Bike Parade To The Sweet Earth, Arts, And Music Festival


Join Norte! as we team up with NMC Student Life to celebrate Earth Day with a short but sweet bike ride to their Sweet Earth festival.

Here’s The Scoop:

1. Meet at F&M Park at 12:45 on Saturday, April 18.

2. Roll down Washington in a two-wheeled bicycle parade at 1. Bell ringing, high fives and balloons encouraged.

3. Enjoy a slow, chit-chatty ride through the Civic Center to NMC.

4. Arrive at Sweet Earth happy and ready to celebrate.

More on The Sweet Earh Festival:

Sweet Earth is an all inclusive Earth Day celebration for our dynamic Northern Michigan community. It is a means of communicating how to get involved with a multitude of environmental issues, both locally and globally, through a dialogue with music, art and interactive workshops.
The event features many regionally based musicians: Tatiana Crespo (Traverse City, MI), Aaron Otto (Harbor Springs, MI), Ruby John (Northport, MI), the Sturgeon Bay Singers (Harbor Springs, MI), Dede and the Dreamers (Ann Arbor, MI), The Way Down Wanderers (Chicago, IL), andSamantha Lynne Crawford wsg/ Medicinal Groove (Traverse City, MI).
Workshops will include: The Wonder of Raptors (presented by Wings of Wonder), Nature Writing Workshop (presented by Stephanie Mills), and Connecting Community through Civil Engagement (presented by Gary Howe).
In case not everyone is busy dancing or participating in one of our workshops, we will have hands-on activities for all ages including a science corner for kids, seed-ball making, a compost worm petting zoo, an arts and crafts table using recyclable materials, and more! Also new to this year, we will have our first ever Sweet Earth Artist Market featuring some of the many talented artisans in Northern MI.
Sweet Earth is a celebration filled with creative expression that plants the seed of environmental consciousness and provides the resources to help it grow. This free festival begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. in NMC’s Health and Science Building. Free and local snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
For more festival information including a full schedule and a list of all our sponsors visit: