Happy Earth Day to you! April 22nd marks Earth Day, an annual celebration of our planet, the environment and everything eco-friendly. Earth Day is the perfect opportunity for families to come together and learn how to keep our planet green and clean. Learn healthy practices that will last a lifetime at New Jersey’s numerous Earth Day festivals, where all ages can participate in hands-on green crafts, environmental activities and educational workshops.

Here’s the dirt on the best Earth Day happenings taking place throughout New Jersey.

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Cape May County Earth Day Celebration

Where: Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House
When: April 22 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Party with the animals at this annual celebration featuring live music, nature hayrides, inflatables, an interactive drum circle, food and crafts. A 5K Earth Day Race and 1 Mile Fun Run precedes the festival at 8:30 am.
More info: Cape May County Earth Day or call 609-465-5271

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Daffodil Festival & Earth Day Fair

Where: Van Neste Memorial Park, East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
When: April 23 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: “From Rain to Drain” is the theme of this year’s celebration. If in full bloom, the park will be adorned with over 19,000 beautiful daffodils! Environmental-focused vendors, as well as a festive parade, plant sale and children’s activities, round out the day’s activities.
More info: Daffodil Festival & Earth Day or call 201-670-5560

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Earth Day at Liberty State Park

Where: Liberty State Park, 299 Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City
When: April 22 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Commemorate Earth Day at one of the Garden State’s most extensive celebrations, with thousands of visitors expected. Over 100 vendor exhibits, children’s amusements and tons of family-friendly green activities will inspire learning and awareness.
More info: Liberty State Park or call 732-225-1844

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Earth & Arbor Day Celebration

Where: Camden Children’s Garden, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden
When: April 22 & 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Price: $9 per person, free for children age 1 & under
Details: Planting, crafts and educational activities are all part of the earthy fun at Camden Children’s Garden annual festival, held at the children’s themed gardens and the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House.
More info: Camden Children’s Garden or call 856-365-8733

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Wild Earth Fest

Where: Trailside Nature & Science Center, 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside
When: April 30 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: $4 per person, free for children ages 6 & under
Details: Watchung Reservation is the perfect venue for this annual event, loaded with eco-friendly fun including animal demonstrations, face-painting, recycling Olympics, crafts, giveaways, wildlife photo contest and live music!
More info: Wild Earth Fest or call 908-789-3670

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Earth Day at Appel Farm

Where: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, Elmer
When: April 23 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: This free and festive event is chock full of activities, including crafts, healthy treats and live music. Kids can create egg carton crafts, make mosaic murals and enjoy family line dancing classes.
More info: Earth Day at Appel Farm or call 856-358-2472

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Project E.A.R.T.H. – Swamp Search!

Where: Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge
When: April 30 from 12 noon to 4:30 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: The search is on! Embark on a scavenger hunt adventure throughout the EEC trails, and find answers to questions about the Great Swamp and all of its inhabitants and resources. After the hunt, return to EEC for a visit with “The Butterfly Guy,” to learn about the Great Swamp’s beautiful butterflies and moths.
More info: Project E.A.R.T.H. Swamp Search or call 908-766-2489

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Daffodil Day

Where: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit
When: April 23 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: $10 per person or $25 per family
Details: Celebrate spring and the earth at the arboretum’s annual festival featuring thousands of beautiful daffodils. This family-friendly event includes live music, a petting zoo, games, crafts and family photos.
More info: Reeves-Reed Arboretum or call 908-273-8787

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum

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