Asheville (AVL) Earth Week Leads Up to the Earth Day Celebration on April 19
Posted On Wednesday, April 09, 2014
There is such beauty in Asheville and the surrounding Western North Carolina region, that it should be preserved, respected and treated mindfully. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the natural wonder of this area, and we'd like to keep it that way. Please join us as Asheville hosts its first AVL Earth Week from April 12-22 leading up to the annual AVL Earth Day Celebration and festival on downtown Lexington Avenue April 19.
AVL Earth Week is a 10-day celebration with activities designed to promote healthy lifestyles, green living, sustainability and environmental consciousness. Local partners and sponsors, as well as the City of Asheville, have teamed up to participate in this event. We invite you to take part, too. The Earth Day Celebration includes live music, local crafts, food vendors and beverages, along with local and national environmental non-profits.
Earth Week activities kick off this Saturday, April 12 with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. , Asheville Greenworks, and Asheville Earth Week inviting all of you to come and join in the volunteer clean up of The French Broad River and Hominy Creek. Asheville Greenworks leads volunteers in this clean up of the river for the afternoon, as well as clearing log jams and strainers in the river. Rope, chainsaw, drinks and snacks are provided. For more details on this and other local cleanup events, click here.
AVL Earth Day Celebration is a jam-packed day of live music including performances by Sanctum Sully, Blu Bop, Jerry Garcia Cover Band, Acoustic Syndicate and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band to name a few. Grab a brew, some wine, stroll the streets and enjoy.
AVL Earth Day also offers plenty of kids' activities, an Eco-Village, and many non-profit organizations and businesses sharing their knowledge and experience with you. It's a family-friendly event so gather up the kids, their friends, and your friends and make a day of it. AVL Earth Day begins at 12:30p.m. and continues until 10p.m.
Just one more thing, Asheville was listed as one of the Top 10 Cities to Visit for Earth Day in 2014. That means if you don't live here, you should definitely come for Earth Day and stay awhile. Book your downtown Asheville vacation rental, and be here for all of the fun and festivities that surround Earth Day (or any day, really).
We hope to see you in the upcoming week for AVL Earth Week and the Earth Day festival. Let us know if you'll be here. Happy Earth Day!
*Photo Credit: Asheville Earth Day Festival