Events & Activities

Check out all the great events happening at Alexandria Earth Day and elsewhere around the City!

Page updated on Mar 20, 2016 at 2:03 PM


Live Music 

Join us for a live performance by the band Hand Painted Swinger.
Hand Painter SwingerHand Painted Swinger, formerly The Pest Strips, is a four man local band, described as “pop-rock soundscapes met head on with tasteful song craft”.  Two Hand Painted Swinger singles “My Last Laugh and “I Don’t Mind” have been featured on DC101’s Local Lix.  Among their many accomplishments the bands unique pop-roots-rock sound got them a nomination for a “Wammie Award” by the Washington Area Music Association for Best Pop-Rock Group and Best Pop-Rock Recording for their CD entitled “Speed Hump.” Currently, the band is playing a limited number of live shows for fans throughout the DMV area.

The Return of the Upcycling Showcase! 

We are excited to announce the return of the “Upcycling Showcase” which had been the heart of Alexandria Earth Day in recent years.  Join us at the Alexandria Earth Day Event by presenting what you can do in our Upcycle Showcase:  create a garment or fashion accessory, take some pictures, and/or write a public service announcement!  Participants are welcome to enter with their school or organization.  Download the 2016 Choose to Reuse—Your Choices Matter Guidelines and Submission Form.

Remember, Choose to Reuse - Your Choices Matter!

Calling all Scouts and kids of all ages! - Get involved and Earn a Merit Badge

Reduce the amount of waste heading to landfills by choosing to reuse! Complete at least three activities from our reuse idea list to earn your free Alexandria Earth Day badge.

Call for Community Events

If your organization would like to sponsor an event in the month of April as a tie in to Earth Day, send a detailed description with name, date time and location to Natasha.andersen@gmail.com to be included on our Community Events Calendar. Earth Day isn't just a one day event. Visit our calendar to see what other earth friendly events are happening in Alexandria.


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