Show your love for Mother Earth at these top 5 Virginia events this weekend

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By Amie Knowles

April 19, 2024

Do you want to show your love for the planet? While Earth Day isn’t officially until Monday, Apr. 22, several groups across Virginia are celebrating early. We found five incredible events taking place throughout the commonwealth on Saturday.

Halifax Earth Day Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

209 S Main St, Halifax, VA 24558

Located right in the heart of picturesque Halifax, the town’s Earth Day event is one that you’ll definitely want to add to your calendar. The 16th annual extravaganza at the Halifax Market Place will feature food trucks, vendors and children’s activities. There will be a special emphasis on ways to love and care for “Mother Earth.”

For more information about this event, click here.

Earth Day at Mount Trashmore 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

310 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

From educational talks to hands-on experiences, the celebration at Mount Trashmore arguably couldn’t happen at a better place—if you’re unfamiliar with the site’s history, the “mountains” on the property are actually covered landfill waste.

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation will host the gathering, which seeks to “raise awareness about environmental issues and promote sustainable practices.” Food trucks will be on site.

Learn more about this event here.

Earth Day Fairfax, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 20151

Who’s up for a fun game, followed by some live music? Those are just a couple of the ways Fairfax plans to celebrate Earth Day. The event will feature hands-on activities, educational entertainment, and even an obstacle course!

For those hoping to savor the local flavors, craft beer and cuisine vendors will be on site. Attendees can also visit with furry farm friends, according to the event listing.

Here’s more info on this festival.

RVA Earth Day Festival, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Bryan Park 4308 Hermitage Rd, Richmond, VA 23227

There’s lots of fun taking place in Richmond at the city’s collaborative festival. Multiple local groups worked in unison to bring the big event together.

Shoppers will enjoy a stroll through the RVA Big Market, an opportunity to have a design placed on a shirt or tote bag (please bring your own), explore a variety of artist vendors, enjoy live music, and experience local food and drink options.

You can read more about this event here.

Sustain Abingdon Earth Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

208 W Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

Taking place at the historic Fields-Penn House, there will be a multitude of organizations participating in Abingdon’s Earth Day Celebration. Sustain Abingdon—a local group making progressive strides toward becoming more energy efficient and environmentally friendly—will provide activities for children, food, and information at the special event.

Learn more about this fun celebration here.

  • Amie Knowles

    Amie is Dogwood's community editor. She has been in journalism for several years, winning multiple awards from the Virginia Press Association for news and features content. A lifelong Virginia resident, her work has appeared in the Martinsville Bulletin, Danville Register & Bee and NWNC Magazine.

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