2023 Earth Day Events Across Arizona

This Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day!  Consider setting aside the day to learn about, connect with, or take action to protect or restore God’s creation as we turn our focus toward our fragile island home.  Here are some events and activities on or around Earth Day for you to consider participating in — or look for events in your own local area.

National and State Parks:

  • To kick off National Park Week (April 22-30), entrance fees will be waived at all Park Service national parks and monuments on April 22nd.  Go to the list and descriptions of National Park units in Arizona on the National Park Service’s website to see everything that Arizona has to offer.
  • On Saturday, April 22, Oracle, Kartchner Caverns, Lost Dutchman, and Red Rock state parks all host celebrations and activities to celebrate Earth Day. End the day at Oracle, Kartchner Caverns, or Lost Dutchman state parks with a star party. Kartchner Caverns and Oracle are both International Dark Sky Parks, and the night sky will be aglow with stars, planets, and nebulas for you to explore through provided telescopes.  And Arizona State Parks & Trails is celebrating Earth Day all month long.

In Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun:

In Wickenburg:

  • Mesquite Festival — Hassayampa River Preserve — Saturday, April 22nd, 9 am – 12 pm

In Tucson:

In Flagstaff:

  • Earth Day Cleanup at Bushmaster Park — Saturday, April 22nd, 9 am (arrive by 8:45 am to sign-in, enjoy a free light breakfast, and have an opportunity to be entered into a prize drawing).
  • Earth Day Celebration at Bushmaster Park — Saturday, April 22nd, 11 am – 2 pm.

In Prescott:

In Pinetop-Lakeside:

  • Earth Day Workshop — White Mountain Nature Center — Saturday, April 22nd, 10 am – 2 pm
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To learn more about Creation Care Ministries in the Diocese of Arizona, visit our website HERE