This Earth Day weekend, Howard County beckons you to embrace the beauty of nature and join in the festivities that celebrate our planet. From vibrant parks to historic towns, this lineup of events promises a weekend filled with community spirit, environmental awareness, and wholesome family fun. So, pack your bags and prepare for an unforgettable Earth Day retreat!

Earth Day Celebration at Merriweather District

Color Burst Park, 6000 Merriweather Dr, Columbia, MD 21044, USA // Apr 20, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Step into Color Burst Park for an Earth Day celebration like no other! From interactive activities and games to live DJ-led yoga sessions, this event offers something for everyone. The first 100 families receive complimentary deciduous tree seedlings, and the first 100 children get butterfly wing capes. Dive into DIY workshops, recycling relays, and a Sustainable Maker's Market for eco-friendly accessories and local art. Don't forget to capture Insta-worthy moments at the immersive photo ops and enjoy lunch at nearby delicious restaurants.

Earth Day at Color Burst Park

Earth Day at Color Burst Park

Springfest 2024 in Old Ellicott City

Old Ellicott City // April 20, 12 - 8 pm

Experience the vibrant SpringFest in Old Ellicott City, promising family fun with outdoor stages, food trucks, artisan crafts, kids activities, and beer/wine gardens. Enjoy the eclectic town with 80+ shops and restaurants. Proud partners/attractions include Patapsco Heritage Greenway, ClayGround, Howard EcoWorks, and Robinson Nature Center. Dive into the festivities and celebrate the arrival of spring in this charming historic town.

Earth Day Service Projects at The Howard County Conservancy

Woodstock, MD // Apr 20, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join The Howard County Conservancy for a day of service to celebrate Earth Day! Engage in various volunteer projects, including invasive plant removal and tree plantings. Plus, participate in a clothing swap and composting demonstration. Advanced registration required.

Earth Day Festival at Slayton House Green

10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD // Apr 20, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Wilde Lake Community Association Earth Day Festival aims to raise awareness of the importance of preserving our Earth. Join in crafts and activities for the whole family!

2024 Holi Celebration & Color Fun Run / Walk

Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods // Apr 20, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Join the free, family-friendly celebration of the Festival of Colors! Kickstart the day with a 1-mile Color Fun Run/Walk, followed by a vibrant Holi Dance Party. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious snacks, and refreshing drinks. This lively event is a perfect way to connect with the community and celebrate the joy of spring.

Holi Merriweather

Holi Celebration

Earth Day Celebration at Clarksville Commons

Plaza, Clarksville Commons // 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Join the green movement at Clarksville Commons with a celebration featuring environmental non-profits, local farmers, and an electric vehicle display. From One Rock Farm to Howard County Beekeepers Assoc., explore sustainable practices and connect with like-minded individuals. Bring your electric vehicle and be part of the EV owners meet-up. It's a day dedicated to promoting green living and supporting local eco-friendly initiatives.

The Great Outdoors: Howard County's Parks, Lakes, Waterfalls, and Beyond

Take a moment to connect with nature in Howard County's parks, lakes, and waterfalls. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll, a scenic hike, or a peaceful picnic, the county offers a plethora of outdoor options to reconnect with the Earth.

The Cascade Falls-Patapsco Valley State Park-Howard County

Cascade Falls

Stay Overnight for a Complete Experience

Extend your Earth Day retreat by staying overnight in Howard County's hotels. Immerse yourself in farm-to-table dining, savor local craft beverages, and connect with the local community about environmental awareness. This is your chance to experience the true essence of Howard County – a harmonious blend of nature, community, and sustainability.

This Earth Day weekend, Howard County invites you to escape, explore, and embrace the wonders of our planet. Join in the festivities, make memories, and contribute to the collective effort of preserving the beauty that surrounds us. Retreat to your nature-inspired getaway, and join an Earth Day celebration that truly makes a difference.

Please note that event details, including dates, times, and locations, are subject to change. We recommend checking with the respective event venues or organizers prior to attending to ensure accurate and up-to-date information.