Sacramento Earth Day

Sunday, April 23, 2023, at Southside Park, Sacramento, 11:00am – 4:00 pm

Sacramento Earth Day is the largest Earth Day celebration in the Sacramento region, providing people with the knowledge and means to take care of our Earth. The theme this year is Grow Native. Our event is free and thousands of attendees are expected throughout the day.

Over 100 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 local art and a variety of fun activities to enjoy for the whole family, including live music, interactive educational games and a children’s area. We will host several food vendors serving a range of plant-based (vegan) cuisine options. Our event will showcase a display of electric vehicles to check out, and ask questions about.

And there will be free valet parking for your bicycle!

Grow Native 2023

The Sacramento Earth Day 2023 theme is GROW NATIVE! This theme is centered on the importance of local native plants play in our region and in our daily lives. We have experienced the impacts of our region’s increasing temperatures and decreased snow pack. Our landscaping has suffered and so have the beneficial insects, pollinators, birds, and animals that share it. You will learn about these impacts and how to combat them at the GROW NATIVE exhibit at the 2023 Sacramento Earth Day Celebration. You will learn how local native plants conserve water and provide beneficial habitat while sustaining beautiful landscapes. Experts on native plant gardening will be available in the GROW NATIVE exhibit. Nurseries with local native plants will be on site. So, bring your landscaping and gardening questions and learn how you can help our region adapt while maintaining beautiful and sustainable landscaping for your family’s and our fellow creatures’ benefit and enjoyment. We will see you at the GROW NATIVE exhibit from 11:00 until 4:00 at the April 23rd Sacramento Earth Day Celebration located at Southside Park in downtown Sacramento.

Plant-based (Vegan) Cuisine

Here are some of the food options we had in 2022. Stay tuned to find out what we have in store for 2023!

Selected plates by Crazy Rabbit Kitchen
Craft Dairy-Free Gelato by Conscious Creamery
Hand-crafted Kombucha from KC Kombucha
Specialty Vegan Pizzas by Buffalo Pizza

… and more!

Live Musical Performances

While the 2023 musical line up is to be announced, you can get a taste for the kind of music showcased at Sacramento Earth Day. Below are the performers who played at Sacramento Earth Day 2022.

11:00am Fenix Drum and Dance Company
Afro Cuban drum and dance company
Fenix is a company specializing in dance and drumming from West Africa, the Congo, and the Caribbean. Their high energy, multi generational, multi ethnic group highlights the richness and complexity of the African diaspora.

12:00pm Lo-Fi Lowdown
Lo-Fi Lowdown is an Americana style band with a touch of new grass and classic rock. Plenty of strings.

1:00pm Gheni Band
A high energy roots/rock band with Sacramento roots. They are a power trio with years of performance. They have just released their new EP.

2:00pm The James Israel Band
This is rock band for singer/songwriter James Israel. They have a sound reminiscent of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and at times, the Grateful Dead.

3:00pm Kindred Spirits
A classic rock style band with original songs and a warm sound.

Electric Vehicle Display

The electric vehicle display at Sacramento Earth Day is hosted by the Sacramento Electric Vehickle Association. They estimate having 20 electric vehicles on display at Sacramento Earth Day 2023, including e-Motorcycles. This is the year of electric pickups as well, with the Rivian and Ford F-150 Lightning. And, we will be talking about using the new electric vehicles to to backup your home power, or even help out the grid.

Building on the Earth Day Legacy

The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized millions of Americans for the protection of the planet. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event.

Earth Day led to passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States, including the Clean Air, Clear Water and Endangered Species Acts. Many countries soon adopted similar laws, and in 2016, the United Nations chose Earth Day as the day to sign the Paris Climate Agreement into force.

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.


Sacramento Earth Day is organized 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. If you aren’t able to sponsor, help us recruit volunteers.

Sacramento Earth Day logo

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.

Use our hashtag! #SacEarthDay

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

Please note that if you attend this event your photo, or video of you, may be taken and used by ECOS for promotional purposes.