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Wake Up The Earth Festival

Time: May 2, 2009 from 11am to 5pm
Location: South West Coordinator Park by Stoneybrook
City/Town: Jamaica Plain, MA
Website or Map: http://www.spontaneouscelebra…
Event Type: festival
Organized By: Spontaneous Celebrations
Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2009

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The Wake Up the Earth Festival began in 1979 when a group of local neighbors and activist banded together to stop the Interstate 95 expansion into Jamaica Plain. The festival began as, and still is, a celebration of what can be accomplished when people of all traditions, cultures, ages, and beliefs come together. The annual Wake Up the Earth Festival (WUTE) takes place each year on the
first Saturday in May and is currently attended by 7,000- 10,000 individuals of all ages and features 4 stages including the music and dance performances, Popular Theatre, the Youth Stage, and Story Telling for All Ages. In addition to perfornances, WUTE features over 50 craft, non-profit, and food vendors; recent festivals have also included an enchanted puppet forest, side shows, live bands, dancers, acoustic performers and a giant pageant. A great many individuals, local artists, community groups, and schools join forces every year to create this unique community collaboration.

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