Focusing on protecting the planet, Earth Day and Arbor Day festivals and events are offered around the nation in April. Earth Day is officially April 22.
Many events are free. We’ll be adding others, so please browse this post again. Also read our post Earth Day deals & discounts in South Florida.
Events in South Florida include
- Free Funtastic Fridays for Kids at Artspark in Downtown Hollywood 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with eco-friendly vibe, including environmental exhibits from area schools, outdoor nature opportunities, recycling exhibits and educational booths.
- Earth Day festivities at Patch Urban Farm 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21, 1201 W. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach, 954-924-6801
- EarthFest, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21, nature exhibits, activities for youngters, Sawgrass Nature Center, 3000 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs, 954-344-1117, free
- Earth Day Waterway Cleanup 9 a.m. to noon April 21 Deerfield Island Park. Volunteers pick up debris on shore or from kayak or paddleboard. Supply your own or rent one. Sign up with 954-357-5113 or emailing KHendrickson@Broward.org
- Native plant sale at Fern Forest, free entry
- Beach clean-up 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Marine Environmental Education Center, 4414 N. Surf Road, Hollywood 33019, 954-357-5125, Free.
- Free Our Seas Environmental Art Festival 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Marine Environmental Education Center, 4414 N. Surf Road, Hollywood 33019. Includes artists. Exhibits. Food trucks & entertainment. Free.
- Recycled art project for ages 4 to 9, 11 a.m. April 21 Miramar Branch Library, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar 33025, 954-357-8090
- Program on solar energy, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. North Regional Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek 33066, 954-201-2600
- Earth Day event 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22, Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale 33312. Includes kids’ activities, workshops and demonstrations, vendors, speakers, vegan information. Free
- Sea Turtles Program 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 27, Northwest Regional Library, 3151 N. University Drive, Coral Springs 33065, 954-357-7990
- Greenfest 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28. Hallandale Beach City Hall, 400 S. Federal Highway. Includes kids’ activities, vendor booths, prescription dropoff, Trashion Show featuring fashion by students from recycled items & workshops. 954-457-1617
Other events & related posts
- Broward Library branches are featuring various activities and events with a planet-friendly theme.
- Register for night hikes in Broward, $3 to $5
- Free things to do & deals this weekend
- Festivals & events in Broward
- EcoAction volunteer work day at Secret Woods Nature Center in Dania Beach 10 a.m. to noon April 14. Register at 954-357-8884
- Upcycled Craft for children, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 17 Carver Ranches branch library, 4735 SW 18 St., West Park 33023, 954-357-6245