John Muir Birthday-Earth Day Celebration!

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"John Muir Birthday/Earth Day Celebration. Saturday, April 20, 2024. Celebrating John Muir's Astonishing Legacy, Earth Day, Nature and Conservation."

NPS/Luther Bailey


Let's Celebrate Together!

2024 is here and time for another great John Muir Birthday/Earth Day Celebration Event at the John Muir National Historic Site.


Event Date: April 20th, 2024 (10am to 4pm)
Admission: Free
Location: John Muir NHS at 4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, California.
Park Contact: (925) 228-8860 ext 6400,
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  • Meet "John Muir" and see the giant sequoia that he planted over 130 years ago.
  • Exhibits and activities for all ages
  • Live music and silent auction
  • John Muir's 1882 Victorian home and orchards
  • John Muir Conservation Awards
  • Youth activities with National Park Service rangers
  • Food and beverges are available for purchase

Things to Know Before You Go

1. Bring your own water bottle!
2. Remember to wear sunblock.


There is free parking at the Alhambra High School (Alhambra Avenue at “D” Street) with shuttles to event.

Visit, or for public transportation options


Schedule of Events

Note: Times and events are subject to change
10:00 a.m. Gates Open with Bagpipe Procession
10:30 a.m. STAGE. Music by the Piedmont Highlanders Drums & Pipes Band
11:15 p.m. STAGE Rick Najarian – California music
11:30 a.m. Silent Auction Opens
11:45 a.m. STAGE John Muir tells stories from his life (National Park Service Ranger Frank Helling)
12:10 p.m. STAGE JMA’s Mountain Day Camp Director Jill Harcke presents the Sourdough Starter Award
12:15 p.m. STAGE Music by the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers
1:20 p.m. STAGE John Muir Conservation Awards presented.
1:40 p.m. STAGE JOHN MUIR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION K.Lynn Berry - General Superintendent, John Muir NHS Mark Thomson, President. Happy Birthday, John Muir! Join him for birthday cake!
2:00 p.m. Silent Auction Ends—Must be present to win !
2:00 p.m. STAGE Music – Irish Newsboys - Celtic
3:15 p.m. STAGE Music – Ancestral Waters – Americana
4:00 p.m. John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration Ends (Gates Close at 5 p.m.) Master of Ceremonies: Igor Skaredoff

Last updated: April 1, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

4202 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA 94553


925 228-8860

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