Earth Day 2023

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Saturday, April 22, 2023 | Noon - 4pm | Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa

Our annual Earth Day Festival will take place Saturday, April 22, from noon-4pm at Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa. This FREE, family-friendly, zero waste festival brings the community together through fun activities, live performing arts, great food, and inspiring exhibits that raise environmental awareness. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate our vibrant city and get involved by learning about solutions to address drought, climate change, and environmental concerns in our community.  

  • 50+ Exhibitors
  • Outdoor Showcase of Santa Rosa’s Performing Arts Scene
  • Food & Drink
  • Kids’ Activities & Crafts courtesy of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks
  • Local & Earth-friendly Products
  • Workshops
  • Hydration Station
  • Zero Waste Event
  • Giveaways
  • Free Bike Parking courtesy of Sports Basement
  • Free & Family Friendly
  • Beer & Wine Garden

FREE Bus Rides on Earth Day

Santa Rosa CityBus, Sonoma County Transit, and Petaluma Transit are fare-FREE on Earth Day - Saturday, April 22, 2023.  

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OnStage Performance Schedule

Leslie Graves

12:15 p.m. | Pomo Dancers

1:00 p.m. | Shiloh Step Irish Dancers

1:45 p.m. | Taiko Drummers

2:15 p.m. | Kids Activities 

2:45 p.m. | Tru Lyric Band

Workshop Schedule

12:15-12:45 p.m. | Building a Verdant Haven with Graywater

Presented by: Permaculture Artisans

12:50-1:20 p.m. | Honey Bees

Presented by: Kiss the Flower Honey

1:25-1:55 p.m. | Composting/Vermiculture Demo

Presented by: Master Gardeners

2:45-3:15 p.m. | Kokedama, a biophilic product

Presented by: Plantify

3:20-4:00 p.m. | Zero Waste Home Demo/Bike Maintenance

Presented by: Zero Waste Action-SoCo/Community Bikes

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Volunteers make Santa Rosa's Earth Day OnStage possible! Volunteers receive an event t-shirt and a reusable stainless steel Take it From the TAP! water bottle. 

For more information, contact Alicia Quilici at [email protected] or (707) 543-3711.

Volunteer Application - Earth Day 2023

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Additional Earth Day Events

Earth Day on the Greenway (Ages 8 and up)

Saturday, April 22 | 9:30 - 11:30a.m. | Olive Park footbridge (near 1698 Hazel St.) | REGISTER

ED Website_Creek Cleanup

Celebrate Earth Day’s 53rd birthday on the Prince Memorial Greenway. Help with a cleanup of Santa Rosa Creek, native plant care, and trail maintenance. Afterwards, join the Earth Day On Stage festival at Courthouse Square. 

Programming Your Irrigation Controller In-Person Workshop

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 1 - 3 p.m. | Sustainable Education Garden, 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa | REGISTER


Do you have an irrigation system at your home? Do you know how to program your controller to match site and weather conditions?

By programming your irrigation controller to match your landscape water needs, you can save water and money while improving the health of your plants! Join Daily Acts and Santa Rosa Water staff at the Sustainable Education Garden during Earth Day 2023 for a free hands-on workshop where you will learn the basic steps to program a controller, and how to use the various features.

In honor of Earth Day, each attendee will receive a free low water use plant!

Participants will also learn about additional tools and resources including weather-based controllers and weekly WaterSmart Yard recommendations that make seasonal controller programming easy and effective!

Join us to learn about:

  • The basic functions of an irrigation controller
  •  How to program your controller to match the water needs of your landscape
  •  Tools and resources to help simplify the process

 *Please note that attendance for this program will be limited to 50 people and advance registration is required. A waitlist will be available should this program fill up.

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Become a Vendor

As a vendor at the City of Santa Rosa’s Earth Day On Stage, you will be able to promote your organization while supporting our community and creating a memorable event. With more than 4,500 individuals expected to attend, your organization will be seen by a diverse population of potential customers.

If you are interested in renting a 10’x10’ space at the event, CLICK HERE for more information. To determine eligibility, applications will be reviewed in the order they are received and awarded to those who meet the minimum requirements on a first come, first served basis. Please submit your application as soon as possible as there are a limited number of vendor spaces available. 

Please allow 1-2 weeks for the processing of your application. Once your application is approved you will receive an email with information regarding how to register and pay for your space.

Please submit completed application by e-mail to [email protected] or mail to  Attn: Alicia Quilici—Earth Day, Santa Rosa Water, 69 Stony Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. 

Vendor Application - Earth Day 2023

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Silver Sponsors

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