Earth Day 2024 – List of Events

Earth Day is coming upon us! Do you know what that means? Monday, April 22nd marks the day we get to focus on the environment, learn more about conservation, be out in nature, and promote a healthy, sustainable environment.

Earth Day is a great opportunity to take part in activities that connect you with your community and environmental practices! We compiled a list of local activities for you to enjoy with friends and family.

 Any event updates will be posted as soon as they are available. Please check with the below event organizers or this blog regularly.

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day started on April 22, 1970 when a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin and Earth Day founder, Gaylord Nelson witnessed devastation caused by the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Senator Nelson and his co-chair, Congressman Pete McCloskey recruited Denis Hayes from Harvard to coordinate a national staff of 85 who promoted events across the United States. On the first Earth Day, 20 million Americans rallied together to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment and protect against the deterioration of the environment. This became the start of the environmental movement and led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.

In 1990, Denis Hayes organized an Earth Day that went global with 200 million people in 141 countries taking part and addressing environmental issues.

Earth Day is now a celebration of the environment and an opportunity to raise awareness on conservation and sustainability on all forefronts of environmental topics such as water, energy, air, and wildlife

Events around the Russian River Watershed:


City of Healdsburg

Sunday, April 21 at 9:00 AM. Part of Healdsburg’s Climate Fest, gather for a pre-fest 5k run for all ages and abilities on the Foss Creek Trail starting at City Hall.

Sunday, April 21 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Healdsburg’s Climate Fest. Join in to learn about the climate crisis and to get inspired to make changes that will allow the City to reach its goal of net carbon neutrality by 2030.  This gathering is for all ages. Over60 educational, interactive & inspiring booths, street transit fair, E-bikes for demo, free and for sale food, watch for the launch of an Aerocene balloon, activities for kids, give-aways and raffle. Free bike parking.

English flyer

City of Santa Rosa

Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 9:30am-11:30am at Olive Park Footbridge near 1698 Hazel Street | Join the City’s Earth Day Creek Cleanup. After the cleanup, walk over to the Earth Day Onstage Festival at Courthouse Square from noon to 4pm.

Saturday, April 20 from noon to 4:00 PM Santa Rosa’s annual Earth Day Festival at Courthouse Square in downtown. This FREE, family-friendly, zero waste festival brings the community together through fun activities, live performing arts, great food, and inspiring exhibits that raise environmental awareness. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate our vibrant city and get involved by learning about solutions to address drought, climate change, and environmental concerns in our community. View event website

  • 50+ Exhibitors
  • Outdoor Showcase of Santa Rosa’s Performing Arts Scene
  • Food & Drink
  • Kids’ Activities & Crafts courtesy of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks
  • Local & Earth-friendly Products
  • Hydration Station
  • Zero Waste Event
  • Giveaways
  • Free Bike Parking courtesy of Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition
  • Beer & Wine Garden
  • Fare-Free Transit on Santa Rosa CityBus, Petaluma Transit, and Sonoma County Transit

City of Sebastopol

Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM FREE family fun at the Luther Burbank Experiment Farm. The Luther Burbank Experiment Farm in Sebastopol is celebrating Earth Day 2024 with free activities on Saturday, April 20, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Earth Day at the farm will feature garden tours, displays, demonstrations, and plant sales. Nursery sales will include garden plants and heirloom fruit trees, available only during our Earth Day celebration! Our gardening and fruit tree experts will be on-hand to discuss fruit tree planting and care and show our fruit tree nursery and 20+ year old apple espalier of 10+ different varieties. Learn how to build soil health and reduce waste at home through our composting and vermiculture talk at 1 PM. The sun will hopefully be shining as we celebrate and help build our green future together. Earth Day at Luther Burbank Experiment Farm is a project by the Western Sonoma County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. View flyer.

City of Ukiah

Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Todd Grove Park. There will be educational booths, performances, and family friendly activities. At the same time and location, the Ukiah Community Yard Sale will also occur.

Earth Day Ukiah was created to be a day of celebration, education, and showcase of sustainable programs, projects, and services from the Ukiah Valley. This event will feature educational booths, arts and crafts, musical performances from the Instilling Goodness School, and an Electric Vehicle Showcase organized by Climate Action Mendocino.

If you would like to sponsor, table, or volunteer, please e-mail

Town of Windsor

Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Earth-Day Clean-Up. In honor of Earth Day 2024, the Town of Windsor Storm Water Quality Program is organizing a community trash cleanup event.

For more information about the event visit

Sonoma County Regional Parks

Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Earth Day Creek Clean Up: Larson Park. Let’s roll up our sleeves, tidy up our waterways, and create ripples of positive change!

Join park staff and our fellow community members as we spend time removing trash from Larson Park. Sonoma Creek will be the focus of our efforts. This year round creek is home to beavers, coho salmon and freshwater shrimp. Keeping it clean not only protects the environment, but also makes for a better visitor experience. All tools, gloves and materials will be supplied by Regional Parks. Coffee, snacks, water and cold drinks will be on hand for volunteers. Registration is required. For more information contact John Ryan at

We recommend participants dress in layers, wear comfortable, closed toed hiking shoes and bring a hat and sunscreen. Most programs will happen rain or shine, but may be canceled during heavy rains, heavy smoke, or extreme temperatures. Accommodations will be made for visitors with disabilities upon advance request. Parking fees are waived for volunteers.