Ready to celebrate Earth Day? You can join the fun at the RVA Earth Day Festival on the riverside in Manchester on Saturday April 20th from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Style Weekly is the host of this annual free event and provides resources and education for Richmonders to incorporate “greener” practices into their lifestyle. There will be fun kid’s activities, eco-conscience vendors, artists, local farmers, music, great food, Virginia craft beers and much more. Last year, seven thousdand people came to Manchester to celebrate “mother earth.” Watch this Science Matters Video featuring the Backyard Farmer from last year’s festival to learn more.
Proceeds from the event will benefit FeedRVA and the great work they do in our community to foster access to locally farmed foods for all. The No BS! Brass Band will be performing as well as several other local bands. RVA Earth Day hosts a large kid’s area with sustainable activities, a gear swap, river front wildlife, a farmers market, three stages of live local music, local food with RVA Street Foodies, a recycled art show, and a bike valet. Manchester’s own, Legend Brewing Company will host the official “after-party” with more live music and fun from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
RVA Earth Day Festival is powered by local goodness from Fountainhead Properties, The Locks, Style Weekly, Sonoco Recycling, Taste the Local, Brown Distributing, GrowRVA, Backyard Farmer, Art Works, RVA Green and Science Matters, an educational program of the Community Idea Stations.