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Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration

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 in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Many events are free and include entertainment and fun for the whole family. Some feature free plants and other free earth-friendly items, while supplies are available.

Earth Day is Monday, April 22, 2024, but most activities take place on other days throughout April.

Earth Day 2024 Events in South Florida

Broward

Hollywood

Marine Environmental Education (MEEC), 4414 N. Surf Road, Hollywood 33019, is featuring Earth Day month festivities 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, on the beach. The event includes a beach cleanup. Other festivities include presentations and  educational programs.

Usually the weekend and holiday rate for beach parking is $4 an hour and $3 an hour Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Fort Lauderdale

Las Olas Oceanside Park in Fort Lauderdale is featuring Earth Day activities 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, and entry is free.

  • 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Beach sweep, Las Olas Boulevard and A1A
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MKT vendor market
  • 9:45 a.m. yoga, two for $10 with prior reservations
  • Noon to 3 p.m. Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Combo

Weston

Free Earth Day event in Weston  is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Library Park, 4255 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston 33332, with interactive fun, educational booths, and DJ entertainment. Other fun includes a chalk artist.

Plantation

Earth Day in Plantation is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, with free entry. The Earth Day fest includes educational booths, a farmers market, live entertainment, kids activity area, vendors, and rides.  Earth Day is at Volunteer Park, 12050 W. Sunrise Boulevard, Plantation 33323.

Hollywood

Live bands and environmental exhibits are featured at an Earth Day event 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the beach in Hollywood. Mother Ocean Music Festival is at the Hollywood Bandshell on Johnson Street.

Entry is free. Parking fees apply.

Fort Lauderdale

Earth Day event with workshops, kids area, and entertainment is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale 33312. The event includes food gardening information, live music and food vendors. Snap a photo with a tall globe. The event is hosted by Heal The Planet organization.

Broward Parks

Weekend entry fees are waived Sunday, April 21, for Earth Day at participating Broward Parks.

Regular weekend and holiday fees for popular Broward regional parks, including TY Park in Hollywood, Tree Tops Park in Davie and Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield, are $3 per vehicle for up to 8 people. Some Broward parks always are free.

Photo/Dania Beach

Dania Beach

Dania Beach is offering a beach cleanup from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Dania Beach Pier, 300 N. Beach Road, Dania.

Coral Springs

EarthFest for Earth Day and Arbor Day  is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, at Sawgrass Nature Center, 3000 Sportsplex Drive 33065. EarthFest includes raffles for a rain barrel and other prizes, nature exhibits, and vendors.

Activities for kids are included. Entry is free. Parking is free.

Photo/Las Olas Oceanside Park

Miami-Dade County

National Water Dance, Key Biscayne

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd.
Free tickets at liveartsmiami.org with RSVP.

Event Schedule:
3 p.m.: Dream In Green’s Eco-Summit and pre-show activities
4 p.m.: National Water Dance commences
5 p.m.: Debris Free Oceans Beach Clean Up
6 p.m.: Sunset Happy Hour

Image by bphelan from Pixabay

Turtle Fest, Miami Beach

From April 1 through Oct. 31 each year, Miami Beach residents, businesses and visitors are reminded to “Flip the Switch” and turn down the lights to protect sea turtle nesting season.

To kick off the awareness campaign, the City of Miami Beach will celebrate the annual arrival of sea turtle nesting season with a Turtle Fest on April 20, 2024, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Altos Del Mar Park with what plans to be a “turtley awesome” day of family-friendly activities.

No admission charge.

The park is located at 76th Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. 

Palm Beach County

Boynton Beach

FREE Earth Day Celebration: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2024, in Centennial Park, 120 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. There will be an Eco Market & Expo, plus a free tree giveaway, while supplies last, music, raffles, face painting, bounce houses, kids activities and more.

Free parking: On the corner of Boynton Beach and Seacrest boulevards. Accessible parking will also be available. 

Daggerwing Nature Center Boardwalk

Photo: Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation: Daggerwing Nature Center – View from Tower

Boca Raton

Special Event: Earth Day
Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All ages, FREE* (Reservations not required)
Celebrate Earth Day at Daggerwing Nature Center! Bring the family to learn easy ways to help the planet while having fun. This special event will feature live animal encounters, interactive activities, butterfly plant sale, ladybug release, crafts and much more! Activities will promote awareness of environmental protection and earth conservation.

Note: Some activities may involve minimal cash or check donation to Friends of Daggerwing Nature Center.

See more details at Parks & Recreation programs at pbc.gov.

Location: Daggerwing Nature Center, 11435 Park Access Road, Boca Raton.

Image by Satheesh Sankaran from Pixabay

North Palm Beach

Earth Day at Anchorage Park from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the Community Center, 1200 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach. Free.

Activities include the following:

  • Plant Swap & Park Cleanup
    • Kid's Scavenger Hunt
    • Tree Giveaway
    • Bird Village Unveiling
    • Birdhouse Building Classes
    • Bird Village Grand Opening

Wellington

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the Community Center, Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd. Enjoy a FREE day of fun and learning at Wellington’s Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration on the Town Center Promenade. Join the Village Council at the start of the event for the planting of a Pond Cypress Tree in honor of Arbor Day.

Activities include:

  • Earth friendly products and demonstrations
  • Free glitter tattoos
  • Free native seedlings
  • Free raffle for a Red Maple Tree in a 7-gallon container
  • Giveaways
  • Learn proper tree pruning with Wellington Public Works staff
  • Tree planting with Village of Wellington's Council in honor of Arbor Day
  • Visit with Smokey Bear!
  • Visit with local vendors and community partners.

West Palm Beach

Earth Day Celebration at Okeeheelee Nature Center, Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 7715 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach.

Families of all ages welcome, FREE (No reservations required)

Activities will promote awareness of environmental protection and earth conservation, including live animal encounters, crafts, environmental presentations, guided nature walks, a rehabilitated animal release, raffles to benefit the Center, environmental exhibitors, vendors, and more. Call 561-233-1400.

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Everglades, Big Cypress

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to take a trek through the Big Cypress Reserve with a seasoned nature guide. Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery is hosting a walk on the wild side between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2024, for $10. Each tour lasts about 45 minutes. Find more info and details in our post: Naturalist-guided Dry Swamp Walking Tours, Big Cypress.

Josie Gulliksen and Mary Lou Cruz contributed to this report.

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More Earth Day Events

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Earth Day beach sweep, vendors & entertainment in Fort Lauderdale

8:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Earth Day Celebration, Boynton Beach

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Centennial Park, Boynton Beach

Earth Day with beach cleanup in Hollywood

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Marine Environmental Education center

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Earth Day: Great American Beach Cleanup, Juno Beach

8:30 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Naturalist-guided Dry Swamp Walking Tours, Big Cypress

9:30 am to 2:00 pm | $10.00 | Big Cypress Gallery, Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades

Earth Day event in Weston

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Weston Library Park

Earth Day event in Weston

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Weston Library Park

Earth Day event, Daggerwing Nature Center, Boca Raton

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Daggerwing Nature Center, Boca Raton

Earth Day Celebration at Okeeheelee Nature Center

10:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Okeeheelee Nature Center, West Palm Beach

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration:, Wellington

11:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Village of Wellington Promenade

Earth Day at Anchorage Park, North Palm Beach

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | North Palm Beach Village Community Center

Earth Day Mother Ocean Music Festival in Hollywood

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Turtle Fest on Earth Day, Miami Beach

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Altos Del Mar Park, Miami Beach

National Water Dance, Key Biscayne

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Crandon Park, Key Biscayne

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Earth Day event in Fort Lauderdale

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Esplanade Park

Monday, April 22, 2024

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Friday, April 26, 2024

Saturday, April 27, 2024

EarthFest Coral Springs

9:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Nature Center

Sunday, April 28, 2024

ArtScape celebrates with music and more, Miami Beach

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Collins Park, Miami Beach

 

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