How to celebrate Earth Day in North Texas

The Ennis Bluebonnet Festival April 15-17 includes free self-driving tours of local bluebonnet trails.

March 30, 2016

Earth Day festivals have blossomed across North Texas over the years. Fortunately, they don’t all happen on April 22. Instead, more than 20 environmentally themed events are spread out across the month so greenies can party all through April. The celebrations kick off on Saturday. 

April 2

Spring Trash Off & Environmental Fair - Flower Mound

Hosted by Keep Flower Mound Beautiful

8:30am -1pm

Fair includes kids activities, Home Depot workshop and booths promoting positive environmental/healthy practices.

Green booth at Earthfest AllenEarthfest Allen - Allen

Hosted by: City of Allen

10am to 2pm

Nature walks, wildlife demonstrations, kite flying and food at Dayspring Nature Preserve.

Family Earth Day Film - Irving

Hosted by: City of Irving

11am to 12:30pm

Film chronicles a year in the life of a bear family.

April 3

Earth Party - Fort Worth

Hosted by: City of Fort Worth

12pm to 4pm

Music, educational booths and exhibits at Magnolia Green Park.

April 5

Earth Day Fest - Farmers Branch

Hosted by: Brookhaven College:

10:30am to 1:30pm

Information tables, music and food in the Commons Courtyard.

April 9

ColorPalooza - Lewisville

Hosted by: City of Lewisville

10am to 4pm

New event that focuses on both art and the environment.

River Legacy Earth DayEarth Day - Arlington

Hosted by: River Legacy Living Science Center

10am to 2pm

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

April 10

Oak Cliff Earth Day - Dallas

12pm to 5pm

Venders, artisans, food trucks at Lake Cliff Park.


April 11

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration - Cedar Hill

Hosted by: City of Cedar Hill


Green vendors, live music by Vocal Trash at the Cedar Hill Government Center.

April 12

Earth Day - Arlington

Hosted by: UT Arlington Institute for Sustainability & Global Impact

11am to 1pm

Environmental vendors, Earth Day shirts, free herb plants and food from Bombay Chop Stix

April 15

Sustainability Summit - Lancaster

Hosted by: Dallas County Community College District

9am to 4pm

Free all-day seminar features tracks on healthy living, environmental integrity, economic vitality and social responsibility. Keynote speaker is Dr. Mark Nelson on Making Peace With Mother Earth: Practical Applications in Sustainability From a Biosphere Pioneer. Plus, an Earth Day & Health Fair is held 11:30am to 1:30pm.

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails FestivalApril 15-17

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 16 


Epic Earth Day - Grapevine

Hosted by: Keep Grapevine Beautiful & the city of Grapevine

Earth-friendly vendors, Grapevine Garden Club Spring Plant Sale at Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park. Enter to win a one-night stay at Grapevine’s Great Wolf Lodge, lodging at an Omni Hotel and other great prizes.

Great American Cleanup Beach Party - Plano

Hosted by: City of Plano

8am to 2:30pm

Eco fair follows cleanup with exhibitor booths and kid’s activities.

EcoCoppell Earthfest - Coppell 

Hosted by: City of Coppell

10am to 2pm

Green booths, plant sale, document shredding.

Barefoot on the Boulevard - Dallas

Hosted by: SMU Environmental Society

12pm to 5pm

Entertainment, shirts, tie-dye and Chipotle.

P.O.P. Music Festival - Dallas

Hosted by: Promise of Peace Garden

1pm to 4pm

Music fest supporting P.O.P.'s community garden programs at The Lot on East Grand Ave.

April 21

Earth Day Celebration & Wellness Fair - Dallas

Hosted by: Mountain View College


EarthFest - Denton

Hosted by: University of North Texas


The International Fair & Market will join with EarthFest again this year to create a large event that celebrates global citizenship.

Tandy Hills is hosting a BioBlitzApril 22-23 

BioBlitz - Fort Worth

Hosted by: Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area


The nonprofit is hosting this science-based event in lieu of its annual Prairie Fest. Volunteers will be documenting all living species at the park over a continuous 36-hour time period. On Saturday, from 10am-4pm, there will be free guided, hikes, wildflower tours and kids activities.

April 22-24

Earth Day Texas - Dallas

Hosted by: Earth Day Texas


The mother of all eco expos is held on three days and attracts thousands of visitors to Fair Park. Hundreds of exhibitors will be on hand, including environmental non-profits, 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 films at this free fest founded by Dallas philanthropist Trammell S. Crow.

April 23

Earth Day Texoma - Sherman

Hosted by: Red River UU


Green vendors, workshops, plant sales.

Artscape at the Dallas Arboretum - Both Hands Studio

Artscape Fine Art Show & Sale - Dallas

Hosted by: Dallas Arboretum

9m to 5pm

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

Denton Redbud Festival - Denton

Hosted by: Keep Denton Beautiful

10 am-4pm 

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

Earth Day - Glen Rose

Hosted by: city of Glen Rose


Speakers, plant sales, children's activities at Heritage Park.

Earth Day Fun - Glen Rose

Hosted by: Dinosaur Valley State Park


Come for a fun workshop at the Park Store making Earth Day crafts out of containers you might otherwise throw away. Bring your recycled magazines, copied photos or pictures for pasting on your cans.

Wills Point Bluebird Festival - Wills Point

Bluebird themed festival with pageant and car show.

April 23-24

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


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