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Earth Day is a Birthday! Earth Day was born on April 22, 1970, in San Francisco, CA. Every year, The United States and over 100 different countries join together in the celebration of Earth Day on April 22 and is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. We remember to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. Find ways that you can help keep the planet clean and help protect our environment!

Here in Connecticut, we have tons of fun for everyone! From fun things to do with your family to events for all ages, there’s something you can do to take action and protect the planet. Visit for a complete Earth Day 2023 Toolkit. And, of course, don’t forget to mark your calendars for these fantastic (mostly FREE!) Earth Day Events happening all around Connecticut: 

April 15: Earth Day Fair & Swap on the Branford Green:

Swaps are an opportunity to Recyle/Renew/Reuse for Free! Bring your board games, backpacks, jigsaw puzzles, toys and sports equipment — then shop for something to take home. All in excellent condition, please! See you at the Fair!

April 22: Hamden Earth Day Fair

2023 Earth Day Fair in Hamden featuring events, exhibitors and more! 

April 22: Earth Day Expo in Groton:

Join community organizations as we celebrate Earth Day and raise awareness of climate change, and give the community resources it needs to live more sustainably. Community Event featuring over thirty-five local vendors and six guest speakers. State legislators will also be in attendance.

April 22: Milford’s Earth Day celebration:

Milford’s Earth Day celebration will take place Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the famous downtown Milford Green! Join us for a fun-filled event where local environmentally focused clubs, organizations, and businesses will be sharing ways to move to a more sustainable future

April 22: Beardsley Zoo’s Party for the Planet

Join us in April as we celebrate Party for the Planet and Earth Day! Our annual Earth Day celebration features interpretive talks about many of the Zoo’s conservation initiatives, and how you can get involved with many Citizen Scientist programs throughout the state. Plans also include a cleanup in Beardsley Park- those who cleanup the park get free admission! 

April 22: Environmental Science at the New Britain Public Library

What’s Your Carbon Footprint? Environmental Science for ages 6-10, accompanied by an adult, registration required.

April 22: Earth Day at the Ansonia Nature Center:

Every day is Earth Day at the Nature Center!  We invite everyone to join us to honor Mother Earth.  Enjoy plantings, hikes, live animals, and environmental exhibitors at this annual event.    Food and unique items are available for sale from local vendors.  All ages are welcome to this family-friendly event.  No park admission fee.  No registration required

April 22: Town of Ellington Earth Day Celebration:

Town of Ellington invites local community members to come for a free, fun filled day of entertainment, refreshments, games, activities, and learning opportunities! 

April 22: Newtown Earth Day Celebration:

A full day of fun for the whole family featuring food, music, vendors, demonstrations, crafts and fun for all ages!

April 22: Beacon Falls Library Earth Day:

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world to show support for environmental protection. Join us in celebrating with a special story time (10AM), followed by ‘upcycled’ craft stations, under the pavilion and a scavenger hunt. RSVP appreciated.

April 22: Earth Day Extravaganza at the Southington Public Library:

Children ages 8-12 and their favorite adult can join us here at the Southington Public Library for an Earth Day Extravaganza!

Brought to you by the wonderful and talented The Southington Gardening Club, we will hear a presentation of the importance of Earth Day, living green, and the four “R”s: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse and Rot. After the presentation we will break out into different group activities including making an Earth Day banner to hang in our café window, button making & more! Children who participate will leave with a tree sapling and instructions on how to plant it!

April 22: Earth Day at Flaming Farm

 Come for the whole day or just sample the activities for a morning or afternoon. Your heart will be filled with new reverence for our planet, your tummy with delicious food and you will snap memorable photos capturing laughter and joy.  Meet our new baby animals and visit with your old friends; Tractor Hayrides; Pony Rides; Live Music; “Tower Gardens” which demonstrate food production of the future; Doughnut Food Truck; Keifer’s Kettle Korn; Bounce House; Face Painting.

April 22: Norwalk Tree Planting Ceremony:

The Norwalk Tree Alliance is celebrating Earth Day by planting trees in Norwalk. Please come meet us at 9:00 am at Calf Pasture Beach outside of Ripka’s. From there we will send you to your designated tree planting location to assist in planting street trees in Norwalk. The Norwalk Tree Alliance’s goal is to cool down the planet one tree at a time and we need your help.

April 22: One Earth Hartford city clean up

The clean-up will occur on April 22nd, Earth Day, from 11 AM to 2 PM. We’ll provide all the necessary supplies, including gloves, trash bags, and rakes. All you need to bring is a willingness to get your hands dirty and help! This event is open to all community members, regardless of age or experience. Whether you’re a seasoned environmentalist or just looking to do your part, we welcome you to join us.

April 22: Earth Day 5K in Washington

5K to celebrate Earth Day! 

April 29: 2023 Windsor Sustainability Fair:

Please join Windsor Climate Action at the town’s first ever Sustainability Fair in Windsor Connecticut. This special event is designed to educate, inspire, entertain, and engage the town of Windsor and neighboring communities about zero waste, sustainable living and to support our group’s efforts to shift Windsor’s dependency off fossil fuels by the year 2033. The fair will showcase exhibits on composting, native/invasive plants, recycling, local & sustainably made products, as well as vendors for energy efficiency, solar, heat pumps, electric vehicles and more. Family fun for all ages including face painting, music, and raffles.

April 29: 2023 Woodbury Earth Day:

Save the date for Earth Day Family Fun for Everyone! 

May 13: Earthfest in East Lyme:

Music, vendors, and more at the beach! 

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