Saturday, April 15th, 11am - 4pm | Forsyth Park
About the festival
Each year in the spring, the 30 acre Forsyth Park at the heart of the historic district becomes the nucleus of the city’s green initiatives. It is a celebration of environmentally responsible living and business in coastal Georgia. The Savannah Earth Day Festival serves as an important opportunity for local government, businesses, non-profits, and community groups to connect with the public and each other. It is the City’s largest environmental outreach event of the year, and the largest education event in conjunction with Earth Day in Georgia.
When the first Earth Day celebration was held in 1970, the goal was to unite the nation’s fragmented environmental movement to better reach the public and mobilize a response to water and air quality issues. While many Earth Day festivals take place around the state and country each year, Savannah’s is one of the few that are still truly focused on education and activism, rather than crafts and entertainment.
Modeled after the early Earth Day celebrations, the goal of the Savannah Earth Day Festival is to open dialogues about environmental issues affecting Savannah as citizens are welcomed by a festival of tents draped by ancient live oaks. A wide variety of exhibitors and workshops take place with something for everyone. The exhibits range from state and federal government programs, local government initiatives, national conservation organizations, environmental education centers, local sustainability non-profits, academic institutions, energy companies, industries, lobbying groups, public utilities, holistic health practices, youth groups, religious institutions, and local businesses and green contractors.
Address: P.O. Box 5214, Savannah, GA 31414
The Savannah Earth Day Festival was founded and is funded in part by The City of Savannah’s Sustainability Department and is produced by Massive Events and Well FED Savannah.
This event is made free to the public with generous support from The City of Savannah and these community leaders. Click on any logo to learn more about each sponsor.