Celebrating Earth Day Around Dallas-Fort Worth

Browse our selection of events to plan your Earth Day festivities this weekend and beyond.

With Earth Day coming up Sunday, April 22, we’ve found local events celebrating sustainability. Highlights include EarthX at Fair Park, the award-winning Denton Redbud Festival, Earth Day Weekend at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, as well as various community events throughout the area. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event website or registration page for the latest details. 


FRIDAY, APRIL 20

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane, in Flower Mound
2–4 p.m.

Flower Mound Environmental Services will host this event with activities for adults and kids, including a tree giveaway.

Free
For more information, go here.


FRIDAY, APRIL 20 – SUNDAY, APRIL 22

Tree Climbers International Earth Day Texas 2016, at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. Learn to climb a tree rope and harness style! Join the Arborilogical Services and their professional tree climbing instructors for a day of learning about the beautiful and historic oak trees of Fair Park while climbing to the top of one.

Tree Climbers International and young climbers at EarthX. [Photo: Earth Day Texas 2016 at Fair Park in Dallas via EarthX]


EARTHX
Fair Park, 1121 First Ave., in South Dallas
Begins 10 a.m.

 

Begun in 2011, EarthX is now the largest event of its kind. It is a forum for initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, and corporate practices impacting our world. This nonprofit’s focus is on connecting the global community on sustainability. Events include EARTHxHack— a 24-hour hackathon — EARTHxFilm which features media that delves into conservation issues, along with other conferences, expos, and speakers. There will also be live music and sustainable beer and food pavilions.

Free with registration, Without registration it’s $5; Parking is $10
To register and find more information, go here.


SATURDAY, APRIL 21

 

Students at Earth Day celebrations.

TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE NORTHWEST EARTH DAY 5K/10K
Marine Creek Reservoir, adjacent to the TCC Northwest Campus, in Fort Worth
Begins at 8 a.m.

TCC Northwest invites everyone to participate in their 5K and 10K run around the Marine Creek Reservoir trail, right next to campus. Proceeds will go to the Marine Creek Nature Discovery Center — whose goal it is to create an outdoor classroom at TCC Northwest — as well as the Community Link food pantry.

Standard registration — $20, Free for students, faculty, and staff 
To register and find more information, go here.

KEEP GRAPEVINE BEAUTIFUL’S EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Town Square Gazebo, 325 S. Main St., in downtown Grapevine
8-11:30 a.m.

This family event will feature vendors, educational presentations, crafts, and guidance on how to live environmentally friendly. Events include Couch Potato Composting, Container Gardening, and more.

Free
For more information, go here.

CLEAN IT & GREEN IT
IKEA Family Parking Area, 7171 IKEA Drive, in Frisco
8 a.m. – Noon

As a Keep Texas Beautiful Affiliate, the City of Frisco invites volunteers to participate in cleaning areas near their homes, workplaces and schools. At 11 a.m., lunch, bounce houses, face painting, and games will be provided for volunteers. A raffle will also be held.

Free
For more information, go here.

TEXOMA EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
Sherman Municipal Grounds, 405 N. Rusk St., in Sherman
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This fun community event will help teach practical ideas to benefit the health of the planet as well as families. Events include workshops, fitness classes, music and more.

Free
To register and find more information, go here.

FRED TALK: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 2299 County Road 2008, in Glen Rose
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

The Wildlife Center will host a learning station dedicated to educating attendees on how to live a coexistent, balanced life with nature.

Free
For more information, go here.

DENTON REDBUD FESTIVAL
Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., in Denton
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

The Denton Redbud Festival returns for its 24th year to celebrate Arbor Day. In 2014, Keep Denton Beautiful Inc. was awarded the Outstanding Arbor Day Activities Award from the International Society of Arboriculture and the Texas Forest Service for this festival. This family-friendly festival includes live music, as well as vendors selling trees, plants, gardening supplies, and other local items.

Free
For more information, go here.

EARTH DAY $1 SALE: TURNING THE TIDE ON PLASTIC POLLUTION
Buffalo Exchange New & Recycled Fashion, 3424 Greenville Ave., in Dallas
Begins at 10 a.m.

There will be a special clothing priced at $1 at Buffalo Exchange, with all proceeds from this selection going to The 5 Gyres Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on reducing plastic pollution.

Free
For more information, go here.


SATURDAY, APRIL 21 – SUNDAY, APRIL 22

EARTH DAY WEEKEND
Earth Day
Presented by UT Dallas: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 8525 Garland Road, in Dallas
Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-Noon

Earth Day Weekend at the Dallas Arboretum features special activities from UT Dallas. Saturday events hosted by UT Dallas’ School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will include Brain Games, Cool Chemistry, Physics Circus and more. Sunday features a bee colony in the Children’s Garden.

Tickets are $13 – $18
For more information, go here.


SUNDAY, APRIL 22

EARTH DAY 5K
Trinity Park Pavilion One, 2300 W. Seventh St., in Fort Worth
Begins 7 a.m.

The Fort Worth Runners Club invites everyone to W. Seventh Street in Fort Worth for its Earth Day 5K. Activities include a free 1K Kids Fun Run and adult 5K.

Registration is $8 – $15
To register and find more information go here.


MONDAY, APRIL 23

EL CENTRO COLLEGE EARTH DAY
El Centro College Downtown Campus, 801 Main St., in Dallas
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

El Centro’s Environmental Club is hosting its annual Earth Day celebration, focusing on sustainability, engagement, and building a greener city.

Free
For more information go here.

EARTHFEST: AN EARTH & ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
Cedar Hill Government Center, 285 Uptown Blvd., in Cedar Hill
5 – 7:30 p.m.

This celebration features environmentally conscious vendors, tours on sustainability, food, tree giveaways, and musical performances. The first 200 people will receive a free Earth Fest T-shirt.

Free
For more information, go here.


THURSDAY, APRIL 26

EARTH DAY AT TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY
TWU Denton Campus, 304 Administration Drive, in Denton
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The TWU Conservation and Recycling Committee invites everyone to join Texas Woman’s organizations for interactive information tables. Their focuses will be sustainability efforts at TWU and throughout the community, as well as reducing your individual carbon footprint.

Free
For more information go here.


SATURDAY, APRIL 28

TRASH BASH AND EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Warren Park, 301 S.W. Johnson Ave., in Burleson
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Volunteers of all ages will be assigned to clean litter and debris from various public areas around Burleson, followed by pizza, a raffle, activities, information booths, and more.

Free
To sign up and find more information go here.

EARTH DAY MANSFIELD
Chris W. Burkett Service Center, 620 S. Wisteria St., in Mansfield
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The 2nd Annual Earth Day Mansfield includes a Catch & Release Kids Fishing Derby, adult education speakers and booths, music, dancers, natural product vendors, silent auction, food trucks, beverages and more. The H2Grow area will educate listeners on cultivating a yard that requires less water, pesticides and fertilizers. Water 360 features a Q&A with the Director of Water Utilities and Environmental Manager.

Free
For more information, go here.

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