This year, Earth Day will take place on Saturday, April 22. History states that Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 as an educational day for environmental issues to maximize the number of students that could be reached on university campuses. To gain national attention, environmental public awareness began with pollution. Today, the holiday is a global celebration that’s sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green living and confronting the current climate crisis. As an educational hub, Terre Haute is the perfect location to celebrate Earth Day.
When seeking out immersive events to attend with the whole family, Terre Haute will keep you busy all day on April 22. There is a Clean Up Ryves Day & Community Cook-Out at the Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church from 9-11:30 a.m. that is open to all!
And after, you can experience the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice Earth Day Festival at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College returning to the community from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The festival offers attractions for attendees of all ages: mini-workshops and demonstrations, educational displays, children’s games and activities educating about the Earth, food trucks, a bake sale and more.
If you prefer a relaxed day with no plans, there are plenty of parks to visit in Terre Haute too:
To see a compiled list of all attractions, especially parks and recreation, offered in Terre Haute, visit See You In Terre Haute.
Every day is Earth Day, so the celebrations are continuing. In less than a year, on April 8, 2024, Terre Haute will experience one of the greatest natural phenomena that can occur, a total solar eclipse. This year’s Earth Day provides just a taste of the celebratory natural phenomenon offered here in Terre Haute.
On Earth Day, April 22, the weather should be beautiful with clear skies and around 60°, so whether you’re attending a festival or having a leisure walk in the park, get outside and take advantage of our beautiful Earth with the wonderful community here in Terre Haute.
To view more events going on in Terre Haute the weekend of Earth Day, April 22, visit the See You In Terre Haute event calendar.