Earth Day Festival Returns Apr. 23 To The Los Alamos Nature Center

Fun and entertainment for all ages will be available at PEEC’s Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come to the event at the Los Alamos Nature Center! Photo by Maire O’Neill/


The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC’s) signature event, the annual Earth Day Festival, returns on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. After two years of COVID cancellations, the festivities are back in full swing, including delicious food, fun activities, informational booths, and exciting entertainment.

Throughout the day, guests can visit a variety of local, regional, and state booths with all kinds of activities and information to celebrate Earth Day. Recycle Man will provide interactive entertainment at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and The Hill Stompers will perform at noon. Festival entertainment is sponsored by Enterprise Bank and Trust.

Enjoy delicious snacks or lunch from Pig & Fig Cafe and Muy Salsas. Don’t forget that this is a zero-waste event, so PEEC encourages everyone to bring their own water bottle, utensils, and cloth napkins to help reduce the waste generated from the festival.

Visit with local, regional, and state organizations, parks, and businesses at interactive booths. There will be fun activities, crafts, and games for all ages. Pick up the newest passport booklet, the New Mexico Outdoor Pass and check out what’s new in the gardens and planetarium.

There will be no parking available at the nature center. Instead, park at the Justice Center (across from the library) and ride the free Atomic City Transit bus straight to the nature center.

The 2022 Earth Day Festival is free! Just come on by the nature center for a day of food, friends, and fun! To learn more about this and other Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) programs, please visit

This year the Earth Day Festival is made possible thanks to support from PEEC’s sponsors: Enterprise Bank and Trust and Los Alamos Mainstreet. PEEC also partners with Atomic City Transit, Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Department of Public Utilities, the Zero Waste Team, and Los Alamos Daily Post to put on this event.

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email, or call (505) 662-0460.

PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and gift shop merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit