Attend a party for the planet during the 21st annual EarthFest celebration at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Presented by Cleveland's Earth Day Coalition, EarthFest runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 18.
Admission to the Zoo and EarthFest is FREE for registered participants in the Walk or Bike for the Earth events and those who ride the RTA Clean-Air Bus from Public Square to the Zoo. (Proof of purchase from the bus is required.) Regular EarthFest admission is $10 for adults, $7 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children under 2 and Zoo members.
EarthFest is the longest-standing Earth Day festival in the United States and remains Ohio's largest environmental-education event. The special day includes more than 160 environmental exhibits focused on climate-change solutions, an organic food market, a clean-transportation area, a green home-improvement area, and an interactive children's area.
Welcoming ceremonies for EarthFest start at 11 a.m. at the Zoo Amphitheater. EarthFest visitors can learn about the Zoo's recycling and Zoo Poo composting programs throughout the day and check out live entertainment from local bands at the Amphitheater.
For more information on EarthFest, or to register for the Walk or Bike for the Earth, call (216) 281-6468 or visit earthdaycoalition.org.
Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 77, 90 and 480.
To learn more, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.