Earth Day Events in Utah 2016

Mar 22, 2016
By: Ann Whittaker

Dear Utah Denizens who love your backyard,

It’s time to celebrate the super-powers of the earth: photosynthesis, erosion, lopsided seasonal tilt, volcanic eruptions, ancient sea beds that are now desert landscapes, etc. Join a billion other earth denizens who celebrate this planet that sustains us this year on April 22, 2016. Utah’s pretty rad, and your kids will raise their kids here and take them to all those places you hold dear. Let’s keep it clean. And keep it fun. Here's a list of all the events going on throughout the state to help you get into the spirit of planetary stewardship:

Ogden Nature Center Earth Day Extravaganza


Red Butte Garden - Arbor Day

Red Butte Garden

Special Earth Day Birding Tour: Saturday, April 22, 2016. Regular admission fees.

Arbor Day: Friday, April 29, 2016

Bulbs & Blooms Festival: entire month of April. Regular garden admission.

Hogle Zoo

Party for the Planet: Saturday, April 23, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Celebrate the earth with animals, presentations and info booths where you can learn about all the small things you can do that will make a big impact on the planet.

Hogle Zoo, Party for the Planet

Alta Ski Resort

Alta Earth Day: Saturday, April 23, 2016

The event encourages environmental stewardship, Utah responsible recreation and awareness and the relationship between climate change and the future of the ski industry in Little Cottonwood Canyon and beyond.

TreeUtah Ecological Restoration Tree Planting: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Join fellow dendrophiliacs to plant 750 native tree seedlings. Invasive tree species were recently removed from Big Cottonwood East Park to make way for the reintroduction of indigenous species. Help bring a park back to its natural state.

Big Cottonwood East Park, 4500 S 1500 E, Millcreek Township, 84117

Online registration required, contact Hannah Whitney at or (801)364-2122 or visit TreeUtah for details.

Tree Utah Project Oxygen - April 16, 2016

TreeUtah Project Oxygen: Saturday April 16, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join the Tree Utah crew and partners to plant 2,000 seedlings along the Jordan River at the Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Complex. The event fills, you know, sign up right about now if you're interested in saving the planet--including Utah.

Online registration required, contact Hannah Whitney at or (801)364-2122 or visit TreeUtah for details.

South Jordan Earth Day 10k: April 23, 2016, 10:00 a.m., $28 registration


Ogden Nature Center Earth Day Extravaganza: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ogden Nature Center Earth Day Extravaganza

Learn about how you can do your part to help the planet, and go for a nature walk and trash pick-up around the nature center.

Treehouse Museum Earth Day Celebration: Friday, April 22- Saturday April 23, 2016

Friday--Recycled Vehicles, Saturday--Recycle Bug Bots

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah Wildlife Baby Shower & Open House: Friday, April 22, 2016

Enjoy bird presentations, kids crafts, party games, refreshments, and silent auction.

Logan City Hall Green Futures Learning Series: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Your Home--Get More by Wasting Less

American West Heritage Center Farm Animals Days: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Chicks, ducklings, piglets, calves, lambs & kids. Pony rides, train rides & Bison tours.


Dixie Power Kite Festival: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

Dixie Kite Festival - St. George

Entertainment, fireworks, bouncy toys, rides, food. Bring kites to fly.

Kayenta Street Painting Festival: Saturday, April 23 - Sunday, April 24, 2016


Zion Canyon Community Center Earth Day Celebrations: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Live solar-powered music, art & food vendors, activities and demonstrations about alternative energy, native plants, solar ovens, environmental art and sustainable products, Kids Zone activities.

Arches National Park Ranger Adventures: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Learn what it means to be a park ranger: leading hikes, going on patrols, working in the visitor center.

Arches National Park Art in the Parks: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Arches National Park - Community Artist Katrina Lund

Join Community Artist in the Parks Madeline Logowitz, and bring your art supplies or just come to chat.

Canyonlands National Park Horseshoe Canyon Hike: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Guided hike through Horseshoe Canyon, 3-5 hours. Strenuous. Bring a gallon of water per person, food, sturdy hiking shoes, sun protection and any medications you may need.

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