Earth Day events, activities, celebrations in the Tampa Bay area

Celebrate Earth Day with these events that last all weekend.

TAMPA, Fla. — April 22 is Earth Day, a day to show support for environmental protection. It was founded in 1970 and marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement, according to EarthDay.org.

Currently, about one billion people in more than 190 countries around the world participate in Earth Day events every year, the website says.

Did you know that since the first Earth Day in 1970, the Tampa Bay area has seen an average temperature increase of 3.4°F?

You can learn about this and more in 10 “Our Changing Climate: Earth Day” in Tampa Bay, which airs at 3 p.m. Friday. You can also stream specials on 10 Roku apps and Fire TV Tampa Bay.

Plus, you can attend one of the many Earth Day events happening around Tampa Bay.

Earth Day Celebration at Armature Works

When: 2pm to 8pm Friday, April 22

Where: Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa

What: Events say there’s a little something for everyone this Earth Day celebration. Activities include eco markets, yoga and meditation, and live music. The first 100 guests will receive a “plantable gift”. For more information, click here.

Earth Day Celebration at The Kids Social Club

When: 17:30 to 19:30

Where: Children’s Social Club, 19 7th Ave, Ruskin

What: Drop off event for children ages 2 to 7. Children will learn how to make and care for their own succulent terrarium and will paint rocks. Food, drinks and games will be included. For more information, click here.

How many: $20 per child; $15 for students and members. For ticket info, click here.

Earth Day at the Florida Botanical Gardens

When: 9am to noon Friday, April 22

Where: Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Rd, Largo

What: Explore the park and participate in various activities throughout the park. People who pre-register will get a “passport” to be stamped at each activity location. For more information, click here.

Earth Day Celebration at WestShore Plaza

When: 3:30pm to 4:30pm Friday, April 22

Where: Near Playspace by JCPenny, WestShore Plaza, Tampa

What: Children can take part in “interactive learning experiences that focus on caring for our planet and encouraging children to lend a helping hand.” For further information, please click here.

How many: FREE; RSVP requested. For more information, click here.

Earth Day Family Garden Cleaning and Mini Exercise

When: 09:30 Saturday, April 23

Where: MacFarlane Park, 1700 N MacDill Ave, Tampa

What: Start with a warm-up and then go around the park picking up trash. Along the way there will be stops for exercise. For further information, please click here.

33rd Annual Earth Day Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 23 April

Where: Oscar Scherer State Park, S. Tamiami Trail 1843, Osprey

What: “Our Earth Day celebrations will include vendors and craft booths; food vendors; tram tours; live music; guided hike; children’s activities; photo contests and exhibitions; and a special Earth Day speaker. Join the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new accessible fishing dock.” For more info, click here.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23

Where: Southface Sarasota, 4454 Beneva Rd, Sarasota

What: “Come to Southface Sarasota for Earth Day celebrations! There will be ongoing vendors, exhibitions, live music and a whole fleet of electric vehicles.” For further information, please click here.

Earth Day Celebrations in Pasco County

When: 9am to 1pm Saturday, April 23

Where: Crews Lake Wilderness Park, 16739 Crews Lake Dr., Spring Hill

What: “This free event features educational vendors, Florida native plant sales, kids activities, ladybug release, and household hazardous waste collection – not to mention some wildlife presentations!” For more information, click here.

Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland

When: 9am to 1pm Saturday, April 23

Where: Munn Park Lot, 198 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland

What: “This FREE family-friendly event will see some of the local EV owners show off their EVs, answer your questions, & share their enthusiasm. The event also features the great local restaurants & outdoor cafes of Downtown Lakeland, as well as the weekly fresh produce, food & craft booths at Lakeland Farmers Curb Market.” For more information, click here.

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