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Top Events To Celebrate Earth Day 2018 Around the USA

 

 

 

Earth Day began April 22, 1970 and activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life to focus on environmental issues through legislation, community and action. Today more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities around the world. This year, Earth Day Networks campaign is to End Plastic Pollution. Whether you’re interested in learning how to reduce your waste or you’re feeling motivated to physically clean up the coast, we’ve outlined some of the best Earth Day activities located in some of the most beautiful places across the United States.

From fairs to festivals and everything in between, there’s something for every RVer and explorer alike. How will you celebrate Earth Day this year?

 

Swing over the ocean water
Photography: @evandeschenes

Earth Day Street Fair 

Location: Civic Center Plaza – San Francisco, CA
When: April 21, 2018
Time: 11am-7pm
Admission: Free

The Bay area is hosting an Earth Day Street Fair this year. The event is themed, “Stand for the Redwoods/Stand for the Future,” ands will include speaking engagements from former California State Senator Mark Leno, along with several renowned speakers, eco-innovators and green industry leaders. You will be able to enjoy interactive D.I.Y. workshops, celebrity chef showcases and first-hand conversations with leaders in sustainable fashion and alternative energy. There will be an eco-carnival complete with a kid’s zone and live music throughout the day. Make sure to come hungry and enjoy the organic food court. The Bay area offers more green space than any other municipality in the U.S. With over 220 parks, you will come for Earth Day but stay for the month exploring this breathtaking city.

 

Meditation and yoga on the beach
Photography: @southbaybyjackie

Awakened Life Yoga Festival

Location: Gulf Shores State Park – Gulf Shores, Alabama
When: April 20-22, 2018
Time: Schedule viewing here
Admission: Check out offered packages here

Are you looking for an active way to enjoy Earth Day? Check out the Awakened Life Yoga Festival. The 3-day fest is an annual family-friendly yoga retreat that offers a variety of practices including, but not limited to, Power Vinyasa, Buti, Acro, Restorative and Kundalini. “A space for renewal, music, play, singing, dancing and contemplation,” you’ll experience a deeply immersive weekend with like minded individuals. Come stay in cabins or tent camp on Shelby Lake.

 

Old ship in the harbor
Photography: @mysticseaport

Earth Day Celebration and Marsh Restoration

Location: Mystic Aquarium – Mystic, Connecticut
When: April 19, 2018 & April 22, 2018
Time: 11am-3pm
Admission: $26-40

Interested in giving back on Earth Day? Join Mystic Aquarium on Thursday as they offer workshops on practical strategies to reduce your environmental impact. The aquarium will have scavenger hunts, hands-on activities hosted throughout the day and enjoy the whale, penguin and shark exhibits after. Then, on Sunday, come to the Dodge Paddock and Beal Preserve to learn (hands on) how to prepare a marsh for summer! There is no fee but registration is encouraged to ensure all participants have gloves, buckets and additional supplies.

 

Red Rock Moab Utah
Photography: @amongthepine

Earth Day Challenge

Location: Mill Creek Canyon – Moab, Utah
Date: April 22, 2018
Time: 11am-1pm
Admission: Free

Moab is home to Arches and Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, the La Sal Mountains and endless acres of beautiful public terrain. On Earth Day, Moab Solutions, a group that organizes local clean ups and recycling programs, is hosting a work along clean up focusing on removing trash and recycling from the creek and parkway lands. Meet at the Mill Creek Animal Hospital parking lot. After you finish giving back to the area, head into Arches to catch an epic sunset at the iconic Delicate Arch.

 

Small waterfall in cave
Photography: @bradlaidig

Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration

Location: Porter Country Expo Center – Valparaiso, Indiana
Date: April 21, 2018
Time: 9am-2pm
Admission: Free

Northwest Indiana’s  premier environmental event offers dozens of Earth Day exhibitors and entertainment. You will enjoy a live animal show, dumpster drummers, a reuse fair where you bring unwanted items to donate, an alternate fuel vehicle display and numerous games and prizes for children. Indiana is home to stunning state parks, including but not limited to, Potato Creek, Charlestown and Ouabache State Park. Come to Northwest Indiana for this exciting Earth Day event and stay for a week to enjoy the beautiful lakes and hiking trails this area has to offer.

 

greek style building with pillars
Photography: @visitmusiccity

Spring Clean and Earth Day Festival

Location: Centennial Park – Nashville, Tennessee
Date: April 21, 2018
Time: 11am-6pm
Admission: Free

Nashville’s Spring Clean Earth Day Festival offers tons of family friend events with live entertainment and hands-on activities. There will be over 100 booths hosted by local community groups, environmental organizations and government agencies. Forums will lead the discussion on how to protect the environment and what living green really looks like for all atendees. The local farmers market, Green Market, will be offering produce and handmade goods during the event. If you want to get your hands dirty, join Mayor Barry for his Citywide Spring Clean Up. When you’re ready to relax, check out the local Beer Garden that will be set up near the events main stage.

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