Earth Day events and celebrations in NH

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Here are some of our favorite New Hampshire Earth Day events. Did we miss any? Please e-mail Morgen at with your event information and we'd be happy to add it to the list.

Bag the Butts in Manchester

Join Breathe New Hampshire for this new Bag the Butts event in downtown Manchester. Local businesses, schools, groups and individuals are encouraged to join in the afternoon to clean-up the park. Cigarette butts are one of the world’s greatest environmental litter problem, taking up to 10 years to decompose and containing toxic chemicals.
When: Friday, April 13, 2018 from noon – 4: p.m.
Where: Veteran's Memorial Park, Elm Street, Manchester
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Earth Day Volunteer Garden Clean Up Day in Portsmouth

Join Strawbery Banke's inspired community of garden volunteers and help bring new life to the Historic Gardens at Strawbery Banke. Volunteers will gather out on “Puddle Dock” at 8:30 for refreshments and work  assignments and gardening work begins at 9:00. Volunteers are encouraged to wear all-weather work clothes, and bring along your favorite gardening tools, gloves and a potluck dish.
When: Saturday, April 14, 2018; 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (followed by potluck lunch)
Where: Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH
More information: RSVP is required. Contact Alena Shellenbean at 603-422-7504 or or

Earth Day Festival: Bee Empowered in Auburn

This year's festival will have a focus on how families can help New Hampshire's native pollinators. Watch the release of a rehabilitated raptor back to the wild with Wings of the Dawn, see and touch a variety of incredible live caterpillars with the Caterpillar Lab, or join a naturalist for a nature walks.
When: Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn
Admission: $20 for families, $7 for individuals
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Souhegan Sustainability Fair in Wilton

Attendees can enjoy an exhibit hall, hands-on workshops and presentations, local food vendors and a science fair. Learn and share ideas on socially and environmentally responsible living.
When: Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Wilton-Lyndeborough Middle and High School, 57 School Road, Wilton
Admission: Free admission
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Annual Earth Day Barn Sale in Hollis

This event is geared toward “Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Repurpose” and attendees can purchase gently-used items rather than buying similar items for full price. Proceeds will benefit Beaver Brook Association.
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Beaver Brook Association, 117 Rindge Road, Hollis
Admission: Free admission
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The Green Event in Candia

Families will love visiting the farm and animals while they learn about composting, planting seeds and making bird nest bags.
When: April 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Charmingfare Farm, 774 High Street, Candia
Admission: Events included with general admission to Charmingfare Farm ($19 for ages 2 and up)
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The Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals

Run, race or walk to help save the seals. This scenic 5k cross-country trail brings you along the coast and through beautiful Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH. Kids, sign up for the Kids Fun Run 300-yard dash or half-mile run, where every child wins a prize.
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 9 a.m.
Where: Seacoast Science Center, Rye
Cost: Varies for race, age and sign up date. Please visit the website for specific details.
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Earth Day Celebration in Dover

Visitors will enjoy a variety of demonstrations, activities and information as they get their hands dirty while learning about our Earth, the environment and our local ecosystem. Don't miss planting marigolds with Wentworth Greenhouses from noon until 3 p.m.
When: Sunday, April 22, 2018 from noon – 5 p.m.
Where: Children's Museum of NH, 6 Washington Street, Dover
Admission: Activities included with museum admission ($9 for adults and children over 1)
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Monadnock Earth Day Festival in Keene

More than 30 area nonprofit organizations and local sustainable businesses are gathering together to showcase their contributions to the vibrancy and wellness of the Monadnock Region.
When: Sunday, April 22, 2018 from noon – 4 p.m.
Where: 34 Cypress Street (next to the Food Co-op), Keene
Admission: Free and open to the public
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Celebrate Earth Day by helping clean up the trails on Mount Major. Volunteers should plan to bring a bag lunch, plenty of water, and work gloves. Meet-up is at the Mt. Major parking area and trailhead on Route 11 in Alton. 
When: April 22, 2018 from 9 a.m. 3 p.m.
Where: Mount Major, Route 11, Alton
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Earth Day Funergy Festival in North Conway

Enjoy this hands-on Earth Day celebration and investigation of energy and resource conservation. Families can enjoy environmentally-friendly vendors, activities, and live demonstrations.
When: Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: North Conway Community Center, North Conway
Admission: Free
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Earth Day Community Clean-up in Canterbury

After a long winter, Canterbury Shaker Village needs some extra TLC to look its best for opening day and the Heifer Parade on May 5. Celebrate Earth Day by joining Shaker Village for its first Community Clean-up event.
When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury
Admission: Free, but please bring a potluck lunch to share
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8th Annual Stonyfield Earth Day 5k and Fair in Kingston

The morning kicks off with a 5K run or walk on a gentle rolling course followed by a super post-race celebration featuring live music, great food and beverages. While you groove to the music be sure to take advantage of our free buffet of healthy snacks featuring delicious Stonyfield products of course and take a tour of our Earth Day Fair booths and exhibits. Please note that this event is being held at a new location in 2018.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10 a.m.
1 p.m.
The 5k registration tent and the Stonyfield Fair will be set up on the grassy lawn between Main Street and West Main Street by Kingston State Park in Kingston
Admission: Free to attend the fair, paid registration is required for the 5k
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Earth Day Festival in Nottingham

There will be vendors, music, performances, demos, food, drinks, a Save the Bees 5K and more.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Nottingham School, 245 Stage Rd., Nottingham
Admission: Free to attend
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