April is one of our favorite months of the year. Spring temps, butterflies, flowers and the start of baseball season! This weekend brings another April milestone: Earth Day. Cincinnati is a very green city, with gorgeous parks and preserves, a walkable downtown (with a streetcar!) and a gorgeous conservatory and world-renowned botanical garden. We browsed our Online Calendar in search of the best outdoor events this weekend, and found lots of family friendly ways to celebrate this April holiday.
Here are 5 Earth Day events this weekend in Cincinnati:
Earth Day OTR
Sat., April 22 from 12-5 p.m.
3CDC in partnership with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful will be offering a fun filled day of eco-friendly activities and vendors on the park Civic Lawn. The FREE event will feature live music, food and drink, eco-friendly products & goods for purchase, and a range of activities for both children and adults.
Earth Day Celebration
Sat., April 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Krohn Conservatory is quite possibly Cincy’s “greenest” spot in town! Celebrate Earth Day with the Butterflies — the first 300 visitors will receive a free tree seedling sponsored by Scherzinger Termite and Pest Control and Friends of Krohn.
Earth Day Fun: Fort Building in the PlayScape
Sat., April 22 from 10 a.m.-noon
Come to our drop in program at the Nature PlayScape! No preregistration required. Program included with Nature Center admission — which is FREE all Earth Day weekend!
Spring in Early Cincinnati: An 1803 Muster and Social
Sat., April 22 and Sun., April 23 at Heritage Village Museum
What better way to celebrate nature than an outdoor museum? Come and celebrate the year Ohio became a state (1803, btw) at Heritage Village! Before the war of 1812, militia musters were not just for drilling — they were social opportunities for men and women alike. Linigle’s Company of Ohio Militia will join Heritage Village Museum for an 1803 event that will include drilling, civilian demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for ages 5-11, kids under 5 and members are free.
Daily through April 30
The Zoo’s annual Party for the Planet bash happens April 20th — but you can get an up-close look at Mother Nature’s most dazzling work at Zoo Blooms. Read all about this seasonal show here.