It’s only 6 days till Earth Day, and to celebrate we’re going to post an Earth-centric blog every day from now until April 22nd!
Today’s topic: We wrassle up a dossier of Earth Day events happening around the USA this week, so you can join the party in your area!
A holiday is nothing at all without its celebrations! And Earth Day celebrates in its own unique way — honoring the past, paying tribute to the present, and taking an active stance on the future to make sure that the planet we call home will be vibrant and healthy for our great-great-grandchildren. With so many reasons to party and participate, we just bet you’re on the lookout for a great Earth Day event near you. Never fear! We’ve gathered some great ones here.
Rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC
Sunday, 4/22 || 11am – 7pm
If you want to go NATIONAL with your participation, join civic leaders, top entertainers, and thousands upon thousands of like-minded citizens at the National Mall in Washington, DC this Sunday. The rally is free and open to the public, but the entertainment is top-of-the-line. Attendees will enjoy free concerts by Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Joss Stone, Jimmy Cliff, and more. There will also be public speeches from the likes of James Cameron, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Robert Kennedy Jr, and more. Check out renewable energy demonstrations, experience interactive exhibits, and even register to vote, all while strolling along one of the USA’s most prominent and best-loved green spaces. Check out all the details on this event by clicking here.
Louisiana Earth Day, Baton Rouge
Sunday, 4/22 || Noon – 8:30pm
The Louisiana Earth Day festival is like the rest of our festivals — we do it big and proud! On Earth Day this Sunday, downtown Baton Rouge along North Blvd from the Old State Capital to the Old Governer’s Mansion will come alive with entertainment and education for citizens of all ages. The Music Line-up includes Marcia Ball, Tab Benoit, Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie, Paul Daigle and Cajun Gold. The activities will skew toward education in the morning and entertainment in the evening, with events for kids happening closest to noon. Check out all the facts by clicking here.
Party for the Planet, Louisiana
Sunday 4/22 || All Day
Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day that your kids are sure to love? Join the Party for the Planet at one of these Louisiana locations: the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, the Zoological Park in Alexandria, or the BREC Zoo in Baton Rouge. Zoos and aquariums are the perfect place to connect with nature and conservation in your community. Party for the Planet festivities throughout the month of April feature environmental education activities, amazing animal encounters, and fantastic family fun. Learn all about the 100+ zoos and parks participating in Party for the Planet this Sunday by clicking here.
Earth Day Food and Wine Festival, Templeton CA
Saturday, 4/21 || 2pm
How’s this for a tasty way to love your planet? This Saturday, over 200 purveyors of sustainably produced foods and wine will gather at Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery for a truly unique event. Growers, vintners, farmers, and chefs will come together to serve out-of-this-world pairings of award-winning wines with one-of-a-kind dishes made with locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, olive oils, chocolates, and more. Live music and dancing will cap it all off in the evening. Doesn’t that sound delicious, fun, and eco-chic in the extreme? The event is a bit pricey, but the founders promise you’re sure not to go hungry. You can find out all about it and register for a ticket by clicking here. You can also check out a variety of other Earth Day events in the same area, at a wide range of price points.
Earth Day at Yosemite National Park, California
April 20-22 || Regular Park Hours
Where better to celebrate Earth Day than in the splendor of Yosemite? Activities will include sampling food from a sustainable and organic salad bar, browsing vendor tables to discover products that can help you to protect the environment, making souvenirs, and finding out what park partners are doing to keep the park “green” on a guided tour around Yosemite Valley. This would surely be an awe-inspiring Earth Day well spent for all ages. Read all about the events and the park by clicking here.