Earth Day Celebrations around Chicago


Are you ready to go a little green? It's the month to celebrate the earth, and there are fun, family-friendly events all throughout Chicagoland.


Earth Day Woodland Walk

Join a guided nature walk to enjoy the beauty of Mother Earth in the springtime. Trails not suitable for strollers. Registration required.


Earth Day Walk

Celebrate Earth Day with a free spring walk to the Garden's McDonald Woods-a 100-acre oak woodland that is being restored to its presettlement condition. Learn about the restoration efforts taking place and see a variety of spring wildflowers.


Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day with with family activities, nature walks, environmental exhibits, and more.


Earth Day Celebration

Includes games, activities, music, food and cold-blooded animals.


Earth Day Campfire Celebration

Gather around a blazing fire and celebrate Earth Day with an evening of stories, folklore and songs by nature musician Anna Stange. Making homemade instruments out of recycled materials will kick off the evening. The evening will end with a marshmallow roast.


April- Keep It Green!

Celebrate Earth Day by reading a story, making recycled art, and playing games, all while learning about how you can keep our Earth beautiful.


Party for the Planet

Environmentally friendly organizations and businesses will be on-site to educate about how little actions can make a big difference in our community. Visit with Cosley Zoo animals and be part of the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America along with visitors to over 100 other AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums.


After School Adventures: “The Dove and the Frog: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera”

In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, come create your very own Kahlo or Rivera masterpiece.


Earth Day-Arbor Day

Children's activities include crafts, petting zoo, jump zone, and pony rides. Exhibits feature antique cars, eco-vehicles, tractors, a green market with items for sale, energy solutions and demonstrations. A wide variety of animal exhibits, including incredible bats and birds of prey from Northern Illinois Raprtor Rehab and Education.


Earth Day

Volunteers will help clean and beautify the park. Cleaning products and Earth Day tools provided.


Earth Day Celebration

Volunteers will help clean and beautify the park. Cleaning products and Earth Day tools will be provided.


Earth Day Celebration

Go on wildflower hikes, pull invasive plants, play games and make crafts out of recycled materials. Plus visit earth-wise vendors with great information. The stewardship portion is a good opportunity for community service hours. Learn why it is important to preserve habitats and good to recycle.


Earth Day Event

Take part in an earth day craft thats fun for all ages. Kids can decorate their own pots and plant seeds. Plus, decorate seed packets to be donated to The Kindness Connection benefitting urban gardens.


Love the Earth Playdate!

An evening of green fun at the eco-friendly playspace, including live music by Sarah Jayne Lane and a book swap.


Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day with activities including hikes, puppet shows, a craft and Earth Day Jeopardy.


Earth, Wind and Fire Festival

Experience the wonders of earth, the power of the wind and the warmth of fire during an Earth Day-themed fest. Play in Spot’s Nature Playground, discover simple recycling and gardening ideas, and learn how to compost and create a worm bin. Receive kite-flying lessons and watch synchronized kite dancing. Bring your own kite or purchase one from a vendor. Observe falcons in flight, and enjoy cooking on an outdoor campfire ring.


Let's Go Fly A Kite!

Grab the family and a kite and head to Heritage Park for springtime fun. Make and fly kites, play with bubbles and celebrate Earth Day.


Earth Day Celebration

Activities include Jim Nesci's Cold Blooded Creatures, tree climbing demo, tree planting demo, education on green living, gardening and composting, kids activities and more.


Earth Day Celebration

Discover how different Skokie cultures recognize and celebrate Earth Day in their home countries, and join in Earth Day rituals, ceremonies and activities from around the world. Earth-friendly foods will be available for sale.


Earth Day Celebration

More than 20 environmental booths on sustainable practices as well as a myriad of activities are planned including live musical performances, guided nature hikes, games and crafts, puppet shows, environmental exhibits and food vendors.


Earth Day, Nature Play

Catch, craft, and climb! Enjoy pecial Earth Day family activities in the 3-acre nature play area.


Party for the Planet

This special day showcases some of the steps you can commit to that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe. Visit the Eco Expo, drop off recycling, enjoy live entertainment, plant a tree, and enjoy green activities and crafts. Plus, special Zoo Chats on giraffes.


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