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PLYMOUTH (WWJ) – The Fourth Annual Green Street Fair returns to the streets of Downtown Plymouth on May, 6, 7 and 8, 2011 and will be pulling out the stops to celebrate Mother Earth all weekend.

Hours for the fair are Friday, May 6 from noon until 7:00 pm, Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm and Sunday, May 8 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

This year, the Green Street Fair welcomes Deep Fried Pickle Project, a junk band from Southwest Michigan that blends bluegrass, metal, jug band and honky-tonk tunes into their performances that embrace fans of all ages.

In conjunction with their performances on Saturday and Sunday, “The Pickle Boys” are dedicated to music education and will bring with them an instrument play shop to teach kids and adults how to make homemade instruments out of recyclable materials.

The Pickles will demonstrate how to build and play these zany, multicolored music-makers to lead the Mother’s Day parade on Sunday, May 8.

Children and parents are encouraged to participate in creating an instrument at the workshop prior to the Mother’s Day Parade scheduled for Sunday at noon. Event attendees are also invited to bring their own noisemakers such as pots, pans, bells, drums and the like. Decorated tricycles and bikes are also encouraged.

Flip your Lid returns to Green Street Fair and is expected to create quite a buzz this year. Prior to the event, students from Smith Elementary School in Plymouth collected plastic lids of all colors, shapes and sizes to create oversized bugs that will be scattered around Kellogg Park throughout the weekend.

Attendees of the event will also be encouraged to help construct the Flip Your Lid Mural which will be donated following the event. 

Part of the Green Street Fair, The Yellow Jug for Old Drugs,  focuses on how to properly dispose of prescription medications. In lieu of flushing drugs down the toilet or throwing them into the garbage which can contaminate water supplies, the Yellow Jug Old Drugs program will allow event attendees to bring their medications to the Green Street Fair to properly dispose of unused, unwanted and expired drugs. 

To promote global interest and personal well-being, the Green Street Fair blends companies, artisans, entertainers, and workshops together in a friendly and family oriented outdoor environment.

Consumers who attend the Green Street Fair will be encouraged to learn the advantages of taking strides, large or small, towards living a healthier and greener life.

With an estimated crowd of 90,000 over three days, the 2010 Green Street Fair hosted over 200 exhibitors and 30 sponsors showcasing, demonstrating and selling eco-friendly, organic and green products.  

Other Highlights of the 2011 Green Street Fair will include: recycling workshops, organic cooking demonstrations, street performers, interactive displays, fitness demonstrations and more.

For more information on the Green Street Fair, including a full entertainment schedule, visit www.greenstreetfair.com.

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