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RVA Earth Day Festival

Are you planning to go to Earth Day in Manchester?

According to a press release from Style Weekly, Earth Day will Return to Manchester on April 23.

The region’s largest and most popular celebration of the great outdoors returns to Manchester on Saturday, April 23, from noon to 7 p.m.

The free, environmentally focused, all-ages festival features nearly 100 local vendors and artisans, local food and drink, a children’s area and musical performances from the popular Richmond bands East of Afton, Red Light Rodeo, Mighty Joshua and Everwilde.

In a new partnership, the festival will be held in conjunction with the revival of the RVA Street Art Festival (rvastreetart.com), which will feature mural artists creating stunning displays in and around the Southern States silos immediately south of the Mayo Bridge. The festival will flow from that riverside area into Manchester and through Plant Zero Arts Center.

Among the vendors featured are Goatacado, Barefoot Bucha, Strawberry Street Café, Boka Tako, King of Pops, Habitat for Humanity, Richmond Chapter of Sierra Club, Project Yoga Richmond, Tricycle Gardens, Virginia Outfitter, Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen and more. Taste the Local will offer local beers from Legend Brewery and more, and Tap 26 will offer wine on tap.

Free Parking is available on 7th Street, between Hull and Bainbridge, as well as on Mayo Island at a rate of $2 per car. That lot will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Net proceeds benefit FeedRVA, an innovative system that allows residents who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to buy fresh food at local farmers markets.

What: RVA Earth Day: An All Ages Outdoor Street Festival

Where: From south of the Mayo Bridge in Manchester to Plant Zero, 220 Hull St.

When: Saturday, April 23, from noon to 7 p.m.

Website: Styleweekly.com/rvaearthday

 

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