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Fairfield Gets Down To Earth This Weekend

Earth Day
Earth Day Photo Credit: Cindy Capitani/123RF Stock

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Did the soggy weather put a damper on your Earth Day plans last weekend?

Well, never fear — because Fairfield has a full slate of Earth Day festivities downtown on Sunday, April 30.

From live music and food trucks to a legislative forum to an ocean-focused film festival, there’s something for everyone at the 20th annual Earth Day Celebration held in and around the Post Road and Sanford Street.

“This event brings our community together to help raise awareness about problems facing our planet and how to live gently on the earth: one business, one family, and one person at a time,” said First Selectman Mike Tetreau.

More than 100 exhibitors and sponsors will be on hand, including vendors ready to explain how photovoltaic arrays — solar power — might benefit your family.

The Sierra Club will have experts available to talk about timely issues, such as fracked gas, public transportation and GMOs. For those who want to know what state lawmakers are doing about the issues of the day, visit the noon Legislators Forum at the Sherman Green gazebo.

The day also include a full slate of music at Fairfield Theatre Company and face painting, arts and crafts and games for the little ones.

“We encourage folks to ‘be green’ and take the train to our event,” said event Chair Mary Hogue. “We’ll have our usual Trashy Fashions created and modeled by students, our non-stop music at two venues…and so much more!”

The daytime Earth Day Celebration is free. For information on tickets for the International Ocean Film Tour starting at 6:30 p.m., visit fairfieldtheatre.org .

The festivities run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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