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CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
703-324-8700 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Jai Cole
Executive Director

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Earth Day Fairfax

Come to Earth Day Fairfax 2023, the County’s largest Earth Day celebration.

Earth Day Festival


Meet & Greet with WUSA9's TOPPER SHUTT!

WUSA9 Environment matters

Saturday, April 22, 2023
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 Sully Historic Site

3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 20151

Event admission is free.
Parking is $10 per vehicle and can be paid at the gate.
Earth day is a rain or shine

Enjoy Earth Day and give back to community. Volunteers needed!
Event Volunteer Sign up

Celebrate “Healthy People – Healthy Planet” with a fun day packed with entertainment, activities, food vendors, Touch-A-Truck and prizes and more! Come to Earth Day Fairfax 2023 and learn about what Fairfax County is doing to support environmental sustainability and what you can do to help!

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Vendor/Exhibitor Information

Programs and Activities

Main Stage Schedule

10:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks with Topper Shutt

10:15 a.m.

Performance by Billy B

11:00 a.m.

Performance by The Recycling Pirates

*Tree Planting meet at main stage

11:45 a.m.

Weather and Climate Impact Presentation with Topper Shutt

12:15 p.m.

Earth Day Proclamation with Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and County Leadership

1:15 p.m.

Recycling Relay and Performance by Ted Garber

2:00 p.m.

Studio Bleu Vocal and Performing Arts Group

2:30 p.m.

Performance by Billy B

3:15 p.m.

Performance by Ted Garber

Merrifield Garden Center

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Earth Day Fairfax Festival offers a wide range of activities and experiences. Don’t miss out!

  • Play golf games and win prizes
  • Play in a Gaga Pit
  • Visit the Sensory Play Area
  • Make a pollinator garden
  • Pet turtles and snakes
  • Creek tours at 10:30 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to learn how we monitor streams and how you can help
  • Get your picture taken with Ribbit and learn how to be a FROG
  • Tour the Sully Historic House
  • Fun fishing without water
  • Cain’s Branch Archaeological Trail-- A Walk Through Time
  • Skate outdoors on an eco-friendly synthetic ice rink. Skates provided!
  • Get active with a run through the obstacle course
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Meet Ranger Rick! And learn how to draw animals

In addition to all the fun and excitement, Earth Day Fairfax is all about teaching new skills and simple tricks you can do at home to have a huge impact on the world outside. Here’s a few things you can learn at this year’s event:

  • Summer Camp Options in Fairfax
  • Golf options for kids and adults
  • How to grow bigger, better plants
  • To identify and get rid of  invasive plants
  • How insects help the environment
  • The effect of erosion on archaeology
  • To use a historic corn grinder
  • History through activities
  • Composting
  • Water recreation spots in Fairfax

What’s a celebration without great food and a cold drink? If you work up an appetite (as we know you will), there are lots of options to choose from:

  • Food Trucks
  • Beer Garden 


See Captured Images below from Past Event

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