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Join in at These Earth Day Celebrations

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Did you know?

While April 22 is officially Earth Day, from the very start, Philadelphia chose to make the celebration last longer. The first city to celebrate Earth Week, the City of Brotherly Love planned events from April 16 to 22, 1970. During that time, tens of thousands of people showed up, with the largest gatherings on Independence Mall and the Belmont Plateau. This year offers plenty of opportunities to give back by volunteering with cleanups or planting projects. Check with your favorite nature center, park or environmental group to see what they need. In the meantime, here are a few larger celebrations to take your family to this month. As a bonus, most activities are free!

Philadelphia Office of Sustainability Earth Event

Friday April 22, 5 to 7 pm

Cherry Street Pier, Philadelphia, PA



Interactive activities


First look at the latest edition of Greenworks Review

Jarrett Nature Center Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 23, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Babylon and Horsham Roads


(from their Facebook page)

Scavenger hunt

Face painting

Educational activities


Nature Crafts

Perkasie’s Earth Day Celebration

April 23 noon to 4 pm

Focus on waste reduction and diversion


(from borough website)

Live music

Earth-friendly crafts

Interactive education from Peace Valley Nature Center, Master Gardeners, Watershed Stewards, and more

Park and trail cleanup

Information on new recycling plan and composting

Shredding event from 11 am to 2 pm at 101 N 5th Street

Upper Merion Parks & Recreation Earth Day 2022

Saturday April 23, 11am to 2 pm

Upper Merion Township Building Back Lot/ Park, King of Prussia, PA


(from their event page)

Free kids’ activities

Green demos & vendors

Food trucks

Beer garden

Live music

Recycling Drive-Thru (first come, first served – see FAQs here)

E-Waste collection

Paper Shredding

Clothing and item donation drop off

Earth Day Celebration and Native Plant Sale at the John James Audubon Center

Sunday, April 24, noon to 4 pm

John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove


(from their website)

Bird Walks

Kids’ activities

Canoe Rides (register in advance)

Partner oranizations

Native plant sale

Free museum admission

Ambler EAC Earth Fest

Saturday, April 30, 10am – 2 pm

Ambler Borough Hall gym and outdoor space

131 Rosemary Ave, Ambler PA

Theme: Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference


(from their website)

Educational exhibits with interactive displays, giveaways, and more

Eco-friendly and reduced-waster food and drink options

Earth-friendly vendors

Recycled art show

Environment-related kids’ activities

Native plant sale

Electric vehicle showcase and test drives

Music and food and drink specials at nearby restaurants