In Los Angeles County this year, excitement is in the air as festivals and activities currently are in the works set to take place in various areas of the city, energized by the excitement of vendors, new product demos and the growing crowds that attend yearly. This year, Earth Day is expanding from its focal educational platform into a vibrant series of community fairs. From new models in solar panels and water purifiers to the latest fashion trends in bamboo apparel, Earth Day offers children, teens and adults a variety of events with activities that will educate, inform and entertain.
There are several local events to choose from this year with delicious foods, craft demonstrations and visual presentations shedding light on the latest technologies geared toward environmental protection. Here are a few of the popular events on countdown for this year.
Grand Park Earth Day Celebration
200 North Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90232
Date: April 22, 2016 from 9am to 2pm.
This year, head to downtown LA’s beautiful Grand Park on Earth Day where the Music Center and DWP festival will help you discover ways in which you can live clean and go green in LA. Aside from a yoga bootcamp, artwork, composting, tree giveaways, healthy lifestyle vendors, a tour of Grand Park’s sustainable landscaping, the festival will include vendors, food, crafts and and fun activities for the whole family.
24th Annual Earth Day Celebration
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Date: April 30, 2016 from 11am to 3pm
Held for the 24th consecutive year, Manhattan Beach’s Earth Day celebration at Polliwog Park will include not only a celebration, but a concert as well. The City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with Volunteers and Organizations Improving the Community’s Environment, will play host the events of the day featuring an assortment of great food and lively family fun, including music, games, eco-friendly products and information on the City of Manhattan Beach’s efforts toward making our city a greater and greener place to live, play and work.
Southbay Earth Day
The Aquarium of The Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
Date: April 23 & April 24, 2016 from 9am to 5pm
This year, in honor of our great planet, the 16th Annual Long Beach Earth Day Festival will take place at the popular Aquarium of The Pacific with a variety of presentations that will bring awareness of ways we as consumers can join the effort to protect our ocean planet. Learn what you can do to help out the ocean as they offer easy, everyday tips to protect the environment. There will be booths from various Earth-friendly organizations and hands on learning demosstatrons, too!
Earth Day & Recycling
Toyota of Torrance
19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
Date: April 23, 2016 from 8am to 12pm
The City of Torrance is kicking off Earth Day with a focus on recycling popular used items. Visitors are asked to bring paper documents they were planning to throw out and instead take advantage of free paper-shredding services. There will also be bins set up for electronics recycling. For clothing donations, there will be a clothes drop-off. For auto mechanics and car owners, there will be filter exchanges and used oil recycling available.
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