27 Free or Cheap Earth Day Events
Perhaps the most high-profile event taking place on Earth Day is the March for Science rally and teach-in on the National Mall. It includes speeches, sessions with scientists and civic organizers, musical performances, and a march through the streets of Washington. The gathering begins at 8 a.m. on April 22. Organizers say the events are aimed at defending the critical role science plays in the community and the world.
San Diego's Balboa Park is hosting EarthFair 2017 on April 23. The free annual event typically attracts about 60,000 people. Participants include more than 300 exhibitors with displays about conservation, wildlife preservation, and products made from natural and organically grown crops. There will also be a food pavilion, multiple entertainment venues, a children's parade, and an area showcasing products and technologies that can make homes more environmentally sustainable.
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The nonprofit Earth Day Initiative's Earth Day 5K Green Tour offers one of the more unique ways to mark Earth Day. Participants can explore an urban farm in New York City's financial district and tour green buildings. Tickets for the April 21 tours, which last about three hours and include a free lunch, are $20.
Delray Beach is offering educational and interactive activities tied to recycling, renewable energy, gardening, and green technology on Earth Day. Nearly two dozen businesses will participate in the free event including Tesla Motors and Florida Power and Light.
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