Earth Day 2023 Events

Two people picking up trash on the beach

Earth Day 2023 events are planned throughout the month of April—and even into May—in dozens of communities throughout California. Check your community for additional events that may not be listed here. (Note: Please contact event organizers to confirm information provided in this listing.)


National Park Week | April 22, 2023
Free admission on April 22, the first day of National Park Week. 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

Belmont – Earth Day 2023 Event | April 22, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The City of Belmont will be holding its annual Earth Day Event at City Hall in Twin Pines Park. The Shred/E-Waste drop-off will be held at the Public Works Corporation.

Berkeley Berkeley Bay Festival 2023 | April 22, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shorebird Park
Enjoy live music, food, and activities for all ages along the Berkeley Marina. Connect with the Bay and our local community through live music, performers, food, hands-on educational activities and free boat rides. This free family-focused event celebrates the Bay, its local wildlife, and the people and agencies dedicated to its protection. Over 30 environmental and wildlife conservation organizations from around the Bay will share their exhibits with the public.

Cupertino – Earth and Arbor Day Festival 2023 | April 22, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Library Field Park
Cupertino’s Annual Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival is an interactive event that invites community members of all ages to learn about environmental issues and solutions in a family-friendly atmosphere. Consistently attracting thousands of attendees and dozens of partner organizations, the Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival features hands-on activities, live entertainment, and delicious food served by local food trucks.

El Cerrito – El Cerrito Earth Day 2023 Celebration and Appreciation Lunch | April 15, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The citywide annual celebration includes a morning of volunteerism and work parties followed by an appreciation lunch at the Community Center from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.. 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 – 2023 Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup | April 23, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Shorebird Park in Emeryville
Have fun with family, friends and neighbors and help clean up the beach! Bring ‘em if you got ‘em: Collection buckets and/or bags, garden claw, and reusable water bottle, coffee mug, and wear layers, sunscreen, hat and work gloves. Additional tools will be available for use until supplies run out.

Martinez – John Muir Birthday­–Earth Day 2023 | April 22, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John Muir National Historic Site
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. Admission and parking are free!

Napa – Earth Day Napa 2023 | April 23, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oxbow Commons
Don’t forget to join the Earth Day Napa Cleanup from 9 am going until 11 a.m. Then, it’s time to join Earth Day Napa celebration! More information can be found at: Napa County RCD

Oakland – Oakland Earth Day: Volunteer on April 22, 2023!
On Saturday, April 22, the City of Oakland’s Environmental Services Stewardship Team will be outside celebrating Earth Day with neighborhood clean-ups of streets, sidewalks, schools, parks, and along creeks and other waterways. Volunteers will pick up litter, remove graffiti, weed and plant, restore native habitats, and participate in other service events. Visit our interactive map to see the list of registered sites, which will be available on March 31st!

Oakland – Oakland Zoo’s Earth Day Celebration 2023
Celebrate the Planet at the Zoo this April! Included with the cost of admission, all ages are welcome to party for the planet with a different conservation-based theme each Saturday:

  • April 8 – What to do with Waste
  • April 15 – Air Quality & the Environment
  • April 22 – Taking Action for Wildlife
  • April 29 – Planting for Pollinators

Meet with our conservation partners and local environmental organizations, enjoy crafts, art, face painting, musical entertainment, and more! Join us at Oakland Zoo to Celebrate our beautiful planet!

Pacifica  Earth Day of Action & EcoFest | April 27, 2023 from 9 a.m to 12 p.m.
Do your part to clean up the shoreline and community during one of the largest eco-friendly events in California. Join volunteers of all ages and gear up with gloves and buckets for hands-on action at organized sites from Daly City to Half Moon Bay, on beaches and along highways and streets from Highway 35 to the coastline. beach and neighborhood cleanups from Daly City to Half Moon Bay from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and then join a smaller celebration at Linda Mar, Pacifica from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Redwood City – Earth Day on the Bay | April 22, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Marine Science Institute (MSI) hosts its annual, all-day event 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. MSI’s exclusive combination of music, mud, and sea creatures makes Earth Day an enjoyable, educational time for all! Admission is free!

San Francisco–Earth Day San Francisco 2023 | April 22, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Golden Gate Park
Gather with us on April 22, 2023 for Earth Day SF, as this is your launching pad for change. In our Activism Zone, we’ll have dynamic speakers, green non-profits, and a selection of exhibitors and sponsors who focus on sustainability. View transit options in our Green Mobility Zone. We’ll have live music, a vegan chef’s showcase, an interactive art wall, and kid’s activities.

Santa Clara–Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration | April 22, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Golden Gate Park
This year, Santa Clara’s Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration will be celebrated in-person at the Central Park Pavilion. Santa Clara is designated Tree City USA since 1987. Join your community to celebrate environmental protection and the important role trees play in our world.

Vallejo – Vallejo People’s Garden Easter/Earth Day Festival | April 17, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Mare Island
Due to popular demand, we will have our second festival, this time to celebrate Easter/Earth Day at the Vallejo People’s Garden on Mare Island. Free for the general public. $30 vendor fee.

Vacaville – Ag & Art Earth Day Celebration | April 22, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Andrews Park
Join AG & ART Magazine for our inaugural Earth Day Celebration with a full day of celebration & education about the Earth! Talks & Demos – Earth-conscious vendors – Food trucks – Amazing live music & performances. Admission and Parking for Earth Day 2023 is FREE!

Watsonville Earth Day & Day of the Child 2023 | April 23, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Watsonville Plaza
Earth day 2023 will be a celebration of the earth and a place to inspire our community to preserve its health and well-being for our children and future generations. Attendees can participate in games and activities relating to climate action and climate solutions. This event is family-friendly and free of charge.

Central Coast

San Luis Obispo – SLO County 2023 Earth Day | April 22, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Laguna Lake Park
Due to the urgent need to protect and preserve our natural resources and slow climate change we will rally behind the national theme “Invest In Our Planet”, which highlights the importance of dedicating our time, resources, and energy to solving climate change and other environmental issues. Bound with the mission to educate, motivate and activate the public our SLO County 2023 Earth Day is a family friendly event; all ages are welcome and admission is free.

Santa Barbara – 2023 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival | April 29 and 30, 2023 at Alameda Park
Explore two days dedicated to stepping into climate leadership. Join in on conversations with climate leaders, get into the groove with musical performances and art contests, build community and connect with eco-minded exhibitors. The festival will be featuring sustainable, local foods, a beer and wine garden, and over 200 eco-conscious exhibitors on Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, 11 a. m. to 6 pm. Click here for additional highlights!

Inland Empire

Moreno Valley 2023 Earth Day Celebration | April 22, 2023 at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center starting at 9 a.m.
Celebrate Earth Day at the City’s new Demonstration Garden. In celebration of Earth Day the Parks & Community Services & Library Departments will be offering environmental organization booths, raffles, workshops, Demonstration Garden tours, and many other earth-friendly activities.

Rancho Cucamonga – Cucamonga Valley Water District 2023 Open House and Earth Day Celebration | April 22, 2023 from 9 a.m to 12 p.m.
Enjoy family-friendly fun at the annual Open House and Earth Day Celebration. Join us for the event at 10440 Ashford Street in Rancho Cucamonga.

Rialto – 2023 Earth Day and Open House | April 222, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
West Valley Water District (WVWD) invites you to the 2023 Earth Day and Open House at 855 West Baseline Road in Rialto, Join us for free family fun, festivities and an open house! Stop by our array of educational booths and vendors to learn about the district and collect your WVWD passport stamps! Stick around for all day raffles and delicious food (while supplies last).

Riverside – Earth Day Celebration at the Riverside Insect Fair | April 22, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Main Library
Buzz on by for the Riverside Insect Fair celebrating Earth Day at the Main Library. Get the chance to buzz in on story time fun with the library, explore a Day in My Life with UC Riverside Entomology Graduate Students, learn how to create your own bug collection, shop, and much more!

Los Angeles/Orange counties

Beverly Hills – Earth Day 2023 | April 23, 2023 at the Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The City of Beverly Hills invites you to celebrate its 20th Annual Earth Day event. The Public Works department will have a booth with information about the City’s sustainability efforts, vendor and organizations booths, free compost giveaway, and free shredding services for the community take part of on that day.

Calabasas – Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo | April 23, 2023 at the Las Virgenes Creek site from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Over fifty exhibitors from all over Los Angeles County and Ventura County will be participating in the event to help participants take actions that will save them money through efficiency while protecting our planet. The festival is free and the Calabasas Earth Day event will have something of interest for everyone, including numerous children’s activities.

Carson – CSUDH Earth Day Festival | April 18, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Join California State University Dominguez Hills on the East and South Walkways for Earth Day themed tabling/exhibits from campus groups and organizations from across the state doing great things for the environment. Don’t miss our Earth Day bingo activity, free specialty recycling services, eco-crafting station, and more!

Claremont – 2023 Earth Day Celebration | April 23, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sustainable Claremont will host our Annual Earth Day Celebration. This year’s event is shaping up to be one of our biggest yet, as we partner with ActiveSGV and their 626 Golden Streets Heart of the Foothills event. Heart of the Foothills and our Earth Day Celebration will connect the cities of San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, and Claremont over 6.5 miles of closed and car-free streets. The event will feature 4 distinct activity hubs with live music and performances, family-friendly games, community and vendor booths, and more. Sustainable Claremont will lead tree tours, a Bike Rodeo focusing on bike education for youth, an urban foraging walk, and environmentally focused exhibitors–from conservation to compost to art! The event is free and open to all.

Culver City – 2023 Earth Day Celebration | April 22, 2023 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Stoneview Nature Center
Celebrate Earth Day at Stoneview Nature Center! We will have animal presentations, nature crafts, and a plant sale! Plus, a special musical performance by Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, “World Adventures with my Harp.” Musical performance provided by The Music Center. The event is FREE and all ages are welcome.

Glendora – 2023 Earth Day Festival | April 22, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Glendora City Hall
The festival features workshops for smart gardening and composting, food gardening, efficient irrigation for the home garden, gardening with native plants, energy efficiency, and solar power.  Join us for an eight-mile community bike ride, a bounce house and face painting for the kids, as well as a children’s treasure hunt. Participate in collection events for Used Motor Oil and Used Oil Filters, Beverage Container Recycling, gently used shoe drive and confidential document shredding.

Huntington Beach 2023 Earth Day Festivities
Orange County has several events and if you are looking for a place to celebrate our home, look no further. Enjoy Orange County has a few suggestions for you.

Irvine – 2023 Earth Day Festivities
Orange County has several events and if you are looking for a place to celebrate our home, look no further. Enjoy Orange County has a few suggestions for you.

Los Angeles – Earth Day LA 2023 | April 22, 2023
LA Sanitation is thrilled to announce that Earth Day LA is returning in 2023! Please stay tuned for more information, coming soon.

Mission Viejo Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration | April 22, 2023 from 8 a.m to 12 p.m. at Oso Creek Trail
The City of Mission Viejo is hosting its annual Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration with a planting and Green Expo along Oso Creek Trail. Participants should wear a hat, gloves, boots and sunscreen. Lunch and ice cream will be available for volunteers while supplies last. Along with the planting, the city is hosting a Green Expo that will feature earth-friendly activities and environmental exhibits with tips on pollution prevention, recycling and more.

Newport Beach – Earth Day at the Bay 2023 | April 22, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center
We are excited to welcome you back to the Upper Newport Bay for the return of our annual Earth Day Celebration! Join us for a free family-friendly day full of hands-on arts and crafts, educational activities, and science discovery. Enjoy live music as you explore our Adventure Partners’ booths, take a break for a tasty treat at one of the food trucks, and don’t forget to complete the scavenger hunt for prizes and giveaways! We hope to see you there!

Orange County (Various Cities) – 2023 Earth Day Events
Orange County has several events and if you are looking for a place to celebrate our home, look no further. Enjoy Orange County has a few suggestions for you.

Venice Beach – Annual Earth Day Venice Beach Clean-Up | April 22, 2023 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Participate in our Annual Earth Day beach cleanup event in Venice Beach. Join us at our EcoServants canopy at 1500 Ocean Front Walk in Los Angeles. We will provide a selection of food and drinks to all participants, which will be available for consumption during and after the cleanup. We also provide trash grabbers, gloves, bags, and buckets on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Whittier Earth Day 2023 Community Festival | April 22, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Earth Day is a FREE community festival where all of LA County is invited to spend the day with us at the Sanitation Districts’ Joint Administration Office on 1955 Workman Mill Road in Whittier. Learn from over 50 green exhibitors all the ways you can help the environment, take tours of our facilities and see how we convert waste into resources. It’s not all about learning, we have fun too! Live music and dancing, magicians, and face painters make sure all ages have a good time.

Northern California

Fort Bragg – Noyo Food Forest Earth Day Festival 2023 | April 22, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort Bragg High School
Noyo Food Forest is excited to bring back this community event and fundraiser – their 14th annual! – for the first time since 2019. Earth Day 2023, hosted at the Learning Garden on the Fort Bragg High School campus, offers fun kids activities, informational workshops, a Spring plant sale, educational panels, artisan crafts, delicious food, live music, local vendors, community nonprofits, and our famous bicycle-powered smoothies – all with a focus on sustainability and cultivating community. The event is open to all and free of charge.

Redding – Earth Day Redding | April 22, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Caldwell Park
Shasta Environmental Alliance is organizing an Earth Day Festival featuring music, booths, kids’ activities and much more.

Sonoma – Earth Day 2023
To promote sustainability and climate action in Sonoma, the city invites all to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day 2023–a day for celebration, reflection, and action. The city is sponsoring a Park Exploration Photography Contest and co-sponsoring a Green Business of the Year Award. In addition to the city’s events, other groups and organizations are hosting Earth Week 202 activities.

Windsor Earth Day Trash Cleanup | April 22, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Call for Volunteers! In honor of Earth Day 2023, the Town of Windsor Storm Water Quality Program is organizing a community trash cleanup event. Meet at the end of Victory Lane to pick up safety vests, pickers, gloves and bags. Volunteers will be dispatched to one of three in-Town locations to pick up trash. All participants will receive a free gift and snacks.

Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Central Valley

Fresno – Earth Day Fresno 2023 | April 22, 2023 at Fresno City College from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This free outdoor festival will feature educational exhibits, a bike clinic, all-electric vehicle test drives, children’s activities, local cuisine and much more. Non-profit organizations, government agencies and local businesses will provide information, goods and services related to sustainable living and environmental stewardship.

Modesto Earth Day in the Park | April 22, 2023 at Graceada Park from 10 a.m. to 4p.m.
Earth Day is returning after three years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we are excited to celebrate with the community. Come celebrate recycling and sustainability with us at this family-friendly, fun, engaging event. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sacramento – Sacramento Earth Day | April 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southside Park
The ECOS-hosted Sacramento Earth Day is the largest Earth Day celebration in the Sacramento region. It’s free, and it provides thousands of attendees with food, music and information on sustainability. This year’s theme is GROW NATIVE.

Santa Rosa – Earth Day Festival 2023 | April 22, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 4p.m. at Courthouse Square
Our annual Earth Day Festival is a FREE, family-friendly, zero waste event that brings the community together through fun activities, live performing arts, great food, and inspiring exhibits that raise environmental awareness. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate our vibrant city and get involved by learning about solutions to address drought, climate change, and environmental concerns in our community.

Stockton – Stockton Earth Day 2023 | April 23, 2023 at Victory Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stockton Earth Day Festival has a long history of helping people recognize the importance of caring for our planet and its natural resources. It is also an opportunity for the community to get together and address environmental issues that affect us locally and nationally. Attendance is free.

West Sacramento Earth Day & Spring Celebration | April 8, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bryte Park
Learn, play, shop, eat and have fun at this FREE community event. Join us rain or shine. For more information, visit Egg Hunt for the Kids: 10:30am – ages 4 & under; 11:00am – ages 5-7; 11:30am – ages 8-12

San Diego

Oceanside – Various Earth Day 2023 Events
The Green Oceanside team is gearing up for another fun, family friendly Earth Month celebration and we need your help to make this one the most green yet! This year we’re offering multiple opportunities to invest in your community and to take action during Earth Month 2023. From our virtual Eco-Challenge to in-person volunteer events, we’ve got everything you need to make this a memorable and sustainable Earth Month!

San Diego – Every Day is Earth Day: One San Diego | April 29 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
I am Green is teaming up with the City and community partners for an Earth Month celebration event that will get attendees interested, informed and invested in preparing our communities for climate change! Attendees can also take part in giveaways, enjoy food and connecting with others in the community.

San Diego – San Diego Earth Fest | April 22, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Balboa Park
San Diego EarthFest is a FREE Earth Day celebration presented by Vegan Food Popup. Featuring over 100 eco-friendly food, product and service vendors as well as environmental, conservation and animal rescue groups. Food & Drink Samples, Live Music and DJs, Speakers and Demos, Interactive Workshops, Games and Prizes, Kid-Friendly Activities. This event is family-friendly and dog-friendly with free parking available. This is a zero-waste event.

San Diego – 31st Annual Multi-Cultural Earth Day | April 23, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Word Beat Center
WorldBeat Center’s Multi-Cultural Earth Day will be focused and dedicated to Climate Resilience and Food Sovereignty. Come enjoy family-friendly music, and dancing, and support local vendors. This is a Free Event for all families and all cultures, come join together for one people and one planet

Vista – Earth Day at the Gardens | April 22, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
Earth Day Festival is on April 22nd from 10am to 3pm.  Food will be available for purchase courtesy of Amigos de Vista Lions. There will be a plant sale and garden advice from our very own Growgetters. Our garden shop will be open and there will be vendor booths!

Sierra Nevada Foothills

South Lake Tahoe – South Tahoe Earth Day Festival 2023 | April 22, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Community College
Celebrate Earth Day by joining us for this FREE community event! The festival recognizes, celebrates and promotes our unique environment by educating the public about the preservation and protection of our local and global natural resources. This is a free, family friendly event featuring live music, an eco-kids zone, booths and more.

Tahoe/Truckee Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival 2023 | April 15, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Village of Palisades Tahoe
One of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the region, the free community event gives kids and adults the opportunity to learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy, and sustainability through hands-on activities the whole family can enjoy.

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