Bay Area Earth Day Events
BINGO – Celebrate Earth Day by joining a reading of The Lorax, and play Earth Day Bingo. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Check library website for event at other branches. Tue., April 3. 1pm. FREE. Joyce Ellington Branch Library, 491 E. Empire St., San Jose.
Great Race for Saving Water & Earth Day Festival – Join the City of Palo Alto and community partners for a 5K run/walk and kids 1K fun run, plus an Earth Day festival with electric vehicle (EV) ride and drive, live music, food trucks, bird walk, guided bike ride, zoo animals, arts and crafts, raffle prizes, library book mobile, Smokey the Bear and more. Sat., April 14. 9am. FREE. 1900 Geng Road, Palo Alto.
Cupertino Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival – This interactive event teaches about environmental issues and solutions in a family-friendly atmosphere. With more than 7,000 expected attendees and 100 partner organizations, this event also features hands-on activities, live entertainment and food. Sun., April 21. 11am-3pm. FREE. Civic Center Plaza, Torre Avenue at Town Center Lane, Cupertino.
Charity Kahn Concert – Jam, sing and spin while celebrating Mother Earth. Sun., April 22. 11am-12pm. FREE. Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave. 415-389-4292.
Earth Day at Hal Brown Park – Clean up litter from the Corte Madera Creek watershed and restore habitat at Hal Brown Park at Creekside. All ages welcome; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring gloves. Snacks provided. Sat., April 21. 9am-12pm. FREE. Meet across from Marin General Hospital at Hal Brown Park at Creekside (at pedestrian bridge near the bike path), 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae. 415-763-2977.
Earth Day Celebration at Stinson Beach – Help clean the beach and collaborate with artists in making sculptures out of natural materials, making music, dancing and more. Sun., April 22. 10am-3pm. FREE. South end of Stinson Beach.
Earth Day at Stinson Beach – Remove litter from Stinson Beach and Upton Beach. All ages welcome; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring gloves. Snacks provided. Sat., April 21. 10am-12pm. FREE. Meet at the beach near the north parking lot, Stinson Beach. 415-763-2977.
Earth Day San Francisco – The theme for this year is “Stand for the Redwoods/ Stand for the Future.” Speakers include California State Senator Mark Leno, San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, former state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and more. There will also be representatives from the California Academy of Sciences, Save the Redwoods League and Rainforest Action Network. There will be workshops, information booths and live music and performances. Sat., April 21. 11am-7pm. FREE. Civic Center.
Marine Science Institute Earth Day on the Bay – Touch live sharks, take a boat ride and listen to a live performance from the Banana Slugs. Sat., April 14. 10am-5pm. FREE. 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City. 650-364-2760.
Teen Program: Planting for Earth Day – Decorate a little plant pot and plant a flower to brighten up your spring. Sat., April 21. 2-4pm. FREE. Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. 650-780-5762.
Earth Day 2018 – Celebrate the planet at the Oakland Zoo. Visit a variety of interactive stations, play with a gigantic Earth ball, hear live music and see animal presentations. Sat., April 14. 10am-3pm. $22 adults, $18 ages 2-14, members and under 2 FREE. 9777 Golf Links Road. 510-632-9525.
Oakland Earth Day – Join thousands of volunteers to help clean, green and beautify creeks, streets and parks throughout Oakland. Exact times and locations vary. Sat., April 21. 9am-1pm. FREE. Multiple locations in Oakland; go to website for more information. 510-238-7611.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Learn to care for the planet during this Earth Day event and create your own litterbug craft, play recycling games and enjoy puppet shows. Sat., April 21. 9:30am-4pm. FREE. Coyote Hills Regional Park Visitors Center, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont. 510-544-3220.
Contra Costa County
John Muir Birthday/Earth Day – Honor John Muir's 180th birthday, the 47th anniversary of Earth Day and the 62nd anniversary of the John Muir Association with live music, activities for kids and other entertainment. Sat., April 21. 10am-4pm. FREE. John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez. 925-228-8860.
Earth Day at the Library – Go “green” to celebrate our planet with a storytime and crafts when the library partners for this event with the City of Martinez. Mon., April 23. 6:30. FREE. Martinez Library, 740 Court St. 925-646-9900.