Earth Day Event Roundup

Here at Local First Arizona, we’re all about sustainable communities. The way to ignite that sustainability is through local economies, a healthy environment and a happy community. The way to achieve this wholesome and sustainable Arizona is to unite all three with these fantastic, locally sponsored Earth Day events! Check out what our businesses and cities have in store to support the Earth and have a fun time at the same time.


Tucson Earth Daylogo_poster Sunday, April 10th, 10:00am - 3:00pm Himmel Park The City of Tucson and Cyclovia Tucson have joined forces to host a community celebration of the environment full of educational exhibits, wildlife encounters and a parade. - MORE

Lorax Earthly Celebrationlorax-flowerpots Saturday, April 16th, 11:00am - 12:00pm Bookmans Grant Celebrate Earth month with Lorax inspired crafts, games, prizes and the chance to pot your own plant and take it home.  - MORE

Bat Day/Earth Daykartchner caverns Saturday, April 16th, 9:00am – 4:00pm Kartchner Caverns State Park, Benson Celebrate Earth Day and the return of the Myotis velifer bat colony to Kartchner Caverns State. Enjoy family activities, presentations and live animalls. The cave will be open for tours but those should be reserved in advance. - MORE

Buffalo Exchange Earth Day $1 SaleBuffExchangeearth Saturday April 23rd Tucson location Resale favorite Buffalo Exchange is hosting their annual Earth Day sale where a large selection of clothing, accessories and jewelry will be offered for just $1. Proceeds will be donated to the Center for Biological Diversity to support their efforts in protecting the environment.  - MORE

Solar Potluck & ExhibitionSolaroven Saturday, April 30th, 10:00am doors open, 5:00pm potluck dinner starts Catalina State Park, Tucson Citizens for Solar hosts this annual event where you can experience the flavors of solar-cooked food and learn about solar by viewing appliances and exhibitions. Chat with vendors, learn from speakers, enjoy live music broadcasted through a solar powered PA system and enter to win prizes including a home energy audit and solar ovens. - MORE


A Seusstacular Earth Day CelebrationBookmansOrange-Shelve-Green-Heart-2016-rounded Friday, April 22nd, 9:30am - 12:00pm Bookmans Flagstaff Celebrate the planet and Dr. Seuss with The Lorax story time, a plant learning center where you can look, see and taste plants and planting of your very own truffula trees with Warners Nursery to take home. - MORE

Flagstaff Earth DayFlagstaff Earth Day Saturday, April 23rd, 9:00am - 4:00pm Heritage Square Attend workshops focusing on backyard animal keeping including bees, chickens, and miniature goats. Help out at the Community Clean-up and be entertained by Sambatuque, Capoeira Amizade Flagstaff, Dancing Earth, and Flagstaff Upcycled Fashion Show.  - MORE



Recycle Arts Festival ExhibitWhamEarthDay2016 On Display April 2 – 29 WHAM Gallery, Surprise View a creative art display from artists of all ages and talents that underscores the possibilities of working with reusable post-consumer materials. - MORE

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 9, 8:00am-2:00pm Two Waters Tribal Government Complex, Scottsdale This celebration will have fun activities for the whole family. The Environmental Fair will be filled with learning activities, games, service projects, and family focused activities. There will be a planting project at the Beeline Drag Way area to return the land back to nature. - MORE

Organic Mattress Salesorganic living April 11th – 24th Organic Living, Phoenix Rest assured when you nod off on an organic mattress! Organic Living is offering 20% off all organic mattresses and accessories including toppers, pillows and comforters in celebration of Earth Day. - MORE

Walt Richardson ConcertWalt-Richardson April 22nd, 7:30pm Desert Song Yoga, Phoenix Celebrate Earth Day with a concert in the garden. Arizona's own Walt Richardson has been playing his own take on folk, reggae and rock in the local community for over thirty years. Bring a chair or blanket and come early to buy dinner from Bistro on Wheels Food Truck (offering vegan friendly options). - MORE

Earth Day at The FarmFarmatSMtn Friday, April 22nd, 8:30am The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix The idyllic Farm at South Mountain celebrates Earth Day by breaking ground on a new sustainability education plot, The Old Farm Orchard.  This new space will be home to community classes, experimental gardening plots, vermiculture and composting beds, and hub for urban farming in Phoenix. Join in the community celebration with networking, light refreshments and artist performances before the ceremony.  - MORE

Earth Day StorytimeTempe Logo Friday, April 22nd, 9:30am - 10:30am Tempe Public Library Enjoy our world with an outdoor storytime followed by a special Earth Day craft to celebrate our love for the planet. Let's encourage little one's natural curiosity for nature and our environment. - MORE

The Great Cloth Diaper Change Saturday, April 23rd, 10:00amcloth diapers Zoolikins, Scottsdale Be a part of this worldwide event with a goal to increase awareness of modern reusable cloth diapers.  Groups of cloth diapering parents come together to try to set a world record for the number of cloth diapers changed at one time.  After the big change, stick around to enjoy a fun Earth Day celebration with swag, deals, raffle prizes and live music by Persephone. - MORE

Buffalo Exchange Earth Day $1 SaleBuffExchangeearth Saturday April 23rd Tempe and Phoenix locations Resale favorite Buffalo Exchange is hosting their annual Earth Day sale where a large selection of clothing, accessories and jewelry will be offered for just $1. Proceeds will be donated to the Center for Biological Diversity to support their efforts in protecting the environment. - MORE

Earth DayEarth-Day-2015-event-banner-3-1000x250 Saturday, April 23, 9:00am-4:00pm Phoenix Zoo Join the Phoenix Zoo for a day of conservation fun and learn how your actions can help protect wildlife and wild places. Get hands-on with fun, earth-friendly activities that will help save our environment and all of its creatures from extinction. Make an impact by learning to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! - MORE

PLANeT CelebrationUntitled Saturday, April 23, 9:00am-1:00pm Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Explore the garden, meet pollinator and conservation specialists, and engage with Desert Botanical Garden plant experts and docents. Valley conservation organizations will cover sustainability topics through hands-on activities and presentations including: water, recycling, composting, permaculture, wildlife and pollination. Come dressed as your favorite pollinator and take part in a buzzing pollinator parade through the Garden! - MORE

Planetpalooza Earth FestivalParty_for_the_Planet_Logo Saturday April 23rd, 11:00am – 3:00pm Centennial Plaza Park, Peoria This fun event is a reminder to act as if every day is Earth Day. Meet Peoria’s new Planetary Superheroes Desert Defender, Water Woman, The Generator and Recyclone. Learn how to be more sustainable in your daily life, enjoy live entertainment, explore handcrafted goods, grab some grub from food trucks and win prizes and giveaways from community partners.  - MORE

Earth Day PhoenixPhxrenews Saturday, April 23rd, 11:00am-4:00pm PHX Renews, Phoenix Keep Phoenix Beautiful is hosting their 7th annual Earth Day with exhibitors, mini eco-classes and giveaways including rain barrel construction and giveaway while supplies last. This is a zero-waste event meaning all waste will be recyclable or compostable! - MORE

Tap to Top CampaignSantan SanTan Brewing Company has teamed up with the National Forest Foundation to launch “Tap to Top,” a campaign that helps Phoenix area residents understand where their water (and beer) comes from. The campaign promotes the Northern Arizona Forest Fund – a program that restores the National Forests in northern Arizona that provide clean, reliable water to the taps of valley residents and businesses.  - MORE

Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 10.54.55 AMEntrepreneurs for Earth Day Join us to celebrate the expansion of Mrs. Green's World in Phoenix, the distinction of DeMille Global, the expansion of The Deneau Law Firm, the growth of GroYourBiz, and the launch of Woman in Disguise, and the debut of The Encore Catalyst, hosted at the beautiful Business Office Suites at Kierland. - MORE