Sun 4/17 @ 10AM-5PM
Cleveland’s Earthfest, launched by the then-newly formed Earth Day Coalition in 1990, is the longest running of what’s now hundreds of Earth Day celebrations around the country. It takes place again this year at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea and honors the Year of Clean Transportation, part of the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 effort and also a key part of the EarthDay Coalition’s mission.
In 27 years, the event has become huge, outgrowing its original home at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. This year it will feature 270 exhibitors in eight exhibition areas, devoted to different aspects of the environmental, energy, health and sustainability. There will be hands-in activities, workshops, chef demonstrations, lots of animals including petting zoos, sheep-herding dog demonstrations and pony rides, four stages of music, food trucks, and microbrews and wine for the grown-ups.
Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 2-11. It’s free for Earth day Coalition members, under 2, RTA riders (a shuttle will take passengers from the Brookpark Rapid station to the fairgrounds), bike riders who park at the designated bike valet parking area, and teachers and their immediate families who apparently are being counted on to pass along the news about what it takes to protect our Earth.