SpringFest Fairfax Comes to Sully Historic Site
Healthy People, Healthy Planet
It’s the same great program in a very different place! Participate in a day full of free, environmental, and health-focused family-friendly activities and games at this year’s SpringFest Fairfax –a celebration of Earth and Arbor Days on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at its NEW location—Sully Historic Site—3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, Va. Presented by Clean Fairfax in partnership with the Fairfax County Park Authority, SpringFest is Fairfax County’s official celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day. Come out rain or shine! Admission and parking are free.
“This one-day event is the place to be for environmental entertainment, games, activities and learning opportunities for residents of all ages to celebrate our natural environment and healthy lifestyles,” said Clean Fairfax Executive Director Jen Cole.
Last year over 5,000 residents attended SpringFest. This year’s performers include Billy B., and The Reycling Pirates Puppet show. See live animals, participate in an environmental scavenger hunt, race through obstacle courses and fill up on delicious food truck delights. A wide range of hands-on activities and games highlight some of the most interesting aspects of our environment here in Fairfax County. Attendees will also find native tree saplings, flowers, vegetables and herbs and a fun “Touch-a-Truck” activity featuring county vehicles through history as well as lots of modern equipment!
Join us at 10:30 a.m. for poetry readings, as the Park Authority’s Children’s Poetry Contest winners present their written works. This event is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Foundation.
Celebrate Arbor Day with the annual presentation of the Arbor Day Proclamation at noon, which ensures Fairfax County continues to be a Tree City USA site. There will be a morning tree planting at the site in the morning, for those looking for an Arbor Day service project. Volunteer opportunities for students and adults are available throughout the day—please visit SpringFestFairfax.org site to sign up.
Kids are encouraged to pick up their Environmental Passport at the Clean Fairfax tent while supplies last. Kids can earn stamps and stickers from exhibitors as they explore different organizations, obstacle courses and activities. Return to Clean Fairfax to share what you’ve learned and receive a prize.
For more information, call 703-324-5470 or 571-338-6710 or visit online at SpringFestFairfax.org .