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Jacksonville’s urban jungle celebrates Earth Day with events for all ages

You don’t have to visit a nature preserve or national park to celebrate Mother Nature’s favorite day, April 22.

Whether you’re picnicking under Treaty Oak or birdwatching on the Riverwalk, there are plenty of ways to embrace Downtown’s great outdoors this Earth Day. Below, we’ve compiled a list of upcoming eco-themed events to help you celebrate the natural world in Jacksonville’s urban jungle.

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Earth Day Downtown Clean-up
Meet at front steps of The Jacksonville Landing | April 18, 8 – 10 a.m.
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Down-Town-Clean-up-2014-002-300x225Annual Downtown clean-up with the City’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission, Downtown Vision, Inc. and the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

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Earth Day Celebration
Hemming Park | April 18, 6 – 10:30 p.m.
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MV5BMTU1MTAwMjk1NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDI5NDc4Ng@@._V1_SX214_AL_Enjoy a free movie screening of The Lorax.

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Earth Day Ecology Fair
The Jacksonville Landing | April 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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EarthDay2015-Final-5x4-288x366Celebrating its 25th year with kid-friendly educational booths, interactive displays, entertainment and activities.

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Roosevelt Collier’s Earthday Birthday Bash
Underbelly | April 22, 9 p.m. – close
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10425464_10153153545670351_2885975039130431051_nGet your funk on with a line-up of great bands.

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Clean Air Festival
Museum of Science and History | May 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Clean-AirA MOSH free admission day featuring games, crafts, animal encounters and food trucks.

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Know about an upcoming eco-themed event not listed above? Email sarah@downtownjacksonville.org to have it added to our list.