Earth Day in Yosemite

April 21-22 at Tenaya Lodge

At Tenaya Lodge we're kicking off the celebration with stargazing on Tuesday evening (complimentary hot chocolate) and highway cleanup, nature walk and tree planting on Wednesday.

April 17-18 in Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley beats us to the punch by celebrating on the nearest weekend. The annual Earth Day celebration is a great event for young and old. The celebration kicks off with Earth Day Family Night on Friday, April 17 and includes an entire day of events on Saturday, April 18.

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About Earth Day

Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness. The brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson and inspired by the antiwar protests of the late 1960s, Earth Day began as a "national teach-in on the environment" and was held on April 22. By raising public awareness of air and water pollution, Nelson hoped to bring environmental causes into the national spotlight.

Yosemite Earth Day Celebration, April 17-18

The Yosemite celebration kicks off with Earth Day Family Night on Friday, April 17 and includes an entire day of events on Saturday, April 18. See the full schedule for more information.

Earth Day at Tenaya Lodge, April 21-22

Tuesday, April 21

  • 8:30-9:30pm: Stargazing on the Grand Terrace. Complimentary hot chocolate!

Wednesday, April 22

  • 7:00-9:00am: Employee Highway Cleanup on Hwy 41.
  • 10:00-11:00am: Nature Walk with a guide from Tenaya Lodge.
  • 4:30-5:30pm: Tree planting by the outdoor pool area.

Retail Specials: 20% off all eco-friendly products in the both the Gift Shop and the Spa Gift Shop.

Restaurant Specials: both Sierra Restaurant and Jackalopes Bar & Grill will be offering organic and sustainable specials in honor of Earth Day.

Earth Day in Yosemite
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