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2024 City of Springfield Earth Awareness Fair
April 20, 2024 11am-3pm
Union Square Park 500 E. Madison St.

2024 Earth Awareness Fair Poster - Original Art by Katherine M

   Please download this year’s Fair poster and share with your family and friends or print and hang up in supporting local hot spots and/or places of business.


    Interested in taking part? Download and return corresponding forms below. New due date for all forms is Friday, April 7.


2024 List of Participants

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • BikeTek
  • Citizen’s Climate Lobby
  • CWLP
  • City of Springfield – Public Works
  • Creative Reuse Marketplace
  • Elevate
  • Enos Park Neighborhood Gardens
  • Grow Springfield
  • Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
  • The Keep Store
  • Kidzeum
  • Lincoln Land Community College
  • Lincoln Library
  • Mayor’s Monarch Pledge
  • Moving Pillsbury Forward
  • Republic Services
  • Resistor Sisterhood
  • Sangamon County Regional Planning Board
  • Sierra Club – Sangamon Valley
  • SIU School of Medicine Environment and Health Student Group
  • SMTD
  • Springfield Bicycle Advisory Council
  • Springfield Bicycle Club
  • Springfield Civic Garden Club
  • Sustainable Springfield
  • University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners
  • UIS Green Fee Committee
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church

 Activities & Services

2024 Activities & Services

  • Artifacts from Pillsbury
  • ASL Interpreting Service
  • Bike valet provided by Springfield Bike Advisory Council
  • Composting with Grow Springfield
  • Free seeds from Enos Park Community Garden
  • Games with Illinois EPA
  • Old Capital Farmers Market, 8am to 12pm
  • Recycled arts and crafts station with Creative Reuse Marketplace
  • Vermicomposting with U of I extension Master Gardeners
  • Water Conservation with Westminster Presbyterian Church

 Springfield Bicycle Advisory Board – the SBAC

The City of Springfield, along with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library have partnered with the Springfield Bicycle Advisory Board – the SBAC - for this annual event! This year, the SBAC will provide a FREE bicycle valet. This will be a secured spot on the Earth Awareness Fair so all bike riders have a chance to be green and enjoy the fair!

 Sangamon Mass Transit District - SMTD

Sangamon Mass Transit District, SMTD, has four different bus route that have a stop within 3 blocks of Union Square Park!

  • The Route 1 bus stops at 5th St and Jefferson
  • The Route 4 bus stops at 6th St and Washington
  • The Route 7 bus stops at 4th St and Jefferson
  • The Route 12 bus stops at 4th St and Madison

Please see the map below for more details, or go to .

 2024 Related Events

Saturday, April 6th
Stop by the Winter Famers Market at Union Square Park from 8am to 12pm. There you will be able to talk to the Springfield Bicycle Advisory Council and learn more about bicycle routes in Springfield as well as get a preview of events for Earth Awareness Month!

Historical Trees of Illinois at Cotton Hill Park West. Come learn about the National Champion Dream Oak as well as mulching. Event is from 10am to 12pm.
Cotton Hill Park - West - Google Maps

Saturday, April 13th
The City of Springfield, in partnership with the University of Illinois Springfield, is hosting the inaugural UIS Nature Scavenger Hunt – a fun activity for the whole family! This event kicks off from the UIS Colonnade at 12pm and goes until 2pm.
The Colonnade at the University of Illinois Springfield - Google Maps

Saturday, April 20th
The City of Springfield, in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library – ALMPL – present the 32nd Annual Earth Awareness Fair at Union Square Park. This is the longest running Earth Fair in Illinois! As a reminder, the run time is 11am to 3pm. Come early and take advantage of the last Winter’s Famers market before the regular market begins in May.
Union Square Park - Google Maps

Friday, April 26th
Today is Arbor Day! Please join us at the Downtown YMCA at 601 N. 4th Street for the Official Arbor Day Celebration with a Tree Planting event at 4pm.
Downtown YMCA - Google Maps

Saturday, April 27th
Part of keeping Springfield environmental friendly means more trees. Stop by Lincoln Park, 1601 N. 5th Street, at 10am to get a FREE TREE! Event is from 10am to 12pm, or until supplies last.
Lincoln Park - Google Maps

For questions, please call Public Works and ask for Brad or Kristina. We look forward to meeting you and celebrating Earth Awareness Month in April with all of Springfield!