Apr 17, 2024 - Things to Do

Ways to celebrate Earth Day in Columbus

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Earth Day is coming up on Monday, and there are plenty of local opportunities to help care for the planet.

  • The following events are free, unless otherwise noted:

🍦 Linden Park cleanup: Join the Columbus Chamber of Commerce for a morning of park cleaning and pollinator garden prep, with an ice cream social afterward.

  • 8:30am-12:30pm Friday, 1350 Briarwood Ave. Register.

🐯 Environmental protection: The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium will "party for the planet" all weekend and teach the importance of conservation.

  • 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. $20-34, kids under 3 free!

🏕️ Campground cleanup: Help ODNR tidy up Alum Creek State Park and enjoy complimentary lunch afterward.

  • 9:30am-12:30pm Saturday, meet at the amphitheater at 2911 S. Old State Road, Delaware.

👦 Children take action: Kids become "Planet Protectors" by learning about composting, tree planting and renewable energy at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center.

  • Register for a session at 10am or noon Saturday, 505 W. Whittier St.

🍺 Grandview cleanup: Volunteers will meet at Barrel and Taps to pick up litter along Grandview and Third Avenues, then grab well-earned drinks afterward.

  • 11am-1pm Saturday, 1380 W. 3rd Ave. Register.

🌱 King-Lincoln Bronzeville celebration: An afternoon of candle making and home gardening exhibits at the King Arts Complex.

  • Noon-3pm Saturday, 835 Mount Vernon Ave. Register.

ğŸŽµ Columbus festival: Local music, food trucks and sustainability-themed activities at Genoa Park.

  • 11am-8pm Saturday, April 27, 303 W. Broad St.

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