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Earth Day Events for Families in Fredericksburg

Earth Day on the Rappahannock

April 20, 2024 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participate in virtual events leading up to the festival and then come to Old Mill Park on Saturday, April 20 for our annual festival. This FREE festival is filled with interactive activities, live music, delicious food, and much more. Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation. Address for the park is 2201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Earth Day at Earthwalk Ways

April, 20, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Forest walks, vegetarian dinner, fire circle, medicine wheel, drumming. $30 to join the dinner. 913 Holly Corner Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406 for tickets

Earth Day Cleanup 

April 20, 9–11:30 a.m. 

The global theme for this year’s Earth Day is “Planet vs. Plastics,” and here in Northern Virginia, we have many rivers and waterways that need extra help. This cleanup event, where the Virginia Water Environment Association and the American Water Works Association have partnered with the Nature Conservancy and the Fairfax County Park Authority, focuses on clearing watersheds of plastics and debris. Centre Ridge North Park, off St. Germain Dr. and Field Encampment Road, Centreville, free 

Earth Day at Arlie 

April 21, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 
This festival on the grounds of Arlie Hotel is sure to be a hit with the whole family. The day starts with brunch at Harry’s Restaurant, followed by hayrides around the grounds, raffles, and a game of environmental trivia to test your natural knowledge. 6809 Airlie Rd., Warrenton, free admission, brunch extra 

Earth Day Festival 

April 21, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Take to the streets of Arlington at Earth Day Every Day on Langston Boulevard. Kids will love the Arlington Artists Alliance paint station and the Library on the Move. The event will also feature a scavenger hunt, live music, and food vendors. 4500 Cherry Hill Rd., Arlington, free 

Occoquan Earth Day Cleanup 

April 22, 3–5 p.m. 
Join the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia as it hosts a cleanup of Occoquan River, a critical tributary of the Potomac River. Bags and gloves will be provided, but will be in limited supply, so organizers recommend bringing your own. Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge: 14050 Dawson Beach Rd., Woodbridge, free 

Every Day Should Be Earth Day 

April 28, 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. 
Enjoy this pop-up Earth Day celebration, where you can learn about being a good steward of the planet we call home. The event will feature family-friendly educational activities. Kids will have the chance to take home pollinator-friendly seeds. 100 Main St., Purcellville 

Science Museum of Virginia Earth Day 

April 13, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Earth Day activities will be held at the  Science Museum of Virginia from 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13.
Organizers say community partners will host hands-on activities at the Garner Pavilion to help guests learn about composting, solar power, recycling, energy savings, watershed restoration efforts, native plants and pollinators, wetlands and more.

Want more? All State Parks are Hosting more than 50 events to celebrate.

From April 20 through April 28, visitors of all ages are invited to participate in a variety of Earth Day service projects, including trail cleanups, invasive plant removal, seed and tree planting, and bird box building. Also, educational programs will be offered to raise awareness about environmental issues and inspire visitors to take action for a sustainable future.
To learn more about the Earth Day events at Virginia State Parks, visit

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