5 Earth Day Events in Washington

With Earth Day on Monday, April 22, Washington State is gearing up with plenty of opportunities to help locals get involved and appreciate the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The following are five events taking place this Earth Day in Washington. 

April 20: Sammamish Earth Day


The City of Sammamish is hosting an exciting event this Earth Day in Washington with an assortment of eco-friendly fun for all ages. This celebration will feature interactive exhibits, eco-friendly vendors, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, food trucks to indulge in, live performances, a bug/reptile booth and much more. This event will take place at Beaver Lake Lodge from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Cost: Free; subject to purchases. 
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April 20: Earth Day at the Arboretum


Celebrate Earth Day in Washington with Arboretum Foundation, UW Botanic Gardens and Seattle Parks and Recreation as they co-host Earth Day at the Arboretum. This volunteer-based event, taking place at 9 a.m. at Washington Park Arboretum, calls together the community to gather and improve the park with a restorative clean-up. These individuals will remove invasive ivy and blackberry bushes by mulching and weeding out the bundles. Afterward, guests can enjoy their hard work with fare from food trucks and an indulgent cupcake. 
Cost: Free; registration is required. Participants must be over the age of 15. 
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April 20: Earth Day Celebration

Jefferson County

The annual Earth Day Celebration in Jefferson County, hosted by Washington State Park, has returned this season with a new theme—Planet vs. Plastics. This exciting green event will take place at the Rec Hall at Fort Flagler State Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with fun for all ages. These activities include informative presentations, educational programming and hands-on fun. 
Cost: Free.
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April 21: Friends’ Earth Day Celebration

Des Moines

Join Friends of Saltwater State Park for its annual Friends’ Earth Day Celebration in Des Moines, taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here, participants can engage in crafts for little ones, scuba diving, native and non-native plant displays, live marine animal displays in the creek, a creek restoration party and more. In addition to the family-friendly fun, the celebration will also feature guided walks on the beach and forest. 
Cost: Free; reservations are encouraged. 
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April 22: Discover Pass Free Days

Washington State Parks

There is no better way to celebrate Earth Day in Washington than by taking advantage of Discover Pass Free Days at Washington State Parks. With this exclusive pass, visitors can explore state parks and recreation areas without needing a Discover Pass, making it the perfect opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, picnicking and wildlife viewing. 
Cost: Free. 
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