Earth Day Family Fun Around Portland


Earth Day is April 22. What began in 1970 in the United States is now celebrated each year by 1 billion people in 192 countries. So your kids ride bikes and use water bottles, but how much do they understand about the many ways our daily actions can impact the world around us? Earth Day is a fantastic opportunity to get out and make some fun family memories while teaching your kids to love and care for our beautiful planet. You are never too young or too old to make a difference, and Portland Mom Collective has FIVE ways to do that as a family in Portland this Earth Day.

A close-up of sprouts growing in a line.

Earth Day Celebration at Multnomah Village

What: Family-friendly planting, clean-up and gathering to celebrate Earth Day and Spring. Arts, crafts, music and activities.
When: Saturday, April 22
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Where: Multnomah Village

Oregon Garden’s Earth Day

What: Each year the Oregon Garden hosts a festive Earth Day celebration, and seeing the garden in its beautiful spring bloom will make a nature lover out of almost anyone. This year’s celebration will feature kid-friendly fun like sustainable crafts and a guided tour through the Rediscovery Forest. Park for $5 onsite, or park for free nearby at a designated lot and hitch a free shuttle to the event.
When: Saturday, April 22
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $5 suggested donation, $5 for onsite parking 
Where: 879 W. Main Street, Silverton

SOLVE Cleanups

What: SOLVE Oregon is sponsoring cleanups in and around the Portland area for Earth Day—a LOT of them! Families can lend a hand with park cleanup, beach cleanup, native planting, invasive plant cleanup and more. Check out the website above to find a volunteer opportunity that works for you and your family, there are events planned in almost every corner of Oregon!
When: Saturday, April 22
Time: Vary
Cost: FREE
 Locations all over Oregon                                          

Earth Day Festival at the PSU Learning Gardens Lab

What: PSU’s annual Earth Day Spring Festival. Browse an extensive selection of annual vegetables and flowers for sale, meet local businesses and organizations, and enjoy free live music, food, games and crafts, a raffle, and more!
When: Saturday, April 22
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Where: PSU’s Learning Gardens Lab, 6801 SE 60th Ave, Portland

How does your family celebrate Earth Day? Let us know in the comments!