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Calling all classrooms grades K – 12!  Win a cash gift up to $200 for your class. You are invited to enter an environmental project in the Earth Day Class Challenge.  Sign up at:

2020 Booth Registration is now open

Santa Cruz Earth Day joins forces with The Earth Day Global Network to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!

April 18th, 11 am – 4 pm in San Lorenzo Park

Booth Registration


2020 Highlights


Main Stage Entertainment


  • Live Music from SambaDá
  • Guest Speaker, Dr. Jackie Busse, Plant-based Kids Expert and Pediatrician
  • Recycled Fashion Show
  • And more!

Kid Friendly Activities

  • See and talk with winners from the Earth Day Environmental Class Project Challenge
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Gymnastics/Tumbling Area
  • Climbing Wall & Photo Booth
  • Face Painting
  • Music with Mothersong

Additional Highlights

  • Electric Vehicle Showcase & Test Drives
  • Zero Waste Zone: Recycle, Reuse, Compost…DIY and Learn!
  • Delicious Vegetarian and Vegan Food
  • Beer and Wine Garden
  • Notable Environmental Speakers sponsored by VegFest
  • Bike Valet Service…enter for a chance to win cool cycling prizes
  • Meet and Greet the Recycling Fairy
  • Graduates of the City’s 2019 and 2020 Master Recyclers program will assist visitors with recycling activities and questions.  Take the Recycling Challenge and win a cool prize!

Guest Speaker

Hear from guest speaker, Dr. Jackie Busse, She is the lead author and editor of the newly-released Pediatric Quick Start Guide from the Plantrician Project and is the pediatric lecturer for the Plant Based Nutrition certification program through eCornell. She currently teaches a regularly occurring whole-food, plant-based nutrition appointment series and is active in the community, speaking to local interest groups and schools.