Crowds turn out for Earth Day Festival

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -  Richmond ended earth week with a party.

The 5th Richmond Earth Day Festival took place along Hull Street in the Manchester District.

The celebration included a host of environmentally conscious vendors and exhibitors, as well as programs for children, workshops, local bands, artwork, entertainment and food.

Bands played and there was a large turnout for the Gear Swap from the James River Outdoor Coalition.

Ralph White, the park manager for the James River Park System, lead a fish release into the Manchester Canal for children.

And despite the threat of rain -- there were plenty of people who came out.

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