April 27th, 2019 | 11 AM to 3 PM | Historic Tredegar, RVA

Taking place just by the river at Historic Tredegar, Party for the Planet is a FREE, non-profit hosted, family-friendly festival dedicated to environmentally-friendly living and sustainability. Honoring Earth Day, environmental groups and businesses will come together with local music, food and drinks to ignite interest in the health and well-being of our bodies, our city, and our earth.

Highlights include: Earth Day 5K Race Without a Trace; live music and entertainment including bands YARN and FREE UNION; craft beer, wine, and local food trucks; kid-friendly activities; local community organizations, non-profits, artists and vendors; educational demos and activities to build interest in sustainability, health, and the environment; well-behaved, leashed dogs welcome!

Hosted by Viridiant, local non-profit committed to advancing sustainable construction



Earth Day 5K Race without a trace

Run, walk or stroll down the Canal Walk and Virginia Capital Trail and see the beauty of the James River and its downtown surroundings. Learn easy ways to help the environment along the course and finish at Party for the Planet!

Kids Zone

Bring the kiddos and enjoy an afternoon outside with fun activities including:

  • Bounce house & slide

  • Petting zoo

  • Face painting

PaddleSport Demos

More details coming soon!

Play with clay

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RAIN barrels

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SOles4souls Shoe Drive

Bring pairs of new or gently-worn shoes to the 5K and/or festival to donate them to Soles4Souls, a non-profit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. 



Get great deals on used paddling, hiking, camping, and biking gear, plus clothing and loads of other outdoor stuff. Have gear you’re ready to part with? JROC will sell your items at the festival with 20% of all sales going to JROC to help improve OUR James River Park System.

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Celebration of Sustainability

In honor of Earth Day, Viridiant hosts a celebration of Sustainability with includes our Building Sustainability Conference and Awards, the Building Sustainability Tour, and the Party for the Planet. Come check out 1 or all 3!

Partners, Vendors & Sponsors

Come on out on April 27th to join all of these awesome local organizations, artists, food trucks, and businesses!


Beer provided by Brown Distributing

Wine provided by James River Cellars

Partners & vendors

RVA Bike Share

RVA Goats

RVA Paddlesports

Sapphire Ceramics

Sierra Club Virginia Chapter


The Book Lady

The Passage

Used & Rare

Virginia Clean Cities at JMU

Wandering Cow Farm

Citizens' Climate Lobby and Education

Compost RVA

Drive Electric RVA

Dominion Energy Green Power


James River Outdoor Coalition

Mobile OM Yoga and Wellness

Recycling Perks

Puebla Designs

R. Kaelber Artworks

Red Lintu


…and MANY more! Check back for updates.




Sponsors & SUpporters




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There are several opportunities to join us as a volunteer on April 27th! Learn more below and let us know your interested by submitting this quick form.

  • Pre- and post-festival clean-up

    • clean up of festival area

    • clean up of river shoreline along Tredegar

    • clean up of 5K course

  • Earth Day 5K Race Without a Trace

    • set-up and/or breakdown

    • registration, packet pick-up

    • course marshalls

    • timing

    • cheering

  • Festival Logistics

    • set-up and/or breakdown

    • greeters

    • beer pourers

    • festival floater

    • vendor coordination

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