This inaugural D.C. event promotes sustainable living right in time for Earth Day. The festival will take place at the D.C. Fairgrounds (located at Half and M Street SE, directly across from Nationals Stadium) and includes live music, food, craft beer, pop-up shops, wellness advice, yoga, games and more.
When: April 20, cleanup starts at 9 a.m., celebration follows
Volunteers are meeting on Saturday, April 20 to cleanup 20 sites around the Anacostia Watershed in D.C., Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. A celebration — including food, drink, live music and local exhibitors — will take place following the cleanup at Bladensburg Waterfront Park in Bladensburg, Md. For a map of cleanup site locations, visit the website.
Union Station, in partnership with the Earth Day Network, is celebrating Earth Day all month. On Earth Day (Monday, April 22), there will be several on-going events, including a farmers market, live music, speakers and other activities. Check the Union Station website for more information.
Celebrate Earth Day at the National Zoo this weekend. A team of “Green Experts” will be on hand to organize green-themed crafts, discuss approaches to a more sustainable lifestyle and more. At the Kids’ Farm, young participants can make their own plant pots with recycled newspapers.
The theme for this year’s Alexandria Earth Day celebration is “Water: Every Drop Counts.” The family-friendly event — held at Ben Brenman Park — includes a tree sale, educational exhibits, hands-on activities, live music and more.
Georgetown’s Tudor Place is opening up its historic doors for a family-focused Earth Day celebration. Activities for the day include a scavenger hunt, flower pot painting, eco-friendly refreshments and games.