Imagine foxes, hemlocks, bluebirds, and tiger lilies parading around Hawley…

Now register to join us in this celebratory parade of Earth’s diverse plants and animals on
Saturday, April 22.

Connect on Facebook and Twitter with #WildHawley for costume ideas.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit tables at the Environmental Expo to find spare costume parts!
1:15 p.m. Parade lineup. 
1:30 p.m. Parade steps off! 
2 p.m. Creativity awards are announced. 

Creativity awards and prizes will be given out at the end of the parade through Bingham Park. Parade Sponsors, for monetary donations or donated prizes, will download the 2017 Sponsorship Packet at www.hawleyearthfest.com.

Registration is free. Pre-registration is preferred. Fly-in registrations on the day of the parade can find extra costume parts at the NaturED table in the Environmental Expo, while supplies last!

For more information or to join the Parade Staff volunteer group, contact Jenna Mauder at jw1704@gmail.com.



Need help with a costume?

There are three opporunties to join a free costume creation workshop with NaturED and community partners.

Free Costume Workshops

Come get ideas for your homemade costume!
Bring a costume to any workshop to start repurposing, or gain inspiration to create a start to one.
An assortment of materials will be available after a brief introduction. You are welcome to bring what pieces you have, or use what’s available.

Repurposing Halloween and Play Costumes
Saturday, February 25 from 10 a.m. to non
Ritter’s Farm Market on Rt. 590 in Hamlin, PA
Dig out an old costume from the back of a closet and bring it to the workshop! Together we’ll brain storm ideas for transforming it into a costume.

Growing Things
The Romping Radishes Program
Saturday, March 18 at 11 a.m.
The Cooperage in Honesdale, PA
Trees, flowers and food all grow from plants. What’s your favorite plant? Part of the program will give you ideas for creating a costume.

#WildHawley Book Reading and Costume Workshop
Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to noon
Hawley Library in Hawley, PA
It’s a zoo in the community room with a book reading about Pennsylvania’s animals! Let your mind go wild and create a costume design of your favorite animal.

Click Costume Workshop to view the slideshow!

Costume Ideas

Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

An adorable costume for babies – check out this great DIY octopus costume HOW-TO

A fun group costume for adults or children! Grab the seamstress in your life and give them this DIY page155_0113_B_caterpillar_largeBe a beautiful bird! Learn how through this DIY!


Fly like an eagle! To make this costume, all you need is a hooded sweatshirt, felt, hot glue and a cone for the beak!

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Don’t mind carrying somebody you really like around? How about a koala and eucalyptus costume? GREAT for couples or parent with child. Check out the DIY!