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Celebrating Our Streams and Waterways
May 9th & 10th, 2015
Saturday 10 - 6 & Sunday 11 - 5
Roosevelt Center
Historic Greenbelt, Maryland

Messages from Mother Earth

Call for Entries:
Visual Artists, Poets and Writers

All ages are invited to become part of the Green Man Festival, for a two month long exhibit at the New Deal Cafe during May and June, 2014.

Celebrating Butterflies

Join us for the 10th Annual Green Man Festival in historic Greenbelt. This year we celebrate the beauty and importance of the pollinators… especially the butterflies. These beneficial insects are loved, not only for their beauty, but for their help in growing our food, showering us with flowers, and sustaining the web of life for all living beings. We also are celebrating the small gardens, wild fields and open natural spaces where species, like the noble Monarch butterfly, feed and lay their eggs. Bring us your renderings, paintings, sketches, poems, and field notes that show your connection to these creatures and the places that sustain them.

Click here for instructions for submitting art and to get involved!

Join us, rain or shine, for two days of music, vendors, crafts, environmental awareness, food, and fun in beautiful downtown!

The 10th Annual Green Man Festival is a celebration of Greenbelt's commitment to preserve its acres of forests. This year we will celebrate the pollinators, specifically butterflies that are endangered due to the destruction of their habitats.

Festival activities will reconnect us to the folklore of ancient civilizations through science, art, music and myth by featuring many local artists, musicians and performers from Maryland as well as other parts of the country.


The Green Man Festival became a project of CHEARS in 2008. CHEARS, the Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the health of all who share the Chesapeake watershed environment. For more information go to the CHEARS website.