The 10 Best Places to Celebrate Earth Day in Colorado!

Nature is important to many Colorado residents. Since the state is full of beloved natural wonders, there is no surprise why so many Coloradans love to celebrate Earth Day. Celebrations typically focus on sustainability, conservation, climate science and healthy eating. These 10 great places to celebrate Earth Day in Colorado are for all ages, and many celebrations are free. If you are looking for an educational program, there is one on this list for you. If you are more in the mood to jam out to local bands, eat organic grub and drink craft beer, there is a celebration for you too. Embrace Mother Earth with these 10 Earth Day celebrations in the Centennial State. 

1. Free Entrance to National Parks

The best way to celebrate Earth Day is to embrace nature through a visit to one of Colorado’s national parks and monuments. Every Earth Day, the entrance fee for national parks is waived. So, enjoy nature for free this Earth Day by visiting one of the Colorado’s most beloved national parks, Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park. 

2. Garden of the Gods Earth Day Celebration, Colorado Springs, CO

Head to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs this Earth Day for an Earth Day celebration. There will be live animal demonstrations, live entertainment, nature walks, educational programs and cleanup efforts. This family-friendly event is free and occurs every year on or near Earth Day. 

3. Family Fun Day: Party for the Planet, Denver, CO

Learn about plants, animals and our world in a fun way at Party for the Planet at the University of Colorado Denver. All ages are welcome. Enjoy crafts, view the portable planetarium or peruse plants on a microscopic level. 

4. Earth Day Celebration, Lakewood, CO

The Earth Day Celebration in Lakewood is a free event for all ages. Learn about recycling, energy efficiency, health and other important factors related to our environment. Kids will enjoy numerous activities, including a rock wall and arts and crafts. 

5. Earth Day Denver, Denver, CO

At this popular Earth Day event, learn how to be sustainable and embrace renewable energy. Experience interactive displays, learn how to compost or jar goods and even test drive electric cars. Earth Day Denver has a wide-range of activities that promote a sustainable lifestyle. 

6. Wild Earth Day, Boulder, CO

This free Earth Day celebration at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History encourages the public to learn about our environment, climate science and sustainability. Wild Earth Day has live performances, informative presentations and even a scavenger hunt. Don’t forget to pick up your free goodie bag!

7. Bee Earth Day Celebration at the Children’s Peace Garden, Boulder, CO

Located in Boulder, the Bee Earth Day Celebration at the Children’s Peace Garden promotes sustainable living and the importance of local honey bees. Dress up like a fairy, gnome or even a honey bee to this free event. Take home seeds to plant at home and learn about composting. Kids will enjoy the garden maze and obstacle course while parents can jam out to local bands.

8. Earth Day Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO

Earth Day Fort Collins is a family-friendly event that makes Earth Day fun. Learn about our world through educational displays or a round of “climate action” bingo. With live music, local food and a beer garden, this Earth Day celebration is a fun educational party. 

9. Children’s Museum of Denver, Denver, CO

The Children’s Museum in Denver hosts an Earth Day celebration complete with educational exhibits that focus on our planet. Check out the 3D sandbox where kids and adults can create their own geographical landscape complete with mountains and rivers. 

10. Earth Day Cleanup, Multiple locations

Spend your Earth Day outdoors this April with a community cleanup. There are actually a number of cleanups occurring throughout the state, so make sure to check in your local area. However, the city of Westminster hosts a cleanup every year near Standley Lake. This is a great way to embrace the outdoors while helping your local environment. 

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