Residents of Richmond Neighborhoods Celebrate Earth Day











This Saturday, April 20, 2013, residents of Richmond neighborhoods will come together to celebrate a 20-year spring tradition, the annual Richmond Earth Day Festival. Held at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market in Shockoe Bottom, this family-friendly event teaches individuals the benefits of eco-friendly living while having fun.

This year’s event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. giving attendees plenty of opportunities to explore the enhanced and interactive areas. This year’s areas include:

Eco-Home presented by EarthCraft Virginia

  • Energy efficient home supplies
  • Contractors/builders
  • Eco-friendly clothes/fabrics
  • Eco-friendly home services


  • Eco-friendly lawn care
  • Eco-friendly outdoor supplies
  • Eco-friendly lumber/play sets


  • An array of hands-on activities for kids of all ages provided by: Backyard Farmer and Virginia Center for Latin American Art
  • Hands-on gardening activities
  • Games made out of repurposed materials
  • Eco-friendly art projects


  • Environmentally friendly arts & crafts vendors
  • Local food producers & farms
  • Local wineries


  • Eco-friendly cars
  • Eco-friendly modes of transportation
  • Coordinated group rides to and from the festival, as well as bike experts on-hand from Carytown Bikes, Bysolar, Ride Richmond and RA-MORE

Eco-Adventure Interactive

  • Rock climbing
  • Segway rides presented by River City Segs
  • Sign up for exclusive colonial trial walk/slave-trail walks
  • Biking adventures
  • Interactive art demonstrations

In addition, to the interactive areas, there will be two music stages with live performances throughout the day. For more information on the Richmond Earth Day Festival, visit

When you purchase Richmond real estate, there are plenty of nearby events to enjoy with family, friends and neighbors. At Boone Homes we build luxury estate homes and maintenance free homes in several communities throughout metro Richmond. For more information, visit