"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” 
—Margaret Mead

California is going all out for Earth Day! The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery compiled this list of Earth Day 2019 festivities so every Californian has the opportunity to commemorate the birth of the modern environmental movement. Learn more about the history of Earth Day.

In California, the environment is more than just a broad topic or policy issue – it’s an important part of our way of life. From our coasts and mountains to our valleys and deserts, the Golden State is a rich landscape of natural resources to honor and protect. As recent headlines related to plastic pollution, global recycling market disruptions, and climate change expose the real-life consequences of our current throwaway culture, CalRecycle wants to provide information and tools for all Californians to become part of the solution.

Join family, friends and neighbors at an Earth Day 2019 event near you to celebrate the historic progress we have made together and find inspiration to meet the challenges that lie ahead.


National Park Week, April 20 through 28-Free admission on the first day of National Park Week April 20. Parks across the country will host special programs 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 20 at the Alameda Earth Day Festival 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washington Park, 740 Central Avenue, Alameda.  Come celebrate the planet with us 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. Get involved with the Earth Day Beach Clean-up. Contact Crab Cove Visitor Center at 510-544-3187.

Belmont–Belmont Earth Day. Celebrate Earth Day with the City of Belmont Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Twin Pines Park (One Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, California 94022). The event will feature hands-on activities, live entertainment, informational resources, games, and food. Midpen will provide a resource table.

BerkeleyCity of Berkeley presents Berkeley Bay Festival on Saturday, April 6, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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. This wonderful, free event started over 80 years ago when the Marina first opened in 1937. All ages are welcome. New this year will be a Bay wildlife-themed costume parade! 

BerkeleyWelcome to Berkeley Earth Day on Sunday, April 21! The FREE event is from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David Brower Center (click here for directions). Berkeley Earth Day brings the Bay Area environmental community together to celebrate our vision for a sustainable future. Get inspired and connect with eco-minded comrades and learn how you can further reduce your impact on the planet and have fun doing it! This event features dozens of vendors sharing their delicious sustainable foods, eco-friendly products, and epic activism. Nosh at the delicious veggie food court and hear educational and earth-friendly talks from experts, activists, enjoy uplifting music, and more! Compassionate Living, a non-profit organization based in the Bay Area, is proud to be the sponsor of this event. Berkeley Earth Day is an exciting day of inspiring, life changing fun! 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 13, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) has identified five community sites including: Castro Valley Creek, Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area, Downtown Castro Valley, Lake Chabot Regional Park and, Adobe Park. Additionally, 12 school sites will be involved.. 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.

CupertinoAnnual Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival on Saturday, April 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This free 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 5,000 attendees and 75 partner organizations, the festival features hands-on activities, live entertainment, electric vehicle demos, and delicious food served by local food trucks. This annual event is held at the Civic Center Plaza, 10350 Torre Avenue in Cupertino. For more information, please call the Cupertino City Hall at 408-777-3200.

El CerritoEl Cerrito Earth Day Celebration 2019 on Saturday, April  13.  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. To be assigned in advance, please register by April 1st either online or with a hardcopy. Click to view event photos from previous Earth Day work parties and luncheons in our Online Photo Gallery. For more information on the City of El Cerrito's annual Earth Day event, or to find out how you can get involved next year, please send an email or call 510-559-7686.

Emeryville–Spring Carnival & Community Expo on Saturday, April 20 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Emeryville Center of Community Life Gymnasium and Field. Come and increase your awareness of the products and services that are sold, and or manufactured in the greater Bay Area.   

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 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Oxbow Commons. Come celebrate Earth Day with the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County! There will be music and entertainment for everyone! Enjoy activities for all ages and delicious local food, wine, and beer! Over 75 organizations and vendors will provide information about green products, services, our local environment, and how you can get involved locally to make a difference for the Earth! This event is presented by The Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County.

OaklandOakland Zoo’s Earth Day Celebration 2019 on Sunday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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  Earth Day of Action and EcoFest on Saturday, April 27. For the 15th year in a row, Pacific Beach Coalition is organizing one of the largest eco-friendly event in California, leading beach and neighborhood cleanups from Daly City to Half Moon Bay from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and then hosting a large EcoFest at Linda Mar State Beach with food, fun, music, eco-booths, hands on kids activities, environmental speakers from 11:00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Are you ready for Earth Day of Action 2019?  

Redwood City–The Marine Science Institute (MSI) hosts its annual Earth Day on the Bay on Saturday, April 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be at 500 Discovery Parkway in Redwood City, CA 94063. 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 Francisco–Earth Day San Francisco 2019 celebration is on Saturday, April 20. Location: San Francisco Valencia Street (Map). 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.

San Jose–Learn what you can do to promote a healthy planet at the Second Annual Alum Rock Park Earth Day 2019 event on Saturday, April 20, 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 earthdaysanjose@gmail.com for questions or concerns.

Santa Clara–A combined Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration is planned for Thursday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Central Park 909 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara, 95051 (Map). This free, family friendly event will mark the 32nd 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.

Stinson Beach–All are welcome to the 15th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Stinson Beach on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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.

VallejoVallejo Earth Day 2019 is a free annual event celebrated globally as a day of environmental and green awareness. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Vallejo is no exception! Join us for fun, festivities and learning in downtown Vallejo Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Watsonville2019 Earth Day/Day of the Child on Sunday, April 28, from noon to 4:00 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 2019 on Saturday, April 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 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 2019 on Saturday, April 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 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.

San Luis Obispo–The Earth Day Alliance will host its 29th Annual San Luis Obispo County Earth Day Fair & Music Festival on Saturday, April 27th at Laguna Lake Park from 11am to 5pm.  This day of environmental  education and fun is intended to bring the community together, present environmental concerns, offer solutions and inspire action. All ages are welcome and admission is free. Directions.

Santa CruzEarth Day Santa Cruz 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 on April 20th, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in San Lorenzo Park! San Lorenzo Park MAP.

VenturaEarth Day Ecofest on Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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.

Central Valley

FresnoFresno Earth Day 2019 on Saturday, April 20 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.

LathropCelebrate Earth Day in Lathrop on Saturday, April 27 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. by joining together as a community to make a difference. Where: Mossdale Park at 700 Towne Center Drive Latherop, CA. Come out and join in community improvement projects at the park, participate in our vendor fair and other activities. For more information or to sign up to volunteer for a community project please contact the Lathrop Generations Center at 209-941-7372.
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Modesto30th Annual Earth Day in the Park Festival on Saturday, April 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be held at Graceada Park located at 401 Needham Street and it is free to the public! It’s an entire day of “green” education, live entertainment, fun activities for all ages, great food, and a close up view of many non-profit agencies doing great work in Modesto! Free MAX bus to Earth Day. Colorful poster.

StocktonStockton Earth Day 2019 on Sunday, April 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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.

VisaliaEarth Day 2019–“Keep on Rolling” on Saturday, April 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the corner of Tipton Street & Oak Avenue (in front of Imagine U Interactive Children’s Museum at 210 N. Tipton Street. Come out and celebrate Earth Day 2019 with family fun activities, live music, an electric & hybrid vehicle showcase, and lots of exhibitor and food booths. For more information, call 559-713-4531 or visit www.GoGreenVisalia.com. Share ideas on products related to green living. This year’s event will also include an electric and hybrid vehicle showcase.

Inland Empire

Big BearBear Valley Electric Service Earth Day Expo on Friday, April 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 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 Cucamonga2019 Earth Day & Open House on Saturday, April 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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. 

RiversideCalifornia State Parks Foundation Earth Day Grove Clean Up in Riverside on Sunday April 21, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.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 16th Annual Earth Day event on Sunday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 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 13, from 2:00 to 5:00 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 2019 on Sunday, April 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 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 City19th Annual Children’s Earth Day 2019 on Sunday, April 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 18–25 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.

Glendora2019 Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 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 626-914-8228 or email planning@ci.glendora.ca.us.

Huntington Beach–The Bolsa Chica Earth Day Festival on Saturday April 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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!

LancasterPoppy Festival 2019 on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial 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. General event information.

Los AngelesEarth Day LA on Saturday April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Woodley Park I 6350 Woodley Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91436, LA Sanitation & Environment's fourth annual citywide Earth Day LA event. This educational and fun event is a celebration of all things sustainable. With over 50 exhibitors, two entertainment stages, a kid's zone, a tree and plant giveaway, conservation workshops and more, this event has something for the whole family to enjoy.

Los AngelesLos Angeles Earth Day Celebration on Thursday, April 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave, 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, 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday April 28, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach (Map). 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 Sunday, April 28, beginning at 11:00 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 1:00 p.m.

Mission ViejoEarth Day and Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 13, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 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 Saturday, April 20. 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 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 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 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 20, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Santa Monica Beach, 301 Santa Monica Pier (near lifeguard tower 1550), Santa Monica, CA 90401 ( Map). 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!

Whittier13th Annual Earth Day on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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!

Northern California

Eureka–The Sequoia Park Zoo’s Party for the Planet on Sunday, April 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come celebrate Earth Day with a free day at the zoo featuring eco-exhibits, crafts, animal feedings, face painting and more. Volunteers are needed. MAP.

Fort BraggFood Forest Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 21, from noon to 5:00 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.

Redding–2019 The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival Returns Saturday, April 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.

Santa RosaEarth Day 2018 on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 4:00 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 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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 Region

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 2019–Water Colors our World will be celebrated on Saturday, April 13, in Sacramento and in Carmichael. First We Clean! 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Then We Celebrate! Noon – 2:00 p.m.. Volunteer online! 5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael. Parking in park and surrounding streets MAP Creek Week Flyer.

SacramentoAmerican River College (ARC) Earth Day 2019 Wednesday, April 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at American River College. See Google Map. This year’s theme is a little different, REPAIR & REUSE–two of the six R’s of recycling (Reduce/REUSE/Recycle/REPAIR/Rot/Refuse).  

SacramentoSacramento Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 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.

Sacramento–Calling all citizen scientists! Do you want to compete against cities all over the world to see who can identify the most species, make the most observations, and engage the most people in a short period of time? The City Nature Challenge 2019 is a friendly bioblitz style competition and part of an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. Join us at Effie Yeaw Nature Center at April 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.! 

West Sacramento–Earth Day and Spring Celebration 2019  Saturday, April 20, from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. at Bryte Park. See Google Map. This family event features music, games, and fresh food in addition to ideas and resources for living more sustainably. Additional information can be found at https://www.cityofwestsacramento.org.

San Diego

Oceanside–Green Oceanside Events–2019 Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, April 1–30. The Mayor’s Challenge is a competition between thousands of cities across the United States to see which city will have the most residents take a pledge to conserve water and increase sustainability. Oceanside residents are challenged to go online to www.mywaterplege.com and pledge to make a more sustainable Oceanside. Residents who take the pledge have a chance to win prizes, including paid utilities, home improvement store shopping sprees, water-reducing fixtures for your home or yard, and more.

San DiegoSan Diego Earth Works’ 30th Annual Earth Fair 2019 on Sunday April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.at Balboa Park, San Diego. The world’s largest free Environmental Fair and Earth Day Celebration. We’re all in this together to create a clean, healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for all living things. The Parade is a kick off for Earth Fair 2019. Line up begins at 9:30 a.m.; Parade begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sierra Nevada/Foothills

South Lake TahoeSouth Lake Tahoe Earth Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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 2019 Celebration on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.

To add a local Earth Day event to CalRecycle’s annual Earth Day events calendar, email information to CalRecycle’s Office of Public Affairs at opa@calrecycle.ca.gov.