Thursday, August 27, 2009

Last Free Outdoors Festival on Saturday

Venture Outdoors is hosting its third and final free outdoors festival of the summer this Saturday, August 29. It will take place at the Allegheny Commons Park across from the National Aviary from 12 to 4p.m.. Venture Outdoors Program Coordinator Courtney Bell says there will be a variety of activities such as rock climbing on a rock climbing wall, kayaking on Lake Elizabeth, treasure hunting with GPS units and bicycling tours with bikes and helmets provided. She says the event is in part with the Family and Community Programs Initiative, which is to promote outdoor activities and provide alternatives to going to theme parks or movie theaters. Bell says the festivals have been growing in popularity, and are expecting at least 500 people this Saturday.

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