The Bluebonnet Trails festival in Ennis features 40 miles of bluebonnet trails, bluebonnet souveniers and children's activites. 

March 28, 2016

Starting Saturday, Earth Day festivals will be popping across North Texas all through April. While organizers of Oak Cliff Earth Day are taking a year off, there are plenty of fests to partake of, as more than 20 environmentally themed events are spread out across the month.

April 1

LLELA Bioblitz - Lewisville

5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area is hosting its first Bioblitz. Volunteers needed to help document all living species in the park. READ THE GREENSOURCEDFW.ORG ARTICLE.


Green booth at Earthfest AllenEarthfest Allen - Allen

Hosted by: City of Allen

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nature walks, wildlife demonstrations and environmental activities at Dayspring Nature Preserve, behind Boon Elementary.

Allen Earthfest is held at Dayspring Nature Preserve.


Spring Trash Off & Environmental Fair - Flower Mound

Hosted by Keep Flower Mound Beautiful

8:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

Fair includes kids activities, Home Depot workshop and booths promoting positive environmental/healthy practices. The Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will host a native plant sale. 


Earth Party - Fort Worth

Hosted by: City of Fort Worth

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Music, educational booths and exhibits at new location this year, the Fort Worth Water Gardens.


Ennis Bluebonnet Trails FestivalApril 7-9

Bluebonnnet Trails Festival - Ennis

Hosted by: Ennis Garden Club

Three day festival featuring arts and crafts, bluebonnet souvenirs, children’s activities and music. Download a free map for the Bluebonnet Trails driving tour.


April 8

Great American Cleanup - Irving

Hosted by: Keep Irving Beautiful

9 a.m. to noon

Citywide cleanup. Advance registration at required.


Great American Cleanup & Beach Party - Plano

Hosted by: City of Plano

9am to 1:30pm

Cleanup is followed by party for volunteers.

ColorpaloozaColorPalooza - Lewisville

Hosted by: City of Lewisville

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Family-friendly event features art demos, crafts, artisans, kite flying contest and eco-education.

Chalk art contest at last year's ColarPalooza.


Earth Day - Arlington

Hosted by: River Legacy Living Science Center

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy nature walks, story times, crafts, activities and demonstrations at the park.


April 17 

Earth Day - Dallas

Hosted by: El Centro College

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Critter Show” at 1 p.m. Other activities include a raffle, cakewalk and more.


April 19

Earth Day - Arlington

Hosted by: UT Arlington Institute for Sustainability & Global Impact

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Environmental vendors, t-shirts, herb plant sale, food from Bombay Chop Stix in the University Center mall.


Solar Cuisine for Earth Day - Dallas

Hosted by: Mountain View College

Noon to 1 p.m.

Stop by for “solar cake” at the Mountain View College student courtyard and see what’s cooking on the solar grill!

April 21-22

Responsible Shale Energy Extraction Symposium & Exposition

Hosted by: University of Texas at Arlington - Dallas

Free event, chaired by UTA’s Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation or CLEAR lab, will bring together concerned citizens, scientists, oil and gas operators, regulators, and technology developers to have a series of constructive discussions about environmental stewardship within the shale energy sector. 


April 21-23

Earth Day Texas - Dallas

Hosted by: Earth Day Texas

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

One of the largest eco expos in the world, if not the largest, the event is held on three days and attracts thousands of visitors to Fair Park. Hundreds of exhibitors will be on hand, including environmental nonprofits, businesses, academic institutions and government agencies aiming to raise the environmental consciousness of North Texans. There is also a full schedule of speakers and demonstrations at this free fest founded by Dallas philanthropist Trammell S. Crow. New this year is the EarthxFilm film festival.


April 22 

Earth Day Texoma - Sherman

Hosted by: Red River UU

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Green vendors, workshops, plant sales.


EcoCoppell Earthfest - Coppell 

Hosted by: City of Coppell

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Green booths, plant sale, document shredding.


Denton Redbud Festival - Denton

Hosted by: Keep Denton Beautiful

10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Family event featuring vendors, workshops, recycling and plant sales.


Promise of Peace Earth Day Celebration - Dallas

Hosted by: Promise of Peace Garden

Noon to 3 p.m.

Held at the Emmanual POP Garden, 4319 San Jacinto, event features garden tours, plant sale, bites & beer.


W.P. Bluebird Festival - Wills Point

Bluebird themed festival with pageant and car show.


Japanese Spring Garden FestivalApril 22-23

Japanese Garden Spring Festival - Fort Worth

Enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts, sword demonstrations, raku, tea ceremonies and nature in the beautiful outdoor venue.

Hosted by: Fort Worth Botanic Garden

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Calligraphy demonstration at the Japanese Garden Spring Festival.


April 24

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration - Cedar Hill

Hosted by: City of Cedar Hill

5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Performances by the Singing Zoologist Lucas Miller, green vendors, eco-education, wildlife encounters, live music and food at the Cedar Hill Government Center. Free T-shirts to the first 200 attendees!


April 29

Arbor Day Celebration - Irving

Hosted by: the city of Irving

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Attendees can talk with tree experts and vendors. Children can learn how to climb a tree, watch and participate in a snake encounters show and enjoy a tree house slide. Attendees will receive free tree saplings, informational booklets and giveaway items while supplies last.

Meg Harper: Easta BunnyApril 29-30

Artscape Fine Art Show & Sale - Dallas

Hosted by: Dallas Arboretum

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Juried fine art show and sale in the garden featuring artists from around the country. Event includes demonstrations, food and entertainment.

Easta Bunny by Meg Harper.

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