Celebrate Earth Day 2023 on Hilton Head Island

Find Earth Day celebrations and events for 2023 and learn how the island preserves its natural beauty and protects local wildlife.

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Hilton Head Island stands out from a long list of beach vacation destinations simply because the community is passionate about preserving the island’s natural beauty. You won’t find flashy neon signs or theme parks here, just landscapes filled with lush spartina grass, Spanish moss dripping from live oaks, and pristine beaches packed with shore birds. Many species thrive on the island and in the surrounding waters, and we’d like to keep it that way!

Please join us in keeping our island clean during your stay. Simple things like gathering up everything you’ve brought with you to the beach at the end of your day (or even a few more stray pieces of litter you spot on the way back to your car) makes a big difference.

If you’d like to have a spontaneous beach clean up, all of Hilton Head’s public beaches should have green baskets at main entrances to help you gather as much litter as possible.

Read the highlighted blog for more ways to help make Earth Day every day on Hilton Head Island!

Earth Day 2023 Events

Island Wide Litter Sweep with the Outside Foundation

April 22, 2023 | Various Times & Locations

Continue the tradition of cleaning up the island’s beaches with different organizations such as the HHI Land Trust, Sea Turtle Patrol, Turtle Trackers, and more! Find out what time to meet the hosting group at the beach nearest you at earthdayhhi.com.

HHI Earth Day Festival & 5K

April 22nd, 2023 | Coligny Beach Park | 9:00am

The Palmetto Running Company is hosting the first ever Hilton Head Earth Day 5K on the beautiful Coligny Beach. This beach run will benefit The Outside Foundation, and both children and adults are welcome to join. For more information about how to register for the race, visit the race’s website here.

Immediately after awards are given out, the Earth Day Festival will begin! All are welcome to this free, non-profit event that will host many different organizations involved in conservation and environmental efforts. This event is meant to be educational and fun, allowing families to learn more about any upcoming events such as oyster bagging, clean-ups, and more in the Lowcountry.

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