Experience Grove City’s third annual EcoFest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19 in historic Grove City Town Center.
EcoFest is a celebration showcasing green exhibitors, healthy food and interactive family activities that inspire the community to live healthier and protect our environment. Gather with family and friends to experience eco-friendly products and services, as well as games and fun for visitors of all ages at this waste-less event.
Neighbors are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event. Bicycle parking is available at the Yay! Bikes bike corral.
The Kids Zone features exciting games throughout the day including soccer challenges with Kickmaster Footgolf, face painting by TWIG 184, DIY workshops held by the Home Depot, science activities at the COSI science stations (10 a.m.-3 p.m.); and visiting with animals from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (2-3 p.m.).
The Sustainability Zone spotlights organizations that provide environmental education such as waste control, composting and stormwater conservation, rain harvesting and solar installations. Learn all about pollinators and how to support these beneficial insects, plants that will help the environment and what trees to plant to make a healthier community.
The Health and Wellness Zone, showcases demonstrations of various forms of fitness such as Burn With Yoga, karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and 9Round. The Goddard School helps kids make their own healthy snacks. Visit the stage at the farmers’ market (10-11:30 a.m.); and watch the demonstration about making healthy salads in a jar, with Trisha Zelenak of Trish Z Fitness.
The Art Zone, sponsored by the Grove City Arts Council, features art pieces from artists who work with recycled materials and youth art pieces, part of the school art contest. Also in the Art Zone are activities and displays from Little Theater Off Broadway and paint-a-T-shirt sponsored by the Grove City Arts Council.
A variety of food and merchandise vendors sell healthy living items including homemade soaps, skin-care products, solar cooking ovens, organic composting items, environmentally friendly cleaning products, and healthy food and drinks. Purchase raffle tickets to benefit the Grove City Arts in the Park program to win an adult or children’s bicycle.
Mount Carmel presents the family friendly Bike with Mayor Ike Bike Tour at 9 a.m., Saturday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Register for Bike with Mayor Ike online to secure a T-shirt by Monday, July 31.
Drive an electric vehicle as Clean Fuels Ohio presents the Ride & Drive from noon to 4 p.m. Participants must be 18 years or older and a licensed driver. Registration for the Ride & Drive is available on-site starting at 11:30 a.m.
Test your driving skills, simulated as under the influence, at the Grove City Division of Police driving simulator experience.
Visit the EcoFest website for full details and the schedule of events. For additional information, call 614-277-3058.
Plan to join at the EcoFest to learn how you can be kind to the environment.