ACUA will hold its 32nd annual Earth Day Festival, Sunday, April 27 at the Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Utilities Authority invites the community to its 32nd annual Earth Day Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at the Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road.

ACUA’s festival is the largest and longest running Earth Day Festival in South Jersey and offers a range of activities for all ages. The festival will include more than 150 local vendors, crafters, exhibitors, nonprofits, interactive activities, workshops, tours and more.

The festival provides an opportunity for the community to see ACUA’s environmental services up-close. Guests can take a hayride to the top of the landfill and tour the Wastewater Treatment Facility and Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm on an Atlantic City Jitney.

Other activities include Touch-A-Truck, bouncies, games, interactive performances, a “Dinosaurs Rock” show, nature walk, live animals and a petting zoo. Free workshops are scheduled throughout the day covering a variety of topics such as how to build a rain barrel, Houseplants 101, making a sourdough starter, and creating recycled artwork.

“ACUA’s annual Earth Day Festival provides an opportunity for the community to learn about the essential services that keep our community clean while having fun,” ACUA President Matthew DeNafo said. “It has become a staple event in the community because of the many wonderful vendors and exhibitors that join us in celebrating our environment.”

Guests may park at ACUA’s facility located at 6700 Delilah Road, or at the Airport Commerce Center with shuttle service from 6550 Delilah Road. The Earth Day Festival will be held rain or shine.

ACUA acknowledges the many community partners and sponsors that make this festival a success, including its platinum sponsors Atlantic City Electric, New Jersey American Water and South Jersey Gas for its generous contributions.

Visit www.acua.com/earthday for a detailed list of vendors, a schedule of activities, and to learn about volunteer opportunities at the event for local youth, environmental or service organizations.


Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.