City Council approves road closings for Columbia Earth Day Festival

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 | 2:26 p.m. CST; updated 10:36 p.m. CST, Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Street closings for Earth Day 2011 festivities on April 17.

COLUMBIA — The City Council on Monday approved plans to close three downtown streets on April 17 for the Columbia Earth Day Festival.

What happened: Unanimous decision. No questions or comments from the council.

The request: Festival will require the closure of Elm Street from Sixth through Ninth streets and Seventh and Eighth streets from Elm to Locust streets on April 17 or May 1, the rain date.

The event: The major focus will be on "Eco Avenue" — Elm between Seventh and Eighth — which will have 30, sustainability-themed booths.

"The focus of Eco Avenue is providing information as to how people can decrease their carbon footprint and learn to live sustainably," said Mark Haim, street fair coordinator of Columbia Earth Day Coalition. 

The festival will have 250 booths as well as two stages for musical performances by MU jazz ensembles and other performers. Last year's estimate was that 10,000 or so people attended the event.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.