options include The Landing's own lot immediately east of the property, garage, metered street and peripheral parking.
Benny’s Quick Lunch Menu
Monday thru Sunday
11:00-a.m. – 3:00-p.m.
- Cornmeal Fried Catfish- fried cornmeal catfish with fries and coleslaw.
- Dozen & 1/2 Shrimp- fried shrimp served with fries and coleslaw.
- Chicken Scampi- sautéed chicken with roasted red peppers and green onions over linguini.
- Great American Burger- ½ lb burger topped with american and cheddar cheese with fixings served with french fries.
- Benny’s Salad Bowl- mix of greens over Mediterranean shrimp pasta.
- Caribbean Jerk Salmon- with warm tropical fruit salsa, served with rice and vegetables.
No substitutions or any other promotions or coupons allowed with quick menu.
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