2023 Earth Day Celebrations and Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to immerse yourself in evergreen solutions to climate change for Earth Day this year? There’s no shortage of events across North Carolina, ranging from outdoor to virtual. Whether you’re brand new to the movement, a tree hugger, or an expert on the climate crisis, here are some opportunities for you to get involved and inspire others:


Charlotte Earth Day (Charlotte SHOUT) | April 15

10am – 3pm at First Ward Park
CleanAIRE NC is sponsoring 2023 Earth Day as part of Charlotte SHOUT at First Ward Park, where we will celebrate the beauty and diversity of our ecosystem. Discover climate solutions and see the new 4-acre park’s air quality monitoring station. This year’s theme is interconnectivity with a mission of environmental awareness. Together we can pave the way to a better, brighter tomorrow. Check out the schedule of events and how you can get involved.

Earth Action Vigil | April 24

11am – 12:30pm in Uptown Center City
This event is dubbed “Banking on Love,” and aims to halt bank funding of dirty fossil fuels at the top four U.S. banks: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, CitiBank, and JP Morgan Chase. Earth Action Vigil occurs after Earth Day as part of a nationally coordinated effort just in time for annual shareholders meetings.


Drvie Electric Earth Day 2023 | April 30

12 – 4pm at Asheville Outlet Mall
Come see why the future of vehicles is electric! Get to ride in your favorite EVs and even test electric scooters and bicycles. Chat with EV owners and local EV clubs, and learn about the solar and expanded solar tax credit. You’ll also find out how to charge and maintain an EV and why you should make the switch. Find out if the rumors are true; are electric cars really more fun to own and drive?

Celebrate Earth Day 2023 | April 21

5 – 10pm at Dorothea Dix Park
Join the City of Raleigh for a free community event to explore earth-conscious vendors and organizations while enjoying live music, games, a family-friendly movie, and activities for all ages.


Wilmington Earth Day Festival | April 22

12 – 6pm at Long Leaf Park
The Wilmington Earth Day Alliance is hosting the annual Earth Day Festival at Long Leaf Park from 12 to 6. This year’s event is free to the public, and the theme is “Invest In Our Planet,” which is fitting for a zero-waste event thanks to recycling and compost stations. Kids can enjoy a terrarium, arts and crafts, games, and giveaways in the Kids’ EcoZone, while adults visit the three brewery stations and earth-friendly and vegan vendors. Don’t forget to enter the raffle for your chance to win a Hurricane Kayak!


Piedmont Earth Day Fair | April 22

10am – 4pm at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
If you’re in the Piedmont area, head to the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds—rain or shine—to take part in the largest Earth Day celebration and one-day environmental education event in North Carolina.

Don’t miss live demos and music, debates, yoga, chickens, and more. For information on the event and the speakers, join the discussion on their Facebook page!


Chasing Carbon Zero, PBS | April 26

Tune into the premiere of a NOVA film that will make you rethink what’s possible to stem the climate emergency. Learn how we can get to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 through innovative solutions already accessible to us today. Through technology like electric vehicles, solar panels, and wind turbines, we can eliminate the use of fossil fuels and heal our planet from the damage caused by climate change. Mark your calendars for 9 pm on April 26th on PBS! Additionally, consider donating to your local PBS station so that ongoing content on green energy is possible.