Here’s how to celebrate Earth Day 2022 in Central Florida

There are 365 days a year on Earth, but there’s one special day each year where we aim to honor and protect it.

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Earth Day kicks off Friday. There are plenty of obvious ways to show your love for the planet: pick up trash, plant a tree.

Here in Central Florida, there are plenty of opportunities to not just clean and make the world a better place, but also mingle, learn and eat Earth-friendly food.

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Here’s your guide to Earth Day events in our area.

ORLANDO

Central Florida Earth Day, the largest and longest-running Earth Day festival in Central Florida, returns to Lake Eola Park Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Vegan Earth Day Festival will take place on April 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Persimmon Hollow Brewing in Lake Eola. There will be food, drinks, workshops, art, crafts and music. Click here for more information.

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LAKE UNDERHILL

Lake Underhill Park will host Day After Earth Day at Lake Underhill beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, where attendees can help out clean up the lake.

CASSELBERRY

EarthFest will take place on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Concord Park. Click here for more information.

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SANFORD

Deviant Wolfe Brewing in Sanford, 121 W. First St., will host an Earth Day Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Vendors and nonprofit organizations will be on hand.

CLERMONT

The city will host a 5-mile and 2-mile run and a Lake Clean Up Festival on Saturday that will include educational opportunities, a DJ, free food, giveaways and more. The event takes place with the lake cleanup beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Lake Hiawatha Preserve.

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EATONVILLE

Earth Day in Eatonville will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eatonville Community Nook, 213 W. Kennedy Boulevard. There will be free seeds and seed starter supplies, family-friendly crafts, workshops, vegan food and more.

PALM COAST

Ride, roll or walk for Earth Day and Trail Day on the A1A. Click here for more information.

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WALT DISNEY WORLD

Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World will host its annual Earth Day events, which feature unique activities, food and merchandise. Click here for more information.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.