Save CR Heritage volunteers talk to a visitor about the Cedar Rapids nonprofit Saturday, April 20, 2024, during EcoFest at the NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Hundreds of visitors braved a blustery cold day to see educational exhibits, watch a recycled clothing fashion show, learn about environmental nonprofits, eco-businesses and more during EcoFest at NewBo City Market.

The annual event, which began in 2010 and was held this year on Saturday, April 20, celebrates Earth Day.

A visitor buys flowers from Save CR Heritage, a nonprofit that saves tons of doors, flooring and other items from homes destined for demolition, and has rescued perennial plants, too. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

Dozens of vendors and organizations lined the front of the building outdoors, with the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium’s Ocean Odyssey touch tank and other activities inside, and live music on the outdoor stage, including the Deep Dish Divas.

See photos from last year’s equally chilly EcoFest and more from EcoFest 2024, here: