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Celebrates the soil and earth of our world.
May 12th & 13th, 2018
Saturday 10 - 6 & Sunday 11 - 5
Roosevelt Center
Historic Greenbelt, Maryland
Our Sun

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, 2018. The reception will be Sunday June 5 from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Our Sun

Instructions for submitting art and get involved!

Join us for the 14th Annual Greenbelt Green Man Festival This year we celebrate our Earth.

Bring us your renderings, watercolors, paintings, sketches, poems, and field notes that show your connection to “our Sun”. 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!

Our Sun

Eons ago a rough stone spun and danced around a star, each holding onto the other at just the right distance to cool and warm in cycles that would eventually create life in shallow pools. And so our Sun gave birth to the Earth. Before man, plants turned and reached out to its light. Then came the cold blooded creatures that laid themselves out on stones to awaken their hearts. The earliest primates sought it each day and feared it's absence. Early man celebrated the Sun as a benefactor, the spiritual connection for all life.

This year our festival asks those who gather to reconnect with the ancient reverence for our star, it's light the source of creation. We hope to re-enliven the spirituality beginnings of the human age. Take the time to close your eyes, turn your face to the sun, and warm your heart, it's power freely given.

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.