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Earth Day Events and Activities in Orlando 2024

Updated: Apr 22

Earth Day is a global celebration of planet Earth, the place we all call home, and in Orlando there are many opportunities to connect with nature, get outdoors, and protect the planet for future generations to come. 

Earth Day Celebrations, Events & Activities in Orlando 2024

Earth Day is a reminder to dedicate our time, resources, and energy to solving climate change and the many environmental issues that face us all.

Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, this year’s Earth Day is Monday, April 22, 2024, and to celebrate Earth Day in Orlando, you will discover lots of events throughout the month to bring the community together, including eco-friendly events, vegan food festivals, neighborhood clean-up's, and more.

Take this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for a greener future, and find inspiration to make positive changes in your own life, and contribute to a healthier planet.

Orlando Earth Day Celebrations & Events 2024

Here are the Earth Day celebrations happening in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida.

Orange County Earth Month - April 2024

Orange County Earth Month - April 2024
April 3 - 30

This April, Orange County is celebrating our planet all month-long. During Earth Month, they are hosting a variety of engaging events designed to inspire action, foster education, and promote environmentally-friendly practices. From eco-scavenger hunts and Florida-Friendly landscaping to water conservation workshops, there's something for everyone to enjoy while making a positive impact on our environment.

Events and activities will be both in-person and virtual. This collaborative celebration is presented in partnership among various Orange County departments and divisions including the Office of Sustainability and Resilience, Environmental Protection, Utilities, Parks and Recreation, Orange County Convention Center and UF/IFAS Extension.

Mount Dora Earth Day - Planet vs. Plastics

Mount Dora Earth Day - Planet vs. Plastics
April 13

Celebrate the Earth at the annual Mount Dora Earth Day Celebration in Donnelly Park, 148 Charles Ave, Mount Dora with plant and craft vendors, children's projects, fun workshops and more. Proceeds go toward purchasing and planting trees locally.

City of Sanford's Earth Day Love your Mother Festival

April 13

Join the 4th Annual Love Your Mother Festival - Historic Downtown Sanford's Earth Day celebration. On Saturday, April 13, come by the Deviant Wolfe Brewing taproom to learn about local environmental nonprofit organizations and peruse 20+ Earth-friendly vendors at our Love Your Mother market in front of the brewery on 1st Street.

There will be fun Earth Day activities for the kiddos, Live Music, The Avian Reconditioning Center will have live birds in the taproom, Wildlife Art Show, Tons of Eats, Treats, and sweets, plus visit with Tarflower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, UCF Marine Turtle Research Group. UF/IFAS Extension, Central Florida Zoo, Florida Trail Association, St. Johns Riverkeeper, Ideas for Us Orlando, and more!

Earth Day Community Cleanup
April 13

In honor of Earth Day, Rep. Anna V. Eskamani is joining forces with Rep. LaVon Bracy Davis as well as O-Town Compost, to host a community clean up! They will be be taking action in their shared vision of a cleaner and more beautiful world, and you are invited, too!

The’ll supply all the clean up tools you need, though they ask that you dress comfortably with closed-toe shoes. You’re encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated and reduce plastic waste. They will be meeting in Orlando; please RSVP for exact address!

Element Earth- An Immersive Experience
April 19 - 28, Various Dates

Get ready to embark on a journey that will awaken your senses and transport you to a world like no other during Element Earth - An Immersive Experience at Orlando Garden Club. 710 E Rollins St, Orlando.

This celebration of Earth Day will bring together the elements of fire, earth, water, and air to create a truly unique and immersive event. From stunning choreography and scenery to mesmerizing soundscapes, this experience will take you on a magical adventure.

Contemporary dance will showcase the beauty and power of the earth as well as examine the challenges facing her such as climate change and overpopulation.

Get your tickets now for Element Earth - An Immersive Experience, and be a part of this unforgettable evening!

Audubon Center's Earth Day Puzzle Trail

Audubon Center's Earth Day Puzzle Trail
April 20 -21

The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is hosting a special Earth Day weekend-long event as part of Audubon Florida's Birdathon! Love escape rooms? Participate in this escape room-style adventure to learn about raptors and conservation! Guests will solve a series of puzzles as they move around the Center and win a prize at the end.

This activity is included with Center admission and appropriate for all ages. Kids under 13 may need adult assistance to solve all puzzles.

Earthday Birthday 2024
April 20

Join upwards of 15,000 rock fans as Orlando's rock station, 101.1 WJRR once again celebrates Earth Day with its huge annual rock festival at the Orlando Amphitheater within the Central Florida Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

WJRR's Earthday Birthday 2024 features an impressive line up including headliners, Staind, Seether, and Asking Alexandria, plus Dayseeker, Ayron Jones, Fozzy, Tim Montana, Austin Meade, Soil, Sleep Theory, Jimmie's Chicken Shack and more to be announced!

The festival will include an art walk, vendors, food trucks and more. Tickets are available online now. General admission tickets are $85, with VIP options available.

Vegan Earth Day Market on April 20 at Persimmon Hollow Brewing

Vegan Earth Day Market
April 20

Join the Vegan Earth Day Market on April 20 at Persimmon Hollow Brewing, 227 N Eola Dr, and get ready to immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of all things vegan! This in-person event is a haven for plant-based enthusiasts, eco-conscious individuals, and anyone interested in a sustainable lifestyle.

At the Vegan Earth Day Market, you'll find a wide array of cruelty-free products, delicious vegan food, and innovative eco-friendly solutions. From organic foods to handmade skincare products, there's something for everyone to explore and enjoy.

Don't miss this opportunity to support local businesses, indulge in delectable vegan treats, and contribute to a healthier planet.

St John's River Clean Up

St. Johns River Cleanup
April 20

The 2024 St. Johns River Cleanup will take place 8 am - 11 am. This will be a perfect day to show the river some love by helping to remove trash from the waterway and the surrounding land to prevent it from washing into the water.

There will be a free giveaway of a zippered tote for those volunteers older than eight years of age, and a stuffed otter for the younger participants.

The annual cleanup, coordinated by Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division, draws attention to the river’s environmental importance and helps to keep the waterway safe and clean for animals and people who enjoy swimming and water sports.

Clermont Earth Day Celebration and Lake Cleanup
April 20

Join the city of Clermont at Lake Hiawatha for this free way to celebrate Earth Day as a community. Featuring a Lake Clean up with Environmental education, kids zone, DJ, and more! 

FREE Earth Day Family Day at Art & History Museums of Maitland
April 20

Families are invited to celebrate "home sweet home" at A&H's FREE Earth Day Family Day where children can play with colors and patterns while using paint to "print" their own free tote bags with recycled objects! There will be lots of other Earth Day inspired craft stations too, plus coloring and still life tables!

Families can also explore ther campus, orignially built as an artist colony almost 100 years ago, with an Earth Day themed scavenger hunt. There will be other surprises too - free face painting and complementary admission to two museums!

Space and art supplies are limited (one tote bag per child, while supplies last), so sign up today!

St Cloud Earth Day Celebration
April 20

Join the Osceola Library in partnership with the City of St. Cloud at Veterans Memorial Library - St. Cloud Branch for a free, family-friendly Earth Day Celebration event on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 10 am.

The celebration will feature environmental exhibitors, crafts for all ages, food trucks, eco-friendly presentations, face painting, free tree giveaways, bounce house, and so much more! Don’t forget to stop In to see Sami the Sandhill and Smokey the Bear!

Central Florida Earth Day

Central Florida Earth Day
April 20

Central Florida Earth Day is an exciting day of colorful and educational exhibits and activities! Admission is FREE! Earth Day is a is a vegan event - family-friendly, dog-friendly, alcohol-free, and smoke-free. Earth Day, now in its 19th year, is the biggest and best Earth Day festival in Central Florida!

Enjoy PresentationsFood Preparation DemonstrationsEnvironmental EducationEarth Kids ZoneFoodArtist CornerAnimal HavenMusic, Mind Body Spirit, lots of other Activities, and many Earth-friendly Sponsors and Vendors. There are so many fun and interesting things happening at Earth Day, you will want to stay all day!

Central Florida Zoo Party For The Planet
April 20

Join Central Florida Zoo for the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! The Zoo will have interactive activities, crafts and games that represent our love for the planet, including the chance to build a ‘Toad Abode’ for some helpful local wildlife at your own house!

This is a party you don’t want to miss. By the time you leave, you’ll feel connected to nature and immersed in conservation. Let’s take action and celebrate!

The Zoo will open to the public at 9 a.m., and the Party for the Planet will continue until 3 p.m.

This event is included in general Zoo admission. Additional fees may apply for certain activities.

Brevard Zoo - Party For The Planet
April 20

Embark on a wild adventure through the Zoo from 9:30 am – 3 pm! Meet local conservation partners, discover how we can unite to save wildlife, and dive into exciting activity stations along the way! Party for the Planet is included with general admission.

Brevard Zoo's Party for the Planet Sunset Bash

Brevard Zoo's Party for the Planet Sunset Bash
April 20

Bring your family to experience Brevard Zoo in a whole new light from 6 – 8:30 pm as they celebrate planet Earth! Explore the Zoo with a guided sunset tour, take part in nature-inspired games and activities and dance the night away to a live DJ. All participants must be 5 or older with minors requiring at least 1 adult companion.

Clean Up The Milk District

Clean Up The Milk District
April 20

Let's keep The Milk District trash-free and beautiful. Join The Milk District, local business partners, and Keep Orlando Beautiful in helping keep ther area looking great! Start off the morning at 9 am by checking in at registration, picking up your supplies.

Everyone will break up into groups and head out from the host business, cleaning up discarded trash, cigarette butts, microplastics, and other litter that could enter our local waterways.

To celebrate the good work you’ve done, enjoy a freebie from a Milk District business! People of all ages are invited to participate. All supplies will be provided.

Earth Day at Gaylord Palms

Earth Day at Gaylord Palms
April 20 & 27

It’s a conservation celebration for guests at Gaylord Palms on April 20 and then again on April 27, as the resort marks this year’s Earth Day and Earth Month with guided ecology tours through its 4.5-acre garden atrium, close-up looks at Florida wildlife, live shows by the Adventure Kids, seed giveaways, special Earth Day-themed craft cocktails, and more.

Designed for guests staying on property, all Earth Day Eco-Fest events, except the scavenger

hunt, are complimentary for resort guests.

For more information about Earth Day Eco-Fest or to book a room at Gaylord Palms, guests can

City District and Parramore Main Streets are joining forces to co-host their first Earth Day Clean-Up

Earth Day Funday Clean-Up
April 21

City District and Parramore Main Streets are joining forces to co-host their first Earth Day Clean-Up alongside Orlando City Soccer Club, Pride and the MLS for their Greener Goals Week to celebrate Earth Day.

Join a fun day of beautifying downtown Orlando and the Parramore District. Meet at 9 am at the tailgating lot at Inter&Co Stadium. Check in at the registration table, grab some breakfast and beverages and snag a volunteer t-shirt.

At 9:45 am, everyone will break into teams and hit the streets. Each team will be given tasks and an area of focus. All supplies will be provided by the Keep Orlando Beautiful team.

At 11:45m, meet back up at the check-in location to return equipment and supplies.

This event is great for all ages, so bring out your friends, family, or anyone you know who wants to help beautify the heart of our city! Plus, organizers will be giving away tickets to an upcoming Orlando City Pride match.

Earth Month 2024 Walk - Orlando
April 21

Join Aveda Florida for a 'Walk for Water' event on April 21, 2024 at 10 am. This event is dedicated to raising awareness for the global water crisis. Bring your friends, family, and furry companions to walk and help make a difference in the world. This is a free event located at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in Orlando. The walk is 3.7 miles (the average distance women in communities without clean water walk daily to a water source). Let's walk together for clean water!

Maitland Earth Market

Maitland Earth Market
April 21

The Maitland Farmer’s Market will celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day with environmental education and displays, free trees and plants from Duke Energy, Waste Pro collection truck and birds from the Avian Reconditioning Center along with Farmer’s Market vendors, inflatable slides for the kids, downtown restaurants and live music courtesy of Performing Arts Matter.

The free event will be from 9 am to 1 pm on Independence Lane in downtown Maitland.

Join Empower School & Farms for an entire week of interactive workshops at their Earth Week Celebration at 1951 Dora Avenue, Tavares

Tavares Earth Week Celebration
April 22 - 26

Join Empower School & Farms for an entire week of interactive workshops at their Earth Week Celebration at 1951 Dora Avenue, Tavares!

It's a great opportunity to learn about good stewardship, sustainability and growing organic vegetables. Don't miss out on this chance to make a positive impact, shop organic produce and learn fun, new skills

Ivanhoe Village Earth Day Clean Up
April 22

Come join Ivanhoe Village for an Earth Day clean-up event alongside the Ivanhoe Village community.

This event is great for anyone. Bring out your friends, family, or anyone you know who wants to help keep Orlando beautiful. Meet in front of Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company

All needed materials and supplies will be provided. Dress for a mess, as you will be working out in the elements.

Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando's Green Works team for Earth Day Work Day

Earth Day Work Day 2024
April 26

Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando's Green Works team for Earth Day Work Day on Friday, April 26 from 11 am - 1 pm. at the City Hall Plaza.

Downtown workers, residents and the local community are invited to enjoy their lunch outdoors at the City Hall Plaza where they will learn about sustainability and environmental stewardship. This event will feature music, games, prizes and other activities.

St Cloud Earth Day Community Shred
April 27

Join the Osceola Library in partnership with the City of St. Cloud at Veterans Memorial Library - St. Cloud Branch for a free Community Shred Day on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 10 am.

Now is the time to clean out your old files and dispose of them safely! Protect your identity and help save the environment by shredding documents and paperwork to be recycled in honor of Earth Day! Papers must be staple and papercip-free.

Ward & Wellbeing Earth Day Block Party

Ward & Wellbeing Earth Day Block Party
April 27

Celebrate The Ward & Wellbeing Earth Day Block Party with the Center for Health & Wellbeing, Track Shack, and the City of Winter Park on Saturday, April 27, from 8 – 11:30 am at the Center for Health & Wellbeing, and next door in Ward Park.

Join the Center for Health & Wellbeing to participate in sustainable activities, learn from green vendors, compete for giveaways, and more, including Plant-Based Family Picnic, Earth Day Family Art Project, Drum Circle + Instrument Petting Zoo, Family Yoga, Giveaways, Yard Games and more!

Ward Park activities include Electric Lawn Party featuring electric lawn care demonstrations, electric vehicle display & solar info, vendors & family fun, sustainable giveaways, FREE kids’ activities, FREE Kona Ice, FREE face painting, wild animal meet & greets, and more.

Run for the Trees 5K at Ward Park

April 27

The City of Winter Park and Track Shack's Run for the Trees 5k run/walk is a unique point to point event. The last mile is on the tree-canopied, wilderness dirt road of Genius Drive. This privately owned glimpse of old Florida is opened to the public only once a year, for this event. All in person finishers receive a young tree! Event Highlights: FREE Kids' Run, Ward & Wellbeing Earth Day Block Party, Spectacular Course, Gender Specific Shirt, Cupless Event, B-Tag Timed 5k, Tree Sapling (In person finishers), Arbor Day Tree Giveaway, Green partners & city folk, Sustainable giveaways, Kids’ green activities, FREE Kona Ice®, and more! Keeping Central Florida Fit is our mission. Walkers are encouraged to participate in all Track Shack races. The City of Orlando encourages runners and walkers in this 5k to complete 3.1 miles.

City of Casselberry's Earthfest April 27

Earth Fest 2024 will be held on Saturday, April 27. Highlights include a FREE Tree Giveaway, planting workshops, Drop Savers Award Ceremony, Recycled Art Show, live music, butterfly releases, fun kids activities and lots more! This event is Central Florida's second largest environmentally friendly festival. Attendees will enjoy plenty of earth-friendly booths, fabulous healthy food vendors, and live music.

EARTHDAY.ORG is committed to end plastics for the sake of human and planetary health, demanding a 60% reduction in the production of ALL plastics by 2040.

This years Earth Day theme, Planet vs. Plastics, calls to advocate for widespread awareness on the health risk of plastics, rapidly phase out all single use plastics, urgently push for a strong UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution, and demand an end to fast fashion.

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