Celebrate Earth Day with These Ecological Events

Earth Day is Friday, April 22, and events have bloomed all around Montgomery County. Whether residents prefer virtual or in-person activities, family-friendly festivals, or more service-oriented endeavors, there is an event for everyone to enjoy.

Fun for the Whole Family

  • Outdoor Family Storytime: No registration necessary! Davis Library in Bethesda welcomes families to join its staff for an outdoor storytime, 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 – 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 22
  • Artists on Market: Crown Park in Gaithersburg invites families to participate in hands-on springtime activities, from learning about Monarch butterflies, to enjoying a storytime by local author Laurie J. Hartman. A book signing will take place afterwards. Local artisans at Artists on Market will also be showcasing works, which will be available for purchase.    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 23
  • GreenFest: Brookside Gardens presents one of the county’s largest Earth Day festivals, with free entry. Highlights of the festival include face painting and children’s activities, an interactive musical petting zoo, kids’ tree climbing, plant and tree giveaways, a green arts and crafts fair, children’s yoga, an electric vehicle show, and more. Over 60 exhibitors will be on site, featuring environmental nonprofits. Plenty of food trucks will be available, equipped with vegan options. Free parking and shuttle service to the event from Glenmont Metro Station will be provided. More information can be found online, or by searching social media under the hashtag #MCGreenFest11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, April 23
  • Earth Day Market at True Respite: Rockville-based True Respite Brewing Company is putting on an Earth Day Market to introduce the community to local resources and vendors who support the environment in sustainable ways. Leading up to the event, Terrapin Bicycles will lead an intermediate bike ride around Lake Needwood, starting at True Respite, at 11:00 a.m. Minor bike repairs will be conducted by the Terrapin team. At the market, Grasso Brothers Duo will play live music 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Boombas Kitchen and Salat Middle Eastern Comfort Foods will be on site also. 12:00 – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, April 23
  • Earth Day Open House: The Celebree School of Rockville is hosting an open house at the school’s playground. Activities include planting and recycling, arts and crafts, STEAM games, vendors, and a tour of the brand new school building. Special offers will be given to families who enroll during the event. Attendees are asked to RSVP online. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30


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