Earth Day activities in the Bay Area

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By Thu Nguyen

Date April 17, 2023

SAN JOSE, CALIF. –Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with fun and sustainable activities in the Bay Area. 

This annual event was created in 1970 to promote awareness of environmental protection. Join other participants in honoring this global holiday by taking part in events hosted around the Bay Area.

  1. Visit nearby national parks

In honor of National Park Week, the entrance fee for all national parks will be waived on April 22, 2023. This holiday takes place from April 22 to April 30 and celebrates all things “parks”. Make a trip to see the beauty of nature in person on the first day of the event. Some national parks available for free visits in the Bay Area include the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Woods National Monument, and Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park.

  1. Stop by the San Francisco Earth Day Festival

This family-friendly street fair seeks to inspire more people to make creative and environmentally friendly choices in their lives. At no cost, this event aims to raise awareness of social issues while providing attendees with a place to be entertained. This experience includes live music, environmental and social justice speakers, cooking demos, art making, vendors, and more. More information can be found on Earth Day SF.

  1. Come to the BIGGEST dog festival in SF

This Saturday, make a trip to the city via BART or Caltrain to see this re”bark”able show. SF’s DogFest 2023 will be taking place at Duboce Park, the dog-friendliest place in town. The four-legged participants will be competing for Best Costume, Best Tail, Best Trick, and many more degrees. This event is free to watch, but for your pooch to be in the competition, a pre-registration fee is required. There will be food trucks, merchant stalls, and games at the affair for purchase.

Earth Day offers a variety of engaging and eco-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy in the Bay Area. From visiting national parks to attending the SF’s DogFest 2023, there are plenty of options available to celebrate and support environmental protection. So, be sure to mark your calendars for April 22nd, 2023, and join the global community in taking action towards a greener future.

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