April 24, 2024

GreenFest Returns at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown on Saturday, April 27

GreenFest Returns at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown on Saturday, April 27

Montgomery County's free Earth Month celebration, GreenFest, returns on Saturday, April 27, at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. GreenFest, the County’s largest annual environmental festival now in its ninth year, is organized by a coalition of public and nonprofit partners and will feature more than 50 eco-conscious vendors including green businesses and environmental nonprofits available for demonstrations.

The BlackRock Center for the Arts is located at 12901 Town Commons Dr. in Germantown The festival will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

This year’s event, held on the lawn of BlackRock, will be located near the Germantown Transit Center at the corner of Aircraft Driveand Century Boulevard, a short walk away. Walking, biking or taking the bus to the event is encouraged. For a map and schedule of Ride On buses, visit the Ride On website. For Metro buses and Metro schedules, visit the WMATA website.

Activities for all ages at Greenfest will include a Latin American Folkloric dance performance, community Zumba, music, exhibits, scavenger hunt, face painting, nature walks, games and plenty of giveaways. Attendees can also peruse locally made products at the arts and crafts fair while discovering the latest in electric vehicle technology at the electric vehicle showcase.

"Montgomery County is committed to building a culture of environmental responsibility, and GreenFest plays a vital role in engaging residents of all ages and backgrounds," said County Executive Marc Elrich. "Change begins with knowledge and events like these offers a wealth of activities, demonstrations and resources to inspire and educate for generations to come. I extend my gratitude to our Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Transportation, Montgomery Parks, the Latino Health Initiative, BlackRock Center for the Arts, local nonprofits like One Montgomery Green, Bethesda Green, Poolesville Green, and all of our community for their ongoing efforts in organizing this event. I encourage everyone to join us."

GreenFest in Germantown will happen near many attractions and restaurants. Food trucks will not be available at Greenfest this year.

"GreenFest stands as a testament to the commitment of our community to protect our environment, improve quality of life, and take action on climate change,” said DEP Director Jon Monger. “I am thrilled that we are not only able to make environmental progress year after year, but that our residents join us in celebrating and reinforcing our collective efforts.”

Visit the GreenFest website for more information or visit or follow #MCGreenFest via social media.