Earth Day 2022 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 20 through 28: Free admission on the first day of National Park Week April 16. 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.
Belmont – City of Belmont will be holding its annual Earth Day Event on Saturday, April 13th in Twin Pines Park. The event will be from 9 AM – 12 PM. Many activities and resources will be available to the community during the event including: compost giveaway (bring a bucket), document shredding (limit 3 banker boxes per household), and E-Waste Drop-Off.
Berkeley – Come celebrate Earth Day and help clean the Berkeley Waterfront on Saturday, April 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. Participants are asked to meet in front of the Shoebird Park Nature Center. The actual clean-up will be taking place at Shorebird Park (160 University Ave. Berkeley, CA 94710). A limited supply of gloves and buckets will be available so please bring your own if you can.
Castro Valley – Residents are invited to participate in a community cleanup on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) has identified five community sites including: Castro Valley Creek, Center Street and Castro Valley Boulevard, Downtown Castro Valley, Lake Chabot Regional Park, and Greenbridge Park. 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.
Cupertino – Annual Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival is back on Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us at Library Field Park to celebrate our shared earth and help the environment. 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 over 5,000 attendees and about 100 partner organizations, the Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival features hands-on activities, live entertainment, and delicious food served by local food trucks.
Hayward – Earth Day is an opportunity to reflect on our community’s commitment to sustainability and responsible stewardship of the environment. Each year, the City of Hayward hosts activities dedicated to celebrating Earth Day and its environmental principles: the Poster and Writing Contest and the Annual Citywide Clean-Up, which takes place on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
Napa – Earth Day celebration will be held on Sunday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Oxbow Commons. Come celebrate Earth Day with the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County. Enjoy informational booths, food, music and activities for all ages! This event is presented by The Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County.
Oakland – The Oakland Zoo is excited to bring Earth Day back to the Zoo in 2022. Join the fun on Saturday, April 16 with a day full of live music, animal encounters, entertainment performances, and booths of over 50 hands-on Earth Stations and local environmental organizations! Every visitor that attends gets a special eco-friendly gift on this day.
Pacifica – This year, the Pacific Beach Coalition is celebrating Earth Day all month long with educational activities and events for adults and kids. Check out the volunteer opportunities for community/beach cleanups, habitat restoration, and gardening help the planet and the Mission Blue butterflies. Top off your Earth Day Celebrations by coming to a live celebration happening in Linda Mar, Pacifica on April 23, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.
Redwood City – The Marine Science Institute (MSI) hosts its annual Earth Day on the Bay on Saturday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 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!
San Francisco – Earth Day San Francisco 2022 celebration is on Saturday, April 23. Earth Day SF brings together leading members of the green activist movement to co-create a vision of how we may best address critical environmental issues. In past years we have had everyone from politicians to leading environmentalists speak. We will again this year. We will bring in the most fun entertainment we can. Organic food demos will take place as usual, and there will be a nicely curated selection of vendors who follow and inspire with their focus on sustainable sourcing, environmental impact and awareness. Join us on this day of education, celebration, and fun.
Santa Cruz – Based on recommendations made by the County of Santa Cruz Health Service Agency, we are unable to host a 2022 in-person event. We will miss being together with you at Earth Day in the San Lorenzo Park. We want to be sure, however, you know what’s happening around town and will be listing in-person and virtual events on our website.
Stinson Beach – All are welcome to the 16th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Stinson Beach on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the south end of Stinson Beach. Help with beach cleanup or creek restoration and join with over a dozen collaborating artists engaging the public in sculpture-making with natural materials, making music, dancing, and more.
Vallejo – Celebrate Earth Day at the Vellejo People’s Garden on on Sunday, April 17, 2022. The free annual Mare Island event is located at 1055 Azuar Drive in Vallejo. It features food vendors, artisans, urban farmers, music, plants for sale, garden classes, an Easter egg hunt and more..
Watsonville – Earth Day-Day of the Child is Watsonville’s magnificent local celebration, not only of our Earth but also of the youth who stand to inherit the planet for generations to come. After two years of celebrating Earth Day in small group service due to COVID-19, we welcome you back to the Watsonville Plaza to celebrate in person. Join us to participate in fun educational activities and cultural entertainment with your kids!
San Luis Obispo County – We’re back! After a two-year hiatus, due to Covid-19, the San Luis Obispo County Earth Day Fair will take place in-person once again. Mark the date: April 23 and join in the education celebration from 11am to 4pm at Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo. Bring the the family, meet up with your friends. This event is for all ages and admission is free.
Santa Barbara – Community Environmental Council’s 2022 Santa Barbara Earth Day Celebration is Saturday, April 23 at the historic Arlington Theatre. The event features music, a green car show, informational tables, art contests, a secondhand fashion show and more.
Big Bear Lake – This year’s Earth Day events will include booths and programs with crafts, information, and more related to stewardship, recycling and helping the planet. April 23, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve.
Rancho Cucamonga – 2022 Earth Day & Open House April 18-23. Join us for our Earth Week & Open House Celebration, April 18-23. Learn all about our no-cost water efficiency programs and rebates, and more!
Riverside – Earth Day: Seed Planting and Composting. On April 23, 2022, from 12-2pm the Healthy Living Project and Facts team at the Riverside Community Health Foundation will celebrate Earth Day with partners to provide youth between the ages of 12-24 a hands-on, learning experience on sustainability. Youth will receive a composting demo, materials to compost at home, a demonstration on solar energy and how solar panels function, plant seeds in new garden beds and be able to take some seedlings home. Lunch will be provided to youth who register.
Twentynine Palms (San Bernardino County) – Celebrating the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day, this free Earth Day Expo is sponsored by Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation with additional support from the National Park Service and several community businesses. In conjunction with the JT55 Community Cycling event earlier in the morning, supported by the City of Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree National Park and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, the Expo will provide entertainment and educational opportunities plus food and vendor booths.
Los Angeles/Orange counties
Beverly Hills – Earth Day 2022 (beverlyhills.org) The City of Beverly Hills will be celebrating the 19th Annual Earth Day event at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market located along Civic Center Drive on Sunday, April 24th, 2022 from 9 am to 12 pm. The Public Works department will have a booth with information about the City’s sustainability efforts, free compost giveaway, and free shredding services for the community take part of on that day.
Calabasas – The City of Calabasas Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo will take place on Saturday, April 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Las Virgenes Creek site on Agoura Road, south of Agoura Rd. in Calabasas. 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 of charge and the Calabasas Earth Day event will feature children’s activities to teach kids about the environment while they have fun.
Claremont – Sustainable Claremont, together with the City of Claremont, is excited to host our first in-person Earth Day Celebration since 2019! April 24, from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, join us in the heart of the Claremont Village at Shelton Park for a truly fun, educational, and impactful celebration. What can you expect? Exhibitor booths from local sustainability organizations, E-bike test rides, Youth Activities, Native plant give away, and Hands-on home composting workshops.
Fullerton – The Center for Sustainability at Cal State Fullerton is sponsoring a wide range of campus events in April in observance of Earth Week on campus
Glendora – 2022 Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Glendora City Hall, Public Library and Plaza. Workshops, community bike ride, live entertainment, vendors, recycling game and give aways. There will also be used motor oil and filter recycling, beverage containers recycling and confidential document shredding.
Long Beach – Long Beach Earth Day Celebration on Saturday April 23, from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday April 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach. At the Aquarium of the Pacific’s twenty-first annual Earth Day Celebration, explore our relationship with our ocean planet through the visual and performing arts. Visitors can also learn about what the Aquarium is doing to help protect local endangered animals and ocean habitats.
Mission Viejo – The City of Mission Viejo is hosting its annual Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration with a planting and Green Expo on Saturday, April 23, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers will have the chance to embrace nature by planting trees and shrubs at Upper Oso Creak Trail by the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center. Participants should wear a hat, gloves, boots and sunscreen. Lunch and ice cream will be available for volunteers while supplies last.
Santa Clarita – Earth Arbor Day on Saturday, April 30, Think green at the City of Santa Clarita’s Earth Arbor Day celebration! This eco-friendly event is held in conjunction with Earth Day and focuses on improving environmental awareness. Participate in fun activities that will promote the commitment to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Santa Rosa – Earth Day 2022 celebration on Saturday, April 23, from 11 am to 2 p.m. in Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa. Check out eco-friendly activities highlighting: water conservation, climate-friendly transportation, zero waste, green energy and more.
City of Sonoma– Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Friday Farmer’s Market. To promote sustainability and climate action in Sonoma, the city invites all to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day 2022–a day for celebration, reflection, and action. The city is sponsoring a Nature Photography Contest and co-sponsoring a Green Business of the Year Award. City staff and the Sonoma Ecology Center’s Earthlings Club will have information tables on water conservation, proper recycling and more.
Rocklin – Sierra College Rocklin campus will once again be celebrating Earth Day in-person after a two-year hiatus of in-person Earth Day activities. The Earth Day Festival on Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for food, fun, and information coordinated by a group of dedicated students, faculty, and staff who volunteer their time. The free festival is sponsored by the Sierra College ECOS Club with the generous support of the Associated Students of Sierra College.
Sacramento – Sacramento Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 24, 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.
West Sacramento – Earth Day and Spring Celebration 2022 on Saturday, April 16, from 10 am – 2 pm 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 RecyclingFun.org.
Oceanside – Earth Day of Services and Celebration on Saturday, April 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Buccaneer Park and multiple locations in Loma Alta & Buena Vista Creek. Join Green Oceanside for booths hosted by local environmental organizations in a family friendly atmosphere. The City is also hosting a waterway cleanup at 5 locations across Loma Alta Creek and Buena Vista Creek to help protect our community for generations to come! Volunteers can choose from any of these 5 sites and will receive cleanup supplies and community service hours on the day of the event.
Ramona – Sustainable Ramona and Ramona Community Garden present the first Ramona Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 23 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event features music, food, as well as speakers and exhibitors from local universities, government and businesses with a focus on sustainable living practices. Tickets are available by mail or at the door. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for youths ages 16 and younger.
San Diego – 20th Anniversary Creek to Bay Cleanup on Saturday, April 23, starting at 9 a.m. Founded in 2002 by I Love A Clean San Diego, the Creek to Bay Cleanup shares the honor with Coastal Cleanup Day as one of the largest single-day environmental action events in San Diego County. Volunteers of all ages are invited to grab buckets and work gloves and make a difference!
San Diego – San Diego EarthWorks’ EarthFair 2022 on Sunday April 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Balboa Park, San Diego. Each year, the EarthFair draws around 50,000 visitors looking for ways to live a more sustainable life and support a clean, healthy, prosperous environment – and have a great day in the park! EarthFair 2022 will feature more than 200 exhibitors in 11 exhibit areas, three International Food Courts and two Beer Gardens, the Children’s Activity Area, four entertainment stages, the Earth Day Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.
San Joaquin Valley
Lathrop – Join us for the 2022 Earth Day Recycling Event on April 23rd at Valvarde Park. Drive through and drop off old tires, batteries, e-waste, oil, paint and mattresses. Bring all those documents to shred too. Don’t forget to pick up mulch and a plethora of information on recycling and composting.
Stockton – Stockton and San Joaquin County will celebrate Earth Day again on Sunday, April 24, 2022, by holding an Earth Day Festival to address environmental issues and problems that affect us both nationally and locally. Events include yoga on the park green, music, dancing and a March for Science.
Sierra Nevada Foothills
South Lake Tahoe – South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 24, 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. This is a free, family friendly event that features live music, an eco-kids zone, local food vendors, earth-friendly booths, and free bike valet.
Tahoe/Truckee – Earth Day 2022 Celebration on Saturday, April 230, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Village at Palisades Tahoe 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.