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Earth Day 2023 | Things To Do

Earth Day decorations often show things like green grass, trees, sparkling bodies of water – things that can be a little hard to find in Arizona, especially if you’re here in the valley like we are. Here are a few Earth Day celebrations and activities going on throughout Arizona:

All of Arizona

Visit a National Park for FREE (Apr 22-23).

During National Park Week, entrance to all U.S. National Parks is free, including the more than 20 such parks in Arizona, from the Grand Canyon to Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Saguaro National Park , and more.

Northern Arizona

City of Flagstaff 

Kick-off Earth Day 2023 by giving back to the Earth and the community by volunteering for one of two different opportunities – Community Clean Up or Drop Off Day!

Both start at 9 am, one at Bushmaster Park and the other at the Flagstaff Police Department, and all volunteers will receive a light FREE BREAKFAST and be entered into a prize drawing for tickets to the Coconino County Fair and other great prizes!

Prescott Earth Day

Every year Prescott, Arizona hosts the biggest Earth Day celebration in Yavapai County. The 2023 downtown Earth Day Celebration event is scheduled For April 22nd, 09:00 am – 02:00 pm. Lining the courthouse square along Cortez Street you’ll find booths and learning from all kinds of organizations, a an even bigger child & youth area with hands-on projects & play, snacks for children, firefighters & waste management experts, and freebies all around– Prescott is the place to be for Earth Day in Arizona. Escape the desert heat, meet new people, connect with inspiring local businesses and organizations, and join the international movement for our water, our wildlife, and our way of life. Here, in Prescott, Arizona. and

Central Arizona

City of Avondale

The City of Avondale, Arizona Game and Fish, and Arizona Sustainability Alliance invite volunteers 12-18 to roll up their sleeves for the 2023 Earth Week project. Volunteers are needed to pull invasive plants, plant native species, and remove garbage and graffiti. Instruction and tools will be provided by biologists from Arizona Game and Fish, city staff, and conservation leaders from Arizona Sustainability Alliance Youth Conservation Workforce Program.

Earth Day Extravaganza 2023

Join Green Living Magazine, the City of Phoenix on Saturday, April 22 as we celebrate Earth Day Extravaganza to support our ongoing efforts to spotlight the impact of climate disasters and help our event-goers learn what actions they can take to minimize the effects. Enjoy exhibits, entertainment, live demos, and more! Arizona Science Center, outside at Heritage Square.

113 N. Sixth St., Phoenix AZ 85004 | 

City of Chandler

Show Mother Earth some love and do a world of good. Discover ways to live an eco-friendly lifestyle through crafts, activities, and information booths featuring a variety of organizations promoting “green” products, conservation, and sustainability.

Chandler Nature Center 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road, ChandlerAZ 85249 |
Celebrate Mesa
This Earth Day-themed family event features a Living Green Village, entertainment, games, carnival rides and food trucks. Kids can also run the bases at the spring-training home of the Oakland A’s.
Sat Apr 22 Noon to 4 p.m. Free. | Hohokam Stadium, 1235 N. Center, Mesa. 480-644-2352 or
Recycle Arts Fest: Exhibit & Fashion Show
WHAM Community Art Center in Surprise hosts this fourth annual free event and creative art display that celebrates using reusable post-consumer materials. Enjoy food, music, free activities for kids and the spirit of community and collaboration.
Sat Apr 22. 4 to 9 p.m. 16560 N. Dysart Road, Surprise. 623-584-8311 or
Scottsdale Earth Week

Scottsdale Earth Week celebrates commitment to sustainable future. From volunteer road cleanups and tree giveaways, to a solar power presentation and green expo breakfast with the Mayor and City Council, Scottsdale has a full lineup of events for everyone looking to recognize Earth Day and make our city a better place. Scottsdale Earth Week begins Friday, April 22 (Earth Day), and runs through Friday, April 29 (Arbor Day), concluding with a tree-planting ceremony to celebrate Scottsdale’s 40th year as a Tree City USA. Earth Week is an opportunity to shine the light brighter on environmental topics that Scottsdale focuses on year-round.

Friday April 22 – Friday April 29th

Southern Arizona

Tucson Earth Day at Childrens Museum Tucson

At Earth Day Festival, our community partners will share hands-on activities and demonstrations to inspire the next generation of climate conscious citizens and stewards of sustainability. Learn about recycling and composting from the experts, the joy of gardening from your local community garden volunteers, and the fun of getting out and enjoying nature with after school programs. Or learn about nature in your backyard with exhibits from local wildlife groups! There will be exhibitors and activities outside the Museum for all ages. Adults with children are welcome inside the courtyard and the Museum for more kid-centric activities. It’s free!

April 22, from 9 AM – 1 PM

Earth Day \ History and Ecology of Acequias in the Sonoran Desert

For thousands of years the Santa Cruz River fed a vast network of irrigation canals, the lifeblood of farming all along the valley. Mission Garden has created a water feature that flows directly above an ancient buried Hohokam-period canal. Come learn all about the deep history, cultural traditions and connections to water and agriculture at S-cuk shon, Tucson’s Birthplace.

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 9am-12pm at Mission Garden’s Placita (kitchen area). FREE, with suggested donation at the garden gate

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