Celebrate Earth Day with these eco-friendly events

Earth Day is Friday, April 22, and events have blossomed throughout Montgomery County. Whether residents prefer virtual or in-person activities, family festivals or more service-oriented endeavours, there is an event for everyone.

Fun for the whole family

  • Outdoor family story time: No registration necessary! Davis Library at Bethesda invites families to join its staff for an outdoor story hour, which will feature songs, books and rhymes that promote early literacy skills. Families are asked to bring a blanket or towel to sit on. The event is weather permitting. 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 22
  • Artists on the market: Crown Park in Gaithersburg invites families to participate in hands-on spring activities, from learning about monarch butterflies to story time from local author Laurie J. Hartman. A signing session will take place afterwards. Local artisans from Artists on Market will also be displaying works, which will be available for purchase. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday April 23
  • GreenFest: Brookside Gardens features one of the largest Earth Day festivals in the county, with free admission. Festival highlights include face painting and children’s activities, an interactive musical zoo, tree climbing for children, plant and tree giveaways, a green arts and crafts fair, kids’ yoga, an electric vehicle show, and more. Over 60 exhibitors will be on hand, showcasing environmental nonprofits. Many food trucks will be available, equipped with vegan options. Free parking and shuttle service to the event from the Glenmont metro station will be provided. More information can be found in lineor by searching social media under the hashtag #MCGreenFest. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday April 23
  • Earth Day Market at True Respite: based in Rockville A real respite brasserie hosts an Earth Day Market to introduce the community to local resources and vendors that support the environment in a sustainable way. Prior to the event, Terrapin Bikes will lead an intermediate bike ride around Lake Needwood, starting in True Respite at 11:00 a.m. Minor bike repairs will be carried out by the Terrapin team. At the market, Grasso Brothers Duo will play live music from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Boomba kitchen and Salat Middle Eastern Comfort Foods will also be there. 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday April 23
  • Earth Day Open House: The Rockville Celebrated School organizes an open day in the school playground. Activities include planting and recycling, arts and crafts, STEAM games, vendors and a tour of the school’s brand new building. Special offers will be offered to families who register during the event. Participants are invited to RSVP online. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday April 30

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