Sacramento Earth Day

April 28, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Southside Park, 700 T Street, Sacramento, CA

Environmental Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Live Music, Plant-Based Cuisine, Kids’ Activities, Green Products, Community-Building, Local Artists, Bicycle Valet Parking, Picnic Area, Electric Vehicles

Sacramento Earth Day is all about building community and finding ways to help residents of the Greater Sacramento Region reduce our ecological footprint. Attend the festival for the opportunity to learn about a vast array of methods to live more sustainably. Around 150 organizations and businesses will be exhibiting a multitude of practical information, goods and services that cultivate a healthier, greener way of living. You’ll also find a variety of fun activities to enjoy for the whole family, including live music, interactive educational games and a kids’ area. There will be several food vendors serving a range of plant-based (vegan) cuisine options. We’ll also have electric vehicles to check out, ask questions about, ride in or test drive! Featuring local art, environmentally-protective products and even valet parking for your bicycle! This is the largest Earth Day celebration in the Sacramento region. And admission is free! 

Sacramento Earth Day is hosted by the local nonprofit organization, the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS). The mission of ECOS is to achieve regional and community sustainability and a healthy environment for existing and future residents. Sacramento Earth Day is the largest annual fundraiser for ECOS, so consider supporting our work by becoming a sponsor of this landmark event today! If you aren’t able to sponsor, help us recruit volunteers! 

~150 Exhibitors!

Corky of Norcal Bats shows off live bats to attendees of Sacramento Earth Day

Click here to check out some of the exhibitors who will have tables at Sacramento Earth Day on April 22, 2018 at Southside Park!

Live Music!

Fenix Drum and Dance Company celebrating music and dance from West Africa and the diaspora

Live music during the entire event!

Plant-Based Food Vendors!

Electric Vehicles!

The Electric Vehicle Association of Sacramento will display a variety of electric vehicles and answer any questions that you may have had about buying or owning an electric vehicle (EV). The group is made up of EV drivers who volunteer to help other people get an electric vehicle!

In addition, Charge Across Town will be providing FREE electric vehicle test drives and rides at Sacramento Earth Day again this year, and we couldn’t be more grateful! Attendees loved having a chance to experience the feel of an electric vehicle and we are happy this will be an activity of the day once again!

History of Earth Day

Sacramento Earth Day

Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) has been organizing Sacramento Earth Day since 2006!

Beginning in the early 1970s, residents of Sacramento and Davis attended Earth Day events held in Davis, California. Kathy Reis started organizing Earth Day events in Sacramento with volunteers in 1990 and onward. The Sierra Club took over the management of the main Sacramento Earth Day event in 2000. The Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) co-hosted Sacramento Earth Day with the Sierra Club until 2006, when the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) became the official organizer.

Origin of Earth Day

The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes from Harvard as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land. April 22, falling between Spring Break and Final Exams, was selected as the date. – The History of Earth Day, from the Earth Day Network

The Earth Day story and Gaylord Nelson

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.

Become a Sponsor

Sacramento Earth Day is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS). Support our work and partner with us for Sacramento Earth Day by becoming a sponsor. Click here to learn more.

Reserve a Table

Interested in having a table at Sacramento Earth Day? Click here for all the details.


We need lots of volunteers to make Sacramento Earth Day happen! Sign up here.

Serve Food

Are you a food vendor interested in bringing your fare to Sacramento Earth Day? Learn more here.

Frequently Asked Questions

All the questions we get all the time. Click here.

Our Sponsors

We could not host Sacramento Earth Day without them. Please click here to view the generous sponsors of Sacramento Earth Day 2018. 

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

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