We’re celebrating the 51st Earth Day this year. From art activities (a lot of these) to volunteering, whatever your fancy, you’ll find it on this list of 11 Earth Day activities happening in Cincinnati.
1. Earth Day Altars Celebration
Do you want to really feel one with the earth this Earth Day? If so, check out the Earth Day Altars Celebration happenings at the Civic Garden Center.
Experience the joy and beauty of nature by creating your very own earth altar! Don’t be intimidated; there is no experience necessary, and you will be taught the process along the way. You can also check out Beltane: Creating altars to celebrate the blossoming earth, to learn a little more about creating earth altars.
Take time to reflect, meditate, walk, and share.
When: April 22 at 6:15-8 PM
Where: 2715 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45206
2. AKT Mason & Sonder Brewery Celebrate Earth Day
If working out and/or dancing is your thing, then this event is for you! Join AKT Mason at Sonder Brewing for a 45-minute class on the grass. All who attend will be entered into a raffle with the following up for grabs: $25 Sonder gift card, free week of unlimited AKT classes, gardening set, and an eco-friendly storage kit.
When: April 22 at 6 PM
Where: 8584 Duke Blvd. Mason, OH 45040
3. Earth Day Film Screening
The screening of Hometown Habitat is in Yellow Springs, but this Earth Day activity is unique, which is why I included it. There are screenings on two different nights, and it’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity this Earth Day.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with director, Catherine Zimmerman. Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home, is a documentary about why native plants are critical to local ecosystems. Hopefully you will be inspired to change up your garden and add some native plants this year!
When: April 23, April 24 at 7-9 PM
Where: 131 East Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd. Yellow Springs, OH 45387
3. 2021 Earth Day Challenge Run/Walk
If you’re still a little wary about groups of people, we get it. If this is the case, the Earth Day Challenge is perfect for you.
This is a virtual challenge that actually predates COVID-19. The challenge takes place throughout the month of April, and the goal is to collectively walk or run the length of the Equator as many times as possible. The target is 24,901 miles, but last year a total of 51,023 miles were logged!
Sign up here, and start logging your miles to participate in this virtual Earth Day activity in Cincinnati!
When: the month of April
Where: wherever you are!
4. Art and Earth Day
Come to Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum to celebrate the Earth and art! Not only is this a day filled with art and Earth Day fun, but it’s completely FREE!
Click on the link above for the full schedule of events, because believe me there are a lot, including an art competition. There’s programming for adults and kids, lectures and puppet shows. Don’t miss out on the guided hike, happy hour, or kid’s yoga!
When: April 24 at 9-5 PM
Where: 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Rd. Hamilton, OH 45013
5. Cincinnati Earth Day
Boot up your laptop for Cincinnati’s Earth Day celebration! In light of COVID-19, the festival at Summit Park is cancelled, but the virtual events are not holding out this year.
This year’s theme is “Pandemic Super Heroes,” and the programming will be held on the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition’s social media channels. The schedule is jam packed full of amazing informational sessions for 11 hours!
When: April 22 at 9 AM – 8 PM
6. Earth Day Celebration in Loveland
What can’t you do at the Earth Day Celebration thrown by the IWLA-Cincinnati Chapter? You’ve got archery, you’ve got hiking, camping, corn hole, and more! Join in on the fun for a super interactive Earth Day!
When: April 24 at 12-5 PM
Where: 544 Branch Hill Loveland Rd. Loveland, OH 45140
7. eARTh Day
As the Facebook event says, you can’t spell earth without A-R-T! At this Earth Day event in Cincinnati you can make some earth-inspired art and learn something new at Moundview Park in Newtown!
This event is awesome because it’s so early, so you can do this and any other event on this list.
When: April 17 at 10-11:30 AM
Where: 3130 Newtown Rd. Newtown, OH 45244
Library Earth Day Events
If you love your library as much as I do, then join in the fun at one of these Earth Day events at the Cincinnati Public Library!
8. DIY Earth Day Plastic Bottle Cap Art – Wyoming Branch
This is a make and take activity using bottle caps and other recycled craft items to create art!
When: April 22 at 4-4:30 PM
Where: 500 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH 45215
9. Earth Day Birdfeeder – Greenhills Branch
Create a birdfeeder out of household recyclable materials at the Library gazebo!
When: April 22 at 4:30-5 PM
Where: 8 Enfield St. Cincinnati, OH 45218
10. Earth Day Creek Clean Up
Are you looking for a way to really make a difference this Earth Day? Volunteer to clean up Big Bone Creek! Meet at the Bison Circle Shelter to fill out volunteer forms, then get to work! Water and snacks will be provided.
When: April 24 at 10-2 PM
Where: 3380 Beaver Rd. Union, KY 41091
11. Earth and Arbor Day Color Contest
This is a great activity for art-loving kids, and it’s so COVID-safe! There are two different options for the contest, and your child can enter both.
Contest #1: Choose a provided coloring page and decorate it!
Contest #2: Freehand draw and color an amazing tree!
Post pictures of the finished artwork to the comments on the Facebook event by Monday, April 19. Winners will be announced on Earth Day! There are several chances to win Amazon gift cards, so enter both contests for more chances to win!
When: Enter by April 19 – Winners announced April 22
Where: Your art studio!
Your Plans For Earth Day 2021
Are you passionate about preserving the environment and celebrating Earth Day? Let us know what activities you have planned for Earth Day this year. If you know of other Earth Day activities in Cincinnati that should be on this list, we’d love to know about those too. Leave your answers and other feedback in the comments section below.
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