April 6, 2022

Free ‘GreenFest’ Returns In-person to Brookside Gardens in Wheaton on Saturday, April 23, with Green Craft Fair, Electric Car Show

The Seventh Annual Montgomery County “GreenFest” will return as a free in-person festival celebrating Earth Day from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton. The theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Invest in Our Planet.”

Brookside Gardens is located at 1800 Glenallen Ave. in Wheaton. Onsite parking will be restricted to handicapped visitors only.

More than 60 vendors will be at GreenFest, representing green businesses, environmental nonprofits and family-friendly educational opportunities. The event will feature a variety of children’s activities including tree climbing, kid’s yoga, face painting and plant giveaways. There will be an electric vehicle car show featuring the latest models and technology. Visitors can shop for locally made products at the arts and crafts fair. Locally based food trucks will be onsite serving a variety of fare, including vegan and vegetarian options.

Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the free parking and shuttle service between Glenmont Metro Station and Brookside Gardens. Free shuttles will be running every 15 minutes starting at 10:30 a.m., with the last shuttle leaving Brookside Gardens at 5:30 p.m. Pets are not allowed at Brookside Gardens, with the exception of service animals.

GreenFest is organized by a coalition of partners, including the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Montgomery Parks, Brookside Gardens, WSSC Water and the University of Maryland Extension. Local environmental nonprofit partners include One Montgomery Green, Bethesda Green and Poolesville Green.

For more information on GreenFest, visit https://montgomerycountygreenfest.org or follow #MCGreenFest.