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Earth Day

"A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt


Senator Gaylord Nelson, D-Wisconsin led the effort to establish Earth Day in 1969 after a trip he took to Santa Barbara following the devastating oil spill off the Southern California coast. The effects of the spill outraged Nelson, and when he returned to Washington, D.C., he introduced a bill designating April 22 as a national day to celebrate the Earth. He chose the date to help commemorate the birth of famed naturalist and conservationist John Muir, who was born on April 21, 1838.

It’s estimated that 20 million people participated in the first Earth Day in 1970. Today there are formal events celebrating Earth Day in 196 countries, with more than one billion people participating.

This year marks the 48th year of Earth Day. Events are planned throughout the month of April—and even into May—in dozens of communities throughout California. (Note: Please contact event organizers to confirm information provided in this listing.)



On opening weekend of National Park Week, April 15–16 and 22–23: Visit for free! On these National Park Week weekends, every national park will give you free admission! This Earth Day (April 22) if you want to roll up your sleeves and pitch in with a project, look for a park where you can help out.

People’s Climate March, Saturday April 29. The People’s Climate March is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29 in Washington, D.C. Marches in the Bay Area, in Los Angeles, and in San Diego. See website for more details.

Bay Area 

Alameda–Come celebrate the planet with us Saturday, April 22 at the Alameda Earth Day Festival 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washington Park, 740 Central Avenue, Alameda! This year’s theme is “Love Our Green Island.” Come celebrate the planet at Alameda’s Earth Day Festival! As part of the celebration, Alameda’s goal is to present simple lifestyle changes to help the environment. Enjoy free activities for kids, Earth Day games and exhibits. Learn about building a clean, healthy, sustainable world for generations to come. Try out a bike-powered smoothie blender and spin art machine.
Belmont–Belmont is happy to announce this year’s Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to noon at Twin Pines Park (One Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, California 94022). Events include an E-waste drop-off, document shredding, and compost giveaway.  Additionally, Belmont Library will be present to accept gently used books for reuse. Enjoy environmentally friendly information, activities, fun, and prizes. Contact Diane Lynn at (650) 595-7425 or for more information.

Berkeley–The City of Berkeley Marina Experience Program presents the Berkeley Bay Festival at the Berkeley Marina (Shorebird Park, 160 University Ave., Berkeley) on Saturday, April 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This wonderful, free event started 80 years ago when the Marina first opened in 1937. The Bay Festival now showcases activities and environmental education that are available at the Marina and all around the region. Come celebrate the Earth by listening to music, eating wonderful food, and enjoying a day by the Bay. Entertainment for all ages.

Berkeley–A holistic celebration of Earth Day is the inspiration for the 7th Annual Berkeley Vegan Earth Day on  Sunday, April 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the David Brower Center (Directions). The David Brower Center is thrilled to host once again the Berkeley Vegan Earth Day for an exciting day of inspiring, life changing fun! The Berkeley Vegan Earth Day brings the vegan and environmental communities together to celebrate our paralleled vision for a sustainable future. Enjoy dozens of food vendors as they share their delicious sustainable foods, eco-friendly products, and epic activism. Sit in on educational and earth-friendly talks from experts, activists, and more! Compassionate Living, a non-profit organization based in Sonoma County, is proud to be the sponsor of this wonderful event. Pre-Sale Tickets Available Now! They are offering a new reduced ticket price this year of only $8 for pre-sale. Door price will be $10. This is a family friendly event, and children under 13 are free with a paying adult. See you April 30th! Paid admission is required (discounted tickets sold in advance from the website).

Castro Valley–Residents are invited to participate in a community cleanup on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) has identified four cleanup project sites: Castro Valley Community Park, Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area, Castro Valley Creek, and Downtown Castro Valley. Cleanup projects get under way at 9 a.m., and the district is hosting a free continental breakfast for participants. In the spirit of waste reduction and community action, CVSan will donate $5 to one of three local charities on behalf of each event volunteer. Select from the list of charities when you register. Separately, a large-item recycling and compost giveaway will operate from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Canyon Middle School. Used mattresses and tires will be accepted for recycling, and residents can drop off up to 10 bankers boxes filled with documents for shredding. Three 1-cubic-yard-bags of compost (to Castro Valley residents or business owners only) will be given away while supplies last.

CupertinoEarth Day & Healthy Communities Festival on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This annual event is held at Cupertino Civic Center, 10300 Torre Ave, Cupertino. For more information, please call the City of Cupertino Sustainability Division at (408) 777-3200 or email them at

East Bay–Volunteers are needed to celebrate Earth Day 2017 at a work party on Saturday, April 22, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. East Bay Regional Park District is committed to preserving our parklands for present and future generations to enjoy. This event is held at Coyote Hills Regional Park. Learn about how to care of our precious earth and how to make changes that will conserve, protect, and sustain our planet. Enjoy family fun while creating your own litterbug craft, view an environmental puppet show (11:40 a.m. and 3:40 p.m.), and play recycling games. Make a difference! Parent participation required. Parking fees apply where charged. Disabled accessible. This is a drop-in program; no registration is required. For information, call (510) 544-3220.

East BayEarth Day at Pt. Pinole on Saturday, April 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Kick off your Earth Day fun with us at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. Volunteers are needed to help with shoreline cleanup by removing plastics and other debris harmful to wildlife, the bay, and other natural resources. Volunteers will also assist with habitat restoration and creating habitats for native species. Please bring a refillable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, work gloves, and a bucket to pick up trash. Register here.

El CerritoEl Cerrito Earth Day Celebration 2017 on Saturday, April 22 Individuals, families, and groups of volunteers are encouraged to register to volunteer at an Earth Day work party. Past projects include removing invasive plants at Baxter Creek and the Hillside Nature Area, picking up litter along the Ohlone Greenway, tidying parks, and planting street trees. Following the work parties, there will be a volunteer appreciation lunch at the Community Center. You can register to volunteer or lead an Earth Day work party through our online registration form.

FairfieldThe Fairfield Earth Day 2017 & Kid’s Day of Fishing on Saturday, April 22, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A free fishing pole, t-shirt and lunch will be provided for the first 250 children that register. Special needs children can pre-register. Map

Fremont–Fremont’s annual “Let's Go Green Together” Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Washington Hospital’s Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium at 2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont. Meet with eco-friendly experts and learn new ways to go green!

Marina–11th Annual Earth Day Marina at Locke-Paddon Park on Saturday, April 8 features music, kids’ events, educational exhibits, interactive learning booths, and more. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Map)

Martinez–The boyhood home of naturalist John Muir, a federal historic site, will be the site of the city’s John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. John Muir inspired people all over the world to “keep close to nature’s heart.” In this spirit, we celebrate John Muir’s April 21 birthday at his former home, along with Earth Day, which brings us closer to knowing our planet and practical ways to help it thrive. Admission and parking are free! Contact the John Muir National Historic Site for more information: (925) 228-8860.

NapaEarth Day: Building Awareness & Inspiring Change celebration will be held on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Napa. Free games for all ages will be conducted throughout the day. There will be live entertainment for the whole family. Local providers will sell lunch, snacks, beer, and wine along with green services and products. Celebrate the spirit of Earth Day. This event is sponsored by The Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County.

Oakland–Get into the spirit of Earth Day during a midday, midweek Oakland Earth Expo on Thursday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. hosted by the City of Oakland Public Works Department. The event will be in Frank Ogawa Plaza (14th and Broadway, Oakland). The free event will feature how-to demonstrations, giveaways, environmental and vendor booths, art exhibits, and local food purveyors.

OaklandOakland Zoo’s annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy everything from live animal presentations to hands-on Earth Stations when the Oakland Zoo celebrates Earth Day during a Party for the Planet. All events are included in the regular zoo admission. There will be educational “Earth stations” featured throughout the zoo grounds, along with exhibits by environmental groups. Other activities include face painting, a giant Earth Ball, animal presentations in the Clorox Wildlife Theater, and entertainment by Trapeze Arts of West Oakland.

Pacifica–Do your part to clean up the shoreline and community during the city’s 13th annual Earth Day of Action and EcoFair on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The first part of our Earth Day of Action starts in the morning with volunteering actions happening along our beautiful coastline from Ft. Funston (San Francisco) to Tunitas Creek (Half Moon Bay). Our eco-friendly projects include trash pick up on beaches, parks and streets as well as planting, habitat restoration, gardening and more. Then in the early afternoon, comes our big celebration 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the  Eco Fest at Linda Mar State Beach (south parking lot).

Redwood City–The Marine Science Institute (MSI) hosts its annual Earth Day on the Bay on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This all-day event is meant to provide fun, safe, and special memories for the whole family that will foster and grow cherished connections between your family and the San Francisco Bay. The Marine Science Institute made sure to bundle as much wonder, fun, and knowledge into a single day as possible! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see our beautiful bay and many of the animals that call it home! MSI’s exclusive combination of music, mud, and sea creatures makes Earth Day an enjoyable, educational time for all! Admission is free! (Map)

San FranciscoEarth Day San Francisco 2017 celebration is on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Earth Day San Francisco will be changing its location to one of the most vibrant, culturally diverse and hippest neighborhoods in the city: the Mission! We have all of 22nd Street from Mission to Valencia and Bartlett to bring the community together for a day of celebration, eco-activism, and everything green, fun, and sustainable. This 45th anniversary event will feature inspirational speakers from the green movement, hands-on DIY and art projects for all ages, spectacular eco-fashion shows, a clean energy and electric vehicle showcase, a holistic wellness area, three stages of amazing music and performance, our eco-kid zone, scores of proactive green nonprofits, Earth-friendly product exhibitors, and more!

San Jose–Learn what you can do to promote a healthy planet at the annual Earth Day San Jose 2017 event on Thursday, April 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at San Jose State University’s Tower Lawn. More information regarding vendor registration and event details to follow. Contact for questions or concerns.

Santa Clara–A combined Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration is planned for Friday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Central Park 909 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara, 95051 (Map). This free, family friendly event will mark the 29th year the National Arbor Day Foundation presents the City of Santa Clara with a Tree City USA award to recognize their tree program. City staff invites the community to engage in environmental education for a healthy lifestyle and a healthy planet through the festivities.

Santa Cruz–San Lorenzo Park will be home to the community’s Santa Cruz Earth Day 2017 on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Santa Cruz Earth Day is an exciting community event offering educational information, activities for kids including an arts and crafts tent, live music, and a focus on green businesses. Come and enjoy this fun environmental celebration for the whole family. San Lorenzo Park map.

Stinson Beach–All are welcome to the 13th Annual Free Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the south end of Stinson Beach. Organizers say the free event provides an experience that will inspire and energize people to care for, and to protect, the planet year round, not just on Earth Day. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy, and come early to take part in a beach cleanup project. Consider public transit or carpooling to the event. The day’s events will begin with a volunteer beach cleanup.

Vallejo–Combine healthy eating with an enhanced awareness of the environment during the Vallejo Farmers Market Earth Day 2017 Celebration on Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Vallejo at the Farmers Market. Festivities include entertainment by Rock Steady Jugglers and Earthcapades, door prizes, information on less-toxic garden products, a mercury thermometer exchange, California plant sales, Kids Corner, Recycled Art contest, and much more.

WatsonvilleWatsonville Earth Day and Day of the Child Festival on Sunday, April 23, from noon to 4 p.m. at Ramsay Park, 1301 Main St., Watsonville. There will be plenty of kids’ activities, educational and informational booth exhibits, Earth Day games and prizes, and low-cost food selections.  

Central Coast

Oxnard–Downtown Plaza Park will host Earth Day 2017 on Saturday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This family friendly event will include live entertainment, children’s activities, community displays, educational exhibits, food and beverages, and more. Free admission. (Directions)

Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara Earth Day 2017 on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival is a program of the Community Environmental Council and has been for more than 40 years. CEC’s Earth Day Festival is broken into zones, each created around a specific theme. In addition, there will be two full days of live music performances, speakers, and family programming. (Map)

VenturaEarth Day Ecofest on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Ventura Earth Day Ecofest kicked off in 2009 at Ventura’s Promenade Seaside Park with a tremendous showing of community support and involvement. The free festival hosts more than 100 environmental displays with a wide variety of green exhibitors, interactive educational opportunities for children and adults, and an exciting and diverse live entertainment lineup all in a family fun atmosphere. (Map

Inland Empire

Big BearBear Valley Electric Service Earth Day Expo on Friday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join Bear Valley Electric Service in the race to make the world a better place. Celebrate with us and learn different ways to conserve energy and protect the environment at this Earth Day Expo. For more information on how you can help our environment, conserve energy, and lower your electric bill, visit the following link:

Rancho Cucamonga2017 Earth Day & Open House on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the Inland Empire’s largest Earth Day and open house and is located at the Frontier Project in Rancho Cucamonga. The event, hosted by Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and the Frontier Project Foundation, will offer attendees a wide span of resources and engaging activities, including landscape workshops, performances by famed environmental magician Paul Cash, and master of ceremonies Joel Greene, the creator, producer, and host of PBS’ “Curiosity Quest.” The Earth Day and Open House will provide a fun, educational environment for the entire family. One component of the event is the CVWD Open House, where attendees can observe firsthand the cutting-edge work conducted by CVWD staff. 

Riverside–California State Parks Foundation Earth Day Celebration in Riverside on Thursday, April 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at California Citrus State Historic Park. The Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup program will encourage employees along with family and friends in environmental improvement projects in their communities.  

Los Angeles/Orange Counties

Beverly Hills–Join us for our 14th Annual Earth Day event on Sunday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market located along Civic Center Drive between Third Street and Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Participants will find recycling displays, energy conservation tips, eco-vendors, and more.

CalabasasEarth Day Celebration and Green Expo on Saturday, April 15, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place at the Las Virgenes Creek site on Agoura Road, behind the Starbucks retail outlet at 26531 Agoura Road. More than 50 exhibitors from all over Los Angeles County and Ventura County will participate in the event to help people take actions that will save them money through efficiency while protecting our planet. The festival is free of charge.

ClaremontEarth Day 2017 on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along 2nd Street in Claremont. Come check out live music, a solar boat, green products and demonstrations, local school and college exhibits, village merchant feature booth, and kids’ activities! 

Culver City17th Annual Children’s Earth Day 2017 on Sunday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at STAR EcoStation, 10101 Jefferson Blvd. Activities will include children’s exhibits, environmental presentations, eco-friendly food, arts and crafts, games, celebrity guests, displays of more than 200 rescued exotic animals, and eco-friendly vendors.

Dana PointOcean Institute Earth Day 2017 on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events include Paint the Earth Day: tie-and-dye a reusable shopping bag using Native American techniques and natural dyes. This workshop is being offered only for Earth Day 2017 and you must register online. There's also a beach cleanup. Participants will get half-price admission to the Ocean Institute for the day! Cleanup begins at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Ocean Institute Visitor Services building (sign-up here). The Ocean Institute is located at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point.

Fullerton–The Center for Sustainability at Cal State Fullerton is sponsoring a wide range of campus events on April 14–25 in observance of Earth Week on campus. Displays on the campus Quad and Titan Walk will include a responsible shoppers’ expo, green vehicle display, energy efficiency exhibits, a sustainability symposium, and recycling exhibit. (Campus map)

Glendora2017 Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glendora City Hall, Public Library and Plaza. Workshops for smart gardening and composting, food gardening, efficient irrigation for the home garden, gardening with native plants, energy efficiency, and solar power. Recyclables will be collected to raise money for schools. There will also be used motor oil and filter recycling as well as a drop-off for unwanted pharmaceuticals. Festivities include an eight-mile community bike ride, a children’s bicycle safety rodeo and one-mile ride, animal magic show, children’s treasure hunt, free document shredding, bike valet parking, treasure hunt, vendor booths and giveaways, and live music and entertainment. For additional information about the Earth Day Festival please call (626) 914-8278 or email

Huntington Beach–The Bolsa Chica Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, 3842 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 is a fun way to get outside and learn about the environment with the whole family! This fun and educational festival is a treat for the whole family! Visitors will have the opportunity to touch live snakes, count migrating birds, learn about pollution, test the water, and much more! Alongside a multitude of educational activity booths, the festival will also include a jump tent, food vendors, and guided tours of the reserve! Entry to event is free!

La Cañada FlintridgeDescanso Gardens Earth Day & Botanic Bling on Sunday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. Celebrate nature with programs focusing on flowers and plants for your garden. This year’s Earth Day celebration includes the Mt. Sac plant sale and the Botanic Bling trunk show! Activities free with admission.  

LancasterPoppy Festival 2017 on Saturday, April 22-23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lancaster City Park 43011 N. 10th Street West, Lancaster, 93534. Festivities include entertainment, hundreds of exhibitors, and more. The California Poppy Festival began as an Earth Day celebration and carries on the Earth Day tradition of concern and care for the environment.

Los AngelesLASAN Earth Day LA Event on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Exposition Park. Join us for a day of earth-friendly fun as we celebrate our 2nd Annual Citywide EARTH DAY LA! LA Sanitation will again bring our trucks for kids to explore, and we'll have plenty of educational (and fun!) exhibits for the whole family to learn about sustainability.

Los Angeles–“Rejuvenate x Illuminate: Recycled Arts and Trashion by Chin-Chih Yang” from April 21 to June 16, Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, 1137 Westwood Blvd. in the Westwood Village. The free-admission exhibit will present Yang’s meticulously weaved “trashion” pieces and mesmerizing light sculptures, all made from recycled materials. The opening reception will be at 6 p.m. on April 21 by RSVP.  

Los AngelesLos Angeles Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Grand Park, Los Angeles. The Music Center, Grand Park, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power collaborate to offer Downtown L.A.’s residents, workers, and visitors ways to live clean and go green with a free all-ages event.

Long BeachLong Beach Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April, 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seventeenth Annual Earth Day Celebration. Visit booths from various Earth-friendly organizations and participate in hands-on learning demonstrations for people of all ages. (Map)

Long BeachLong Beach Children’s Day and Earth Day on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 10 a.m. at El Dorado Park, 7550 E Spring St, Long Beach, CA 90815. The event, now in its 20th year, will be filled with fun, uplifting, and educational activities. Enjoy arts and crafts and lots of games, too. Guests can enjoy food booths and two entertainment stages. A children’s parade inside the park begins at 1 p.m.

Manhattan BeachEarth Day Celebration and Concert on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Earth Day will be celebrated at Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach. Enjoy live entertainment, speakers and presentations on the Eco-Education State, a composting class, children’s activities, an eco-shopping area, free bike valet parking, food and beverage vendors, an alternative fuel vehicle display, e-waste and printer toner cartridge recycling, and more. (Map)

Mission ViejoEarth Day and Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22, 8 a.m. to noon at Mustang Run at Los Alisos Boulevard. The City of Mission Viejo is celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day by hosting an opportunity for volunteers to plant vegetation and clean up litter. Participants should bring a hat, gloves, boots, sunscreen, and shovels for landscape renovation. Free hot dogs and ice cream to volunteers while supplies last!  Additionally, the city will host a Green Expo, which will feature Earth-friendly activities and environmental exhibits with tips on water conservation, pollution prevention, and recycling.

Newport Beach–The Newport Bay Conservancy is presenting the Earth Day at the Bay on Saturday, April 22. This is a neighborly event that is fun for the entire family. The event takes place at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center within the Orange County Park’s Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve.  The address is 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach (at Irvine Avenue across from the YMCA). The event runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is free. Food will be available for purchase from The Burnt Truck, Tamarindo, and Front Porch Pops.

Santa ClaritaEarth Arbor Day on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road. The City of Santa Clarita’s Earth Arbor Day celebration, presented by the SCV Family of Water Suppliers, is an event to remember the importance of being green and taking care of our planet. This year’s festival will be combined with the KHTS Santa Clarita Home and Garde Show, the Emergency Expo, and the KHTS Arts and Crafts Fair. Santa Clarita Home and Garden Show.

Santa MonicaNothin' But Sand Beach Cleanup on Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at Santa Monica Beach, 1600 Ocean Front Walk (near lifeguard tower 1550), Santa Monica, CA 90401. It's easy, it’s fun, and it kicks off your weekend with some excellent karma. Singles, couples, groups, and businesses are welcome, and you’re encouraged to bring your friends—or make some new ones. See you at the beach! (Map)

TorranceCity of Torrance Earth Day Recycling Event is on Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Toyota Employee Parking Lot (Intersection of 190th Street and Van Ness Avenue). Activities include free paper shredding, free electronics and clothes drop-off, and a used oil recycling and filter exchange.

Whittier11th Annual Earth Day on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the district’s administrative offices, 1955 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Join the Sanitation Districts for their annual Earth Day event, which features fun and educational activities for all ages. Tour a water reclamation plant and landfill, enjoy music and dance performances, create eco-friendly arts and crafts, and participate in many other activities while learning about environmental issues. The event is free and draws more than 3,000 people.

North Coast

Fort BraggFood Forest Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 22, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Fort Bragg High School Learning Garden, 300 Dana St, Fort Bragg. This fun, family friendly event supports the Farm-to-Schol program at Fort Bragg Unified School District. This cornerstone North Coast community event offers live music and entertainment, culinary showcases featuring fabulous local food and chefs, hands-on sustainable living workshops, kids’ activities, a community art project, and the ever-popular Spring Plant Sale. Discover how community gardens enrich all of our lives. For more information, please visit their website at

Santa RosaEarth Day 2017 on Saturday, April 22, from noon to 4 p.m. in Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa. Enjoy environmental exhibits, eco-friendly crafts, children’s activities, local vendor booths, food and beverages, live entertainment, a raffle, and more. Safely dispose of unwanted and expired medications, too.

WindsorEarth Day and Wellness Festival on Sunday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Windsor Town Green, 701 McClelland Drive, Windsor. The family friendly event will feature health and wellness information, educational activities and presentations, children’s games and crafts, live entertainment, a “green rummage sale,” a farmers market, and free valet bike parking. This year the event will highlight the quality recreation programs Windsor is offering this summer. 

Siskiyou CountyYreka Creek Cleanup & Oberlin Trail Grand Opening on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet at Oberlin Road just east of Fairlane. Call (530) 842-4708 for more information. Clean-Up Mt. Shasta on Saturday, April 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lower Lodge, City Park. Call (530) 925-9287 for more information. Castle Crags Trail Restoration on Saturday, April 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Castle Crags State Park Entrance. Call (530) 925-9287 for more information. Tulelake Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Map. Call (503) 667-5522 for more information.

Sacramento Valley

ReddingThe Whole Earth and Watershed Festival on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Redding City Hall and Sculpture Park, 777 Cypress Ave, Redding. The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival is a community-wide celebration with activities for all ages that celebrate social, economic, and environmental solutions for ourselves and our planet while enhancing the health and livability of the north state region. 

RosevilleAnnual Celebrate the Earth Festival on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center in Mahany Regional Park, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. Everyone is welcome at this free family event brought to you by Roseville Electric Utility and Environmental Utilities, sponsored by Whole Foods Market Roseville, and hosted by the Utility Exploration Center. Join us for an exciting day of delicious local food, green vendors, and entertainment for the whole family including live music, food trucks, face painting, animal shows, and more. See you there!

SacramentoMarch for Science and the Climate on Saturday, April 22. The March for Science is a celebration of science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Grab your white lab coats and don a “brain” cap and head to the Capitol to show your love for science and the planet.

Sacramento–Creek Week will be celebrated on April 29, in Sacramento and in Carmichael. The 2017 Creek Cleanup for Sacramento County Saturday, April 29th, 9 a.m. to noon Sacramento locations to volunteer. Then We Celebrate! The 2017 Celebration at Carmichael Park Saturday, April 29th, noon to 2 p.m., 5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael. Parking in park and surrounding streets. Creek Week Flyer. (Map)

Sacramento American River College (ARC) Earth Day Festival 2017 Wednesday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American River College. This year’s theme is on recycling. ARC recently purchased a number of recycle stations from Max-R & BigBelly which will be showcased on the campus. Additional information can be found at (Map)

SacramentoEarth Fest: It's a Party for the Planet! on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sacramento Zoo. It’s a party for the planet! Learn how to protect and preserve the Earth with environmental, wildlife, and conservation organizations. During the day explore animal bio-artifacts, participate in storytelling and activities in the Discovery Room, come face-to-face with the outreach animals, or listen as keepers present enrichment talks in the afternoon. Don’t forget to stop by the Recycle Rummage Sale inside the Kampala center for great bargains. Paid zoo admission is required. (Map)

SacramentoSacramento Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Southside Park. The event includes free admission, live music, healthy food, and 150 organizations exhibiting practical information, goods, and services that cultivate a healthier and more sustainable way of living. Hosted by the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS), Sacramento Earth Day is an annual observance and festival that celebrates the planet by featuring educational Earth preservation demos, locally cultivated cuisine, and handmade crafts.  

San Diego

Oceanside–Grab your family and friends for North County’s largest Earth Festival in downtown Oceanside! Join us on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and enjoy environmental organizations, dazzling entertainment, and fun hands-on activities!

San DiegoSan Diego Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Balboa Park, San Diego. The largest free environmental fair in the world showcases more than 300 exhibitors, the Children’s Earth parade (9:30 to 11 a.m.), live entertainment, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, a children’s activity area, the Cleaner Care Concourse, and more.  

San Joaquin Valley

BakersfieldGreen Expo on Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Yokuts Park. Thousands are expected to turn out for the annual citywide cleanup.

FresnoFresno Earth Day 2017 on Saturday, April 22, at 10 a.m. at Radio Park, 2233 N. First St., Fresno. Map Central Valley’s largest Earth Day celebration. Participants will include approximately 60 local agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Head on down to celebrate our planet. Saturday, April 25, at 10:00 a.m.

ModestoEarth Day in the Park on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please save the date and come celebrate Earth Day’s 27th year in Modesto. If you are interested in being a vendor, you can contact Vicki Rice at (209) 577-5495 or

StocktonStockton Earth Day 2017 on Sunday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Victory Park (behind Haggin Museum). The city’s annual Earth Day celebration blends entertainment with an environmental message of education, conservation, and recycling. There will be dozens of educational and environmental exhibit booths, entertainment, hands-on activities, exotic arts and crafts, and an extensive food court. More than 100 commercial vendor booths will be set up throughout Victory Park. Visitors are asked to bring canned or boxed food donations for the Stockton Emergency Food Bank or slightly used clothing donations for the homeless served by the Gospel Center Rescue Mission.

Visalia2017 Earth on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Visalia Environmental Committee, Natural Resource Conservation Division and Visalia Parks & Recreation Department are happy to announce the 2017 Earth Day/Miki City Park ribbon cutting celebration scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd on Mineral King Ave. (between Stevenson St. and Conyer St.). Earth Day offers us a unique opportunity to gather as a community and inspire one another, all while enjoying great food, music, activities for adults and kids, wonderful exhibitors who share ideas on products related to green living.

Sierra Nevada/Foothills

South Lake TahoeSouth Lake Tahoe Earth Day on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bijou Community Park. Earth Day recognizes, celebrates, and promotes our region’s unique beauty while educating the public about local environmental issues. Bring your friends and family to learn about ways to counteract global climate change through recycling and composting, alternative energy, water conservation, sustainability, and reducing our ecological footprint. Enjoy local live music and dance, swing through the Kid Zone to make some recycle-themed arts and crafts, or get your face painted, and be sure to support the wide array of educational booths and local vendors. Food and local crafts will be available for purchase, and don’t forget to buy some tickets for the huge Earth Day raffle.

Tahoe/TruckeeEarth Day 2017 Celebration on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Village at Squaw Valley. The Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival is a volunteer-run, nonprofit event to recognize, celebrate, and promote the region’s unique beauty. Enjoy fun, live music, and entertainment, and learn how to preserve and protect the region’s local and global natural resources.

Yosemite National ParkYosemite Park Earth Day Yosemite celebrates Earth Day over a week span with activities, speakers, ranger talks, an Earth-friendly product fair, and trash pickup. Join the park rangers and naturalists as they celebrate our most valuable home.


Last updated: April 19, 2017
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