Since 1970, Earth Day has been held annually on April 22. The event was the idea of U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, intended as a way of bringing more attention to environmental issues. It has since expanded across the globe and is sometimes celebrated part of of Earth Week with seven days of events.
A variety of Earth Day events are being held across Florida this Saturday. A sampling of some of these events is listed below, along with links to more information.
- Earth Day Celebration, Centennial Park, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- EarthFest, Sawgrass Nature Center, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Earth Day and Lake Clean-Up Festival, Lake Hiawatha Preserve, 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Treefest 2023, Swamp Head Brewery, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Water Conservation & Earth Day, Miramar Regional Park, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Earth Day 2023, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- “Walk the Talk” 5K Earth Day 2023 Event, MAST Academy, registration begins at 7 a.m.
- Earth Day Park & Beach Clean Up, Collins Park, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Earth Day Festival, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Earthfest, Tuscawilla Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Central Florida Earth Day, Lake Eola Park, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- 34th Annual Earth Day & 14th Annual Florida Scrub-Jay Fest, Oscar Scherer State Park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Earth Day Pensacola, Seville Square, P10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Earth Day Celebration, Volunteer Park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Earth Day Celebration, Riverwalk Park, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Port St. Lucie
- St. Lucie Earth Day Festival, Oxbow Eco-Center, 10 am to 5 p.m.
- Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration, Riverview Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Earth Day Celebration, Veterans Memorial Library, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Earth Day Festival, The Hole, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- 13th Annual Ecofest 2023, Museum of Science and Industry, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration, Town Center Promenade, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
West Palm Beach
- Earth Day Celebration, Okeeheelee Nature Center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.