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 is “Clean Water: Back to Basics.”

Highlights of the event include the following:

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

  • tours of Akron's Water Reclamation Facility;

  • free lunch;

  • two dozen exhibits with fun activities; and

  • live music for kids and adults