Aurora GreenFest plans celebration

By Mavis Bates
Aurora GreenFest
Posted7/5/2018 11:57 AM

The Aurora GreenFest is moving to September in an effort to get more schools and Scout groups involved.

And, yes, organizers also are hoping for some milder weather.

The ninth annual celebration is scheduled for 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Prisco Community Center and McCullough Park, 150 W. Illinois Ave. The event is free.

Organizers are seeking sustainability-minded exhibitors, including nonprofits and businesses with a green story to tell, as well as farmers who produce organic food and artists and crafters who work with a theme of nature or reusing old or found objects.

Volunteers, sponsors and exhibitors can sign up at

This year's theme is "Something Green is Happening Here."

"Something Green" includes ways to make food healthier, homes more energy efficient and transportation produce less pollution.

The fest will feature a Green Car Show, kids activities and suggestions to reduce, reuse, recycle and repair.

Aurora GreenLights, an affiliate of The Conservation Foundation, organizes the festival and the Dunham Fund is a major sponsor.

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