Earth Day events and celebrations in NH
Earth Day is on Monday, April 21, 2019.
Here are some of our favorite New Hampshire Earth Day events. Did we miss any? Please e-mail Morgen at firstname.lastname@example.org with your event information and we’d be happy to add it to the list.
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 then enjoy lunch from Flatbread Pizza.
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019; 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (followed by a pizza lunch)
Where: Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street in Portsmouth
More information: RSVP is required. Contact Alena Shellenbean at 603-422-7504 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
12th Annual Earth Day Festival: Be Water Wise in Auburn
Meet the frogs, turtles, snakes and other animals that are ambassadors for nature education. See a rehabilitated raptor be released back into the wild. A dozen or more organizations and businesses will make available unique earth-friendly items and tips to “Be Water Wise”. Learn how you can keep our waters healthy for people, plants, and everything in between!
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way in Auburn
Admission: $25 for families, $10 for individuals
More information: www.nhaudubon.org
2nd Annual Roadside Clean-up in Center Harbor
The snow is finally disappearing as warmer weather approaches, revealing what is hidden below. Only it’s not crocus and daffodils emerging along the side of the road. It’s bottles, cans, papers and other litter! In celebration of Earth Day, Center Harbor is organizing a week-long, town-wide, volunteer effort to clean up the trash that accumulated along the roads over the winter months. Blue trash bags, vinyl gloves, safety vests and disposal provided free.
When: Monday, April 15 – Monday, April 22, 2019
Time: At your convenience.
Where: Any road in the town of Center Harbor
More: Contact Aimee Manfredi-Sanschagrin at the Town Hall at 603-253-4561 or email@example.com
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 20, 2019 at 9 a.m.
Where: Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Boulevard in Rye
Cost: Varies for race, age and sign up date. Please visit the website for specific details.
More information: www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/events/rescue-run/
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: Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 12–4 p.m. (Rain date: Saturday, April 27 from 12-4 p.m.)
Where: 34 Cypress Street (next to the Food Co-op) in Keene
Admission: Free and open to the public
More information: facebook.com/MonadnockEarthDayFestival or monadnockfood.coop/earthfestival/
Annual Stonyfield Earth Day 5k and Fair in Londonderry
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.
When: Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Londonderry West Soccer Fields, 90 West Road in Londonderry
Admission: Free to attend the fair, paid registration is required for the 5k
More information: stonyfield5k.com
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.
When: Monday, April 22, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Children’s Museum of NH, 6 Washington Street in Dover
Admission: Activities included with museum admission ($9 for adults and children over 1)
More information: childrens-museum.org
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 27 and 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Charmingfare Farm, 774 High Street in Candia
Admission: Events included with general admission to Charmingfare Farm ($22 for ages 2 and up)
More information: www.visitthefarm.com/the-green-event/
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 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: North Conway Community Center, North Conway
More information: facebook.com
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 4. Celebrate Earth Day by joining Shaker Village for its annual Community Clean-up event. Projects include clearing fallen tree limbs, raking leaves, weeding the garden, and helping with indoor projects like sweeping, dusting, and preparing activity supplies.
When: Saturday, April 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (potluck begins at noon)
Where: Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury
Admission: Free, but please bring a potluck lunch to share
More information: shakers.org
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, May 4, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Wilton-Lyndeborough Middle and High School, 57 School Road in Wilton
Admission: Free admission
More information: facebook.com/souhegansustainabilityfair/
Earth Day Festival in Nottingham
There will be vendors, music, performances, demos, food, drinks, a Save the Bees 5K and more.
When: Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Nottingham School, 245 Stage Road in Nottingham
Admission: Free to attend
More information: nottingham-nh.gov and nottinghamearthday.org