Take some time out of your hectic life to appreciate the Earth you live on. With so many events celebrating Earth Day around the Southland, there’s got to be one near you where you can let your hair down, recycle something, and learn a new tip about how to honor Mother Earth.
Friday, April 22, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Earth Day Fair
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Venture to downtown Los Angeles for the Earth Day Fair at Nokia Plaza hosted by Radio Disney. In addition to live performances from Coco Jones and Jacob Latimore, there will be autograph sessions with ESPN athletes and Radio Disney artists. Donate old cell phones to soldiers or recycle sporting goods, batteries and light bulbs in exchange for great prizes.
Friday, April 22, at 6 pm
Earth Day Celebration
3700 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Ditch the car, grab your ewaste, and join in the 4th annual Earth Day celebration at the Wilshire Center in Los Angeles. Bring the entire family out for an evening filled with speakers, eco-friendly booths, and a 35 foot movie screening of Avatar. Kids will enjoy face painting and a kid’s zone with programs by and for kids. Recycle your unwanted electronics, adopt a tree and perhaps get a glimpse of James Cameron!
Friday to Sunday, April 22nd to 24th – 10 am to Sunset
Topanga Earth Day
Topanga Community House Fair Grounds
1440 North Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290
The 12th annual Topanga Earth Day Event will feature musical performances, guest speakers, children’s activities, a fine art gallery, and more. Bring the whole family out to learn more about sustainable living with demonstrations and workshops. Guests can park and ride the free BioDiesel shuttle to the fairgrounds. While there is a suggested donation fee to attend the event, know that 60% of proceeds are donated to environmental awareness, preservation, cultural & humanitarian and survival programs. Suggested Donation: $12
Friday, April 22nd
Earth Day Celebration
Pretend City Children’s Museum
Irvine, CA 92618
The popular hands-on museum is helping children learn about conserving energy, recycling, global warming and deforestation through their Earth Day Celebration. Children and their families will watch children’s shows promoting environmental awareness, engage in storytime with books that focus on teaching children about the environment, make eco-friendly crafts, and more. Families who complete the events will receive a goodie bag. $10
Sunday, April 23rd – 10 am to 3 pm
24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
Embark on a day of learning and discovery at the Ocean Institute this Earth Day. The entire family will learn about how to track carbon footprint, engage in experiments to see the effects of pollution on our oceans, take a hike through the Native Plant garden, and get hands-on with fun, eco-friendly crafts. Volunteer for the beach-clean up and your admission is free that day! Otherwise cost of admission is $6.50/4.50.
Friday, April 22nd – 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Inland Empire Utilities Agency Annual Earth Day Event
Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park
6075 Kimball Avenue
Chino, CA 91710
Celebrate Earth Day at the wetlands park which features six ponds, trails, and an observation tower. Activities include environmental exhibits, entertainment, children’s activities, giveaways, and more for the whole family. Note: The Garden Ribbon Cutting will be held at 5:00 pm. Free
Saturday, April 23
Los Angeles EarthFest Concert In The Park For the Environment & Expo
Kenneth Hahn Park
4100 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90008
5730 S. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90056
The sixth annual EarthFest will feature a variety of free eco activities for the whole family including environmental workshops, lectures and films, exercise demonstrations and nutrition discussions, no cost mammograms, and a Kids’ Eco Kamp which will include hands-on, interactive activities, children’s eco-films, entertainment, and more. Coinciding with the event is a Jazz Concert in the Park for the Environment, featuring Paul Brown and Jessy J. It should be noted that tickets must be purchased for the concert.
Caryn Bailey keeps it green at Rockin’ Mama.