Earth Day is an Official Fiesta San Antonio event, commemorating our community’s shared commitment to protecting the earth. Under the guidance of the Earth Day Committee, The Westside Development Corporation (WDC) has been responsible for organizing and hosting this event since 2016.
This year’s event will take place at Woodlawn Park this Saturday April 13, from 10 am to 3pm.
In July 2018 San Antonio was designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be in “non-attainment” due to high ozone levels., the Earth Day Committee has chosen “Quality Air, Quality Life” as the theme for 2019 Earth Day.
The staff at the WDC want to emphasize that improving air quality is more than a
desire to preserve the environment, it is a responsibility to the health and well- being of all San Antonio residents. The City of San Antonio’s Earth Day Celebration is an opportunity to educate the public about local and national environmental initiatives. The event features environmental and science exhibits, interactive displays, demos, crafts, games, food, and entertainment in an effort to grow comprehensive environmental policy and programming in our communities.
The day kicks off at 10:00 am with an Earth blessing from the Americans in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions (AITSCM) and then follows with an opening from Mayor Ron Nirenberg. Exhibitors cover a wide range of topics such as solar energy, water conservation, home energy efficiency, reducing our carbon footprint, vegan living, composting, mulching, improving air quality, gardening with Texas friendly plants, urban farming, and much more!
On the tennis courts, there will be demonstrations of Yoga, Zumba, Core Rhythms with Fitness in the Parks instructors in addition to an obstacle course hosted by Camp Gladiator. Kayaking will be available on the lake as well as casting lessons from students at East Central H.S.
For the animal lovers, there will be yoga sessions on the lawn with Farm Yoga that includes baby goats, a goose, and possibly some potbelly piglets. Learn Nature and Zoomagination will also be participating with animal presentations that feature snakes, tarantulas, and other friendly-critters. The stage encompasses a wide array of performances that showcase San Antonio’s rich culture and creative flair.
The Westside Development Corporation (WDC) was founded in 2006 by the City of San Antonio Council and Mayor to address long-term economic development concerns in the inner Westside of San Antonio. The organization is committed to implementing planning and economic development initiatives that protect and preserve the culture and history but also create a viable, sustainable and thriving urban community. WDC operates as a 501(c)(3) and city delegate agency, receiving funds from the City of San Antonio, financial institutions, private foundations and individual donors to carry out its mission.
For more information please visit the Earth Day Event Page at