25th Annual Earth Day-Bay Day Festival

Heritage Park

Coastal Bend Bays Foundation (CBBF) will host its free 25th Annual Earth Day-Bay Day festival Saturday, April 13 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Heritage Park, Corpus Christi. Come early to get the full experience of celebrating our Coastal Bend’s community and environment in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.

More than 65 different exhibitors including environmental, academic, industry, and community related organizations will come together to engage attendees with activities, nature crafts, networking, food, and tons of giveaways. This event is designed to help educate and promote environmental awareness and community opportunities. Last year's event directly impacted nearly 10,000 people.

Highlights for the 2024 festival include: Wild Sky Productions “Birds of Prey” presentations, Gladys Porter Zoo animal presentations, Valero plant giveaway (2,000 plants), Fishing’s Future Catch & Release fishpond, Youth Odyssey climbing rock wall, PORTable Learning Lab, LyondellBasell's hydration station, live music by "The Deadbeats," free commemorative 25th anniversary event poster, electric vehicles display, free emissions testing, animal adoptions, Texas Parks & Wildlife’s Coastal Expo marine life touch tanks, and much more! 

This unforgettable experience is only made possible through the generosity of the Coastal Bend community’s businesses, organizations, CBBF members and volunteers that believe in and continue to support this important cause. 

To learn more about the Earth Day-Bay Day festival, visit baysfoundation.org/edbd or call our office at (361) 882-3439.

Earth Day - Bay Day History: The Coastal Bend Bays Foundation (CBBF) hosted its first Earth Day-Bay Day in 1999, as a private event with only 100 attendees and 10 exhibitors/attractions in efforts to promote and encourage citizens to engage and learn about the bays and estuaries, wetlands, native plants and animals, recycling, sustainability, stewardship, and outdoor activities. The festival has grown to an open-to-the-public event attracting nearly 10,000 festivalgoers and 70 exhibitors/attractions. Local, regional and state organizations, businesses and government agencies all come together to provide FREE education, entertainment and resources to the public to promote awareness, highlight careers in environmental and STEM fields, and inspire conservation for our coastal wildlife and natural resources. 

About Coastal Bend Bays Foundation: The Coastal Bend Bays Foundation is a member-based nonprofit founded in 1991, to build consensus on important environmental issues related to the Texas Coastal Bend. The foundation is a grassroots non-partisan organization that provides an equal-ground avenue to properly inform and educate our local and surrounding communities about relevant topics through our projects and programs, including Earth Day-Bay Day, monthly educational Coastal Issues Forums, quarterly coastal cleanups alongside the Texas General Land Office, and the Environmental Awards Banquet. 

Earth Day-Bay Day is a FREE, family-friendly community festival filled with interactive educational exhibits and activities, wild animal shows, plant give away, food, freebies and more. Our goal is to bring Education, Conservation, Participation, Habitat Protection, and Career Choices in the community together in a fun atmosphere to help educate and promote environmental awareness here in our Coastal Bend!