The Tucson Earth Day Festival will include a parade, performances and environmentally themed booths with hands-on exhibits.

GREG BRYAN / ARIZONA DAILY STAR 2011

Welcome back, reader!

We're glad you're here and checking out this list of things to do over the weekend. We write one every week, along with one every month because we love you and want you to have lots of fun stuff going on all the time.

Anyway it's Earth Day this weekend, which means there are tons of fun Earth-Day-related things to do.

Oh, and National Parks are free and the Pima County Fair is back! 

EARTH DAY EVENTS¬†ūüĆé

Party for the Planet

For every person that bikes to the zoo, they get free admission. That means visiting Nandi and participating in the cool Earth Day activities. Or you can drive there and pay the admission, the activities are free once you get in.  

Find more information here. 

When: Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Ct.

Cost: Event is included in admission. Adults pay $10.50, seniors (62+) pay $8.50, children 2-14 pay $6.50 and children under 2 are free. 

$1 Sale at Buffalo Exchange

Get all the $1 (cash) you have and get that cute blouse before the next girl. Feel good about the money you spend because it benefits The Humane Society. 

Find more information here. 

When: Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Buffalo Exchange, 2001 E. Speedway Blvd.

Cost: Everything is $1. Cash only.

Tucson Earth Day Festival 

What's more earth friendly than biking? Bike to Tucson's Earth Day Festival. And learn about other ways to help the planet while you're there. 

Find more information here. 

When: Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave.

Cost: Event is free to attend.

Celebrate with The Lorax

The new Bookmans is throwing a Lorax-themed party with games, crafts, seed planting, face painting and more. Silly Tassie will also be there to entertain the kids. 

Find more information here. 

When: Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m. to noon

Where: Bookmans Midtown, 3330 E. Speedway Blvd.

Cost: Event is free to attend.

Earth Day Up-cycle Arts and Crafts

Craft with the provided recyclables. 

Find more information here. 

When: Saturday, April 22, noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.

Cost: Event is free to attend.

EVERYTHING ELSE

Bike-in Movies

You don't drive, you bike there. Bring along some snacks and something to sit on to watch "The Goonies" under the stars. 

Find more information here. 

When: Friday, April 21, 7:30-9 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend. 

Paint Out in the Park for Kids

Kids get to play and paint outside alongside wildlife artist Brenda Rentfro. Art supplies are provided. 

Find more information here. 

When: Saturday, April 22, 9-11 a.m.

Where: Agua Caliente Regional Park, 12325 E. Roger Rd.

Cost: Event is free for children and members, $5 for non-member adults. Register online. 

DIY Wedding Centerpiece

You don't have to be getting married to make a succulent centerpiece. It can go on your dining room table. 

Find more information here. 

When: Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Green Things, 3384 E. River Rd.

Cost: Demo is free to attend. Just pay for supplies.

Attend the grand opening of English Salon Spa

Get to know the new salon downtown with food, drinks and music. English Salon Spa is opening for business on Earth Day. Bring some canned food to benefit the Food Drive. 

Find more information here. 

When: Saturday, April 22, 4-9 p.m.

Where: English Salon Spa, 27 N. Scott Ave.

Cost: Event is free to attend.

Free screening of "Inside Out"

It's time for outdoor movies. During Camping Under the Stars, you can watch "Inside Out" for free. 

Find more information here. 

When: Saturday, April 22, 7:15-9:30 p.m.

Where: Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Rd.

Cost: Event is free to attend.

Spring Formal Garden Party

It's spring time but it feels like summer in Tucson so whip out your favorite sundress and flower crown and head to Espresso Art for drink and hookah specials.

Find more information here. 

When: Saturday, April 22, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: Espresso Art Café, 942 E. University Blvd.

Cost: Event is free to attend and everyone is welcome.

Bike Day at St. Phillip's Plaza

Join in the morning ride along the Rillito River Path, listen to BICAS's bike maintenance and repair demonstrations, buy from the farmer's market and maybe do some courtyard yoga. 

The one-hour yoga class is $5 at starts at 9 a.m.

Find more information here. 

When: Sunday, April 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: St. Philip's Plaza Farmers Market, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.

Cost: Event is free to attend. 

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