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  • Tucson Earth Day Festival meets Cyclovia

    Apr 08, 2016 | Read More News
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    Earth DayOn April 10th -- rain or shine -- two free, family-oriented, fun-filled events (Tucson Earth Day Festival and Cyclovia) unite this weekend for a Sunday packed with healthy, smile-inducing, and environmentally-enriching activities.

    Discover unknown neighborhoods and enjoy multiple activity hubs along Cyclovia’s car-free route beginning on Park Avenue, south of Broadway Blvd. and meandering for 2.5 miles via 14th St., Highland Avenue, 9th St., Olson, 3rd St. and up Tucson Blvd. to Himmel Park, just south of Speedway.  Or start at the Earth Day Festival and Parade at Himmel Park and work your way south towards Park Avenue.

    Either way, there will be an abundance of opportunities to enjoy hidden treasures, live music, food trucks, and numerous activities sprinkled throughout these neighborhoods with family or friends while walking, skating, dancing, or biking. 

    Pima County Department of Environmental Quality staff will set up a booth for the Tucson Earth Day Festival & Parade at Himmel Park, joining 60 other organizations at the northern terminus of the Cyclovia route, near Speedway and Tucson Blvd.

    Among other activities encouraging ways to tread gentler on the planet, the PDEQ Clean Air Program will be offering participants a chance for $100 gift card for taking a pledge to drive less. “PDEQ supports Cyclovia and the Earth Day Festival because both events raise awareness, in enjoyable and interactive ways, of how daily actions can improve the air we breathe and enhance the well-being of our community,” said Beth Gorman, PDEQ Senior Program Manager. 

    The Sunday, April 10th Earth Day Festival and Cyclovia events begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day until 3:00 p.m. Bring an umbrella, just in case! For more information, visit the event websites at www.TucsonEarthDay.org or www.CycloviaTucson.org