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2016 OC Earth Day Events

Orange County Earth Day Events

Celebrate Earth Day with your children by bringing them to one of these fun, interactive, and educational Earth Day events happening this year in Orange County.


Celebrate Earth Day at the Cube
Discovery Cube OC
2500 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Saturday, April 23rd 9am to 3pm

*Complete the Eco Challenge Scavenger Hunt & enter to win Angel’s tickets
*Meet & greet with an Angels player
*Learn about eco-friendly resources from their partners
*Enter their poster contest for a chance to become an Angels Honorary Bat Kid
*Take the Eco Challenge and make a difference in the community.


Pretend City Earth Day Celebration
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

April 22 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Time: A.M. Activities: 10:30 am Sensational Story Time, 11:00 am, Art Studio Sessions, 11:30 am Science for the Senses

Specifically for: Children of all ages and their Grown-ups

This is our Home, a home that we all share in common. It doesn’t matter where you are from or what color your skin is. What matters is that we only have one home planet and it’s very important that we take care of our home. Promote environmental awareness on Earth Day and throughout the year by visiting Pretend City to celebrate our Earth through engaging activities such as:

Smart Art: Recycle City – From cereal box buildings to can cars the possibilities are endless when you recreate with recyclable materials. Stop by the Art Studio to see what your little ones will engineer.

Sensational Story Time: Compost Stew – Who knew rotting vegetables and fruit could be so great for the environment? This story time and activity will help you figure out what you need to create your own compost bin at home.

Science for the Senses: Seed Exploration – Your children will enjoy using their deductive reasoning skills and senses as they explore and match a variety of seeds.

Art Studio Sessions: What Shape is Our Earth? – We will make our own earth to take home using coffee filters, droppers, and colored water; using the colors, blue and green.


Habitat ReStore’s Earth Day Weekend Celebration!
Register Online

ReStore Volunteer
What: In celebration of Earth Day Weekend, the Habitat ReStore in Santa Ana will be hosting a Furniture Re-Painting DIY Workshop, instructed by Kristin from King Richard’s Antique Center

(There will also be free electronics recycling. Bring your outdated electronics to be responsibly recycled.)

When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Please arrive on time!

Where: The Santa Ana ReStore, 1400 Village Way, Santa Ana, CA 92705 (exit the 55 freeway at McFadden)

What to Bring: Please bring a small piece of furniture, such as an end table, that is easy to carry to be transformed at the workshop, as well as an apron or clothes you don’t mind getting paint on. The item may be wood, metal, glass or plastic, but may not have fabric or upholstery.


Children’s Arts Festival and Jr. High Art Show

Date: 4/4/2016 5:00 PM
Children’s Arts Festival and Jr. High Art Show
Saturday, April 23, 2016
12:00 – 5:00 p.m.


The City of Buena Park Fine Arts Division proudly presents the Children’s Arts Festival and Jr. High Art Show at 6688 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 90621.

THE CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL provides hands-on art activities, live music, and much more! In honor of Earth Day, festival activities will focus on being kind to our planet, so craft projects will be created from found and recycled objects easily found in the home. This year’s craft theme is Kids In Space, so arts activities will be earth friendly and celestial!

JR. HIGH ART SHOW SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: In conjunction with the annual Children’s Arts Festival, the 8th Annual Junior High Art Show is a one day exhibit at the event highlighting artwork from students of Buena Park and surrounding cities. This is a fantastic opportunity for your child or student to share their work with the community and be publically recognized for their creativity. Students were encouraged to create original art pieces that reflect the festival’s annual ecology or this year’s Kids In Space theme. Open to Jr. High students who attend accredited public or private schools in Buena Park or surrounding areas.

All artwork will be on display during the Children’s Festival on Sat., April 23, 2016. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded to the place winners in each grade level.


The CAMP’s upcoming event to celebrate Earth Day!

The CAMP Folk Festival
Sunday, April 24th, 2016 from 12 to 4 PM

The CAMP – 2937 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Come and celebrate Earth Day in Costa Mesa at The CAMP Folk Festival on Sunday, April 24th from 12 to 4 PM. Enjoy live music, craft workshops, food and drink, as well as giveaways and specials from your favorite CAMP shops. Admission is FREE and all ages are welcome!


Coastkeeper Garden Earth Day Celebration

This coming Saturday April 23rd you are invited to the Coastkeeeper Garden for an Earth Day Celebration! This event is free and donations are cheerfully welcomed!

April is the ideal time to explore the Coastkeeper Garden as everything is budding to life. Families will be able to plant seeds to take home, investigate insect habitats, explore the worm composting system, learn about local honeybees, try on beekeeper suits and and create garden art. There will also be an obstacle course on-site where kids weave through deer grass garden mazes and obstacles. Prizes are awarded to everyone completing the course! Girl Scout Troop 899 will be showcasing the Edible Garden and demonstrating how to grow veggies!
Citizen Scientist and author, Susie Vanderlip will be bringing her caterpillar friends as well as reading her book Chester the Caterpillar.

Refreshments provided by our community sponsor, Homes by Kathy Wren.

Entertainment will be provided by the Front Tiers an American rock band comprised of Orange County School of The Arts students.

SmartScape tours of the Garden will be given at 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Coastkeeper Garden is located near Santiago Canyon Road. For more information visit their website at


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