Earth Fair OBX Celebrates Earth Day At Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head

Jennette’s Pier will once again host the annual Earth Fair OBX celebration this year on Saturday, April 18, from 1 to 4pm, featuring educational exhibits, live entertainment, free rain barrels, birdhouses, tie-dying, and more.

Earth Fair OBX IV organizer Jim Gould and summer educator Jess McKeowen show off the T-shirt design for this year’s free event. Participants who visit more than eight stations are awarded one of the shirts, which they can tie-dye.

Earth Fair OBX IV organizer Jim Gould and summer educator Jess McKeowen show off the T-shirt design for this year’s free event. Participants who visit more than eight stations are awarded one of the shirts, which they can tie-dye.

Earth Fair OBX IV promises plenty of free fun for everyone on Saturday, April 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. A wide variety of community groups will be on hand sharing their own environmental messages. Children are encouraged to visit these educational booths with “passports” in hand.

Once they’ve made the rounds and validated their passports at a minimum of eight stations, they’re awarded a free Earth Fair OBX IV T-shirt. If desired, they can tie-dye the white shirt, which features a unique raindrop logo by Brett Harrison of Wicked Oceans.

In addition, take a chance at winning a number of giveaways including up-cycled bird house kits, rain barrels and gift certificates from area business. This year’s Earth Fair OBX IV was made possible by grants from the Outer Banks Community Foundation and N.C. Coastal Federation. The Pier’s event is also part of the N.C. Science Festival.

The following organizations, business and schools are signed up for the event:  N. C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island; Chesapeake Bay Adventures; College of the Albemarle, Associate of Science Program; Coastal Kayaks; UNC Coastal Studies Institute; Dare Master Gardeners; First Flight Adventure Park, First Flight High School, Girl Scouts, Hatteras Recycling Center, Manteo High School Student Environmental Action Club, The Nature Conservancy, N.C. Coastal Federation, N.C. Sierra Club, Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (NEST), National Park Service National Seashore, Outer Banks Children at Play Museum, OBX Center for Dolphin Research, OBXplorers, OBXSurfInfo.com, North Carolina Sea Grant, Outer Banks SPCA and Surfrider Foundation, Outer Banks Chapter.

Earth Fair will be held rain or shine admission to this all ages family friendly event is free to the public. 

Earth Day 2015 at Jennette's Pier Nags Head

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