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Earthfest 2012 to Take Root in Gulfport

Beginning on March 25, Earthfest will bring big, family fun to Gulfport.

What is Earthfest?

First Florida Frontiers has organized Earthfest 2012 to further their mission: "to celebrate Florida's unique natural and cultural history through art, storytelling, music and videos."

Along with Earth Scouts of St. Petersburg, the First Florida Frontiers will be holding community workshops leading up to the Earthfest Parade on Saturday, April 21. Workshops will include creating masks, puppets, banners and even costumes for the parade. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult and the cost is just $5 per family. The $5 serves as a donation/entry fee for the four week workshop course. Kids will be able to take their artwork home with them.

Earthfest 2012 is in its pilot run, but the creators are confident that it will stick. In a news release the group stated: "it is our sincere hope that this will become an annual festival in Gulfport."

EarthFest 2012

  • Saturday, April 21
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Clymer Park, corner of Gulfport Blvd. S. and Beach Blvd. S.
  • Contact: 727-744-7051

Get Involved as a Volunteer

There are a couple opportunities for volunteers at Earthfest:

  • Artists and designers are encouraged to share ideas for the parad that will enlighten the kids on ways to reuse and recycle materials.
  • Donations of art supplies are being accepted. The group is looking for items like remnants, trims, paint, beads, fabric glue and anything else that can be used or recycled for the parade. 

Check out Earthfest 2012 on Facebook!

For more information on the volunteer/donation opportunities, contact Rosemary at 727-385-7083 or rosemarieseawall@47ymail.com. 

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