Asheville’s mountain location makes it the perfect place for enjoying the great outdoors. Hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway, biking around the local greenways, or kayaking the French Broad River—There are more ways to get out and enjoy nature than we can possibly list!
And Earth Day is the perfect time to get out and explore.
In case you haven’t marked your calendar, Earth Day is April 22. If you’re looking to celebrate with other nature lovers, it’s no surprise that Asheville offers many events in and around town. From volunteer events to concerts, you have no excuse not to celebrate.
Earth Day Kid’s Festival
Saturday, April 20, 2019 @ 10:00AM–2:00PM
Earth lovers of all ages are invited to RiverLink’s annual Earth Day Kid’s Festival at Salvage Station. This event features educational activities from some of the best local environmental educators. Topics include recycling, wildlife education, farmstead, rivers, and more. There will also be arts and crafts, games, face painting, and performances.
OM Sanctuary Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 20, 2019 @ 12:00–6:00PM
Can nature be imitated through thoughtful management? Enjoy three forest-based presentations, live music, slack-lining, Appalachian Medicine Chai Chat, face-painting, Qi Gong, chair massage, rock painting, Prayer Rock Circle Ceremony, raffle prizes, and more! $10 tuition, children free. Proceeds go to forest restoration.
Do Good Date Night: Earth Day Edition
Saturday, April 20, 2019 @ 2:00PM
Join Asheville GreenWorks and Asheville Date Night for an Earth Day date at the beautiful GreenWorks Orchard and Nursery! Bring your significant other, friend, mom, or anyone you like to build bee hotels and learn about the importance of pollinators and native plants. These bee hotels will be installed at community orchards and pollinator gardens in neighborhoods around Buncombe County. $20.
Earth Day Sustainability Workshops
Saturday, April 20, 2019 @ 2:00PM
Celebrate Earth Day at Sierra Nevada! Come early for presentations on backyard composting and stormwater management, stay for a sustainability tour of the brewery that will demonstrate how Sierra Nevada has implemented these practices on a large scale. Free.
Earth Day Reading: The Last Straw by Bryant Holsenbeck
Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 5:30–7:00PM
Environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck had long wondered where trash goes when we throw it “away.” Bryant began saying no to single-use plastic and spent a year discovering ways to live without it. The Last Straw: A Continuing Quest for Life Without Disposable Plastic documents her journey and the creative alternatives she found. Free and open to the public.
Make & Mingle: Earth Day Art
Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 7:00–9:00PM
Explore the Asheville Museum of Science after hours during their signature adults-only, hands-on, making-and-creating night! In honor of Earth Day, get your green on and make upcycled jewelry and art using items that would have ended up in the waste stream. Each ticket includes admission, an awesome project to take home, and one drink ticket. All proceeds help support STEM education in Asheville. 21+.
Get Grounded! A Mushroom, CBD, Hemp Party
Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 7:00–10:00PM
Join Todd Feeds Asheville, The BLOCK Off Biltmore, and Hemp And Heel to celebrate Earth Day. Todd will be bringing you some of the tastiest plant-based mushroom nibbles available. Oh, and by the way, they will feature some of the highest grade full-spectrum CBD on the market today. Expect to be entertained—in the calmest of ways. $35. Limited availability.
Cousin Earth’s Earth Day Celebration at One World Brewing West!
Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 7:15PM
The Ukuleliens of Cousin Earth will land at One World Brewing West on Earth Day to bring you incredible songs and jams at this place of eloquence to shower themselves in lightness. Save the date and come to this very special Earth Day show for an out-of-this-world showcase of talent and a celebration for our amazing planet.
Drive Electric Earth Day
Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 12:00–4:00PM
Come and experience the exciting world of electric vehicles on Asheville’s inaugural Drive Electric Earth Day at the Asheville Outlets. Owners and dealers will be present with some of the latest long-range EVs, four-wheel drive EVs, and plug-in hybrids. Get answers for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about electric cars.