It’s springtime and the temperatures are up. April is the primary month for Earth Day celebrations. Families get an opportunity to learn, eat and play together. Most people choose a festival that is closest to their home or one that they’ve been to before.
We like the Celebrate the Earth Festival at Mahany Park in Roseville. It has free parking and a good variety of things to do and see. Families are encouraged to use alternate forms of transportation, such as buses and bicycles, if they live nearby. Mahany Park has a nice playground and a library (Riley Library) in case the kids need a distraction. There are vendor booths, animals, demonstrations, food trucks and lots of kid’s activities. The vendors typically provide handouts and fun stuff for the kids to do at home. Check it out on April 16th from 10am-3pm.
If you want to have a weekend getaway, try the Whole Earth Festival in Davis. It’s happening on May 6th-May 8th. The theme this year is RAW. Each year, U.C. Davis strives for a zero waste event. No paper plates, cups or silverware are used. Alternate forms of transportation are encouraged. Daily activities are posted on the website: https://wef.ucdavis.edu. They have a variety of entertainment including: bands, demonstrations and kid’s activities. Food and vendor booths are located on the quad area.
Here is a list of other upcoming Earth Day celebrations in the Sacramento area:
April 14 – Earth Day, California State University of Sacramento. 10:00 am-3:00 pm.
April 16 – Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup with California State Parks Foundation. See individual park locations for cleanup times.
April 19 – Earth Day Celebration, Sacramento, Cesar Chavez Park, 9:00 am-2:00 pm.
April 20 – Earth Day Upcycle, American River College, 8:00 am-3 pm.
April 23 – Earth Day Celebration, City of West Sacramento, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.
April 24 – Sacramento Earth Day, Southside Park Sacramento, 11:00 am-4:00 pm.
By contributing author Lara Brandon