The 10 Best Places to Celebrate Earth Day in Ohio!

Ohio is sustained by keeping our environment protected. We rely on farmlands for our economy, so it makes sense that we would have some great Earth Day celebrations around the state. Checkout the 10 best places to celebrate Earth Day in Ohio! 

1. Kenyon College Earth Day Festival, Gambier, OH

The “Keep It Wild” Earth Day Festival is held at the Brown Family Environmental Center. The program for the day focuses on educating visitors on conservation, recycling, and climate change, but there are also plenty of family fun activities to go along with it including a half marathon and a wildlife zoo in partnership with the Columbus Zoo, Ohio Wildlife Center, and Ohio Bird Sanctuary.

2. Earth Day Columbus, Columbus, OH

Earth Day Columbus is the largest Earth Day volunteer service in the nation! There are neighborhood litter sweeps, community gardens, river cleanups, tree planting, and invasive species removals. 

3. Earth Day Celebration and Craft Fair, Painesville, OH

For Earth Day family fun in Painesville, Ohio, the celebration features kid-friendly crafts and train rides, live animal programs, and you can purchase locally-made and eco-friendly goods.

4. Earth Day 5K, Oberlin, OH

If you want to do something good for the environment while getting your blood pumping, then Oberlin hosts a 5K run to celebrate and raise awareness for the environment. The 3.1-mile race is open to all ages.

5. Yellow Springs Earth Day Celebration, Yellow Springs, OH

The small town of Yellow Springs, Ohio, takes the whole weekend to celebrate Earth Day, including an Art Stroll, a 5K run, and a live music festival. 

6. Greater Cincinnati Earth Day, Cincinnati, OH

The Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration is held all day long. Last year, there were over 7,000 visitors in attendance and over 80 vendors and exhibits. They will host a costume contest as well as kid-friendly arts and crafts activities, and live music throughout the day. 

7. Akron Zoo's Party for the Planet, Akron, OH

At the Akron Zoo’s Party for the Planet, you will learn about the incredible conservation projects the zoo is involved in and teach people of all ages how they can help protect the planet. And if you wear your favorite superhero costume, you get 50 percent off admission!

8. Wilderness Center's Earth Day Celebration, Sugar Creek Township, OH

The Ohio Wilderness Center's Earth Day Celebration features a birdwatching walk around the pond trail. And you can participate in the Earth Day cleanup, backpacking and hiking, the Wild Edibles demonstration, a story walk, and more!

9. EarthFest, Cleveland, OH

At EarthFest, celebrate with activities including live music, petting zoos, pony rides, local food trucks, microbrews, free tree giveaways, and more. 

10. Earth Day Extravaganza, Huron, OH

The Earth Day Extravaganza in Huron is one of the best Earth Day celebrations in Ohio. Activities include recycled art contest, a rain barrel clinic, archery, bee keeping demos, green shopping, a children's play area, and food vendors.

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