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Celebrating The Earth In April

Apr 17, 2024 10:06AM ● By Pam Kessler

(California Poppies, Walnut Creek Open Space, Photography by Brian Murphy)

Open Space Wildflower Walks

April means spring flowers, and Walnut Creek’s 2700-acres of open space promises them in abundance. Explore trails on Lime Ridge, Shell Ridge, Acalanes Ridge, and Sugarloaf. Volunteers for the Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation work tirelessly to preserve, restore, and enhance these beautiful spaces.


April 20 Earth Day Celebration Civic Park

Live music, food trucks, games, trashy fashion, and workshops are on tap at this free community event in downtown Walnut Creek. Sponsored by Sustainable Walnut Creek, join local organizations, neighbors, and small businesses to promote a healthy planet. 11AM to 4PM



April 20 Plant Sale Gardens at Heather Farm

Shop for tomatoes, veggies, California natives, and everything in between at one of Walnut Creek’s most treasured gardens. Live music, gorgeous views, and a huge selection of plants to pop in your garden. 8AM-1PM, 1540 Marchbanks Drive.


April 20-28 National Park Week

Check out our great local parks like Muir Woods, Alcatraz Island, or The Presidio during National Park Week—a nine-day celebration of everything "parks." The event kicks-off on April 20 with free entrance fees, followed by special activities at the nation’s 400+ national parks.

April 21 Lafayette Earth Day Festival

Spend Sunday in downtown Lafayette Plaza for a day family fun, live music, a petting zoo, bike tune-ups, and resources to help you reduce energy, water, and waste. 11 AM to 2 PM

April 20–21 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

Experience vibrant Japanese American culture in San Francisco's Japantown surrounded by cherry blossoms. Taiko drumming, martial arts, bonsais, and a grand parade.

April 22  Creek Climate Walk

Join former mayor and dedicated conservationist, Bob Simmons, on a tour around the city’s creek. Learn about efforts to revitalize native plants and boost the local ecosystem. Meet at Civic Park Gazebo, 9AM-11AM.


April 27 CoCo San Sustainable Farm Celebration

Support youth programs at Contra Costa’s volunteer-run, charity farm and its ongoing efforts to produce and donate over 10,000 pounds of fresh food each year. Take a farm tour, eat delicious food, dance to live music, and get inspired at this special event. 3:00-7:00PM, 5500 Imhoff Drive, Martinez.

Every Day Is Earth Day

There’s no shortage of ways to honor the planet in Contra Costa County. From Lindsay Wildlife Experience to Save Mount Diablo, help your kids get involved and give back to nature with local groups that provide great volunteer opportunities.

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