Eight Great Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In Philadelphia

Enjoy special events all throughout town...

While the Earth should be celebrated every day (no littering, please!), one particular day is meant for events that honor Mother Nature — Earth Day.

Earth Day arrives on Saturday, April 22, and a slew of special events are scheduled throughout the Philadelphia region all weekend long.

In the coming days, help plant floating wetlands on the Delaware River, take part in cleanup events along the Schuylkill River, enjoy an inspiring flick at the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival and more.

Check out our picks for Earth Day celebrations, below.

Sly Fox Brewing Company's SRT Spree

After a day of cleanups along the Schuylkill River Trail and a 50K run, fans of Sly Fox beer are invited out to an afternoon party at St. Michael's Park in Mont Clare, which is just across the river from Phoenixville. The party celebrates the annual release of Sly Fox's Schuylkill River Trail Ale (SRT Ale), a seasonal beer that benefits the trail. Throughout the afternoon, enjoy music, fare from food trucks, games and plenty of SRT ale.

Sly Fox Brewing Company's SRT Spree

When:Saturday, April 22, 2-8 p.m.
Where:St. Michael's Park Picnic Grounds, 203 Jacob Street, Mont Clare
Cost:Pay as you go

www.slyfoxbeer.com

Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival at the Prince Theater

Prince Music TheaterPhoto courtesy Prince Music Theater

Throughout Earth Day weekend, the Prince Theater is home to the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, a first-time event that aims to inspire the public to take action and learn about the environment via panels and movie screenings. The screenings range from shorts to feature-length films that all focus on a different aspect of conservation or the environment.

Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival at the Prince Theater

When:April 21-23
Where:Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Cost:Various prices

www.princetheater.org

Earth Day Party at City Tap House University City

City Tap House University City teams up with Yards Brewing Company for a special Earty Day patio party this Saturday evening. Head outside to the bar's popular outdoor patio for drinks, food, games and music from Ear Me Now.

Earth Day Party at City Tap House University City

When:Saturday, April 22, 5-9 p.m.
Where:City Tap House, 3925 Walnut Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.ucity.citytap.com

Earth Day at the National Constitution Center

National Constiution CenterPhoto by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

In celebration of Earth Day, the National Constitution Center puts on a full day of programming this Saturday. Guests can enjoy Earth Day-themed arts and crafts, an eco-centric game and more. All activities are included in the price of general admission.

Earth Day at the National Constitution Center

When:Saturday, April 22
Where:National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street
Cost:Included in the price of general admission

www.constitutioncenter.org

Ecology Day at the Independence Seaport Museum

The Independence Seaport Museum closes out Earth Day weekend with the installation of the Floating Wetlands exhibition on the Delaware River — and guests are encouraged to help out. These floating wetlands, which should improve water quality and serve as a habitat for marine life, can be found around Independence Seaport Museum and Spruce Street Harbor Park.

Ecology Day at the Independence Seaport Museum

When:Sunday, April 23
Where:Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Included in the price of admission

www.phillyseaport.org

Art is Life Festival

This Saturday, Roxborough celebrates the local arts community with an afternoon-long festival featuring food trucks, a beer garden, shopping from one-of-a-kind vendors and tons of arts activities for the whole family. Admission to the festival is completely free, and select activities are available on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Art is Life Festival

When:Saturday, April 22, noon-6 p.m.
Where:Ridge Avenue from Green Lane to Leverington Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

www.roxboroughpa.com

Science in the Park

Get outdoors and explore a wealth of science at your local park. Science in the Park, a Philadelphia Science Festival event, heads to three different locations this year (The Schuylkill CenterHunting Park and Clark Park), filling each with hands-on activities that showcase the power of science, technology, engineering and math.

Science in the Park

When:Saturday, April 22
Where:Parks throughout the city including Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue
Cost:Free

www.philasciencefestival.org

Arbor Day at Morris Arboretum

Morris ArboretumPhoto by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Learn all about flowers and how they grow at a special Arbor Day event at Morris Arboretum. On Saturday, April 29, Morris Arboretum scientists will teach guests about the make up of a flower, plant families and how best to use flowers and plants.

Arbor Day at Morris Arboretum

When:Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where:Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Cost:Included in the price of admission

www.morrisarboretum.org

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