Frick Park to Host Two-Day Earth Day Celebration April 26-27

April 22, 2019 by Alex Johnson

At the Frick Environmental Center, preparations are well under way for our celebrated two-day Earth Day event. This year’s Earth Day celebration will take place on April 26 from 6 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and April 27 from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The event will feature fascinating exhibits and engaging activities by local environmental organizations, guided hikes and walks through Frick Park with Parks Conservancy guides, music by youth musicians, food trucks, yoga and meditation, tree climbing, and more!

The City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s Earth Day event at Frick Park has been taking place for 15 years, but the holiday has been celebrated around the world for decades. The first Earth Day was in 1970, when millions of environmental activists and concerned citizens took to the streets to protest growing environmental problems of pollution and biodiversity loss. Today, Earth Day is celebrated by more than one billion people in 192 countries. We’ve come a long way since the first Earth Day, but the holiday remains a day to celebrate nature and our environment and learn about the many ways we can keep Earth Day alive 365 days per year. It’s an important reminder of our shared responsibility as environmental stewards.

At Frick Park’s Earth Day celebration, you can try some of our favorite local food trucks, watch live music performances, and engage with the community to learn about the ways in which Pittsburgh is celebrating our planet! The event is free, family-friendly, and all are welcome. The weekend kicks off with a community campfire at the Frick Park Falls Ravine Shelter on April 26 at 6 p.m., and then continues on April 27 beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday’s celebration lasts until 4:30 p.m. on the Frick Environmental Center lawn. We hope to see you there!

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