Earth Day festival returns this weekend along Langston Blvd, prompting road closures

“Earth Day Every Day” flyer 2024 (courtesy of Langston Boulevard Alliance Instagram)

People will fill some local streets for the “Earth Day Every Day” festival this weekend along Langston Blvd.

The festival is taking place this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m in front of Lee Heights Shops (4500 Cherry Hill Road). Earth Day itself is this coming Monday, April 22.

Festival goers can expect to see artwork, environmental booths, live music and activities for kids. While the kiddos paint, visit the library truck, go on a scavenger hunt or learn about nature, parents can enjoy live entertainment, an art market and environment-related booths.

The following performances are planned.

  • Singing story time with Emily at 11 a.m.
  • Live music from Jacqueline Pie Francis and Pat Mackin at noon
  • Library Story time from 12-12:30 p.m.
  • Live blues acoustics with Spice Cake at 1:15 p.m.
  • Live Latin-American music from Elena La Fulana at 2:30 p.m.
  • Listen to music genres ranging from “raw funk” to “hypnotic grooves” with Sol Roots at 3:45 p.m.

More on the road closures, below, from the Arlington County Police Department.

The 2024 Earth Day Every Day Festival will be held on April 21, 2024. The Arlington County Police Department will conduct the following road closures from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in order to accommodate the festival:

  • Cherry Hill Road between N. Woodstock Street and N. Woodrow Street
  • Northbound N. Woodrow Street between 20th Road N. and Cherry Hill Road will be restricted to local traffic only.

Community members should expect to see an increased police presence in the area, and motorists are urged to follow law enforcement direction, be mindful of closures, and remain alert for increased pedestrian traffic. Additional closures not mentioned above may be implemented at police discretion in the interest of public safety.

Motorists should be on the lookout for temporary “No parking” signs, as street parking in the area will be restricted. Illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed or towed. If you vehicle is towed from a public street, call the Emergency Communications Center at 703-558-2222.

The event is organized by the nonprofit Langston Blvd Alliance.

The closure of Cherry Hill Road to accommodate the festival could be a sign of things to come: a recently approved plan for the Langston Blvd corridor includes renderings that show the street reimagined as a lush pedestrian-only greenspace and walkway.

Earth Day event map (via Langston Blvd Alliance)

Images via Langston Boulevard Alliance