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    Top 8 Local April Events You Don’t Want to Miss

    Welcome to April and (hopefully) the actual beginning of spring. We’ve got loads of great events on our calendar but picked the best to keep you busy this month even on those April shower days!

    8 Can’t-Miss Sustainability Events in April

    1. Cherry blossom festival

    Experience a Japanese style celebration of spring right in Philadelphia with activities like sushi making classes, cultural demonstrations, and storytelling. Events begin on cumulate on Sakura Sunday with Japanese music, crafts, performances, and food under blooming cherry trees in Fairmount Park.

    April 1st – 9th Multiple Locations | $10-$15 | More info 

    2. Philly Spring Clean Up

    This year is the 10th annual Philly Spring Clean Up. Last year volunteers removed over 600,000 pounds of trash from Philadelphia streets. Join your neighbors, engage with the community, and keep the city we love beautiful.

    April 8th | 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM | Multiple Locations – free | More Info

    3. Toad Night

    Join Philadelphia Zoo’s Amphibian Conservation Specialist, Dr. Carlos Martínez Rivera for this educational family event. Dr. Martínez will lead a hike and conversation about local toad and frog species, area natural history and conservation efforts.

    April 8th | 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM | the Schuylkill Center 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road Philadelphia, PA 19128 | free | More info 

    4. The Buzz: A Craft Coffee, Beer & Spirits Festival

    This event lets you sample the area’s finest tea, coffee, cocktails, and beer. What could be better than celebrating local brews of all sorts while enjoying vegan snacks and the city skyline from the Free Library of Philadelphia’s roof deck?

    April 15th | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM | Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine St Philadelphia, PA 19103 | $45 – $65 | More info

    5. March for Science in Philadelphia

    You now don’t even have to leave Philadelphia to join marches all over the world to advocate for and support science. After the march ends at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing entertainment will commence including music and special guest speakers.

    April 22nd | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM |Beginning at the south side of City Hall on Juniper Street and ending at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing |free | More info

    6. Composting 101

    Want to learn more about best practices in composting or how to start composting your kitchen and garden scraps? Greensgrow presents a workshop on composting in Philadelphia, exploring different methods, and ways to maximize benefits.

    April 23rd | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM | Greensgrow West 5123 Baltimore Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19143 | $10 | More info

    7. Philadelphia Science Festival

    Calling all scientists, science lovers, future scientists, and proud geeks, you definitely do not want to miss the Philadelphia Science Festival. The week will be packed full of fun events celebrating scientific inquiry in its many forms and cumulates in a free Science Carnival at Penn’s Landing. Here are some of our other favorite events going on in the week that you don’t want to miss, Science in the Park, Science on tap untapped: scientific malarkey, and Be a Scientist Day.

    April 21st to April 29th | Multiple Locations  | Inquire Price Per Event | More info

    8. Spring Native Plant Sale

    Native plants make for a beautiful garden and one that provides maximum benefits for local biodiversity by providing habitat for birds and pollinators. There’s no better time to get started or expand, your beautiful garden than while the Schuylkill Center is having its annual plant sale.

    April 28th to 30th | 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM | the Schuylkill Center 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road Philadelphia, PA 19128 | More info

    Want additional sustainable events in Philadelphia? Visit our Events Calendar, and submit your upcoming events.

    Marie Bouffard

    About Marie Bouffard

    Marie is a senior at Villanova University studying communication and sustainability. She lives for hiking, camping, skiing, and any outdoor activity. Marie is a coffee addict, loves reading, and has never met a cat or dog she didn't like.

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