Celebrate Earth Day with some out of this world fun! Make eco-crafts at the Earth Day Celebration, Earth Day at the Marin Country Mart and at Cal Day. Hear live musical performances at the Children’s Fair and Bay Area eTc’s Honk!

San Francisco

Earth Day Celebration
Make arts and crafts from recycled materials, and sing along to award-winning children’s tunes by Eve Fleishman. Fri., 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. San Francisco. $15 per child. $20 per family. All ages. Event details.

Interactive Earth Day Extravaganza
Make prints of sea creatures, letterpress printed lists on how to save the earth and bind simple journals from reusable materials. Sat., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

FROG Park Earth Day Party
Help clean up the park and then stay for the park’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, complete with a face painter, juggler, magician, games and crafts. Sat., 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Oakland. Free. All ages. Event details.

Cal Day
Discover exciting events for kids at the university level! Kids can try making pottery, building a box city and learning all about bugs. Sat., 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Berkeley. Free. All ages.  Event details.


Earth Day at the Marin Country Mart
Celebrate planet Earth while playing dance games, crafting a boat and watching The Lorax on the big screen! Sat., 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Larkspur. Free. All ages. Event details.

Children’s Fair
Celebrate The Week of the Young Child, with lots of live musical entertainment, storytelling and activity booths. Sat., 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. San Rafael. Free. All ages. Event details.


Bay Area eTc’s Honk!
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, this charming musical performed by kids, tells the story of an odd looking baby duck and his quest to find his mother. Fri., 7:30 pm. Sat., 2:00 pm. Sun., 2:00 pm.  Redwood City. $19 per adult. $14 per senior & student. All ages. Event details.

The Little Mermaid
High school performers will bring to life the tale of a mermaid princess and her underwater friends. Sat., 10:00 am – 11:00 am & 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Sun., 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Palo Alto. $10 per adult. $8 per child. Ages 3–6. Event details.

— Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of the University of California, Berkeley