The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival is an annual, community-wide celebration of Earth Day featuring activities, exhibits, live music, and local food that will delight and inspire people of all ages.  This annual event demonstrates our commitment as both individuals and as a community to work together for the health and livability of the north state region and our planet.

This event, now in its 12th year, is organized by a group of businesses, non-profits, and community organizations who volunteer their time to ensure the success of this event.  The 2018 Festival will take place on Saturday April 21, 2018 from 11am to 5pm.  

The focus of the Festival is 3 fold: a) to promote healthy living; b) to build healthy communities; and c) to restore a healthy planet.   

 The Festival features over 160 Exhibitors including businesses, non-profits, government agencies, community groups, local artists, and educational organizations, each of which is actively engaged in promoting healthy living, building healthy communities, or restoring a healthy planet. Each year, the organizers actively seek new exhibitors from our north state region and beyond to give attendees the broadest possible exposure to innovative ideas and products. In addition to our Exhibitors, the Festival features local food vendors and a Beer Garden with local craft beers and wines near the main stage.

Since 2016, the Executive Committee of the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival has been committed to bringing amazing and inspiring speakers to the North State region to share their ideas for innovating our world. We have exciting prospects lining up for the 2018 Festival; check back at our Keynote Speaker page for updates as we get closer to April 2018!

The music at the Festival is incredible and is fast becoming a renowned music festival in its own right. The music at the Festival is outstanding and in fact it has become a “Music Festival” within the Festival. There will be continuous live music in 2 stage areas, the Miracle Mile Stage in the main fountain area andIMG_4025 the Community stage in the Sculpture Park.

Miracle Mile Records in partnership with Rock the Bike will launch the 2018 Festival in a whole new direction. The Miracle Mile Stages in the fountain area will be powered entirely by people on bikes! This is truly green power in action and will be the first time our north state region has experienced the energy of pedal power in motion!

Rock the Bike is based in the Bay area and has spent the last 13 years developing Pedal Powered activities that help everyday people experience their power to make change. Miracle Mile Records has been the power behind the high caliber of musicians who have graced the fountain area stages for the past 4 years. The 2018 Festival is set to rock the north state area with a nationally recognized headliner band as well as the amazing independent artists and musicians recording under this local independent record label.  Prepare to be both energized and entertained!

In addition to outstanding music, the Festival is excited to offer a Poetry Jam and a Trashion Show along with lots of options for those who want to be active: a climbing wall, laser tag, and a STEAM Tent with hand’s-on activities designed to engage young people ages 10-18.

Save the Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 | A Celebration of Earth Day

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Sustainability at the Festival

recyclingAs the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival organizers, we pride ourselves on making this one of the most unique, green, and sustainably-minded annual events in the North State and we seek to improve every year. Our noteworthy efforts include:

  • We strive to be as close to zero waste as possible.  We ensure that recycling receptacles are made available and that the Festival’s waste is sorted and taken to the Transfer Station. 
  • We work to reduce plastic consumption by encouraging the use of reusable water bottles and by providing water refill stations throughout the Festival.  The cups provided at the water coolers and our Beer Garden are compostable.
  • Our free bike valet provided by the Shasta Wheelmen Bike Club allows festival goers to ride to the event, reducing gas consumption, energy use, and traffic, while also serving as an opportunity for families and individuals to get some healthy exercise.
  • Each year we partner with the Redding Area Bus Authority to provide free transportation to the Festival! RABA provides a Free Event Shuttle from the downtown terminal to Redding City Hall and Sculpture Park. We strongly encourage vendors and attendees to take advantage of these green transportation options. 

With an event of this size, we recognize that there will be environmental impacts regardless of how much we try.  We hope that our celebration of Earth Day is inclusive, engaging, and educational for our vibrant community.  If you have suggestions on how we can improve, please let us know!  

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Healthy Living • Healthy Communities • Healthy Planet