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Celebrate Earth Day 2018

Posted by: Leslie Phillips - April 10, 2018

Help Our Planet, Get The Kids Involved This Earth Day

In New Jersey, we celebrate Earth Day not just for one day but for several days in the month of April. Check out our list of Earth Day events throughout our beautiful state. We have listed the most popular Earth Day events for your family to enjoy. From educational experiences to clean ups to live animal encounters, and so much more!

28th Annual ACUA Earth Day Festival

6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ. 609.272.6950
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Join the ACUA in celebration of Earth Day. Take a hayride to the top of the landfill, tour the wind, solar and wastewater facility in Atlantic City and see how recyclables are processed. There will be many vendors, food, crafts and exhibits.

Northern Valley Earth Fair

150 Knickerbocker Rd., Demarest, NJ.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
This Annual Earth Day event includes many exhibitors, electric vehicles, music, children’s activities, live animals, food, Tenafly Nature Center shows and more. Admission is free and there will be fun for all ages.

Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge: Hunters of the Sky

5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton, NJ.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Visit the Burlington County Library for a day of exploration and lessons about the local birds of prey. Learn about each species’ special characteristics and how they fit into our ecosystem. Two or three raptors will be visiting the library during the presentation.

Rancocas Nature Center’s Earth Day Hike and Trail Cleanup

794 Rancocas Rd, Westampton, NJ. 856-810-5560
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Join this LL Bean led nature hike at Rancocas Nature Center’s. Enjoy the local forests and parks while picking up trash in honor of Earth Day.

Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival and Family Fun Bike Ride

100 Bortons Mills Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ. 856.448.2205
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Come to Croft Farm for a day of exciting eco-friendly activities and entertainment. This year’s theme is “Reduce Plastic- Fantastic!” and will feature educational displays, music, vendors and food. Bike ride check in is at 8:30am.

Cape May County Zoo Earth Day Celebration

707 Rte 9 North, Cape May Court House, NJ. 609.465.5271
Saturday, April 21, 2018
The Cape May County Zoo will be celebrating Earth Day with various activities, 1 Mile Fun Run and a 5k Race. There will be music, children’s storytime, obstacle course, an interactive drum circle, hands-on exhibits, hikes, food and crafts.

Essex County Earth Day

621-B Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, NJ. 973.228.8776
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Come to the Environmental Center of Essex County for an Earth Day celebration. There will be crafts, games, demonstrations, vendors and more. Enjoy the outdoors with some canoeing and hiking. This is a free event.

Hudson County Improvement Authority’s Earth Day 5K Run/Walk and Fair

1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ. 201.324.6222
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Come to Liberty State Park for an Earth Day fair. There will be entertainment, rides, music, food and over 75 exhibitors. Join in the Race/Walk to benefit the Park. Trophies and prizes will be awarded.

Hunterdon’s 18th Annual Earth Day Celebration

1020 Hwy 31, Lebanon, NJ. 908.782.1158
Saturday, April 21, 2018
All ages are invited to attend Hunterdon County’s free Earth Day event at Echo Hill Park. Begin the day with an “April pole” song and dance followed by wildlife films, The Creature Show. There will be guided hikes, 4H clubs, crafts, a Pond Paddle and a campfire with s’mores.

2018 18th Annual Edison Earth Day Celebration

100 Municipal Blvd, Edison, NJ.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
This free event will be held at Papaianni Park and will feature exhibitors, presenters, speakers and vendors. There will be plantings, site cleaning, debris consolidation and more. Activities will also include rock wall, bounce tent, fishing derby, raffle and food.

Holmdel’s 20th Annual Earth Day Festival

41 Middletown Rd, Holmdel, NJ. 908.601.7603
Sunday, April 29, 2018
This Earth Day Festival will be held at Bayonet Farm and will feature shows, tours and a petting zoo. Tours and parking are free. Adults can enjoy folk rock bands and historic house tours while children can do crafts, see the great Doodle Dude and see a real bee hive.

Earth Day at South Branch Preserve

Wolfe Rd and Rte 46, Mount Olive, NJ. 973.541.1010
Sunday, April 22, 2018
This year South Branch Preserve will have an open house at the community garden, guided hike, free tree saplings, refreshments and a craft table.

Cattus Island Nature Festival

Cooper Environmental Center, 732.270.6960
Saturday, April 28, 2018
There is fun for the entire family at this year’s Nature Festival. Children can enjoy fish printing, flower power, garden crafts, live animal talks and more. Adults and children can take a nature walk, complete in the Great Bug Race and Archery Adventure and Seining on Silver Bay. This day will be full of exciting ways to connect with local nature.

City Green Earth Day Festival

171 Grove St, Clifton, NJ. 973.869.4086
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Come to the City Green Farm Eco-Center to celebrate Earth Day! The Eco-Center will be hosting environmental workshops featuring info on composting, building garden beds and more. Explore the Center and participate in kid friendly activities.

Raritan Headwaters’ Stream Cleanup

Multiple locations in Hunterdon, Somerset and Morris Counties. For more info call 908.234.1852
Saturday, April 14, 2018
This free event is appropriate for all ages. This huge annual Cleanup helps protect water quality and promote stewardship of local streams and rivers. Please bring a trash picker, trash bags, gloves and reusable water bottle. Raritan Headwaters will provide water and snacks.

Vernon’s Earthfest

Heaven Hill Farm, 451 State Rte 94, Vernon, NJ. 973.764.5144
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Come to this popular annual event at Heaven Hill Farm in celebration of Earth Day. The day begins with a dedication ceremony of the Appalachian Trail. This is followed by live music, face painting, gem mining and real bees. There will also be various presentations highlighting local natural habitats and animals.

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Posted by: Leslie Phillips| April 10, 2018
Categories:  Fun Things To Do
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