The first Earth Day took place in New York City and Philadelphia in 1970. And each April 22nd since, people gather from around the world to celebrate our planet and how to maintain it going forward. The holiday will be celebrated by over a billion people across the globe, with the health of the planet and how to keep it safe the primary concern.

And this year in Tampa Bay there are several ways to participate in Earth Day celebrations! We've put together a list so you can think globally, but act locally by checking out these events surrounding Earth Day in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and more!

Earth Day Clean Up on the Courtney Campbell Causeway

From 11am-2pm there will be a cleanup of the Courtney Campbell Causeway by Paradise Flowers. Supplies are being offered, but if you would like to bring a group of 15+ please contact the store in advance to get your supplies early. or call 813-902-8855.


Being held at the Lowry Park Bandshell, EcoFest 2018 is organized by Learning Gate Community School, the City of Tampa and USF Health. It celebrates businesses, organizations, and individuals in Bay Area "dedicated to the principles of sustainability – Ecology, Equity and Economy."

There will be live music, workshops, demonstrations, and much more about the earth and ecologically sound businesses, as well as some local artists, alternative health practitioners, and organic farms and gardens with produce.

Earth Day Country Concert

Country for a cause! Join 3 Daughters Brewing for Earth Day on April 22nd for a day of music and beer. Will Erickson will play from 1-3pm, and Randy McNeeley will perform from 4-7pm. 222 22nd St South, Saint Petersburg FL. Phone 727-495-6002

Earth Day St. Petersburg

Happening a day before the actual Earth Day on Saturday, this event in Williams Park is hosted by a group of civic and environmental groups. This year's event has a focus on "green businesses, environmental activists, and family-focused activities that foster a deep appreciation for the planet we call home." It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to walk, ride a bike, carpool, or use public transit. A bike valet will also be provided.
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