The Blue Heron Homecoming is an annual environmental festival that provides community members with a chance to learn about the Akron Waterways Renewed! (AWR!) program. The festival features representatives from the City of Akron, firms involved with the AWR! program, and community partners, including local non-profits and environmental groups. This year’s theme was “Restored: The Path Forward.”

Highlights of the event include the following:

  • vouchers for free rain barrels, available to the first 200 Akron families to attend;

  • free seedlings, available to the first 100 families to attend;

  • bus tours of AWR project sites;

  • free lunch provided by Lock 3;

  • two dozen exhibits with fun activities; and

  • live music for kids and adults