earth day events

Earth Day is almost here (it’s Friday, April 22, this year). Here are some events, throughout the Sunshine State, that observe the 47th anniversary of this celebration of our vulnerable planet.

NORTHEAST FLORIDA


Jacksonville
Earth Day and Ecology Fair
Saturday, April 23; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jacksonville Landing, downtown
jacksonvillelanding.com; 904-353-1188

Palm Coast
Earth Day 2016
Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd.
FloridaStateParks.org/park/Washington-Oaks; 386-446-6783

NORTHWEST FLORIDA

Pensacola
Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 23; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Central Time)
Bayview Park, 2001 E. Lloyd St.
earthdaypensacola.com; 850-549-7472

Tallahassee

Healthy Communities Festival
Saturday, April 23; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cascades Park, downtown Tallahassee
sustainabletallahassee.org; 850-891-8703

CENTRAL FLORIDA

Gainesville
Earth Day Exploration
Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road
flmnh.ufl.edu/earthday; 352-846-2000

Lake Wales
Earth Day
Thursday, April 28; all day
Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd.
boktowergardens.org

Orlando
Central Florida Earth Day
Saturday, April 23; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Lake Eola Park (east side), 512 E. Washington St.
Free admission
cfearthday.org

SOUTHEAST FLORIDA, KEYS

Boca Raton
Earth Day Fair
Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
University Woodlands Park, 2501 St. Andrews Blvd.
floridaearthfestival.com; 561-880-0510

Coral Springs
EarthFest
Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sawgrass Nature Center, 3000 Sportsplex Drive (south of Sample Road)
artscalendar.com/event/detail/441904191/EarthFest; 954-344-1117

Miami
Party for the Planet
Saturday-Sunday, April 16-17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
12400 S.W. 152nd St.
zoomiami.org/PartyForThePlanet; 305-251-0400

West Palm Beach
Party for the Planet
Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park, 1301 Summit Blvd.
palmbeachzoo.org/special-events; 561-547-9453

Earth Day Garden Party
Thursday, April 21, 6 – 8 p.m.
Bistro Ten Zero One, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
bistro1001.com; 561-833-1234

Florida Keys

Big Pine and the Lower Keys
Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bahia Honda State Park, Mile Marker 36.8
fla-keys.com/calendarofevents; 305-872-9807

Key West
Earth Day 2016
Friday, April 22, noon-4 p.m.
Key West Turtle Museum, 200 Margaret St.
keywestturtlemuseum.org

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Naples
Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way
conservancy.org; 239-262-0304

Tampa
EcoFest 2016
Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lowry Park bandshell, 7525 North Blvd.
learninggate.org/ecofest; 813-948-4190