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Earth Day at Quarryhill Botanical Garden
One of the pre-eminent Asian botanical gardens in the world, Quarryhill celebrates Earth Day annually with a festive day of eco-friendly fun. The event will feature up close and personal experiences with bats, reptiles, wild cats, deer and other animals, gardening activities, beekeeping presentations, arts and crafts, and a plant sale. Additionally, there will be performances by the Sonoma Conservatory for Dance and the Sonoma Hometown Band. (Photo by Joshua Dylan Mellars)
Earth Day at Quarryhill Botanical Garden is Saturday, April 22 and free. It is from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Parking is $10 (cash only). (707) 996-3166, 12841 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen.
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Start of garden season at Korbel Champagne Cellars
Korbel Champagne Cellars has been producing sparkling wine in the heart of Sonoma County for over 130 years. They'll celebrate Earth Day with the season opening of their historic gardens. Enjoy a tram tour of rarely seen areas of the estate, enjoy sips of Korbel bubbles and spring-inspired small bites. Garden hats encouraged! (Photo courtesy of Korbel Champagne Cellars)
Earth Day at Korbel Champagne Cellars is Saturday, April 22, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. Tickets start at $20 and are available online. Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets (707) 824-7000, 13250 River Rd., Guerneville.
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Explore the wildflowers at Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve
One of the most spectacular wildflower displays in Northern California will be in full bloom during a guided hike through Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve in Sonoma. Sonoma Ecology Center naturalists will guide hikers of all ages through the 162-acre property, which is only open to the public for special occasions like this. This hike is moderate in experience and will take place weather permitting. (Photo by Kent Porter)
The Family Friendly Earth Day Walk takes place Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am - free. RSVP is required. (707) 996-0712. 1022 Grove Street (parking along street)
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Climb Mt. Raven at Ravenswood Winery
An icon of Sonoma red wine production, Ravenswood will host guests for a rare hike up Mt. Raven, where they grow their award-winning estate Zinfandel. During the hike, you'll learn about their sustainable and organic winemaking practices. Light bites will be served, local favorite Jon Williams will perform, and lots of Zin will be poured. (Photo courtesy of Ravenswood Winery)
Earth Day with the Ravens is Saturday, April 22, from 10 am until 4:30 pm. Tickets start at $25. (707) 933-2336, 18701 Gehricke Rd., Sonoma.
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Celebrate with family friendly fun in downtown Santa Rosa
Over 3,000 people will participate in Santa Rosa's annual Earth Day OnStage! event. The family-friendly festival aims to "inspire awareness and build community through environmental protection." The afternoon features live music and performers, including children's theater, Chinese lion performers and martial arts, Japanese drumming, Native American dancing, and many vendors and organizations. (Photo courtesy of City of Santa Rosa)
EarthDay OnStage! takes place Saturday, April 22, from 12 pm to 4 pm. The event is free. Santa Rosa City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa.
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Get spring fever at Gloria Ferrer's Bubbles & Blooms
Celebrate the start of spring with an eco-friendly flower filled event at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards. Their annual Bubble & Blooms event features sustainable gardening workshops, DIY flower crafts, vineyard tours, a flower market, food by Beth Sogaard Catering, and all the sparkling wine you can handle. (Photo by Jeremy Portje)
Bubbles & Blooms Festival is Saturday, April 22, from 12 pm to 4 pm. Tickets start at $55. (707) 933-1917, 23555 Highway 121, Sonoma.
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Enjoy Earth Day lakeside at Lake Sonoma
Head north to the Lake Sonoma Recreational Area for a fun-filled afternoon celebrating Earth Day. Hikes for all skill levels will take place throughout the day, showcasing the spectacular beauty of Lake Sonoma. Arts and craft projects and games for kids will be offered and attendees can get up close to native animals that will also participate in the festivities. (Photo courtesy of Friends of Lake Sonoma)
Earth Day Family Fun is Saturday, April 22. It is free and starts at 10:30 am. Milt Brandt Visitors Center, Skaggs Springs Rd., Geyserville.
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Learn about biodynamic farming at Benziger Family Winery
A leader in eco-friendly farming practices, Benziger Family Winery hosts a hike with Chris Benziger through their Sonoma Mountain property. Throughout the easy to moderate hike, Chris will share facts about the property with an emphasis on the biodynamic practices they implement. After a tour of the ranch, guests will sample Benziger's favorite biodynamic wines. (Photo courtesy of Benziger Family Winery)
Earth Day Weekend Hike and Tasting takes place Sunday, April 23 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Tickets start at $10. Buy tickets online. (888) 490-2739, 1883 London Ranch Rd., Glen Ellen.
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Celebrate Earth Day in Green Valley at Iron Horse Vineyards
Iron Horse Vineyards' Earth Day event will celebrate the bounty of Green Valley and innovations in eco-friendly practices in California. California Secretary of Agriculture, Karen Ross, serves as keynote speaker, and Ronstadt Generations, featuring the nephews of singer Linda Ronstadt, will perform. Food will be served by acclaimed chef Traci Des Jardins and Imperfect Produce and eight Green Valley wineries will pour their wines, including Iron Horse's award-winning sparklers. Proceeds from the event support Sustainable Conservation. (Photo courtesy of Iron Horse Vineyards)
Earth Day in Green Valley is Sunday, April 23 from 12 pm to 3 pm. Tickets start at $65 and are required. Purchase tickets online. (707) 887-1507, 9786 Ross Station Rd., Sebastopol.
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Explore environmentalism and wellness in Windsor
Over 3,000 participants will enjoy an afternoon in the sun at the Windsor Town Green for the town of Windsor's annual Earth Day & Wellness Festival. Participants can explore the many recreational and environmental activities offered in Windsor with hands-on activities, presentations and workshops. The festival also features live music, a farmers market, and a plant sale, including veggie starters. (Photo courtesy of Windsor Chamber of Commerce)
The Earth Day & Wellness Festival is Sunday, April 23, from 10 am to 2 pm. The event is free. Windsor Town Green, 701 McClelland Dr., Windsor.