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Charleston County Earth Day Festival

April 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department invites citizens to join in celebrating Earth Day during the 2016 Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 23. The free event will be held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Riverfront Park on the former Naval Base in North Charleston.

The 17th Annual Earth Day Festival is a celebration of Charleston County’s environmental community. The festival provides hands-on educational opportunities for all ages and highlights the County’s environmental programs.

“Charleston County’s Annual Earth Day Festival is a great opportunity to increase environmental awareness in our community,” said Charleston County’s Chairman of Environmental Management Committee and County Councilmember Colleen Condon. “We encourage residents to join us for this free, fun and family oriented event to learn how they can make a difference in our local community while at home, work and play.”

Charleston County’s Earth Day Festival attracts as many as 8,000 people each year. All participants are asked to commit to reducing waste at the event. Resource Recovery Centers will be strategically located throughout the park to collect recyclable materials and organic waste generated during the festival.

Charleston County’s Annual Earth Day Art Contest was held again this year and students in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade submitted drawings for the theme: “Be Earth Smart” The winning artwork will be featured at the event and will be printed on the back of all festival T-shirts.

April 23 Earth Day Festival Schedule of Events:          

Other Highlights of the 2016 Earth Day Festival:          

  • Over 80 environmental activities and educational displays on alternative energy, conservation, local and organic agriculture, animals and habitat preservation, litter, water and air quality, seedlings, recycling and composting
  • Compost Awareness Center, a focal point tent emphasizing the popular “Are You In the Loop?” game where attendees can learn about the composting cycle. Guests will receive home composting information, commercial food waste information and free compost samples.
  • Hands-on fun with specials guests The Little Gym of West Ashley and Bricks 4 Kidz.
  • Water buffalo by Charleston Water Systems
  • Local food vendors and food trucks offering classic festival fare plus some vegetarian options
  • Returning Trash-to-Treasure guest,  The Yo Art Project, to assist with craft-making using recycled materials

Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department staff will:

  • Provide reusable bag giveaways for the first 1,000 attendees
  • Showcase the Department’s hydraulic hybrid recycling truck
  • Host a recycling tent with information, giveaways and prizes
  • Kids Zone with fun activities, interactive games, face painters, and much more.
  • Plus a whole day of fun activities, prize drawings, contests and interactive live performances

Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department thanks their partners:

For more information on recycling or the 2016 Earth Day Festival, visit earthday.charlestoncounty.org or call (843) 720-7111.


April 15, 2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Riverfront Park
1001 Everglades Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405


Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department