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Today’s the day: Earth Day events offer fun & entertainment

Happy Earth Day

With an emphasis on protecting the planet, South Florida features a variety of fun Earth Day fests and other events focusing on the environment.

Often, the events are free and include entertainment and fun for the whole family. Some feature free plants, seeds or trees, while supplies are available.

Earth Day is always April 22. In 2022, that date falls on a Friday, so get ready to kick off that weekend with activities.

PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the activities below are set for April 22, so please pay attention to the dates.

And be sure to keep returning to this feature, as we will add Earth Day 2022 events in South Florida.

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Broward County Earth Day events

Earth Day free e-bike rides

Free e-bike rides are offered April 22-24 at DIY Broward Bcycle rental stations.  On BCycle app, use  ‘Bosch Earth Day Pass’ at participating locations for a free voucher for 60 minutes of e-bike riding.

Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Oceanside Park

Recycled Flip Flop Sculptures from Ocean Sole in Africa are on display & for sale during free events in April at Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33316.

Ocean Sole is a non-profit organization in Kenya which supports ocean and shoreline protection with artwork formed with upcycled flip flops.

Events with Ocean Sole flip flop display include

Sound Waves with live entertainment & vendors, April 22 &  29

Farmers markets Saturdays in April, website

Ocean Conservation Day 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 24

 

 

Esplanade Park, Fort Lauderdale

Earth Day “Heal The Planet Day” will be from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St. Admission is free and includes:

  • food vendors
  • live entertainment
  • Kids zone
  • information on food production and sustainability at home

Downtown parking fees apply. Information is available online.  

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Las Olas Oceanside Park, Fort Lauderdale

SOS Ocean Conservation Day is 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 24 at Las Olas Oceanside Park. Events, activities & participants include turtle tattoos sponsored by Sea Turtle Oversight Protection,  lionfish safety demonstrations sponsored by Force-E Scuba, Friends Of Our Florida Reefs; IGFA; South Florida Wildlife Center; Fort Lauderdale Police,  CPR demonstrations; and Jiu Jitsu demonstrations by Fort Lauderdale Jiu Jitsu. Las Olas Oceanside Park is at 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33316.

 

 

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Miami-Dade County Earth Day events

 

Party for the Planet

This year’s Party for the Planet Earth Day will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 23-24, 2022, at Zoo Miami. Admission is free with the donation of a used cellphone. There will be a mobile scavenger hunt. Visitors who complete the scavenger hunt can win a special Zoo Miami prize. There also will be sponsor booths with tips on helping the environment. For more information, click here.

 

Earth Day Event at Artscape

Enjoy a Sunday Funday while celebrating a belated Earth Day on April 24 at this free event at Artscape Collins Park, 2200 Liberty Ave. in Miami Beach for a day of activities, good food, and music! 

More information can be found online.

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