Apr 19, 2024 - Things to Do

Earth Day events in Salt Lake City

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Earth Day is Monday, but there are plenty of chances to get outside this weekend and enjoy or help our colorful li'l rock.

Millcreek Common: Pollinator Palooza brings butterfly encounters, local honey and native plants to the town square.

  • When: Friday-Sunday, 11am-9pm, with a special Earth Day celebration 2pm-6pm Saturday
  • Cost: $5 for butterfly activities; celebration is free

Scion Cider: A plant swap and pop-up shop gives you a chance to place your unwanted potted and basket plants in a happy home — or pick up cuttings and other lil' babies.

  • When: Noon-4pm Saturday
  • Where: 916 S. Jefferson St.

National Park Week: Enjoy free entry to all NPS sites Saturday to kick off a week of celebrations of national parks. Be sure to take part in the daily adventure themes!

  • Where: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Cedar Breaks, Dinosaur, Glen Canyon, Golden Spike, Hovenweep, Natural Bridges, Rainbow Bridge, Timpanogos Cave and Zion.
  • Zoom in: If you're heading to Zion, check out Springdale's big Earth Day party.

Bonsai!: Admire the most elaborate mini-trees scissors can create.

  • When: 9am-7:30pm Saturday and 9am-3pm Sunday
  • Where: Red Butte Garden
  • Cost: $16 general admission with discounts for kids, seniors and other groups

Ogden Nature Center: The Earth Day fair includes a water-wise plants sale, live entertainment, crafts, food trucks and other fun.

  • When: 11am-4pm Saturday
  • Cost: $5, with discounts for members and kids

Earth Day 10K: Pound the ground and get some fresh air.

  • When: 10am Saturday
  • Where: Holt Farm, South Jordan
  • Cost: Varies by race

Heron viewing: See the giant birds during their family time.

  • When: 11am-2pm Saturday
  • Where: Eccles Wildlife Education Center, Farmington
  • Admission: Free

Keep going outside: Salt Lake City's rangers offer events each week, with duck-feeding advice Sunday, iNaturalist quests next week and wildflower walks to come.

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