Updated for 2022
April 22nd is Earth Day! This special day began in 1970 and since then, people all around the world take this opportunity to think about our planet and the steps we can all take to make our Earth healthier and cleaner.
This year, the theme of Earth Day 2022 is “Invest In Our Planet.” Check out our list to learn about ways your family can celebrate and help take care of our precious planet.
How to Celebrate Earth Day in Los Angeles
Earth Day Celebration and Film Presentation
Warner Grand Theatre
478 W. 6th St., San Pedro, CA 90732
Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 24th with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Enjoy an “Earth Day Celebration and Film Screening in San Pedro’s historic Warner Grand Theatre.” Details are available online.
National Park Week
National Parks throughout the country
Families can take advantage of National Park Week happening April 16th through April 24th. Parks all across the country will be hosting a variety of “special events, programs, and digital experiences.” Check the website for details.
CSUDH Earth Day Festival
1000 E. Victoria St. – East and South Walkways, Carson, CA 90747
Families are invited to the 15th Annual CSUDH Earth Day Festival on Tuesday, April 19th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. This free event will feature special activities including Earth Day-themed exhibits, free speciality recycling services, and more.
To celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day, the City of Santa Clarita is hosting a Neighborhood Clean Up Event on Saturday, April 9th from 8 am to 11 am. This volunteer effort will “help keep Santa Clarita clean and green by picking up trash and litter in your neighborhood and surrounding areas.” Pre-registration is required and details can be found online.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Families are invited to celebrate Earth Day at the Natural History Museum on Saturday, April 9th from 1 pm to 5 pm. Enjoy “Earth Day-themed programming and view our special exhibition, Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall before it closes on April 17th.” Activities include live musical performances, hands-on activities, up-close encounters with behind-the-scenes museum collections, and much more. Tickets are available online.
CEC’s 2022 Santa Barbara Earth Day Celebration
1317 State St., Santa Barbara, CA
The Community Environmental Council (CEC) is hosting its Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This free event will “celebrate climate leaders throughout the community.” The festivities include short films, a Green Car Show, exhibitions, and more. Check the website for details and for RSVP information.
The Earth Day Initiative invites families to participate in its virtual celebration of Earth Day 2022. The festivities are scheduled for Thursday, April 21st from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET. “We will host an incredible line-up of speakers, presentations, and performances to explore climate activism, sustainable solutions, and community-building around environmental issues.” Check the website for details.
Nsefu – EarthFair 2022
Balboa Park, San Diego
EarthFair 2022 is happening on Sunday, April 24th from 10 am to 5 pm in San Diego’s Balboa Park. The fair is described as the “largest free annual environmental fair in the world.” EarthFair features more than 200 exhibitors, three International Food Courts, a Children’s Activity Area, four entertainment stages, an Earth Day Parade, and more. Check the website for details.
Families should definitely spend some time checking out the information and resources available on the Earth Day Network’s website. Find out how you can help make a difference now, how your family can get involved and stay involved, and learn about events happening to celebrate Earth Day.
Earth Day Celebration
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
The Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting its annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Celebrate Earth Day while learning about “what the Aquarium is doing to help protect local endangered animals and ocean habitats.” Special activities include musical performances, interactive art workshops, poetry performances, poetry contests, and more. All activities are included in general Aquarium admission. Ticket information is available online.
Keep It Green, Keep It Clean Earth Day Celebration
End of the Manhattan Beach Pier
On Saturday, April 23rd, from 10 am to 2 pm, families are invited to the Roadhouse Aquarium for its special Earth Day event. “The aquarium has partnered with local community groups and school organizations to provide fun, interactive and hands-on activities that promote sustainable living.” There is also a pre-event option, from 9 am to 9:45 am — a special Sea Story Time with author Seth Fishman reading his children’s book The Ocean in Your Bathtub. All registration information is available online.
Earth Day 2022
Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market
Third St. between Civic Center Dr. and Foothill Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA
The City of Beverly Hills hosts its Annual Earth Day Event during its weekly Farmer’s Market on Sunday, April 24th from 9 am to 12 pm. This year’s theme is “Investing in Our Planet.” Learn about water conservation, bring your old documents to be shredded safely and securely, receive free gardening compost (while supplies last), and more.
Earth Day 2022
Harvard Ave. and Bonita Ave., Claremont, CA 91711
Shelton Park is the place for the City of Claremont’s Earth Day Celebration happening on Sunday, April 24th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. The festivities include native plant giveaways, hands-on composting workshops, youth activities, exhibitor booths from local sustainability organizations, and more.
Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts is hosting a Virtual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 23rd from 10 am to 12 pm. During this special event, families will learn how to help protect the environment. Zoom information is available online.
Earth Day Festival 2022
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, CA
Head to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve on Saturday, April 30th (from 10 am to 3 pm) for Earth Day Festival 2022. This free event offers something for the whole family including the chance to interact with live animals, educational activity booths, guided tours of the reserve, and more. A schedule of events is available online.
Earth Day at the Gardens
Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
1270 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, CA 92084
If you feel like going for a drive and getting out of LA, Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is hosting Earth Day at the Gardens on Saturday, April 23rd from 10 am to 3 pm. This free community events features lots of activities just for kids, live musical performances, food, and more.
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
Celebrate Earth Day at Pretend City Children’s Museum on Friday, April 22nd. The festivities include recycling activities, Earth Science, and art. All activities are included in general Museum admission.
Kids Beach Cleanup
Dockweiler Youth Center
12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA 90293
In celebration of Earth Day, LA County Beaches and Harbors has partnered with Heal the Bay to host a special Kids Beach Cleanup event on Saturday, April 30th from 9 am to 12 pm. In addition to the cleanup, kids will also have fun with an arts and crafts station as well as a traveling tide pool. Details and registration information are available online.
Families are invited to join a free family art workshop on Zoom on Sunday, April 17th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. In honor of Earth Day, participants will create an Endangered Species Mask. Check the website for details about the materials needed as well as the Zoom information.
Teen Grab-and-Go Crafts: Grow Basil Seedlings
North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library
5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601
From April 1st through April 30th, families can stop by the library’s reference desk to “pick up everything you need to start a basil seedling and information on how to create a countertop garden.” While supplies last, and available for library patrons ages 11-18.
Make a Seed Paper
Lake View Terrace Branch Library
12002 Osborne St., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
Lake View Terrace Branch Library is hosting a special Earth Day-themed event on Thursday, April 21st at 3:00 pm. “Celebrate Earth Day by using recycled paper to make a seed paper. Plant your seed in a pot or in the ground and watch it biodegrade and turn into flowers.” This program is designed for library visitors ages 5-11.
Alma Reaves Woods – Watts Branch Library
10205 Compton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90002
Stop by the Alma Reaves Woods – Watts Branch Library on Tuesday, April 26th at 3:00 pm to celebrate Earth Month. “Come to our NeiSci Kit petting zoo to check out all of our kits that are full of fun activities that help you explore the environment at your own home or school. Vote on which kit we will try out on the spot. Then take one home with you so you can keep sharing data with NASA scientists.”
The Biggest Earth Day Event in LA!
1150 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90403
The Biggest Earth Day Event in LA is happening on Saturday, April 23rd from 10 am to 4 pm. Ten local nonprofit organizations will come together to clean up the beach in celebration of Earth Day. Register online.
Earth Week River Clean Up: Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park
2944 Gleneden St., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Earth Week River Clean Up is happening on Friday, April 22nd from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Friends of the LA River is hosting a community River Clean Up to “collect trash and prevent waste from polluting our watershed and urban waterways.” Register online.
Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo
Las Virgenes Creek on Agoura Rd., Calabasas, CA
The City of Calabasas invites families to its Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo on Saturday, April 16th from 2 pm to 5 pm. The festivities include more than 50 exhibitions, children’s activities, wildlife presentations, live music, and more.
Earth Day Event
LA Green Grounds Teaching Garden
Corner of Boden St. and Carmona Ave., Los Angeles, CA
LA Green Grounds invites families to its Teaching Garden on Saturday, April 23rd from 10 am to 3 pm for its Earth Day Event. LA Green Grounds is known for “helping to turn South LA yards into Edible Gardens.” The Teaching Garden will be open for tours. Workshops and other resources are still being planned. Check the website for more information as it becomes available.
Wild for the Planet
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Every weekend, between April 2nd and May 1st, the Los Angeles Zoo is hosting Wild for the Planet. This special event is a way to celebrate Earth Day with a “fun focus on conservation, sustainability and the natural renewal that spring brings.” The fun includes an Earth Expo, twice daily animal feedings, hands-on activities for children, all-natural honey tastings, special photo ops, and much more. Details and ticket information are available online.
Earth Day Beach Cleanup and Party
Hermosa Beach Pier
Beach Bound Sports in Hermosa Beach is hosting an Earth Day Beach Cleanup and Party on Friday, April 22nd from 9 am to 3 pm. Prizes will be awarded to those who pick up the most trash. There will also be music, games, beach volleyball, and more. Registration information is available online.
Earth Day Clean Up in Long Beach
Long Beach Pier, Long Beach CA 90803
“Join your local veterans at a beach clean up for Earth Day 2022” on Saturday, April 23rd from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Bags, gloves, and buckets will be supplied. Registration information is available online.
Echoes of the Earth: Poetry in Honor of Earth Day
California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks – CMATO
350 W. Hillcrest Dr. 2nd Level, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Echoes of the Earth: Poetry in Honor of Earth Day is scheduled for Sunday, April 24th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. “Seven Ventura-County-based poets will read original poetry that celebrates nature and humanity’s connection to the environment.” Register online for this free event.
Earth Week 2022 Celebration
Billie Jean King Main Library
200 W. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Kickoff Earth Week 2022 on Tuesday, April 19th at the Billie Jean King Main Library. From 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, families are invited to this special resource fair featuring games, do-it-yourself sustainability activities, giveaways, and more. Register online for this free event. Other special activities are planned throughout the week. Check the website for details.
Seeding the City: A Nature-Inspired Event @ Helms
Helms Bakery District
8800 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
Seeding the City: A Nature-Inspired Event @ Helms is happening on Saturday, April 23rd from 11 am to 5 pm. The festivities include talks, tours, interactive booths, and much more. Check the website for more details as they become available.
Earth Day Open House
Chatsworth Nature Preserve
23236 Valley Circle Blvd., Chatsworth, CA 91311
Chatsworth Nature Preserve invites families to its Earth Day Open House on Saturday, April 23rd from 10 am to 2 pm. The free event includes live animal exhibitions, guided nature hikes, a community resource fair, and more.
Earth Day Festival
Glendora City Hall
116 E. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741
The City of Glendora is hosting an Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 23rd from 9 am to 1 pm. The fun includes a scavenger hunt, live entertainment, recycling games, giveaways, workshops, a bounce house, vendor booths, and more.
Earth Day at Stonewood
251 Stonewood St., Downey, CA 90241
Celebrate Earth Day at Stonewood Center on Saturday, April 23rd from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. “Kids can decorate pots, plant seeds and bring home their own wild flowers to water and watch bloom. Kids can also learn about the water cycle through fun coloring projects.”
Lakewood Center’s Kids Club: Earth Day
500 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood, CA 90712
On Friday, April 22nd from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, stop by the Lakewood Center for their special Earth Day celebration. Enjoy a “unique musical production designed to promote environmental awareness in children and their families.”