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Earth Day Events in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio


Earth Day, founded in 1970, is April 22nd in 2014. This grass roots holiday celebrates the planet's natural wonders and promotes education on ecology and ways to improve and preserve the environment. In Cleveland, Akron, and other northeast Ohio cities, there are several Earth Day celebrations:

Earth Fest 2014

(courtesy of Earth Day Colilition)
Cuyahoga County's Earth Fest is the largest environmental event in the state. Join other supporters of the green initiative at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds on April 13, 2014 for more than 200 exhibitors, bio-diesel-powered amusement rides, Cleveland food trucks, local wines and beers, animal rescue groups and more.

Party for the Planet at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Join the Earth Day fun on April 26, 2014 at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for the largest environmental education event in Ohio. The event, which runs from 10am to 4pm, features 175 "green" exhibitors, live music, organic food samples, and a host of eco-friendly activities.

Admission is $10.25 for adults and $6.25 for children ages 2-11. Parking is free.

Lake Metroparks Celebrates Earth Day 2014

For 2014, Lake Metroparks' Penitentiary Glen is celebrating Earth Day on April 27th from noon to 4pm, with activities that include an eco-fair, live animals, a kid’s eco-craft, and Earth ball games. Admission is free.        

Earth Day at the Akron Zoo - Party for the Planet

The Akron Zoo will celebrate Earth Day on April 26, 2014 with a Party for the Planet from 11am to 4pm. The event will features "green" vendors, live animal displays, and eco-friendly activities. Regular admission of $7 will apply.

Painesville Earth Day Celebration

The City of Painesville is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 26th at Veteran's Park from 1pm to 4pm. The free event will feature eco and craft vendors, live music from Alex Bevan, green games and crafts, and a free sapling for the first 100 people.

Medina County Metroparks Earth Day Celebration

For the 18th year in a row, the Medina Metroparks System is marking Earth Day with an outdoor festival, on April 26th from 10am to 4pm at their Buffalo Creek Retreat . Admission is free and activities include earth-friendly exhibits,a family fishing derby, kids’ activities and more.


Earth Day at Kent State University/Stark County Campus

Kent State's Stark County Campus in North Canton is also celebrating Earth Day again this year. Their celebration will be Sunday, April 27th from 1pm to 4pm at the Stark Campus Center parking lot and pond area. Admission is free and activities will include environmental educational activities, demonstrations and discussions for all ages, planetary, geologic time scale and nature walks, old fashion games, mock fossil digs, entertainment and giveaways.

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