Saturday, April 23 from 12-7pm is the Richmond Earth Day Festival. A free, all day celebration that provides resources, education, and information in a fun filled outdoor setting. This year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever. 1st, through 4th Streets at Hull Street in the New Manchester District will be blocked off and filled with over 90 vendors, artists, farmers, and fun activities for all ages. Join us, riverside, at the James River Fish Fest or kick back and enjoy live music performances from local bands: Rattlemouth, Amazing Ghost, Black Girls, Horsehead, and more. The Earth Day Festival has always been proud to highlight some of Richmond’s top Local bands. This year’s main music stage will showcase Exebelle & the Rusted Cavalcade.
The 2011 Earth Day Festival will showcase the best of Richmond with green artists, businesses and enthusiasts. We welcome families and people of all ages to share in this day! There will be no shortage of delicious local eats and drinks for you to try as well; so come celebrate, learn about our environment, and spend the day outside.
Join us as we strive to make Richmond a “greener” city. Some of the attractions will include:
- Fish Festival, organized by James River Park System. Next to the James River and Manchester Flood Wall, kids and families can enjoy fishing along the River, fish releases, fly-casting workshops, oriental fish printing & hat making, water test demonstrations, face painting & caricatures.
- Local Food Vendors to include: Alamo bbq, Nate’s taco truck, The Nile Ethiopian, Goatocado, Grapevine Restaurant, Thai Top Ten, and more.
- Outdoor Gear Swap, organized by James River Outdoor Coalition. Anyone is welcome to bring their gently used equipment or come by to purchase equipment.
- 3rd Street Sustainable Workshops, Earth Day attendees will experience natural and biological systems and the human relationship of using those systems to create art, tools, equipment and processes essential to managing a sustainable lifestyle.
- 4th Street Artists Showcase and Demonstrations, Meet local artists and learn to make art out of recycled metals, learn tile and hot glass bead making; watercolor, collage and oil painting demos.
- Green Hero Awards, organized by Style Weekly and honoring ordinary people and businesses with extraordinary commitments to bettering the environment and making lasting changes to our community.