Earth Day & Day of the Child 2022

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Earth Day-Day of the Child is Watsonville’s magnificent local celebration, not only of our Earth but also of the youth who stand to inherit the planet for generations to come. The historic annual  Watsonville Earth Day-Day of the Child festival aims to bring knowledge, resources, and cultural inspiration to our residents, especially the young, to inspire them to be lovers and protectors of the earth and all it has to give us.

After two years of celebrating Earth Day in small group service due to COVID-19, we welcome you back to the Watsonville Plaza to celebrate in person. Join us to participate in fun educational activities and cultural entertainment with your kids!

Open to everyone & free

This event is family-friendly and free of charge. In order to keep everybody safe, please do not come if you are feeling sick. Otherwise, we hope to see you there!


FREE parking is available in the parking garages on Rodriguez or West Beach Street.

Interested in Going?  Let us know on Facebook!

Celebrate the Earth the Whole Month of April!

Bring your family to the following activities throughout the month of April to connect with the earth, conserve resources and have a good time:

  • Saturday, April 9th - Neighborhood cleanup with the Trash Talkers

    • 10am to 12pm - Across from the Buddhist Center on 423 Bridge street.

  • Saturday, April 23rd - 

    • Wetlands restoration from 9am to noon at Watsonville Wetlands Watch on 500 Harkins Slough road.

    • Free Fruit Trees for Watsonville residents from 2pm to 2:45pm at Callaghan Park on 225 Sudden street. 

    • Home Composting Workshop from 2:45pm to 3:20pm at Callaghan Park on 225 Sudden street.

  • Monday, April 25th - Senior Nature Walk by our wetland trails

    • Starting at 1:30pm, meet at Panda Express on 20 Ohlone Parkway.

  • Friday, April 29th - Bike Party around town to celebrate one of the most fun and environmentally friendly ways to get around.

    • Meet at 6:30pm at the Watsonville Cyclery on 25 E 5th street.

Follow us on Instagram  @watsonvillenaturecenter for updates and more family-friendly activities.