"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

Earth Day was established in 1969 following a devastating oil spill off the Southern California coast. April 22 was designated as a national day to celebrate the Earth. The date was chosen to 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 192 countries, with more than one billion people participating.

This year marks the 49th 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.)

Statewide

National Park Week, April 21 through 29: Free admission on the first day of National Park Week April 21. Parks across the country will host special program and events. 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.

Bay Area

Alameda–Come celebrate the planet with us Saturday, April 21, at the Alameda Earth Day Festival 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washington Park, 740 Central Avenue, Alameda. This year’s theme is “It’s Your PlaNet What’s Your Plan”. 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 spin art machine.

Belmont–Belmont is happy to announce this year’s Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21, 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 dlynn@belmont.gov 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 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This wonderful, free event started 80 years ago when the Marina first opened in 1937. Enjoy hands-on educational activities and learn about organizations helping to protect the Bay and its wildlife. A variety of live music for all ages will play throughout the day and there will be an assortment of food vendors. Take a sailboat ride or paddle a Dragon Boat. Build with recycled materials in Adventure Playground. All ages are welcome. New this year will be a Bay wildlife-themed costume contest! Fun prizes for the winners.

Berkeley – A holistic celebration of Earth Day is the inspiration for the 8th Annual Berkeley Vegan Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the David Brower Center. 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!

Castro Valley–Residents are invited to participate in a community cleanup on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) has identified six cleanup project sites: Castro Valley Center for the Arts, Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area, Castro Valley Creek, Downtown Castro Valley, Lake Chabot Regional Park and Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park. 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, CVSan’s Recycles Day event will be at Canyon Middle School on April 28th.

CupertinoAnnual Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival on Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This festival is an interactive community event that invites community members of all ages to learn about environmental issues and solutions in a family-friendly, interactive atmosphere. Consistently attracting over 7,000 attendees and 75 partner organizations, the Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival features hands-on activities, live entertainment, electric vehicle demos, and delicious food served by local food trucks. 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 sustainability@cupertino.org.

East Bay–Volunteers are needed to celebrate Earth Day 2018 at a work party on Saturday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. East Bay Regional Park District is committed to preserve 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 21 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 2018 on Saturday, April 21 Each year in April, the City celebrates Earth Day through a morning of volunteerism and work parties, followed by socializing at our Volunteer Appreciation Lunch. If you would like to host a work party or volunteer as a group or individual, please complete the registration form and we'll be in touch with you in preparation for the event. If you prefer, please register with a hardcopy form. Please drop-off the completed hardcopy at the OESD Recycling Center office at 7501 Schmidt Lane or register online. The registration deadline is by April 1. If you have an idea for a work party, please use this online form with interactive map, or email.

Fremont–Fremont’s annual “Let's Go Green Together” Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 21, 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!

Marina11th 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 21, 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 celebration will be held on Sunday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 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.

OaklandOakland Zoo’s annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 14, 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. All events are included in the regular zoo admission. Bring an old cellphone to recycle and get a free ticket for the Zoo’s train. Other activities include a giant Earth Ball and dancing in the meadow and face painting.

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 21, 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 14, 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 2018 celebration is on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m at the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza, 355 McAllister St, San Francisco. Earth Day San Francisco is an event that promotes environmental responsibility and showcases eco-friendly entrepreneurship. People come together to speak out on behalf of the global natural environment and to demand responsible practices from business and government. Guests can enjoy healthy and sustainable foods as they listen to live entertainment and informative presentations from engaging speakers.

Santa Clara–A combined Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration is planned for Friday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Central Park 909 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara, 95051. This free, family friendly event will mark the 31st 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 2018 on Saturday, April 21, 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 14th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Stinson Beach on Sunday, April 22, from 10 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 2018 Celebration on Saturday, April 21, 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 22, from noon to 4 p.m. Downtown City Plaza, 358 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 2018 on Saturday, April 14, 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 2018 on Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, 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 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 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 20, 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: www.bves.com/efficiency-&-environment/.

Rancho Cucamonga2018 Earth Day & Open House on Saturday, April 7, 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 Friday April 13, from 9:00 a.m. – 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

Bell Gardens – Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bell Gardens Community Gardens, 8000 Park Lane (next to the Ford Park Adult School). Bring the entire family for a day of fun, food, and music! Visit the various information booths to learn how you can help keep Mother Earth healthy and beautiful.

Beverly Hills–Join us for our 15th Annual Earth Day event on Sunday, April 15, 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 14, 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 2018 on Sunday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. along 2nd Street in Claremont Village. Join in Sustainable Claremont’s biggest Earth Day Celebration yet! Explore worlds of alternative transportation, recycled art and crafts, renewable energy, environmental education, and water-wise gardens, all while delighting in sights, sounds, and refreshments. CicLAvia: Heart of the Foothills will open a street path for cyclists and pedestrians between San Dimas and Claremont, bringing tens of thousands of people to enjoy our 10th Annual Celebration, along with an extra-special Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market, and engaging exhibits at the Claremont Museum of Art.

Culver City18th Annual Children’s Earth Day 2018 on Sunday, April 22, 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.

Fullerton–The Center for Sustainability at Cal State Fullerton is sponsoring a wide range of campus events on April 17–24 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

Glendora2018 Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 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 planning@ci.glendora.ca.us.

Huntington Beach–The Bolsa Chica Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 14, 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 22 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.

Laguna Woods–Join us for the Earth Day Festival and Green Expo held on Thursday, April 19, from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Festival will take place at the Laguna Woods Village Clubhouse 1 at 24232 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, 92637. Enter the gate at El Toro Road. Come learn sustainability, recycling, composting, and ecofriendly products. Also, join us for the film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”

LancasterPoppy Festival 2018 on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday April 22, 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. Event Information

Los Angeles–Los Angeles Earth Day Celebration on Thursday, 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, 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday April 22, 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.

Long BeachLong Beach Children’s Day and Earth Day on Saturday, April 28, beginning at 10 a.m. at El Dorado Park 7550 E Spring St, Long Beach, CA 90815 . The event, now in its 21st 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.

Mission ViejoEarth Day and Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m. to noon at Cordova Park, 26931 El Retiro, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692. 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 Sunday, 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 28, 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 Garden 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 21, 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!

Whittier12th Annual Earth Day on Saturday, April 14, 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. Check out our flyer!

North Coast

Fort Bragg–– Food Forest Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 21, 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-School 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 www.noyofoodforest.org.

Santa RosaEarth Day 2018 on Saturday, April 21, 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 22, 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.

Sacramento Valley

ReddingThe Whole Earth and Watershed Festival on Saturday, April 21, 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.

Roseville–Placer County Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Royer Park, 190 Park Drive., Roseville, 95678. Everyone is welcome at this free family event. One hundred local artists will be joining with local libraries of Placer County to create “My Favorite Book” sculptures that will be on display at the festival. See you there!

SacramentoMarch for Science and the Climate on Saturday, April 14. 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.

SacramentoCreek Week will be celebrated on April 14, in Sacramento and in Carmichael. 2018 CREEK CLEAN-UP for Sacramento County Saturday, April 29, 9 am – Noon. Sacramento locations to volunteer. Then We Celebrate! 2018 CELEBRATION at Carmichael Park Saturday, April 29, Noon - 2 pm 5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael. Parking in park and surrounding streets. MAP | Creek Week Flyer.

Sacramento–American River College (ARC) Earth Day Festival 2018 Wednesday, April 18, from 8 am – 3 pm at American River College. MAP. This year’s theme is on RECYCLING. Additional information can be found at http://green.arc.losrios.edu.

SacramentoEarth Fest on Saturday, April 21, 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.

SacramentoSacramento Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 22, 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 14, 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 22, 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 (9:30-11 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

FresnoFresno Earth Day 2018 on Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at Radio Park, 2233 N. First St., Fresno. 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.

Lathrop-Earth Day 2018 on Saturday, April 21, at Valverde Park, 15557 Fifth Street, Lathrop, 95330. Come out and join in community projects, participate in our recycling fair, and other activities. For more information or to sign up for a community project please contact the Generations Center at (209)941-7372.

ModestoEarth Day in the Park on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please save the date and come celebrate Earth Day’s 28th year in Modesto. The festival is held at Graceada Park. Activities include live entertainment, a petting zoo, and sustainably minded booths about solar energy, electric cars, yoga, healthy living, and green education.

StocktonStockton Earth Day 2018 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.

Visalia2018 Earth Day on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Imagine U Interactive Children’s Museum at 210 N. Tipton St., Visalia. 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. This year’s event will also include an electric and hybrid vehicle showcase.

Sierra Nevada/Foothills

South Lake TahoeSouth Lake Tahoe Earth Day on Saturday, April 28, 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 2018 Celebration on Saturday, April 21, 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.