EcoFest 2017



Party for the Planet!

EcoFest is a family-friendly, educational outdoor festival hosted by the Straub Environmental Center in partnership with the City of Salem slated for June 17 & 18, 2017 at Riverfront Park. There will be educational booths, family friendly activities, food carts, craft beer and wine, live music, and more!

EcoFest has four goals:

  1. Educate our regional community about environmental stewardship;
  2. Showcase businesses that produce/offer eco-friendly goods and services;
  3. Raise funds for the Straub Environmental Center’s educational programs; and
  4. Create a celebration that will attract families and individuals from all walks of life.

The festival will feature:

  • An Eco Marketplace showcasing eco-friendly products and services of businesses;
  • A “Nonprofit Neighborhood” where like-minded nonprofits can share what they do with attendees;
  • A Creative Craft Corner where nonprofits offer environmentally-themed activities;
  • A Performing Arts Stage on which musical, theatrical and other performers entertain attendees;
  • A Food Court;
  • A Sustainable Beer & Wine Garden, and,
  • An Eco Adventure Area with obstacle courses for kids and adults and a rock climbing wall.

This page will be updated regularly with additional details. Please check back!

Click on the following to view applications for EcoFest 2017: