Sacramento Earth Day

Hosted by ECOS

Sunday, April 24th, 2016 11:00am – 4:00pm
Southside Park, Sacramento

Living Green is Second Nature

Each year, the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) coordinates Sacramento Earth Day. Over 150 organizations and businesses exhibit a vast array of practical information, goods and services that cultivate a healthier and more sustainable way of living. We also host a variety of live music, entertainers, healthy cuisine and fun activities for all, including a children’s area. Admission is free and we anticipate more than 4,000 attendees. One of ECOS’ primary goals is to educate community members on the need to reduce the footprint of our daily lives and preserve the planet for future generations. Sacramento Earth Day is an important tool for working toward this goal. The theme this year is Living Green is Second Nature!

NOTE: If you have registered for a table at Sacramento Earth Day on April 24 and need to know your location, please refer to the list of locations and the map, below:

Thank you to our Sacramento Earth Day 2016 Sponsors!


Live Music!

The 2016 Sacramento Earth Day line-up of performers includes:

11:00 am – Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl-Citlalli


12:00 pm – Kirtan Yoga Lifestyle Band

kirtan yoga band

1:00 pm – James Israel

james israel

2:00 pm – KTalon Band


3:00 pm – Fo’Shang’s Thang

fo shang

 Diverse, Plant-based Cuisine!


Plant-based foods to help sustain you and the earth will be available for purchase, including:

Raja’s Tandoor – Indian Cuisine

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Xochimilco – Finest Mexican Restaurant and Grille

Buffalo Pizza

Yolanda’s Tamales

Garden to Grill – farm to table, plant-based cafe, plus, gluten free bakery

Mr. Pop’s Popcorn – Gourmet Popcorn

DavePops – Delicious Non-Dairy Ice Cream

Pure Life Juice – the finest organic nutrient rich Cold-Pressed Juices

 Kids’ Activities!


Face-painting; Planting seeds in biodegradable pots; Dinger the Sacramento Rivercats Mascot; Age-appropriate educational exercises; Live animal displays, like: real, live BATS!; Bean toss; Hand-made toys for sale; and much, much more!

 Electric Vehicle Test Drives!

Sacramento Earth Day is on April 24th, 2016!

Are you curious about electric vehicles (EVs)? Have you ever driven an EV? Come to Sacramento Earth Day on April 24, 2016. The Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative’s Best.Ride.EVer! statewide EV ride-and-drive series is offering festival attendees the opportunity to get in the driver’s seat of several plug-in electric vehicle models for a test drive at Southside Park. Participants get a food coupon just for taking a free test drive! Come join us and experience the Best.Ride.EVer!

Free Valet Bicycle Parking!

SABA parking

Ride your bike and have it parked valet for free! Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates are providing this wonderful service once again, and will ensure that you don’t have to worry about the security of your bike while enjoying Earth Day.

Event-wide Sustainable Waste Diversion System

waste diversion station

Compliments of Urban Sustainable Solutions, we have a system in place to get as close to zero waste as possible within the constraints of our city’s systems. This includes the option to compost and recycle at each station for waste disposal, and a volunteer at each station to help everyone learn more about reducing the amount of waste that we all send to the landfill.

Building community


With so many groups present, you can expect to meet like-minded individuals and network with potential collaborators.

Over 150 Exhibitors


Each year we enjoy over 150 exhibits on display at Sacramento Earth Day. These include community organizations, local nonprofits, artisan crafts, and vendors of products that help people live more sustainably.

Click here to view all of the wonderful organizations who will be there.

How can YOU be a part of Sacramento Earth Day?

Join the Team! Volunteer

We need lots of volunteers to make Sacramento Earth Day happen each year. Please click here visit our Earth Day Volunteer page to read more information about it and to let us know if you or your group interested.

The tasks with which we need assistance are:
– Set up (2-hour shifts between 8am- 11am),
– Breakdown/Clean-up (4pm – 6pm); and
– Waste Diversion Education (2-hour shifts between 11am – 4pm).

 Sponsor Sacramento Earth Day

As a sponsor of Sacramento Earth Day 2016, you or your organization will have an opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to an environmentally-sustainable balance in the Sacramento region.

Sponsors receive advertising, t-shirts and space for a table to display information at Earth Day 2016, depending on the size of the contribution.

Click here for more information on sponsoring Sacramento Earth Day 2016.

Thank you to all of the sponsors of Sacramento Earth Day 2016! Click here to view the list!

 Exhibit/Sell Eco-friendly Wares at Sacramento Earth Day 

Location of your table is selected on a first-come, first-served basis — so register soon!

Three types of booths are available:

Information / Display. Sales are not permitted; registration fee is $30.

Crafts Vendor. Sales restricted to hand-made items. Registration fee is $60.

Commercial Vendor. Sales of products other than hand-made items. Registration fee is $120.

Note:  Does not include respective $1.77, $3.24, and $6.18 service fees, charged by the reservation system.

Click here to register for a table and for all the details about exhibiting at Earth Day.

 Serve Food at Sacramento Earth Day

We love offering a diverse, plant-based cuisine at Sacramento Earth Day each year. Only vegan food (no meat or dairy products) may be served. Liability insurance and food sellers permit are required. Registration fee is $250.

Click here for more details.

More Photos

Sacramento Earth Day logo

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The Sacramento Earth Day logo was created in 2008 by dana gray (, exclusively for the lasting benefit of Sacramento Earth Day, and it is copyrighted. If you wish to use it for a purpose consistent with the spirit and practice of celebrating Earth Day, or if you just like it, please honor its creator by sending a tax-exempt contribution to Sacramento Earth Day at ECOS, P.O. Box 1526, Sacramento CA 95812.

History of Earth Day

Sacramento, California

Kathy Reis started organizing Sacramento Earth Day events with volunteers in 1990 and onward. The Sierra Club took over the management of the event in 2000. The Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) became the official organizer of Sacramento Earth Day in 2006.

Davis, California

U.C. Davis has held its own Earth Day since the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970.


History of Earth Day at Earth Day Network

The Earth Day story and Gaylord Nelson

Please check this page regularly for updates as Sacramento Earth Day draws nearer.