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Bend welcomes spring with annual Earth Day fair and parade

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Photo by Serena Zohbe Garcia

Mushroom-heads, monkeys, deer, fairies and butterflies strolled down the corner of Bond and Louisiana street to celebrate Bend’s Earth Day parade on April 22. Hundreds gathered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for family-friendly activities. Scroll through these photos to see more of the event.

The event had booths from local food and businesses, with music and performances throughout the day. Environmental organizations helped connect locals with getting involved. During the parade, the Earth guardians, which are three large puppets worn like a costume, led the crowd in celebration. At Troy Field, activities for kids were set up from face-painting to potato-sack racing. The Ameyalmazatl Citaltonal Azteca Dance Group performed with traditional indigenous songs and stories by Speakthunder Berry. There was an electric vehicle showcase, with information on sustainability

The Earth day parade is annually put on by The Environmental Center. To learn more visit The Environmental Center in Bend. 

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Serena Zohbe Garcia, Editor in chief
Serena Zohbe Garcia is editor in chief of The Broadside. She started contributing to COCC’s online newspaper in 2021.

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