The Richmond Earth Day Festival is coming up Saturday, April 23, from noon to 7 p.m. It is a FREE, day long celebration that provides resources, education, and information in a fun-filled outdoor setting to help our community incorporate eco-friendly practices, products, and services in their homes and everyday routines; as we strive to make Richmond a “greener” city.
The event is a fundraiser for the Enrichmond Foundation, which is an “umbrella” non-profit organization for many volunteer groups and special initiatives in the City of Richmond. Its mission is to support Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts through citizen involvement, education and fundraising. Want to help the group that supports many of Richmond’s community parks (including the James River Park)? DONATE!
Last year’s festival was excellent and the weather was perfect. This year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Streets at Hull Street in the New Manchester District will be blocked off and filled with vendors, artists, farmers, and fun activities for all ages. Check the highlights, but see the website for 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.
Fish Festival, organized by James River Park System. This will take place 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.
Bands: Rattlemouth, Exebelle & the Rusted Cavalcade, Amazing Ghost, Black Girls, Horsehead, and more.
Local Food Vendors to include: Alamo bbq, Nate’s taco truck, The Nile Ethiopian, Ma Musu’s West African Food, and more.
Community partners: Backyard Farmer, Art Works, City of Richmond, Clean City Commission, Greener Results, HandsOn Greater Richmond, Rockitz, Release the Hounds, and Save the Trash.
- TRAFFIC JEDIS to help direct traffic and parking. 5 people needed!
- CLEAN UP GURUS to help us wrap-up the festival at the end of the day. 5 people needed!
- INFO STATION EXPERTS to greet participants and hand out maps. 3 people needed!