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Earth Day in Boise: A Guide to Local Events Celebrating Mother Nature

Last updated April 10, 2024 by Totally Boise

Boise is set to celebrate Earth Day 2024 with an array of events that showcase the community's dedication to sustainability and environmental awareness. There’s something for everyone this Earth Day in Boise! Here's what you can look forward to:

Shade City Brewfest 2024

The Shade City Brewfest is back for its third year, combining a celebration of local beers with a commitment to sustainability. This two-day event features an extensive selection of brews, live music, and a festival atmosphere at the Idaho Botanical Gardens. Attendees will be invited to explore new tastes and learn about sustainable practices in the brewing industry. As a brewfest with a green heart, their goal is to employ zero-waste tactics at every turn. Patrons are kindly being asked to bring their own cups (no glass cups, please!), a water bottle, a green transportation plan (bike, walk, or bus), and their best selves to this event. Celebrate our shared commitment to a sustainable future this Earth Day at Shade City Brewfest!

When: April 19th 5-9pm & April 20th 1-6pm
Where: Idaho Botanical Gardens
Cost: $45 for one day, $80 for two days
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City of Boise Earth Day Celebration

Join the City of Boise for an Earth Day celebration filled with educational and fun activities. This event will feature live music, a variety of food vendors, interactive art projects, and an electric vehicle car show. Attendees can also participate in workshops to learn about climate action and sustainability practices. Bring a t-shirt or tote to print with a commemorative design, and explore ways to contribute to preserving our natural resources.

When: April 13, 2024 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park, 500 S Walnut St
Cost: Free
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Gardeners Drinking Beer: An Earth Day Party

Spend an evening at Mad Swede Brewing Company for an Earth Day event that combines beer tasting with gardening tips. Learn how to plan your garden effectively from the experts at Global Gardens while contributing to a good cause! All proceeds from beer sales at this event will go towards supporting refugee farmers in Idaho. There will also be DIY craft stations for all ages, and a silent auction featuring unique garden-related prizes!

When: April 19, 2024, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Mad Swede Brewing Company, 2772 South Cole Road
Cost: No entry fee
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Earth Day Family Night Out

Zoo Boise is hosting a family night out to celebrate Earth Day, featuring educational talks and interactive activities designed to teach children and adults alike about wildlife conservation. Here, Zoo Boise will provide insights into the importance of biodiversity and what everyday actions can be taken to help protect our environment. It's an ideal outing for families looking to engage with nature and learn more about the animal kingdom.

When: April 11, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Dr
Cost: $8 per person, registration required
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Earth Day at Dogtopia

Dogtopia of Boise welcomes all pet parents to celebrate Earth Day with their furry friends. Enjoy a unique activity where your pets can create their own artwork, guided by the irresistible allure of peanut butter! This fun event offers a great way to bond with your pet while engaging in creative play, and it's a fantastic opportunity to meet other dog lovers in the community.

When: April 22, 2024, All Day
Where: 3203 W Chinden Blvd, Garden City, Idaho
Cost: $10
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Earth Day Film Festival

The Earth Day Film Festival will be showcasing films that highlight various aspects of global conservation. These screenings are intended to spark discussion and inspire action on environmental issues. The festival is a great opportunity for those interested in ecological documentaries to learn more about pressing environmental concerns and the efforts being made to address them.

When: April 19th from 6:00-7:30 PM and April 20th from 1:00-2:30 PM
Where: Refuge Visitor Center, Nampa, ID
Cost: Free
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Earth Day River Clean Up

Join community members for the Boise River Clean Up to help maintain the cleanliness and beauty of this vital waterway. Volunteers will gather at designated stations to remove trash and debris, an essential part of conserving the river's health and ensuring it remains a valuable resource for recreation and wildlife.

When: April 27, 2024, 10 AM - 12 PM
Where: Various locations along the Boise River
Cost: Free
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These events provide a comprehensive look at Boise's dedication to celebrating Earth Day through a variety of activities that foster environmental awareness and community involvement. Keep an eye out for a blog coming soon about how to get involved and give back to our community! 




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