The Bluebonnet Trails festival in Ennis features a self-guided bluebonnet tour. Courtesy of the Ennis Garden Club.

April 3, 2019

Earth Day is celebrated all month long in April in North Texas. That means over the next four weekends, you can find a green fest going on somewhere in the Metroplex. To help you keep up with this whirlwind month, we’ve compiled a list of the Earth Day happenings - including our own. Mid-month, Green Source DFW, along with our parent nonprofit the Memnosyne Institute, hosts Oak Cliff Earth Day. The fifth annual Green Source DFW Run for the Environment kicks off the festivities at 9:30 a.m. at Lake Cliff Park. We'd love to see you there!

ColorpaloozaApril 6

River Legacy 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.


ColorPalooza - Lewisville

Hosted by: City of Lewisville

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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

ColorPalooza features a sidewalk chalk activity for $12-$15 as well as a scholarship competition.


April 12-14

Bluebonnnet Trails Festival - Ennis

Hosted by: Ennis Garden Club

Friday, noon to 9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Three day festival featuring arts and crafts, bluebonnet souvenirs, children’s activities and music.

Download a free map for the Bluebonnet Trails driving tour. 


Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Map sign

April 13

Great American Cleanup & After Party - Plano

Hosted by: City of Plano

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

Cleanup is followed by party for volunteers.


Spring Trash Off & Environmental Fair - Flower Mound

Hosted by: Keep Flower Mound Beautiful

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Trash event is 8-11 a.m. Festival at Flower Mound High School is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Environmental education, kid’s activities, document shredding, e-waste recycling and donation station for housewares and clothing. The Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will host its annual native plant sale. 


Earth Day Texoma - Sherman

Hosted by: Red River Unitarian Universalist Church

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Green vendors, children’s activities, workshops, recycling at Sherman Municipal Grounds. All welcome


EcoCoppell Earthfest - Coppell

Hosted by: City of Coppell

9 a.m. to noon

Education booths, plant sale, locally sourced market goods, food and live music.


Native and Heirloom Plant Fair - Stephenville

Hosted by: Stephenville Historical House Museum

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fair will feature native and heirloom plants that are also showcased around the gardens at Stephenville Historical House Museum. There will be vendors and tours of the Berry Cottage and the Carriage house. 


Irving Bicycle Fest

Bicycle Fest - Irving

Hosted by: Keep Irving Beautiful

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fun educational event features live music, food trucks, vendors , bike check-ups, kite flying and group ride at North Lake College DART Station.


Denton Redbud Festival - Denton

Hosted by: Keep Denton Beautiful

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Family event featuring vendors, workshops and plant sales at the Denton Civic Center.


Weatherford Blooms - Weatherford

Hosted by: City of Weatherford

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Home and garden festival at Heritage Park features Cross Timbers Chapter of Native Plant Society of Texas plant sale.


April 13-14

Japanese Garden Spring Festival - Fort Worth

Hosted by: Fort Worth Botanic Garden

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts, sword demonstrations, raku, tea ceremonies and nature in the beautiful outdoor venue. $12/adults. $4/Ages 3-15. Children under 2 free.

2018 Run for the Environment

The Green Source DFW Run for the Environment kicks off Oak Cliff Earth Day on April 14 at 9:30 a.m.


April 14

Oak Cliff Earth Day & Run for Environment - Dallas

Hosted by: Green Source DFW and The Memnosyne Institute

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Run starts at 9:30 a.m.

The Memnosyne Institute, the parent nonprofit of Green Source DFW, hosts the annual grassroots green fest. The event features green vendors, environmental education, artisans, food trucks and live music at beautiful Lake Cliff Park. The Green Source DFW 5th annual Run for the Environment kicks off the event at 9:30 a.m. 


Flora Fest - Dallas

Hosted by: Texas Discovery Gardens

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Butterfly releases, critter encounters, yoga, a collaborative art project, face painting, arts and crafts, and walks in the garden surrounded by spring blooms. Individual butterfly releases are available for purchase at $20 each. Fest included with general admission cost.


The River and the Wall film screening

The River and the Wall screens April 25 & 27 at EarthxFilm.

April 19-29

EarthxFilm - Dallas

EarthxFilm festival, held in conjunction with EarthX, features 70 films covering all facets of the environmental movement and includes Youth Film competition screenings. Notably, The River and the Wall, a documentary by filmmaker Ben Masters. which follows his 1,200 mile trip along the Rio Grande on the Texas border will be screening on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Perot Museum and April 27 at 2 p.m. at the Hall of State.


April 20

W.P. Bluebird Festival - Wills Point

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bluebird themed festival with pageant, car show and bluebird tours at Lake Tawakoni State Park.


Earth Day Celebration - Grapevine

Hosted by: Keep Grapevine Beautiful, Grapevine Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Farmer’s Market of Grapevine. 

9 a.m. to noon

Family event at Town Square Gazebo in downtown Grapevine featuring educational presentations and vendors to will help us learn to live more environmentally friendly. Held in partnership with Keep Grapevine Beautiful and Grapevine’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. 


April 22

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration - Cedar Hill

Hosted by: City of Cedar Hill

5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Visit with environmentally conscious vendors, enjoy sustainability tours, food, tree giveaways for CH residents, at the Cedar Hill Government Center. 

EarthXTree friends from Arborilogical Services greet visitors at EarthX.


April 26-28

EarthX - Dallas

Hosted by: EarthX

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The largest eco expo in Texas, if not the world, 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, demonstrations and conferences. A stellar environmental film festival April 19-28 kicks off this free fest founded by Dallas philanthropist Trammell S. Crow. 


Artscape at the ArboretumApril 26-29

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. 


April 27

Nature CON - Fort Worth

Hosted by: the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New event featuring 3.5-mile fun run, guided hikes, hayrides, canoe rides, food trucks and bioblitz. Fun run registration is $15. 


Earthfest Allen - Allen

Hosted by: City of Allen

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nature walks, wildlife demonstrations and environmental activities.


Earth Day - Mansfield

Hosted by: Keep Mansfield Beautiful and City of Mansfield

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Food trucks, kid's fishing tournament and petting zoo, rain barrel auction, butterfly release, falconer, tiny house and smart car displays, natural products, eco friendly demonstrations, educational booths, upcycled artwork.


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