PITTSBURGH — The annual Allegheny Green & Innovation Festival and Hay Day will be held together Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater. Both events are free. Parking is also free and available at the amphitheater’s Middle Road lots.
A downloadable map of Hartwood Acres Park is available at www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/maps.aspx.
The Allegheny Green & Innovation Festival, which celebrates Allegheny County’s evolution to a green economy, will feature green-living demonstrations and innovative technology displays. The festival will be a zero-waste event and include earth-friendly food and product vendors, free giveaways, while supplies last, and a special children’s area.
Several collection and donation drives will take place during the day, including:
• The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank collecting non-perishable food items.
• The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project collecting reusable tote bags to be used by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to distribute food.
• Green Grandma collecting hard-to-recycle plastic tops.
• Grejda Electric collecting burnt-out compact fluorescent light bulbs.
• Global Links collecting new or gently used medical items, including crutches, canes, non-motorized wheelchairs, shower chairs, nebulizers, and collapsible walkers, as well as unused, unexpired and unopened medical supplies, such as bandages, gauze, gloves and diapers.
The County’s annual Hay Day celebration will also take place at the Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater. There will be free family activities including hay rides, pumpkin painting, face painting, music and a magician from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as inflatable rides, balloon artists and a petting zoo from noon to 4 p.m.