This Friday, April 22nd is Earth Day and that means it’s time to celebrate. Whether you’re looking to give back, grow some new plants, or volunteer, we’re here to help with some ideas. Here are 9 ways to celebrate Earth Day in Seattle this April.

Visit a state park for free

Earth Day just so happens to be a free state parks day! So get out there and truly enjoy the great outdoors. Why not take yourself to a state park you’ve never seen before?

When: April 22nd
Where: Washington State parks
Cost: Free

Bird Tour at Discovery Park

Try your hand at birding with a bird tour of Discovery Park! Who knows what you’ll see and learn while exploring one of Seattle’s best parks.

When: April 23rd
Where: 3801 Discovery Park BLVD
Cost: $5

Earth Day Is Every Day Artist’s Books & Environmental Justice

Hear from a panel of artists whose works deeply reflect concerns for the environment and the planet. Artists include Suze Woolf, Beverly Naidus, and Shu-Ju Wang. Not only is the event going to be interesting and informative but it’s also an excuse to head to Bainbridge Island.

When: April 23rd
Where: 550 Winslow Way East
Cost: Free

Earth Day Sound Bath, A Grounding Meditation

Celebrate our one earth by giving back to your one body. “This full body listening experience will take you on a sonically guided meditative journey, as vibrations gently wash away stress and tension, opening up space for clarity, and invite in expansive energy towards your goals.”

When: April 23rd
Where: Location is given with ticket purchase
Cost: $35

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Soos Creek Spring Plant Sale

Soos Creek will be selling plants that are suitable for PNW gardens, many propagated directly from Soos. Expect a great selection of perennial shrubs, flowers, and more including Kalmia, Echinacea, and Heuchera. A number of annuals will also be available this year.

When: April 22nd & 23rd
Where: 29308 132nd Ave SE Auburn

Handmade & Homegrown Seattle Spring Market and Plant Sale

This market combines both craft and plants! You’ll find work by local artists and makers, with a main focus on plant vendors of all varieties. It’s worth noting that if you live south, the sale is also happening at Second Use’s Tacoma location as well.

When: April 23rd
Where: 3223 6th Ave S

City Nature Challenge

The Woodland Park Zoo, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park are asking folks to join the City Nature Challenge 2022. It’s a nature observation event using the iNaturalist app. Have fun while being an observer or by helping others identify their observations.

When: April 29th-May 2nd
Where: Seattle-Tacoma Metropolitan Area

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Spring Plant Sale

This is a hybrid plant sale happening both online and in person. The plants are grown by students and the sale features plants like vegetables and herbs, fuchsia baskets, petunias, million bells, and much more.

When: Until April 30th
Where: 11605 132nd Ave NE

Pop up plant sales at Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

Throughout spring, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden will host featured vendor weekends in partnership with local nurseries. In April you’ll be able to shop from Chimacum Woods (April 2-3), River Rock Nursery (April 9-10), Growing Girls (April 16-17), Cascadia Iris Gardens, and Bonsai Akira (April 23-24) and Puget Sound Daylily Club (April 30-May 1).

When: Until April 30th
Where: 2525 S 336th St. Federal Way, WA

There you have it, happy Earth Day Seattle!