Earth Day: Family-friendly events, activities

(KGTV) - The entire world will mark Earth Day on April 22, with citizens in different countries not only celebrating our planet but also doing their part to make it a better place.

In San Diego County, there are several weekend events for you and your family to get together with others and enjoy Mother Earth.

April 21:

Creek to Bay Cleanup
Sites listed at www.creektobay.org
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
-- Pick a site around San Diego County and help clean it up and make it beautiful!


20th Annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup
Various locations
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
-- You can head to a state park in San Diego County and help with the California State Parks Foundation’s annual cleanup event. Register here: www.calparks.org/help/earth-day


Earth Day - “Go Green! Go Blue!”
Living Coast Discovery Center (1000 Gunpowder Point Dr., Chula Vista)
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
-- Take the “Earth Day Challenge” by planting in the Living Coast garden, find new ways to conserve water and other activities. RSVP here: www.thelivingcoast.org


SEA Days: Earth Day
Birch Aquarium (2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla)
11 a.m.-3 p.m. (included with admission)
-- In an event that is educational and fun, learn more about the importance of conservation. Click here for more information.

April 22 (Earth Day):

EarthFair 2018
Balboa Park
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
-- Called the "world's largest free Environmental Fair and Earth Day Celebration,” this event celebrates its 29th year and has typically drawn around 60,000 visitors. Besides exhibitors, visitors can enjoy a children’s area, see artwork using recycled materials, grab some grub at the Food Pavilion and view the Earth Day Parade. Click here for more information.


28th Annual Multi-Cultural Earth Day
WorldBeat Cultural Center at Balboa Park (2100 Park Blvd., San Diego)
11 a.m.-7 p.m.
-- One of the more unique Earth Day events in San Diego features entertainment, arts and crafts, and activities from different cultures around the world. This event is open for all ages and is free. Click here for more information.

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