Celebrating Greenbelt's Green Man, Rich Green
Saturday, May 13th, 2023, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, May 14th, 2023, 11 am - 5 pm
Roosevelt Center
Historic Greenbelt, Maryland

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

Remembrance: Our Ancestors and Our Roots

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 of this year. The reception date will be forthcoming.

Remembrance: Our Ancestors and Our Roots

Instructions for submitting art and get involved!

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

Who is the Green Man?

The Green Man symbolizes the life that is found in the natural plant world, and in the earth itself. Consider, for a moment, the forest. In the British Isles, the forests a thousand years ago were vast, spreading for miles and miles, farther than the eye could see. Because of the sheer size, the forest could be a dark and scary place. Similarly, the forests that once filled the eastern United States were vast, dense, beautiful and green. Today, you can still find stands of the old woods here and there, and if you wander within and listen closely, you will hear whispers of ages past.

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.