There are 8 kachillion earth day events (as there should be) so I can’t possibly list them all.  Check out Earth Day Network for a great database of Earth Day events all over the world. For this special Earth Day EcoPop Planner I’m just listing a few of my favs:


Earth Day Food & Wine Festival

April 16-18, 2010

Central Coast, CA

The Earth Day Food & Wine Festival is a weekend celebration of sustainably produced, award-winning food and wine grown on California’s scenic Central Coast. Enjoy the feature event on Saturday, April 17  and join us for barrel tastings, cooking demonstrations, live music, and vineyard tours throughout the weekend. Organized by the Central Coast Vineyard Team, a local non-profit dedicated to sustainable winegrowing since 1994, the event’s proceeds support research, education, and farmworker outreach.



Earth Day LA & Earth Day on the Promenade

April 17, 2010

Santa Monica, CA

Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with thousands of people on Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade. At this carbon-neutral festival experience live music by the rockin’ moms of Mamapalooza!, learn about current environmental issues, resources and solutions from the more than 60 fascinating eco-exhibits & product displays.


Earth Day Fair 2010

April 18, 2010

San Diego, CA

Our annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. EarthFair 2010 will be our 20th anniversary – the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day! Each year, the EarthFair draws around 70,000 visitors. Produced by 400 volunteers, EarthFair features more than 350 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Kids’ Activity Area, three entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery art show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.


Earth Day New York

April 22, 2010

New York City, New York

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Earth Day New York today announced a special commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day to be held in Times Square on Thursday, April 22nd. The public event will run from 11am to 2pm and feature messages from local, national and international environmental activists, business leaders, government officials and musical guests who are committed to environmental action. The event will take place in the newly created pedestrian plazas in Times Square on Broadway between 45th and 46th streets. As part of the celebration, the public plaza between 42nd and 43rd streets will host information booths on a variety of environmental issues.


Kokua Festival

April 23-24, 2010

Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii’s own Jack Johnson is proud to host the 6th Kokua Festival and share the stage with Ziggy Marley and the legendary Taj Mahal & The Hula Blues Band on Earth Day weekend – Friday, April 23rd and Saturday, April 24th –  at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, Hawaii. In addition to full band performances by Jack Johnson and Taj Mahal & The Hula Blues Band, and a solo acoustic set by Ziggy Marley, this year’s incredible line-up will be rounded out by ukulele extraordinaire, Jake Shimabukuro, and Maui-based songstress, Anuhea.

All proceeds from the festival go to the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Jack and Kim Johnson in 2003 to support environmental education programs in the schools and communities of Hawaii. The funds raised from the Kokua Festival will be used to further support school recycling on Oahu, sponsor field trips, and grow ‘AINA In Schools, a farm-to-school program. The foundation has also expanded its community outreach with their Simplify the Holidays campaign and the new Plastic Free Hawaii coalition.


Climate Rally

April 25, 2010

Washington, DC

On Sunday, April 25, Earth Day Network will organize a massive climate rally on The National Mall to demand Congress pass strong legislation. The Climate Rally will include notable speakers Reverend Jesse Jackson, film director, James Cameron, AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka, Olympic gold medalist, Billy Demong, producer, Trudie Styler, author, Margaret Atwood, NFL player and television personality, Dhani Jones, environmental photographer Sebastian Copeland and many more. The Climate Rally will also feature live music from Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Jimmy Cliff, Passion Pit, Bob Weir, Willie Colón, Joss Stone, Robert Randolph, Patrick Stump, Mavis Staples, Booker T, Honor Society and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger.