Celebrating Earth Day in the Lowcountry

At Outdoor Architecture, we're all about being green, that's why Earth Day is our favorite holiday!

First celebrated in 1970 on the first day of spring, Earth Day is a day to reflect on our impact on the environment, and to be more conscientious about recycling and reusing materials. In addition to just taking a walk or bike ride in the beautiful Lowcountry to celebrate Earth Day, there are plenty of fun events going on to remind us to embrace and protect our environment.

Here are some upcoming area events:

April 20: Habersham Earth Day Celebration

4-7 p.m. Habersham Marketplace, 13 Market St., Habersham. Free.

This family-friendly event is designed to educate the community on options for a greener way of living. There will be fun and educational children's activities throughout the Marketplace. Meet local farmers and sample their goods while listening to live music by Billy Drysdale. Various "green" groups, organizations and exhibitors will showcase their products and services. 843-379-1015; www.habershammarketplace.com

April 21: Soft Shell Crab Festival

Noon-5 p.m., Paris Avenue, Port Royal. Entertainment is free.

Activities include rides for the kids, food, entertainment, a classic car show, craft fair and flea market. There will also be earth day booths. More info here.

April 21: Second Annual Earth Day Celebration

11 a.m.-5 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, Hilton Head Island. $5; free for kids.

This event will feature a green transportation station, green art exhibit and entertainment. 843-882-7616; www.experiencegreen.org

April 22: Daufuskie Island Earth Day Event

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Haig Point Clubhouse, Daufuskie Island. Fee for the event and ferry transportation is $50. Ferry departure is 9:30am. The fee is $35 for those not requiring ferry transportation

This event will feature a brunch, a live and silent auction and a presentation and book signing by guest speaker Todd Ballantine. customerservice@daufuskieislandconservancy.org

April 21: Earth Day Festival in Forsyth Park

11 a.m.-3 p.m., Forsythe Park, Savannah. Free.

More than 100 exhibitors will be promoting green living and environmental activism. There will be tons of fun activities for children and great workshops featuring raising chickens, bees, composting, etc. 912-651-6943 or www.earthdaysavannah.org 

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