Earth Day is an important holiday when people take active steps to understand and reduce their impact on the planet. In Alexandria and the greater D.C. region, locals and visitors alike can celebrate the day with many different exhibits, hands-on demonstrations, and activities for all ages.
Earth Day 2017 at the United States Botanical Garden
On Friday, April 21 the National Garden will host a festival for Earth Day that includes exhibits about green habits, meet-and-greets with environmental organizations, and more. This free event takes place from 10 AM to 2 PM – the rain location is the Conservatory Garden Court.
March for Science
This year’s March for Science takes place on Earth Day itself, April 22. The annual event involves a massive gathering of scientists and those enthusiastic about science. The march is designed to show that scientific principles matter and must be incorporated into government policies. Marches will happen all around the country – D.C.’s march begins at 2:00 PM near the Washington Monument, but Earth Day festivities will take place on the Mall beginning at 9 AM (grounds open at 8). Additional information is available online.
Alexandria Earth Day 2017
The city of Alexandria will hold its celebration on April 29, the weekend after Earth Day. At Braddock Park, visitors can enjoy family-friendly activities, exhibits from local organizations, live music, and a fashion show. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Clean water starts with YOU!” The festival runs from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Want the best accommodations at a Hotel in Alexandria Virginia or D.C.?
Anyone planning on coming to the region for a local Earth Day celebration has to find a relaxing, peaceful place to stay. No matter what you’ll be doing for Earth Day this year, if you’re in the D.C. region consider the Holiday Inn Express Alexandria – Fort Belvoir. With a complimentary shuttle to the local metro stop, easy access to D.C., and great amenities, the Holiday Inn Express is an excellent hotel in Alexandria to stay while you’re celebrating the importance of our planet.