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Celebrates the beautiful buds, blooms, and blossoms
May 7th & 8th, 2016
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, 2016. The reception will be Sunday June 5 from 3 pm to 5 pm.


Instructions for submitting art and get involved!

Join us for the 12th Annual Greenbelt Green Man Festival This year we celebrate flowers.

Bring us your renderings, watercolors, paintings, sketches, poems, and field notes that show your connection to “the flowers”. Let your art be part of the message of the Green Man.

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


The Green Man invites you to join with us in recognizing these delicate, vibrant, subtle, and gregarious expressions of the rooted eco system. Flowers call out to the eye, surprise the nose, announce the spring and the hint of things to come. They are fleeting but not soon forgotten, and always promise to return. Though they may seem frivolous, flowers are essential to the thin carpet of life on this planet. And so we celebrate them, one and all.

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~Jean Giraudoux

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.