2023 Earth Day Events in the US

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, and communities all over the country are coming together to celebrate. Festivals, cleanups, expos, and other events are scheduled throughout the month, giving us the chance to get outside and do our part. (And because helping the planet is a good idea any time of year, we’ve also added a few eco-friendly events that happen outside of Earth Month.)

Use our interactive map to find Earth Day events near you.


Earth Day and Outdoor EXPO

Date: April 15, 2023

You're invited to the annual Earth Day and Outdoor EXPO at Athens State University. This free, family-friendly event will have interactive activities and games, local vendors, and more to spread awareness of recycling, conservation, and environmental stewardship.


Earth Day Mobile Bay

Date: April 22, 2023 

Don't miss out on lower Alabama's largest Earth Day Festival. Bring your family and enjoy educational films, exhibits, kids' activities, live music, recycling drop‑off areas, and more.


Huntsville's Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 22, 2023 

Want to celebrate our planet and learn to live more sustainably? This festival is for you. Join the thousands of people who come to this annual event to enjoy a variety of free activities and exhibits, all dedicated to keeping our planet healthy and clean.


Juneau Community Wetlands Cleanup

Date: April 22, 2023 

Here's your chance to help maintain the majesty of The Last Frontier. Join the hundreds of volunteers who show up each year to clear away trash from Juneau's roads, parks, waterways, beaches, trails, wetlands, and other public areas. 


Beyond Earth Month

Anchorage Citywide Cleanup

Date: May 1–31, 2023

After the snow melts, lots of litter around Anchorage is revealed. It should be picked up quickly before it impacts the land, water, and wildlife: This month-long initiative does exactly that.


Team Up to Clean Up Tucson

Date: April 22, 2023

Join the Las Vistas Neighborhood Association, the City of Tucson, and local residents for a cleanup event. Take part in keeping the parks, streets, sidewalks, and other public areas safe and clean. 


Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 22, 2023

Families and area schools are invited to Lyman Lake State Park for a day filled with crafts, games, and other activities that will teach kiddos the importance of protecting our planet.


Flagstaff Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 22, 2023

Head to Bushmaster Park for a free festival where your family can participate in workshops and classes throughout the day. There will also be live music, local food trucks, and educational activities for the kids. 


Spring Cleanup

Date: April 15, 2023

Lend a hand at your local park this Earth Day during the annual Spring Cleanup. Volunteers can complete a variety of beautification tasks such as painting, fence maintenance, trash pickup, and more.


Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup

Date: April 15, 2023

Join Heal the Bay in this monthly cleanup to keep California’s beaches beautiful. Hundreds of volunteers take part each month to show their love for our planet, and you can too.


Earth and Arbor Day Festival

Date: April 22, 2023

Come out to the annual Earth Day and Arbor Day Festival for a fun-filled day of learning and loving our planet. This highly anticipated event attracts thousands of people each year, and the numbers just keep growing. You can expect tasty eats from local food trucks, hands-on exhibits, live entertainment, and plenty of activities centered around environmental issues and solutions.


Newport Beach Cleanup with Local Veterans

Date: April 22, 2023

Spend Earth Day keeping your local beaches clean, working side-by-side with local veterans and other community members.


Earth Day Beach Cleanup & Party 2023

Date: April 22, 2023

Party on the Pacific! Everyone is invited to join a beach cleanup and a shoreside shindig, complete with games, music, food, and prizes.


Annual Earth Day Cleanup & Community Fair

Date: April 22, 2023

This annual cleanup and fair brings hundreds of community members together who share the goal of making the city more beautiful. They'll be tidying up the streets, waterways, parks, and other public areas. Afterward, grab the kids and head to Weekes Park for a free fair filled with Earth Day-themed activities for all ages. 


Lakewood Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 22, 2023

Learn how to reduce your ecological footprint in a fun way at this annual Earth Day festival. Plan on live music and entertainment, local food trucks and vendors, and plenty of activities dedicated to keeping our planet healthy.


Earth Day Conservation Project and Festival

Date: April 22, 2023

Celebrate Earth Day by helping clean up Castle Rock. The day starts in Festival Park and Sellars Gulch, removing invasive plants and planting native grasses. Afterward, you can enjoy educational demonstrations from local nonprofits, area vendors offering upcycling goods, and local food trucks. 


Great Global Cleanup

Date: April 22, 2023

Join over 1,000 volunteers to help tidy up trails, parks, streets, and other public spaces in Westminster. 


Earth Day Volunteer Event

Date: April, 22, 2023

Your help is needed to keep Boulder’s trails clean. Join the City of Louisville Open Space staff this Earth Day in removing invasive plants and spreading native seeds along the area’s walking paths.


Build Mt. Trashmore on Earth Day

Date: April 22, 2023

Take part in a community cleanup to help beautify Redding’s neighborhoods and public areas.


Hamden Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 22, 2023

Show your appreciation for the planet at Hamden's Earth Day Celebration. This free event will have plenty of family activities, educational opportunities, delicious food, live music, and more. 


Woodbury Earth Day Festival

Date: April 29, 2023

Come to Woodbury's annual Earth Day Festival for an eco- and family-friendly celebration. The event will feature educational programs and exhibits, local vendors offering sustainable goods, and some of the best food trucks in Connecticut.


Naamans Creek Watershed Association Cleanup 

Date: April 22, 2023

Volunteers are needed to help beautify the Naamans Creek Watershed. They’ll be cleaning out water retention and detention basins that feed into the creeks.


Biscayne National Park Weekday Beach Cleanups

Date: December 1, 2022–April 30, 2023

If you're busy on the weekends but want to do your part, head to the weekday cleanups at Biscayne National Park, which are held in the winter and spring. Volunteers can help clear away trash from the beaches, trails, and other open spaces.


Fort Lauderdale Monthly Beach Sweep

Date: April 8, 2023

On the second Saturday of every month, work alongside other volunteers to help clean up Fort Lauderdale’s sandy shores.


Clermont Earth Day Festival and Cleanup

Date: April 22, 2023

Join your community in Clermont to celebrate Earth Day. The day is slated to start off with a cleanup around Lake Minneola, followed by a family-friendly festival packed with educational activities, a live DJ, great food from local vendors, and much more. 

Beyond Earth Month

Juno Beach Self-Guided Cleanup

Date: Every Saturday

No need to wait until Earth Day to give back to the planet. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center offers opportunities to clean up Juno Beach every weekend.


16th Annual Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup

Date: July 22, 2023

Join thousands of volunteers to help clean over 125 miles of waterways across Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties. Can't make it that Saturday? You can still participate in self-guided cleanup efforts from Saturday, July 15, to Sunday, July 23, 2023.


Earth Day Augusta

Date: April 22, 2023

Earth Day Augusta is an annual event packed with eco-conscious activities, entertainment, sustainably made goods from local artists, and green businesses.


Earth Day Fest at Atlanta Utility Works

Date: April 22, 2023

Bring the family to the famous Atlanta Utility Works for a free Earth Day Fest full of live music, local artists, yoga classes, and more.


Earth Day Event

Date: April 22, 2023

Observe Earth Day at Atlanta Botanical Garden and engage in family activities, special performances, and more fun surprises.


Mauka to Makai Celebration

Date: April 22, 2023

Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture and learn how to give back to our planet at the annual Mauka to Makai Celebration. Get your family involved in a volunteer project, watch a hālau performance, and take part in games and activities at the sustainability village. 


Kaloko Inlet Restoration

Date: April 22, 2023  

Want to restore the Ka'iwi Coastline this Earth Day? Team up with the 808 Cleanups crew as they work to restore parts of the Kaloko Inlet. 


Beyond Earth Month

Eco Restoration Days

Date: Multiple Saturdays throughout the year

Caring for Hawaii's local flora will boost the expansion of the ecosystem. You can help these native plants thrive by removing invasive weeds and debris from Makakilo Community Park. 


ZeroLandfill 2023

Date: April 22, 2023

Calling all crafters and DIYers! Keep the planet clean and your creativity flowing at this bi-annual upcycling event. For this initiative, they divert excess building materials, products, and samples from landfills by collecting and repurposing them. ZeroLandfill is your opportunity to get your hands on these materials—for free.


Trash Club Community Litter Cleanup

Date: April 23, 2023

Celebrate Earth Day with the Trash Club by joining them in downtown Boise for their biggest community litter pickup ever.


Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 22, 2023 

Bring your family out to White Oaks Park for their Earth Day Celebration. This event includes giveaways, fun activities, and educational opportunities to help you get to know our planet.


Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 23, 2023

Honor our planet by bringing your family to Wheeling's annual Earth Day Celebration. Learn about the local flora and fauna, plant seeds in the butterfly garden at Heritage Park, partake in engaging exhibits, and discover new ways to live sustainably.

Beyond Earth Month

Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup

Date: Multiple dates throughout 2023

Join Alliance for the Great Lakes in keeping Lake Michigan clean. Multiple public cleanups are scheduled in 2023 from Chicago to Wilmette, so you can find one that works for you. 



Bloomington Earth Day Challenge and Celebration

Date: March 27–April 23, 2023

Celebrate Earth Month in Bloomington with a rousing game of bingo. Community members are encouraged to compete in the Earth Day Bingo Challenge, where they'll complete sustainability activities and track progress for the chance to win prizes. This multi-week challenge wraps up with its annual festival, offering live music, games, great food, exhibits, and other planet-friendly activities.


Earth Day + Downtown Community Cleanup

Date: April 22, 2023

Grab your gloves, a shovel, and a trash bag and join other volunteers in helping clean up Princeton’s downtown district. 

Beyond Earth Month

2023 Earth Day Indiana Festival

Date: June 3, 2023

Save the date for Earth Day Indiana's annual festival this June. This free, family-friendly event promotes environmental protection, conservation of natural resources, and sustainable living.


Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup

Date: Multiple dates throughout 2023

Join Alliance for the Great Lakes in keeping Lake Michigan clean. Multiple public cleanups are scheduled in 2023 in Northwest Indiana, so you can find one that works for you. 


Trash Bash Community Cleanup

Date: April 16–22, 2023

Help clean up Clear Lake in the annual Trash Bash. There's a week's worth of events leading to the cleanup you can participate in, from a 5k race to an Earth Day expo. Gather a team and get to work keeping the community litter free.


Save the Fort: Earth Day in Action

Date: April 22, 2023

You’re invited to team up with PCC staff at Fort Des Moines Park for a deep spring cleaning. They'll be ridding the woodlands of invasive plant species and removing litter throughout the park on Earth Day—and welcome your support.


Stream Clean

Date: April 1, 2023

Help maintain the beauty of Overland Park's waterways at the annual Stream Clean. Volunteers will pick up litter and debris from the area's streams, so grab your waders and register today.


Party for the Planet

Date: April 20, 2023

Attention party animals: You're invited to celebrate Earth Day at the zoo! All who attend will enjoy interactive booths, entertainment, presentations, and lots more.


Earth Day Day of Service + Happy Hour

Date: April 21, 2023

Work hard and play hard with the Cultivate KC team this April at Westport Commons Farm. Join them for a day of education in the fresh air, where you’ll learn about climate-resilient farming techniques, the benefits of growing organic food, and more. Afterward, take part in a happy hour and raise a glass to our planet.


Mother Earth News Fair

Date: April 29–30, 2023

Wrap up Earth Month at the Mother Earth News Fair in Lawrence. Here's your opportunity to learn new skills and expand your sustainability knowledge from some of the industry's leading experts. Embrace zero-waste living by attending hands-on workshops covering a variety of topics, from renewable energy and winter gardening to herbal infusions and homesteading.


Earth Day Park Clean Up

Date: April 15, 2023

Join the stream team on Earth Day as they beautify Big Bone Lick State Park. They're looking for volunteers to help pick up litter around Big Bone Creek and perform trail maintenance.

Beyond Earth Month

Kentucky River Clean Sweep

Date: June 17, 2023

You're invited to help in the annual cleanup efforts to maintain the natural beauty of the Kentucky River. Start your summer off right by giving back to our planet.


Fête de la Terre

Date: April 17–21, 2023

Hosted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Office of Sustainability, this week-long celebration boasts film screenings, lectures, and activities around sustainable practices. Businesses, nonprofits, and community members will wrap up the week at the Fête de la Terre Expo—the department’s biggest event of the year. 


Love the Boot Week

Date: April 17–23, 2023

The Pelican State’s largest litter removal and beautification effort, Love the Boot Week consists of hundreds of cleanups throughout Louisiana’s communities. Businesses, families, students, and anyone wanting to give back to our planet is welcome to participate.


The Recycle Challenge Festival and Parade

Date: April 18–23, 2023

Happening at multiple venues around NOLA over six days, the 2nd annual Recycle Challenge Festival & Parade is one you won’t want to miss. From live music and workshops to a parade and eco-friendly fashion shows, it aims to “bridge a global initiative around reducing trash pollution through recycling and repurposing into a fun, family-oriented, and generational experience.”



Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 22, 2023

Strap on your hiking shoes and head out to the Maine Outdoor Wellness Center for a day of nature walks, mushroom foraging, seed-starting projects, a bee garden cleanup, and other hands-on agricultural activities. 


22nd Annual Earth Day Roadside Cleanup

Date: April 29, 2023

Help remove litter from Trenton and Mount Desert Island's roadsides in this annual cleanup effort. Join other Mainers in keeping our planet healthy and safe. 


Frederick County Earth Day Planting

Date: April 21–22, 2023

Grab your gardening gear and team up with Chesapeake Bay Foundation to protect the Middle Creek tributary. Not only will volunteers help plant native trees and shrubs, but they’ll also learn about regenerative agriculture and its role in mitigating climate change, improving water quality, and ensuring fertile soils for future farmers.


Earth Day Tree Planting & Celebration

Date: April 21–23, 2023

Located on the 150-acre Morning View Food Forest, this weekend-long event offers multiple planting sessions, a documentary screening, live music, and more. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even camp there overnight—awe-inspiring sunrise views included.


Earth Day Cleanup

Date: April 22, 2023

Here’s your chance to take part in Anacostia Watershed Society's annual cleanup event. Thousands of volunteers will be beautifying the watershed at various sites throughout the day, so you'll have many opportunities to help keep the Anacostia River pristine.


Earthapalooza 2023

Date: April 21, 2023

Berklee College of Music’s annual Earthapalooza is like a class and concert in one. In between faculty and guest speakers, student bands will perform original environment-themed songs for all to enjoy. 


24th Annual Charles River Cleanup

Date: April 22, 2023

Join the thousands of volunteers that come together each year to help maintain the parks, forests, and trails that run along all 80 miles of the Charles River. 


Earth Day Sunrise Deep Time Walk

Date: April 22, 2023

Hosted by the Association for Wilderness Engagement, this guided walk in the woods will help deepen your appreciation and understanding of the planet. The 4.6-kilometer (2.8 miles) hike is a nod to the Earth’s 4.6 billion-year history. You’ll leave inspired to take action in addressing climate change and ecological emergencies. 


Earth Day Community Cleanup

Date: April 22, 2023

Take part in a community-wide cleanup this Earth Day with the Brightmoor Artisans Collective team. They’ll be picking up trash from area streets, waterways, and parks and would appreciate the extra help. 


8th Annual Waterford Township Earth Day Cleanup

Date: April 22, 2023

Tidy up the streets of Waterford alongside hundreds of other volunteers in their annual cleanup day. Be part of the solution to keeping Michigan communities safe and clean. 

Beyond Earth Month

Adopt-a-Beach Cleanups

Date: Multiple dates throughout 2023

Join Alliance for the Great Lakes in keeping the shores of Michigan clean. Multiple public cleanups are scheduled for 2023 from Detroit to P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, so you can find one that works for you. 


2023 Earth Day Cleanup

Date: April 22, 2023

Do your part to clean up Minneapolis parks and trails by participating in the annual Earth Day cleanup. Pick up litter at your own pace in this DIY event, and share pics of your progress on Facebook @MPLSEarthDay using the hashtag #mplsDIYEarthDay. 


8th Annual Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk and River Cleanup

Date: April 22, 2023

Work up a sweat while caring for the planet at this annual 5k and cleanup. Before and after the race, participants can take part in educational activities and clear out debris from the Mississippi River. 


Earth Day Celebration Cleanup

Date: April 22, 2023

The Mississippi Coastal Cleanup Program is hosting its annual Earth Day cleanup, and volunteers are welcome to join. Those who help out will be clearing away litter and debris from the local environment while learning valuable information about the effects of environmental pollution. 


Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 21, 2023

Students, teachers, and community members are invited to the annual Earth Day celebration at Missouri's state capitol. The event promises a variety of fun and hands-on activities, games, crafts, and other educational opportunities for kids who want to learn more about protecting our planet.


Earth Day 2023: A Music and Sustainability Festival

Date: April 22, 2023

Celebrate our planet at Springfield's annual plastic-free music and sustainability festival. This event has lots to offer for all ages, such as live music, guest speakers, great food, and more. Not only is the festival fun and earth-friendly, but it's also philanthropic, as all ticket proceeds are donated to area nonprofits each year. 


St. Louis Earth Day Festival

Date: April 22–23, 2023 

Head to St. Louis this April for their annual Earth Day Festival. The two-day event will feature live performances, a bazaar filled with local eco-conscious businesses, and plenty of tasty food from area Green Dining Alliances restaurants. 


2023 Earth Day Festival

Date: April 22, 2023

Come to Gallatin Valley for their annual Earth Day Festival. This family-friendly event offers something for everyone, from kids' activities and tasty treats from local restaurants to live music and interactive exhibits.


Clean Catoosa

Date: April 22, 2023 

Join Lift Youth Center in a “morning of awesomeness” at their annual Clean Catoosa event. You and hundreds of other volunteers will help complete cleanup projects around Catoosa County, from trash pickup to tree planting. 


Earth Day Omaha

Date: April 22, 2023

Celebrate sustainability in the Tree Planter’s State at Earth Day Omaha. This annual festival sees thousands of faces and offers plenty of family- and planet-friendly activities such as wellness classes, tree climbing, live music, local food vendors, and educational demonstrations.


KTMB’s Great Community Cleanup

Date: April 29, 2023

Nevada needs your help to clear away noxious weeds and illegal dump sites throughout Truckee Meadows. You'll get the chance to work alongside over 700 volunteers to keep this valley beautiful. 

New Hampshire

Monadnock Region Earth Festival

Date: April 22, 2023

Bring your family to the annual Monadnock Region Earth Day Celebration to pay tribute to our planet and learn about how you can protect it. There will be plenty of food, live music, activities, and more.  


Earth Day at Stark Park

Date: April 22, 2023

Get outside and celebrate Earth Day at Stark Park. This family-friendly event will have plenty to offer, from food and games to educational activities, and more. 

New Jersey

33rd Annual Stream Cleanup

Date: April 15, 2023

Join the largest stream cleanup in New Jersey. Over 1,500 volunteers pitch in each year to clear away trash and debris from area rivers and streams, and you can be one of them. 


2023 Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 15–22, 2023

The Northeast Earth Coalition invites you to join its annual Earth Day Celebration for a week of cleanups, educational workshops, and interactive activities, all dedicated to improving our world. 


Cape May Earth Day 

Date: April 22, 2023

Mark your calendars for this annual New Jersey Earth Day celebration. It promises to be a big deal with a 5k race, live music, educational exhibits, nature hikes, great food, and more. Get ready for eco-friendly fun with your family in the Garden State.


Earth Day 2023

Date: April 22, 2023

Celebrate the planet by spending a day outside at this annual Earth Day festival. There will be plenty of outdoor activities for all ages, such as crafts, games, canoeing, and hiking. They’ll also have local eco-vendors, demonstrations, and other educational opportunities.


Monmouth County Earth Day

Date: April 22, 2023

Take part in a variety of outdoor activities at parks all over Monmouth County this Earth Day. Many activities will be available throughout the day, from forest and beach cleanups to nature walks and bird watching. 

New Mexico

Capulin Volcano Earth Day Cleanup

Date: April 22, 2023

Volunteers are needed for the annual cleanup around New Mexico's Capulin Volcano National Monument. They'll be picking up litter and beautifying the area to maintain a healthy local environment and positive visitor experiences.

New York

Compost Build Community Volunteer Days 2023

Date: April 3, 2023 

Join the NYC Compost Project staff to help out with a large-scale compost operation. They'll be hosting on-site builds where you can learn how composting reduces waste and nourishes the soil. Volunteers are invited to bring their food scraps to donate to the project.


Earth Day S.T.E.A.M. Dream

Date: April 22, 2023 

Bring your kids to this Earth Day-themed fair in New York City. Not only will they have the opportunity to learn about protecting our planet, but they'll also get the chance to engage in educational activities centered on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (S.T.E.A.M.).


Green Ossing 13th Annual Earth Day Festival

Date: April 22, 2023

Celebrate Earth Day on the banks of the Hudson River at this annual festival. Visitors will have the chance to learn about renewable energy solutions, reducing waste, supporting local businesses and organizations, and much more. 

North Carolina

Durham Earth Day Festival

Date: April 23, 2023

Come celebrate environmental awareness and sustainability with Durham Parks and Recreation. Enjoy a day filled with earth-friendly activities, educational resources, a host of vendors, good music, and even better food. 

North Dakota

Party for the Planet

Date: April 22, 2023

Get ready for earth-friendly fun at the Red River Zoo for Party for the Planet, one of the largest combined Earth Day events in the country. The day will be filled with educational demonstrations, presentations, and hands-on activities for all ages. 


Earth Day Columbus

Date: April 22, 2023

Come to Genoa Park this April for Earth Day Columbus, an annual celebration dedicated to our beautiful planet. Visitors can look forward to tasty eats from local food trucks, live music, activities for the kids, interactive exhibits, and more.


Cincinnati Earth Day

Date: April 22, 2023

Join thousands of families in celebrating Earth Day at one of the region's best environmental education festivals. Live music, vegetarian fare from local restaurants, craft beer, and over a hundred eco-conscious vendors will be ready to share their goods, services, and knowledge with you.

Beyond Earth Month

Annual Ohio River Sweep

Date: Multiple dates throughout 2023

Join thousands of volunteers in keeping the Ohio River safe and beautiful in the annual watershed cleanup. A full season of cleaning efforts is planned to ensure the entire length of the river and many of its tributaries, which borders six states—are thoroughly cleansed.


Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 21–22, 2023

Don't miss Oklahoma's most ambitious Earth Day event. This two-day celebration will feature well-known environmental speakers, eco-friendly businesses and nonprofits, live music and art performances from local and national artists, sustainable food and wine tastings, a wide variety of kids' activities, and much more. 


Earth Day Extravaganza

Date: April 21, 2023

Your whole family is invited to honor our planet at Southern Oregon University's annual celebration. Bring your crew to The Farm, where a variety of fun and eco-conscious activities await you, from live music and crafts to games and exhibitors—and much more.

Beyond Earth Month

Klootchy Creek Dig Day

Date: Multiple dates throughout 2023

Help keep Klootchy Creek's waters and nearby trails clean and safe at this monthly cleanup event.


39th Annual Watershed Cleanup

Date: Multiple Saturdays in April 2023

Throughout April, the Darby Creek Valley Association will hold its annual watershed cleanup. There are over 123 linear miles of streams, so many volunteers are needed for this initiative. 

Beyond Earth Month

Neshaminy State Park Reforestation Project 

Date: Multiple dates throughout 2023

Volunteer to tend the newly planted native foliage along the river trail in Neshaminy State Park. Over 2,000 trees and shrubs were added, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to help out with this large project.


Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup

Date: Multiple dates throughout 2023

Join Alliance for the Great Lakes in keeping Lake Erie clean. Multiple public cleanups are scheduled in 2023 for Presque Isle State Park, so you can find one that fits your schedule. 

Rhode Island

Fort Adams Ocean Race Cleanup

Date: April 22, 2023

Help remove marine debris from Fort Adams this Earth Day alongside the Clean Ocean Access team and Sail Newport. The cleanup will achieve two goals: the first (and most important) will be to ensure the health and safety of marine life, and the second will be to prep the area for The Ocean Race that's making a stop in Newport in May 2023.


Norman Bird Sanctuary Earth Week Extravaganza

Date: April 22, 2023

Grab the family and fly over to the Norman Bird Sanctuary for their Earth Week Extravaganza. Every day will offer planet-friendly activities for all ages, such as storytelling, live music, hiking, and other hands-on activities.

South Carolina

Regional Earth Day Cleanup 2023

Date: April 21, 2023

Protect the South Carolina Low Country's natural beauty by participating in their annual regional cleanup efforts. Over 2,000 volunteers are expected to pitch in, and you could be one of them. 


KJB Earth Day 5K

Date: April 22, 2023

Work up a sweat and celebrate the planet with Keep Jackson Beautiful's annual Earth Day 5K. After the race, stick around for a fun-filled day of games, learning, food, and much more.


Earth Day Recycling

Date: April 29, 2023

Have hard-to-recycle items? Bring them to Keep Blount Beautiful's annual recycling event. After reading the list of accepted items, pack up your car and head to the drive-through collection site in Maryville. 

Beyond Earth Month

Tennessee River Grand Slam Cleanup Series

Date: Multiple dates in 2023

The Tennessee River spans over 650 miles, winding its way through Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama. To keep this massive waterway clean, thousands of volunteers make their way to the water each year and clear out over 200 tons of litter and debris. Join in this multi-state effort and do your part to make our world a better place.


Nobody Trashes Tennessee

Date: Multiple dates in 2023

Take action against pollution by joining Nobody Trashes Tennessee, a large-scale litter prevention program designed to keep the state's land and waterways clean and safe. Cleanups, festivals, and other initiatives are planned throughout the year, giving Tennesseans plenty of opportunities to volunteer their time.


Don't mess with Texas® Trash–Off

Date: April 1–30, 2023

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the cleanup initiatives. Join the year's largest litter pick-up event to help keep the Lone Star State beautiful.


EarthX Conference and Expo

Date: April 19–23, 2023

Come to the EarthX Expo for an Earth Day celebration like no other. EarthX is the world's largest green gathering, attracting tens of thousands of people from all over our beautiful planet. This multi-day initiative is filled with workshops, exhibits, sustainable businesses and nonprofits, an electric vehicle and alternative fuel showcase, local food trucks, and so much more.


Clean It & Green It

Date: April 22, 2023

Communities across Frisco are coming together to keep the city in shape in their annual Clean It & Green It event. Volunteer at a cleanup near you to keep your local parks, roads, and waterways pristine. 


24th Annual Earth Day-Bay Day

Date: April 22, 2023

Show the planet some love this April and head to Corpus Christi for Earth Day-Bay Day. This annual festival is free to attend, offering up plenty of family-friendly activities, exhibits, giveaways, delicious food, and more. 


Slate Canyon Saturday

Date: April 22, 2023

Keep Slate Canyon clean alongside the Conserve Utah Valley and Provo City teams this Earth Day. You'll have the chance to learn about this natural resource and take part in cleanup efforts to ensure its stays healthy and protected.


Arches National Park Cleanup

Date: April 29, 2023

Show some love to Arches National Park by volunteering in their cleanup initiative. They'll be clearing trash from parking lots, removing invasive plants from the trailheads and paths, and conducting other beautification projects. If you can't make this event, volunteer service events are held every month from spring through fall.


Earth Day on The Marketplace

Date: April 22, 2023

Don't miss this popular Earth Day event in Burlington. Connect with local eco-conscious organizations, listen to live music, play games, and enjoy tasty ice cream and other treats at this annual celebration.

Beyond Earth Month

Green Up Day

Date: May 6, 2023

Grab your Green Up trash bags and get out in the community this May to clean up Vermont’s neighborhoods, roads, trails, and waterways.


Clean Valley Day

Date: April 1, 2023

Take part in this valley-wide cleanup to keep litter out of the area's parks, streets, waterways, and neighborhoods.


Earth Day Festival

Date: April 22, 2023

A free, family-friendly festival awaits you at Dear Run Park this Earth Day. Everyone who attends can take part in hands-on activities, enjoy tasty eats from local food trucks, listen to live music, and learn about all the sustainability initiatives happening in Henrico County.


Earth Day Fairfax

Date: April 22, 2023

The Fairfax County Park Authority has a fun-filled festival planned this Earth Day. Join them at the Sully Historic Site for a day of learning, entertainment, food, live music, and more. 


Nisqually River Cleanup

Date: April 1, 2023 

Volunteers are needed to help revitalize parts of the Nisqually River. They'll work by boat and on land to reach all the debris. Join this annual conservation effort to keep the Nisqually fresh and litter free.


Chelan Earth Day Fair

Date: April 15, 2023

Head to the Chelan Earth Day Fair this April to show your appreciation for our planet. Live entertainment, plant sales, a farmers market, presentations and exhibits, kids’ games, and other fun activities will be ready and waiting for you. 


Saltwater State Park Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 23, 2023

Bring your family to Saltwater State Park for a day of learning and fun at this annual Earth Day event. There will be guided nature hikes, beach walks, marine life and native plant displays, and more fascinating activities.

West Virginia

Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 19, 2023

Bring your kids to the Clay Center for an immersive Earth Day experience. Each year, hundreds of children participate in hands-on activities to learn about resource conservation, protecting the environment, and saving energy. 


Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 22, 2023

Come to the Appalachian South Folklife Center this Earth Day for a lively celebration that honors our planet. The event is free and open to everyone, and attendees get to enjoy live music, yoga demonstrations, food, crafts for the kids, eco-conscious shopping with local vendors, and more. 


Friends of Retzer Nature Center's Earth Week Celebration

Date: April 19–22, 2023

You're invited to the Retzer Nature Center for their annual Earth Week Celebration! The entire week is packed with fun events and activities dedicated to our planet, such as outdoor classes, sunset meditations, nature walks, recycling exhibits, story hikes, and so much more. 


County Parks Clean Up

Date: April 22, 2023

Come out to any of the Waukesha County Parks this Earth Day and help keep the waterways, trails, and other public areas clean. Bonus: Registered volunteers get free park admission that day, so you can enjoy the outdoors after the cleanups are finished.


Earth Extravaganza

Date: April 1, 2023

Set your sights on the Wyoming State Museum this Earth Day for a free Family Day program dedicated to the health of our planet. The event includes games, crafts, and other engaging activities for all ages. 


Earth Day Trail Cleanup

Date: April 22, 2023

Help the Wyoming Conservation Corps and Hike Like a Woman reach their goal of picking up 2023 bags of trash on Earth Day. Join them in person at the Vedauwoo Recreation Area in Southern Wyoming, or do your part virtually by cleaning up trails near you. 

More Ways to Help the Planet

Here are simple ways to support the earth—no matter where you live. 

Earth Day Art Model

This online performance art festival addresses environmental issues and spreads awareness from various moving and thoughtful perspectives. On Earth Day, artists and presenters from around the world will share their work in this free and interactive event. 

Take 3 for the Sea

Take 3’s philosophy is simple actions can solve complex problems. Next time you’re at the beach, lake, or leaving work for the day, pick up three pieces of litter and toss them in the trash. That small act makes a world of difference.


Stop plastic pollution at its source by dining at Ocean Friendly Restaurants, a group of eateries across the country committed to making sustainable choices that improve our oceans. 

City Nature Challenge

Collaboration meets friendly competition in this global challenge. All you have to do is head outside with your smartphone, take pictures of plants and wildlife, and share your observations. You’ll help scientists, land managers, and your community learn about the nature in your area, and what you can do to protect it.

Volunteer Resources

Use these free online resources to find more Earth Day events, cleanups, and other volunteer opportunities in your area.



Marine Debris Tracker App


Keep America Beautiful