California Earth Day Celebrations


Earth Day is credited with becoming a national event because of an oil spill that happened off the coast of Santa Barbara. Decades have past and the movement have picked up momentum. Nearly every city in California has programs throughout the year and goals to reduce waste. But on one special month (April) Earth Day activities are hosted in cities throughout the state as a way to celebrate, contribute and be aware that our planet is worth taking care of. Here are some Earth Day and Eco-related events happening throughout California.

Earth Day, Eco Events & Festivals

Free. April 21, 2018 10 a.m. Earth Day LA 2018 Highland Park, Los Angeles Community Festival

Free. April 21, 2018 11 a.m. Kids' Earth Day Celebration Dockweiler Youth Center, Playa del Rey Family

Free. April 21, 2018 9 a.m. Earth Day Pasadena 2018 Armory Center For the Arts, Pasadena Community Festival

Free. April 21, 2018 10 a.m. Family Earth Day Nature Hike and Activity Theodore Payne Foundation, Sun Valley  

Free. April 22, 2018 7:30 AM Mountain Chicks Earth Day Climb with REI! 10882-10982 Topanga Canyon Blvd , Chatsworth Retreat

Free. April 21, 2018 9 a.m. Earth Day Beach Cleanup in Manhattan Beach Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach

Free. TUE, APR 17 9 a.m. SCA Earth Day in Los Angeles, CA Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve, Gardena

Free. April 22, 2018 8 a.m. TFE Swap Earth Day Eco Hike w/ HikeEscapeLA $10 - $20 April 21, 2018 11 a.m. Earth Day in Echo Park with Sierra Club Central Group Beacon | Echo Park, Los Angeles Party

Free. April 21, 2018 10 a.m. Earth Day Chalk Challenge at Redondo Marina - Sea Wall, Redondo Beach

Free. April 21, 2018 8 a.m. City of South Gate Earth Day Community Cleanup & Celebration 2018 South Gate Park, South Gate Festival

Free. April 22, 2018 8:30 AM Zero Waste Earth Day at the Santa Monica Farmers Markets Sunday Main St. Market, Santa Monica

Free. April 21, 2018 11 a.m. Earth Day at the Headlands Nature Interpretive Center, Dana Point Community Festival April 22, 2018 11 a.m. Earth Day at The Lakes & Get Out and Play-Date The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks Festival

Free. April 21, 2018 11 a.m. Earth Day Art and Music Festival Vail Headquarters, Temecula Festival April 22, 2018 1:00 PM Green Day LA: Fundraiser and Sustainability Festival Tocaya Organica - Playa Vista, Los Angeles Festival

Free. April 22, 2018 10 a.m. EarthFair 2018 in San Diego Balboa Park, San Diego Festival

Free. April 21, 2018 11 a.m. 18th Annual Earth Day Celebration & Spring Boutique 412 S McClelland St, Santa Maria

AMERICAN CANYON: Am Can By the Bay Earth Day  Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Napa River Bay Trail
2 Eucalyptus Drive
City of American Canyon Parks and Recreation Department invites you to learn our connection to the water and learn simple ways to help improve ocean health. Enjoy free activities, informational booths, live entertainment, children’s area, and food for purchase.  All ages welcome

EL DORADO HILLS: Green Party Day Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9am-1pm Location: Promontory Community Park

GLENDORA: Earth Day April 21, 2018, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

SAN BERNARDINO: Saturday, April 21, 2018 All Day Event Earth Day Activities at Community Centers.

California State Parks: 25+ Earth Day Park Events

Alameda: Earth Day Festival

Albany: Clean Ups & Fests

Alhambra: Eco Fair

Apple Valley: Community Clean Ups

ARCADIA: Earth Day Art Market Ages 5 - 14 years, April 21, 2018,  2:30-4 p.m.

Bakersfield: Green Expo

Belmont: Earth Day Celebration

Beverly Hills: Earth Day April 9, 2017

Calabasas: Earth Day Celebration

Castro Valley: Clean Up Projects

Chino: Chino Creek Wetlands Educational Park Events

CHULA VISTA: South Bay Earth Day April 7, 2018, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Bayside Park at the Chula Vista Marina. Go Green, Go Clean and Go Bike with activities, products and services: Free Bicycle Valet, EV Ride & Drive, Yoga classes and a Tie Dye workshop. Living Coast Discovery Center animals, Empower Hour truck and bicycle rodeo. Shop green vendors, visit art exhibits or purchase organic gourmet food. Sponsored by the Port of San Diego, Republic Services, AMR, SDG&E

Claremont: Sustainable Claremont Plant Seeds of Hope

Costa Mesa: Teens Give Back

Culver City: Year-round Green Initiatives

Cupertino: Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival

Dana Point: Ocean Institute Earth Day Festival

El Cerrito: Work Parties

Emeryville: Community Expo

Escondido: Creek to Bay Clean Up

Folsom: Trails Day - Arbor Day - Creek Week

Fort Bragg: Food Forest Earth Day Festival

Foster City: Earth Day @ Shoreway

Fremont:  Earth Day Volunteer April 22, 2017, 11a-3p. Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium at 2500 Mowry Avenue, Fremont.

Fresno: Fresno Earth Day Festival

La Canada Flintridge: Descanso Gardens Earth Day & Botanic Bling

Laguna Beach: Kelpfest

Long Beach: Aquarium of the Pacific Earth Day Festival

Los Angeles: City Nature Challenge at the Natural History Museum | Los Angeles Zoo Wild for the Planet

Lynwood: Plug-in to Earth Day Festival

Malibu: Earth Day Fair

Martinez: John Muir Earth Day

Merced:  EMRCD cleanup, McConnell State Park April 22, 2017, 9a-12p

Mission Viejo: Earth Day and Arbor Day Volunteering

Napa: Napa Earth Day

Newport Beach: Newport Bay Conservancy Earth Day 

Oak Park: The Cat That Changed America, Earth Day free screening, Q&A with the cast. Free. Film about Griffith Park P22 mountain lion and  efforts to help him. April 20, 2017, 7-9 p.m. Venue: Oak Park High School 899 North Kanan Road Oak Park California 91377.

Oceanside: Oceanside Earth Festival

Ojai Earth Day's Residential Beautification Day

Orange County: Habitat for Humanity ReStores.  April 22, 2017

Orinda:  Earth Day Cleanup meets 930a at Orinda Library Plaza 26 Orinda Way

Pacifica: Earth Day EcoFest

Palo Alto: Palo Alto Earth Day, Race for Saving Water

Pittsburg: Civic Pride Day

Placerville: Forest Service Volunteering

Pleasant Hill: Community Service Day

Pleasanton: Earth Day and Bike Festivals

Porterville: Spring Clean Up

Rancho Cucamonga: Earth Day Celebration

Redding: The Whole Earth & Watershed Festival

Redlands: Community Day of Service

Redondo Beach: Residential Compost Give-away

Redwood City: Marine Science Institute Earth Day on the Bay

Reedley: Spring Clean Up

Rialto: Earth Day Community Clean Up

Richmond: Wildcat Creek Earth Day Cleanup & Green Festival

Rocklin: Clean Up Day

Roseville: Celebrate the Earth Festival

Running Springs:  Earth Day – Great Outdoors Weekend April 21-23, 2017

Sacramento: Sacramento Earth Day

San Anselmo: Spring Clean Up

San Carlos: Earth Day Clean Up

San Clemente: Watershed Taskforce Beach Clean Up

San Francisco: Earth Day Fest

San Jose: Coyote Creek Clean Up

San Luis Obispo: Earth Day SLO

San Marcos : Earth Day Family Night

San Pedro: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Earth Day

Santa Barbara: Earth Day Celebration

Santa Clara: City Wide Garage Sale

San Clarita: Earth Arbor Day Festival

Santa Cruz: Earth Day Santa Cruz

Santa Maria: Earth Day Celebration

Santa Monica: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Earth Day

Santa Ynez: Chumash Earth Day

Saratoga: Arbor Day

Seal Beach: Surfrider Foundation Ohana Day

Signal Hill: Earth Day

Solana Beach : San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Earth Day Beach Clean Up

South Gate: Earth Day Volunteering

South Lake Tahoe: South Lake Tahoe Earth Day

Stinson Beach: Volunteer Beach Day

Stockton: Earth Day Festival

Sunnyvale: Great American Litter Pick Up | Living Green Fair

Thousand Oaks: Arbor Earth Day

Torrance: Earth Day at Madrona Marsh

Tracy: Recycling and Ecology Efforts

Truckee-Tahoe: Village at Squaw Valley Earth Day Festival

Turlock: National Arbor Day

Tustin: Community Yard Sale

Twentynine Palms: Park to Park Bike Ride & Earth Day Fair

Union City Earth Day 5K -10K Run for Our Schools April 22, 2017, 8:30a Cesar Chavez Middle School, 2801 Hop Ranch Rd.

Vallejo: Downtown Farmers Market Earth Day

Ventura: Eco Fest

Victorville: Community Clean Up

Visalia: Miki City Park Earth Day Grand Opening

Vista: Earth Day Celebration

Walnut Creek: Earth Day on the Farm

Wasco: Community Clean Up

Watsonville: Earth Day of the Child Celebration

West Covina: Earth Day Celebration

West Hollywood: Kids' Fair, Earth Day Tree Planting

Whittier: Earth Day Celebration

Windsor: Earth Day & Wellness Festival

Winters: Winters Youth Day

Woodlake: Community for Child Well-Being Garden Dedication

Woodland: Olive Oil Competition

Woodside: Earth Day Fair

Yosemite National Park: Earth Day Volunteerism

Yountville: Earth Day Events

Yucca Valley: Earth Day Celebration

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