SRU’s Macoskey Center hosting Earth Fest, April 22


Student teaching a child about sustainability

Slippery Rock University’s Macoskey Center will host its Earth Fest event, April 22. The annual event provides eco-friendly fun for people of all ages.

April 17, 2023

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — April 22 is Earth Day and at Slippery Rock University it is also Earth Fest. SRU's Macoskey Center for Sustainability Education and Research will host its annual Earth Fest event, noon to 6 p.m., April 22, at 247 Harmony Road. Earth Fest will feature live music, food, workshops, drinks, raffle baskets, a vendor market, an electric car show, educational programs, horseback rides and eco-friendly fun for people of all ages.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Storm Harbor Equestrian Center with accessible parking available at the Macoskey Center.

"Earth Fest is a great opportunity for the community to connect with the Macoskey Center by experiencing the sustainability programming offered here," said Sami Laurence, director of the Macoskey Center. "It also gives people a chance to enjoy live entertainment, goods from our local vendor market, healthy food options and sustainability presentations provided by SRU students. This is one of our marquee events and we're especially excited to have Earth Fest occur on Earth Day this year."

Vendors will include everything from ceramic artists and coffee brewers to alpaca farmers and makers of beeswax covers. SRU students will also be showcasing their sustainability projects, highlighting research and other activities related to the Macoskey Center.

Musicians performing at Earth Fest will include:

  • Alyssa Hankey from noon to 2:30 p.m.
  • Renaissance City Choir from 2:45-3:15 p.m.
  • Brad Yoder from 3:30-6 p.m.

More information about the Macoskey Center is available on the center's webpage and its Facebook page.

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