St. Louis Earth Day Festival

When: Sat., April 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., April 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2018

How are you feeling about the state of the planet: optimistic, or something worse? In either case, the St. Louis Earth Day Festival will brighten your outlook. This year's event features dozens of exhibitors providing everything from arts and crafts to information about alternative fuels and green building practices. Many of this year's food vendors are members of the Green Dining Alliance, and even the ones that aren't have agreed to adhere to its standards while at the festival. There will be a ton of vegan and vegetarian options from Bombay Food Junkies, Confluence Kombucha and SqWires Restaurant & Annex, as well as treats for meat eaters from Salt + Smoke, Baileys' Range and Bayou Seasoning and Catering. Two stages of live entertainment will keep you hopping throughout both days, with acts ranging from the live birds of the World Bird Sanctuary to the Brothers Lazaroff. The St. Louis Earth Day Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (April 21 to 22) on the Muny grounds in Forest Park (www.stlouisearthday.org). Admission is free.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission