Earth Day is April 22, 2014, but celebrate it all month long with these activities!

Looking for fun ways to celebrate and give back to Mother Nature this Earth Day? There are tons of volunteer opportunities, festivals, workshops, celebrations and much more popping up all over San Diego County. Take a look at the list of events below and check back periodically for updates!  (Photo credit: FlyByPhotograph)

Earth Day Events 2024 

 

saturday | 6

FREE Earth Month Celebration. Family-friendly activities, live music and more. 9 am–1 pm. Pine Ave. Community Park, 3209 Harding St., Carlsbad. www.carlsbadca.gov 

 

saturday | 13

FREE South Bay Earth Day. 11 am-3 pm. Learn how to reduce your impact on the environment at this zero-waste event that will be packed with hands-on green activities! Discover environmentally-friendly lifestyle ideas at exhibits ranging from green energy conservation to composting demonstrations. Need something repaired? Bring it to the Fix-it-Clinic where an expert will help you diagnose and fix the problem. Enjoy dozens of green vendors, live and interactive entertainment, organic food and more. Chula Vista Bayfront Park, 980 Marina Way, Chula Vista. https://southbayearthday.com/

 

sunday | 14

Science Club: Recycling Revolution. Learn about the importance of recycling, waste management and environmental sustainability through hands-on activities and discussions. Girls only: 10 am–12 noon; all scientists: 1–3 pm. $18. Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park. www.fleetscience.org



saturday | 20

Party for the Planet. Dance parties, people-powered music and interactive stations that show how we can collectively tackle some of our planet’s greatest challenges. Today & tomorrow, 11 am–3 pm. $19.95–$24.95. Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu

FREE San Diego EarthFest. Features over 100 eco-friendly food, product and service vendors as well as environmental, conservation and animal rescue groups. International food court, live music and DJs, speakers and demos and kid-friendly activities. 12-4 pm. Balboa Park Blvd. and Presidents Way Lawn, Park Blvd. https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/festivals-and-street-fairs/san-diego-earthfest.aspx

FREE Earth Day Celebration at Mission Valley Shopping Center. Experience eco-friendly fun, paint your own flower pot and take home the seeds to plant. Stop by the Clothing Drop Spot by USAgain to learn how they extend the life of clothing and conserve valuable resources. Bring your gently used clothes for donation and drop them off at the Clothing Drop Spot donation box on-site. Those who donate used clothes or shoes will be entered in a raffle. All guests can enter to win a goodie bag giveaway filled with your favorite sustainable everyday products. 12-3 pm. 1640 Camino Del Rio North. www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-celebration-at-mission-valley-shopping-center-tickets-861180232257

FREE La Mesa Earth Day Fair. Fun, education and excitement. 11 am–3 pm. MacArthur Park, 4900 Memorial Dr. www.cityoflamesa.us 

FREE Earth Day Festival. Make origami butterflies and cotton cloud rainbows, handle worms and compost and more. 10 am–3 pm. 1270 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista.  https://altavistabotanicalgardens.org 

FREE Stay Classy O’Side Earth Day Community Event. Educational booths, activities, games for kids and more. 9 am–12 noon. Libby Lake Park, 424 Calle Montecito, Oceanside. www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

FREE Creek to Bay Cleanup. The largest cleanup in SD County. 9 am–12 noon. Register: https://cleansd.org/creek-to-bay 

FREE Earth Day at the Gardens. All are invited to enjoy kids’ activities, plants and food for sale, vendor booths and discover our beautiful gardens. 10 am-3 pm. Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista. https://altavistabotanicalgardens.org/earth-day-festival/

3rd Annual Ramona Earth Day Festival. 12-6 pm. Begent Ranch, 18528 Highland Valley Rd., Ramona. http://sustainableramona.com/

 

sunday | 21

FREE WorldBeat Cultural Center's Multi-Cultural Earth Day. This year's theme: “Together As One.” Live music by world musicians. Native American drumming and blessing by Tim Red Bird and the Red Warriors, WBC multi-cultural class showcase: Japanese Taiko hosted by San Diego Taiko, Middle-Eastern Drumming and Belly Dance by Cairo Beats, West African Drum and Dance and Brazilian Samba by Super Sonic Samba. Healing Garden activities: annual Seed Swap, children’s activities like birdwatching, compost workshops, plant music showcase, and healing modalities in the garden. Multi-cultural and Wellness vendor village, earth-friendly informational booths and vegetarian vendors. WorldBeat Center, 2100 Park Blvd. www.worldbeatcenter.org/event/32nd-annual-multi-cultural-earth-day/

 

 Find more ideas on our Halloween Pinterest Board. Find more Earth-friendly activities in San Diego Family's Earth Day Pinterest Board 

Find more great activities all month long in San Diego's Best Day-to-Day Calendar.

 

Updated: March 2024

 

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