The annual Earth Day Fair and Parade will take place April 20. The parade, formerly known as the Procession of the Species, will begin at 11 a.m. Staging will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Louisiana Avenue, next to McMenamins Old St. Francis School.
Children and adults participating in the parade are asked to dress in costumes based on their favorite species or aspect of the natural world. Organizers ask that participants use no written words, no motorized vehicles and bring no pets.
The parade will wind through downtown Bend and conclude at The Environmental Center, 16 N.W. Kansas Ave., Bend.
The fair will include live music, activities and games for children, food and nonprofit groups and environmentally-minded businesses. The fair will run until 3 p.m.
Contact: www.envirocenter.org or 541-385-6908 Ext. 15.