A Guide to Local Earth Day Events in Miami, Florida

April 22nd is Earth Day and it should be a day of reflection and a time to raise awareness for protecting our planet. On this day we are called to make a commitment to protect our environment. This modern day environmental movement began over 40 years ago. It led people to join forces and demonstrate their commitment to our planet. I would say that we have to transform our reality and cooperate in protecting our natural resources. I urge you to celebrate our planet by attending one of many events taking place in Miami, Florida. The following is a list of events:

Sunday, April 10, 2011
Earth Day Festival / Pinecrest, Florida – Pinecrest Gardens (the former site of Parrot Jungle) At this event you will be able to check out green vendor booths, eco-friendly workshops and informative presentations. There will be food and entertainment for all. Call 305-234-2121 for more information.

Sunday, April 17, 2011, 11 am – 4 pm
Earth Day celebration at Barnacle State Park
This event will feature businesses and groups working at going green, there will be lots of environmental activities, games.and things for all to do. Don’t forget your own picnic basket, but if you should decide to eat at the park, there will a good assortment of snacks and grill foods, hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie dogs from vendors. Get ready to enjoy some live music by Lenny Batista from 12pm to 3pm. No alcohol or pets will be allowed,so make sure that you leave then at home. A fee of $2.00 will charged for those ages 6 and up. For more information, please call: 305-442-6866.

Sunday, April 17, 2011. Noon to Sundown
Earth Day festival at Crandon Park
This will be a day for the whole family to enjoy, there will be a nature workshop, organic and vegetarian foods to enjoy, an Eco adventure game, tram tours and nature walks So get ready to have fun. Take some time out to relax and enjoy yourself. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the concert and please don’t forget to bring any electronic items for recycling. Parking is $6, please call:305-361-5421, for additional information.

Friday, April 22, 2011 /9:30am to 4: 30pm
Fairchild Botanical Garden
Take advantage of this free admissions event on Earth Day. It’s free!, yes, it is definitely free. Please make definite plans to attend. I can guarantee you’ll enjoy it. Additional information is available at 305-667-1651

Saturday, April 23rd /10 a.m. – 1 p.m /. FREE
Wholefoods Markets
This activity will a “Coral Gables Kids Club Earth Month Extravaganza”. Pre-registration is not required, but your kids have to be12 years and under to participate, and it’s available only while supplies last. Please get there early!. Visit Customer Service or call: 305-421-9421for additional information.

Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17/ from 10:30am to 3:30pm
Zoo Miami
Come to a party for the Planet Earth, check out the zoo animals, have the kids participate in all the fun activities.

Saturday, April 23/ 10am to 6pm
Miami Going Green
If your are looking for a place to have fun, visit Bayfront Park in Miami,FL . There will be over a 100 different exhibits with lots of things to do. And for those of us who like to listen to live music, get ready for a wave of excitement.

The Earth is our home and we should always remember that “Earth Day is every day”, please work towards safeguarding our planet’s environment. “It will pay off in the long run.”