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5th Annual Riverbend Earth Day Festival

5th Annual Riverbend Earth Day Festival

Date(s) - Saturday April 16
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Piasa Harbor

Earth Day Logo_TNI_OLThe Nature Institute (TNI) is excited to host the 5th annual Riverbend Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from noon to 6 p.m., in partnership with the Great Rivers Land Trust, the Alton Regional CVB, the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center/Lewis and Clark Community College and the Sierra Club. This event is FREE and open to all.

The event will be held, rain or shine, at Piasa Harbor in Godfrey, Ill, which is located on Route 100 / the Great River Road, across from Lockhaven Golf Club.

Let’s celebrate Earth Day together for this celebration of nature, music, food, and the arts. Guests can participate in organized hiking,paddling, enjoy fresh, local foods, and peruse unique goods by local vendors and artists.

Other features will include live music, a children’s activities with nature-inspired arts and crafts, hands-on informational booths, and electronic recycling opportunities.

This event is made possible by the following sponsors:

Earth Stewards- Old Bakery Beer Co., Shiver’s Frozen Custard, Pearl Pro Audio, Liberty Bank, Picture This and More, The Gateway Gardener , St. Clair Beekeepers association, The Telegraph, WBGZ, AdvantageNews

Community Stewards- River Bend Yoga, Madison Co. Planning and Development, Representative Dan Beiser, 1st Mid America Credit Union

Event Steward- Senator Bill Haine

Stage Entertainment Schedule:
Event kicks off with GREEN cities agreement with Sierra Club and the mayors of Grafton and Alton
– Treehouse Wildlife Center’s Birds of Prey Display- Noon
– Serengeti Steve’s Reptile Experience 1 – 2 p.m.
– The Lodge Brothers Bluegrass 2:30 – 4 p.m.
– The Buckhannon Brothers 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Here is the complete list of vendors:


Pearl Pro Audio
Old Bakery Beer Co.
River Bend Yoga
Madison Co. Planning and Development
The Gateway Gardener
St Clair Beekeepers Association
Shivers Frozen Custard


St. Louis Kettle Corn
The Old Bakery Beer Company
Shivers Frozen Custard
Eppel’s Pantry
B&C Consessions
Community Cultivators


Once Upon a Design
Rustic Wood Creations
Cope’s Country Soaps
Spiderweb Arts
General Grass
Upcycled Woods N Welds
Poppie Seed Soap
Morning Glory Carvings
Tranquil Companion
Watercolor by Jane
Melaleuca, Inc.
The Jane Soap, LLC
Vivacious Lathers
Barefoot Books
Bollini’s Taxidermy Studio
JMC Design
Young Living Essential Oils
Mystic Crafts
Sherrie Brenner Kirbach- Jewelry
Green Thumb Nursery
Usborne Books and More
Orb Elements
Republic Services
SS Backwards Longhorn Meats
State Street Soap Co.
Stone Forest Apiary

The Nature Institute
TNI Astronomy with Eddie Agah/Bee Table with Jim Cranmer
Sierra Club
1 Mississippi
Great Rivers Land Trust
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center/Lewis and Clark Community College
Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge
The Audubon Center at Riverlands
Bistate Wildlife Hotline
Senior Services Plus
LaVista CSA
La Vista Ecological Learning Center
Environmental Resources Training Center
Regional Art Works
Upper Alton Baptist Preschool
Bat Environmental Education with Rollie
Better Building Institute
Gateway Confluence Herbalist Guild
Jacoby Arts Center

Want to lend a helping hand for the area’s only Earth Day Celebration? Fill out the contact form HERE.


For more information:
The Nature Institute
(618) 466-9930

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