Whether you have toddlers at home or older kids, it’s never too early or late to teach them about the importance of keeping our planet clean and protecting Earth’s natural resources. Every little bit helps and the earlier children learn simple habits, the more ingrained it will become. We can use Earth Day as a starting point for creating change. Earth Day isn’t just about celebrating the Earth on one day of the year – it’s about making changes every day that will create a lasting impact.
Here is our list of Earth Day events in Niagara:
Annual Earth Day Celebration at Beyond Montessori School
When: April 22, 10am-3pm
Where: Beyond Montessori School, 17 Welland Ave, St. Catharines
Join us for a day of celebrating our beautiful planet! We have some exciting activities planned for adults and children alike! A great line up of live music, a wellness fair with environmentally conscious businesses, a bouncy castle and games, activities and crafts for the children!
Our very own earth day mascot “Buzz” the bee will be there, children can get their photo taken with Buzz after making their own antennae at the craft station! There will also be a fun dress up photo booth for both children and adults to take selfies in front of our earth day backdrop.
We will also have free child care provided so you can browse, shop and enjoy the music! Mark this event on your calendar, you don’t want to miss this day of family fun!
Lots of Eco-friendly/ Wellness Vendors!
Community Cleanup Day in Pelham
When: Saturday, April 21, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Centennial Park, 999 Church Street, Fenwick
Get your organization/ family/ friends/ neighbours to help pick up garbage in our community! We can provide garbage/ recycling bags, gloves and safety vests, registration can be done here: www.pelham.ca/cleanup
City of St. Catharines Pitch In Day
When: Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Rain or shine
Where: Various locations around St. Catharines
Join the Clean City Advisory Committee and other community volunteers as they pick up litter at City parks and in neighbourhoods across St. Catharines during the Pitch-In Day Clean City Clean Up.
We provide the gloves and garbage bags; you provide the community spirit.
Help make St. Catharines a more beautiful place by volunteering to clean up one of following designated sites:
- QEW off ramp at Lake Street
Meet at the Best Western Plus parking lot (2 North Service Rd.). Please note: Children under the age of 12 can not participate at this location.
- QEW off ramp at Ontario Street
Meet at the Henley Square plaza parking lot at the corner of Ontario Street and Henley Drive (395 Ontario St.).
Please note: Children under the age of 12 can not participate at this location.
- Former Fairview Golf Course
Meet at Pet Smart parking lot (40 YMCA Dr.)
- Roehampton Park/CNR Spur Line
Meet at the parking lot (55 Roehampton Ave.).
You can also help clean your own neighbourhood or favourite park. Get a group together and call 905.688.5601 ext. 1630 to register and to let us know where you’ll be cleaning up so we can arrange to pick up the trash.
We can also provide supplies.
Call 905.688.5601 ext. 1630 to register.
Pick up supplies from the following locations:
- Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre – 240 St Paul St W.
- City Hall – 50 Church St.
- St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre – 425 Carlton St.
Earth Day Extravaganza at the Welland Farmers’ Market
When: April 21, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Welland Farmers’ Market, 50 Market Square, Welland
Earth Day at Heartland Forest
When: Sunday, April 22, 1-3pm
Where: 8215 Heartland Forest Road, Niagara Falls
Bring the kids out to teach them about the environment and how important it is to protect and care for it. On Earth Day we will help Heartland Forest get ready for the busy season ahead and help make the forest beautiful for everyone to enjoy!
Check here for more information.
Earth Day Extravaganza at Evergreen Academy Inc.
When: Saturday, April 21, 2pm-4:30pm
Where: Evergreen Academy, 178 Elm St., Port Colborne
Evergreen is very excited to announce that we will once again be offering a fun and FREE activity day for families in our area as we CELEBRATE EARTH 2018!!! There will be giveaways, door prizes, free activities, workshops and more!!
We have invited local businesses, organizations and groups to educate the public on environmental issues, increase awareness and inspire people to make more sustainable choices in their day to day lives.
The event will be held on Saturday April 21st and run from 2pm until 4:30. We will start with a short performance by the Evergreen students at 2pm and a few words from the Port Colborne Environmental Committee. This will be followed by a series of workshops and exhibits, interactive displays, demos, crafts, games, and food.
We have confirmed the following activities, and will add others as they are confirmed!!
Plant a Sunflower Workshop – FREE workshop – kids can take home a sunflower they’ve planted and learn about their importance in our ecosystem. Preregistration required – more details will soon be available athttp://
Build a Birdhouse – FREE workshop – birds are loosing their habitats to humankind! Kids can do their part by building the birds a place to nest and putting it up in a safe place at home! REGISTRATION IS LIMITED AND WILL BE GRANTED ONLY TO CONTEST WINNERS. ENTER THE CONTEST AT:
The Art of Litterless Lunches Workshop for Adults – Christine Combe & Katie Bristow from Niagara College will teach you how to reduce your impact on the environment by reducing your lunch waste! Come learn more about the how and why of literless lunches for you and your kids. Leave this interactive workshop more informed about how your lunch habits can reduce your impact on the environment and save you money! Space is limited to 15 participants. If you would like to register for this workshop please register using the form at http://
What Does it Mean to be Vegan – FREE workshop for kids!! A super fun workshop for kids with our friend Michelle, owner of Grey’s Haven Farm Sanctuary ! In this workshop, kids will learn what it means to be vegan, what is a sanctuary, how does eating plants help our environment and each child will have the chance to plant some seeds to grow for the sanctuary residents. Oh..and of course free nice cream!! Don’t forget to sign up before space runs out! ✌💚🍦
Organic Farming – FREE Workshop – Kevin Hamilton of Shared Harvest Farm will be leading a workshop on organic farming, sustainable food systems and local economy. Kevin has been an organic farmer for over 16 years and has cycled over 40,000 kms by bicycle around the world studying small scale farming and local food systems. In 2006 he cycled from Portugal – Vietnam visiting farms along the way.
He has been managing Shared Harvest Community Farm in Dunnville Ontario with his wife Sandra and their two children for the last 7 years. He will have some lettuce seedlings on hand for participants and be speaking about soil biology, living systems, local food economy and the resilience that comes when these 3 key ingredients work in unison with one another.
Please RSVP at http://
Seed Ball Table – Kids can stop by to make FREE Seed Ball
Earth Heros Game Booth – Kids Win PRIZES for being Earth Heroes!!
Waste Management Info Booth – Kids can play Plinko & WIN a prize, and adults will be able to purchase recycling boxes
Sweet Sunshine – FREE ICE CREAM SAMPLES!!! and learn what it means to be vegan
Niagara College – Learn all about Litterless Lunches
Niagara Penninsula Conservvation Authority – learn about the Yellow Fish Road program
Port Colborne Public Library – come plant a seed and learn about the brand new seed library!
Port Colborne Environmental Committee – Learn what the city is doing to facilitate pollinator reproduction and learn what YOU can do! Garden sign and seed giveaway with a pledge to help the pollinators!!
Mother Ease – purchase All in One and All in Two Cloth Diapers,
Swim Diapers, and Nursing Pads
The Healthy Cupboard
Cycle-Logical Rentals-FREE helmet fittings!! Learn how important cycling is for the environment and community and the ARTSPOKiN Project.
Earth Day Community Clean Up
When: April 21, 9:30am
Where: Thorold Public Library, 15 Ormond St. N, Thorold
The City of Thorold in partnership with the Village Church welcome residents to participate in this year’s Community Cleanup Day in honour of Earth Day by helping cleanup municipal property.
Participants are asked to register at the Thorold Public Library at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 to receive their garbage bag and gloves.
Annual Earth Day Expo at St. Catharines Market Square
When: Friday, April 21, 10am-3pm
Where: St. Catharines Market Square, 91 King St., St. Catharines
LGL’s 4th annual Earth Day Expo will be held on Wednesday April 18, 2018 at the Farmer’s Market Square in St. Catharines! This event is open to students and all member of the community FREE of cost. Come out and participate in our workshops and competitions, enjoy local foods and music and much more!
Subscribe to Niagara Families!
We do our best to provide accurate, useful information about event and activities in the Niagara Region. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, other websites, signs around town and word of mouth. We do our best to confirm details before they are published here. Sometimes details change. Whenever possible, we strongly encourage you to confirm the details before you go.