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Earth Fest and Earth Day 5K  

Two Days of Celebration and Climate Solutions


Take Action/ Invest in our Planet

We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably)



The first Earth Day was founded 53 years ago, in 1970, in response to a huge oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Earth Day returns to the Wood River Valley for the 3rd year in recognition of our fragile planet and a desire to increase our actions to slow our current rate of global warming.


Friday, April 21Town Center West in Hailey,  free and open to the public. 

  • 5:15 - 5:45 PM – Local Youth Activists share ways they have taken action.

  • 6:00 - 8:00 PM – Screening of “Biggest Little Farm”, a beautifully shot film documenting the exciting regeneration of a worn-out California orchard into a vibrant organic farm and orchard.   (Followed by a short discussion.)

Saturday, April 22nd, 10:00AM-2:00PM We celebrate national Earth Day with a fun-filled day of events focused on solutions we all can take to slow global warming.  Inside and outside at Town Center West, we have individuals and groups bringing in games, the Boise State Dark Sky Planetarium, food, raffles, composting, tool sharpening, landscaping tips, electric bikes and a riding etiquette and safety challenge for all electric alternatives and much, much more. A full list of activities can be seen at the bottom of this posting.

  • 10:00AM Earth Day 5K Road Race/ Fun Run – starting and ending at Town Center West. The whole course will be on neighborhood streets this year due to expected river flooding and wet trails.  Adults $20. Students $10.  Bring a friend! Bring the whole family! Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, women’s and men’s awarded at 10:45!   Dogs are welcome (on leash only).    (Click to Register)


  • 10:00 – 2:00Earth Fest – Inside and outside at Town Center West, we have individuals and groups bringing in games, music, food, raffles, composting, repair, recycle, tool sharpening, landscaping tips, electric bikes and a riding etiquette and safety course for all electric alternatives as well as standard bikes and boards. And so much more!  

  • 2:00- 5:00 Earth Fest @ Kiwanis Park continues the fun with family friendly activities from recycled art, making pine cone bird feeders, face painting, music, great food and more. (Kiwanis Park is on the bike path behind Balmoral Apartments.)  Good weather?  Ride your bike!


  • 7:00- 8:00 Trashion Show - Head over to the Community Campus theater to see the latest in fashion made from thrown- away and non-recyclable items put on by the WRHS’s W.A.T.E.R. Club.  

Tip for all participants:This year we will be offering you an opportunity to bring in your old and unused athletic shoes for REuse or REcycling!  


Take Action. Be a part of the green revolution.


The Following "Earth Friendly" activities can be found at this year's Earth Day Fest:



  • Boise State and Dark Sky Alliance -  Dark Sky Planetarium

  • Alaska Wilderness Leaugue - Learn about preserving the Arctic wilderness areas

  • Blaine County - Learn to identify invasive weeds and toxic yew shrubs



  • W.A.T.E.R. CLUB - Sorting Recyclables Challenge

  • CAC - Bring in your unwanted athletic shoes for reuse or recycling

  • Blaine County Recycling - Raffle to guess the weight and worth of an aluminum bale from Ohio Gulch

  • CAC - Bring your old and retired athletic shoes to be recycled by TerraCycle 



  • Joanie Cashman - Weaving with t-shirt yarn

  • ERC - Traveling utensil holders for out of home eating - end single use plastics

  • W.A.T.E.R. CLUB - Make a Lorax planter 



  • Thrift Store - Visible Mending coaching – bring a loved item you’d like to mend

  • CAC - Tool Sharpening – Bring tools in for sharpening  10:00 - 12:00 



  • BCRD & Mountain Ridese - Electric mobility Safety Challenge

  • Idaho Walk Bike Alliance - Rethink your transportation options

  • SVIR - Looking at Circular Economy ideas 

  • Itty Bitty Farms - Fresh and prepared foods + rethinking packaging



  • The Hunger Coalition - Demonstrations from vermiculture to nutrient-dense foods

  • Bloom Youth - Smart desert plants for all of our yards

  • Hemmingway 4th grade GATE students - Bees and Pollinator Plants grown at school

  • The Nature Conservancy - Reforestation and Regenerative Ag in Idaho

  • Hailey Tree Committee - Know the trees and shrubs best for your yard and our planet



  • CAC - Six alternatives to lawns to decrease water and chemical use

  • Trailhead Bikes - REducing transportation emissions with your own electric bike

  • ICL - Tips to reduce your energy costs with tax rebates 

  • Wyld Beet - Reduce your food footprint with local, vegan foods

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