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Clean Water Celebrations

Clean Water Celebrations


The Clean Water Celebration is a two-day event held each spring at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois. The largest event of its kind in the world, students learn how to make a difference by protecting water—our most precious resource. Today, it is Illinois students, teachers, business professionals and environmentalists, joined by an odd assortment of tiny tadpoles, wiggly worms, native bluegills, and zebra mussels. There’s nothing like it anywhere.

The Clean Water Celebration is a truly unique event, a model developed in Peoria for the world. The goal is to impress upon students the importance of thinking globally and acting locally. By increasing knowledge in the community and schools about the importance of water conservation and preservation, the Clean Water Celebration helps establish the human right to clean water and a healthy environment. It is the dream of the volunteers that this program will grow to link school to school, state to state, country to country, to clean and protect our water.

Our celebration incorporates a variety of different programs for students and has grown each year to become a magical educational experience combining both the arts and sciences.

The 28th Clean Water Celebration

Save the Date! The 28th Clean Water Celebration will take place April 26–27, 2020. See the full schedule and learn more about our keynote speakers. Event details →


Interested in presenting at the 2020 celebration? Apply today →


We’d love your support to continue to offer Clean Water Celebrations as a free event for the community. Make a donation or volunteer your time →

Plan a Clean Water Celebration

Interested in planning a Clean Water Celebration in your community? Download our resource guide.


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