Celebrating Earth Day in Fairfield County

Activities for Kids to Celebrate Earth Day in Fairfield County

April 22nd marks the 46th celebration of Earth Day, an annual celebration in which kids (and adults!) are encouraged to give back to planet Earth.  There are a range of celebrations in Fairfield County from the artistic to the philanthropic.  The spectacular Grace Farms property in New Canaan has a whole day of activities planned for children and adults of ages. For more suggestions, check out our Earth Day round ups in Hartford, New Haven, as well as Westchester and  the Lower Hudson Valley.

Party for the Planet—Bridgeport
April 23-24, 2016
The Beardsley Zoo hosts this weekend long celebration of earth day while focusing on citizen science projects and environmentally friendly choices families can make at home. Included with zoo admission.

1875 Noble Avenue, 

Earth Day at the Darien Nature Center—Darien
April 22, 2016
Drop by the Darien Nature Center after school on Friday for a live animal encounter, some outdoor play, and a nature-based craft.

120 Brookside Road, 203-655-7459

Earth Day at Selleck's/Dunlap Woods—Darien
April 24, 2016
Join the Darien Land Trust to help clean up the trails in Selleck's and Dunlap Woods. Free.

Parklands Drive, 203-655-4118

Town-wide Earth Day Celebration—Fairfield
April 30, 2016
Fairfield holds a massive annual event that includes music, food, children's activities, presentations, and more.  Admission is free.

Fairfield Warde High School, 755 Melville Avenue

Earth Day Beautification Project—Greenwich
April 23, 2016
Join the Greenwich Land Trust in the American Chestnut Sanctuary to plant flowers, clear invasive vines, and witness a wildlife release. Free, but advanced registration is required.

Burning Tree Road, 

Earth Day Family Day—Greenwich
April 24, 2016
The Bruce Museum will host an afternoon of environmentally themed activities that culminates with a performance by Bash the Trash, a musical group that builds, performs and educates with musical instruments made from recycled and reused materials. Included with museum admission.

1 Museum Drive, 203-869-0376

Earth Day at Grace Farms—New Canaan
April 23, 2016
If you haven't had a chance to explore the spectacular Grace Farms property, their first Earth Day celebration is a terrific excuse. The day will include a live falconry demonstration, the opening of the Community Garden and local farmers market, children’s art activities, and more. Free.

365 Luke's Wood Road, 203-920-1702

Newtown Earth Day Festival—Newtown
April 23, 2016
This annual festival includes kids’ activities, live music, tasty food, and a vendor fair. There will be live music and a recycled art show. Free.

Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street

Afternoon Studios at the Aldrich—Ridgefield
April 21, 2016
Use a selection of found and recycled materials to create an “up-cycled” object to use in your home. Included with museum admission.

258 Main Street, 203-438-4519

Arbor Earth Day Family Festival—Stamford
April 23, 2016
Head to the Bartlett Arboretum for a free day of music, storytelling, food, face painting, touch-a-truck activities, and trail tours. Free.

151 Brookdale Road, 203-322-6971

Kids' Earth Day Bug House Workshop—Westport
April 22, 2016
The exquisite garden shop Terrain is offering this workshop after school on Friday. Kids will learn how to make bug houses that encourage beneficial insects to be part of a home garden. (This is not a drop off event.) Preregistration required.

61 Post Road East, 203-226-2750


Photo courtesy of Grace Farms

Originally written by Brandee Gilmore on April 15, 2012.


Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue
06610 Bridgeport , CT
41° 12' 31.9284" N, 73° 11' 1.9176" W
Darien Nature Center
120 Brookside Road
06820 Darien , CT
Phone: 203-655-7459
41° 5' 28.1292" N, 73° 28' 1.9236" W
Selleck's/Dunlap Woods
Parklands Drive
Darien , CT
Phone: 203-655-4118
41° 4' 56.3412" N, 73° 27' 36.2988" W
Fairfield Warde High School
755 Melville Avenue
06825 Fairfield , CT 41° 11' 11.6844" N, 73° 14' 3.588" W
American Chestnut Sanctuary
Burning Tree Road
06830 Greenwich , CT
Phone: 203-629-2151
41° 5' 13.1784" N, 73° 36' 15.8904" W
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
06830 Greenwich , CT
Phone: 203-869-0376
41° 1' 11.4852" N, 73° 37' 22.5552" W
Grace Farms
365 Luke's Wood Road
06840 New Canaan , CT
Phone: 203-920-1702
41° 11' 41.4384" N, 73° 30' 42.642" W
Newtown Middle School
11 Queen Street
06470 Newtown , CT 41° 24' 46.0008" N, 73° 17' 52.8036" W
Bartlett Arboretum
151 Brookdale Road
06903 Stamford , CT
Phone: 203-322-6971
41° 7' 58.098" N, 73° 33' 11.1528" W
61 Post Road East
06880 Westport , CT
Phone: 203-226-2750
41° 8' 29.0004" N, 73° 21' 39.942" W
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
258 Main Street
06877 Ridgefield , CT
Phone: 203-438-4519
41° 16' 37.5528" N, 73° 29' 49.5024" W