April 22: Celebrate Earth Day at Full Circle Fest

Blarney, a juvenile green sea turtle was rehabilitated and released back into the ocean by Keepers of the Coast president Tara Dodson. Contributed photos

Keepers of the Coast, a local sustainable living non-profit organization, will host its inaugural Full Circle Fest on Sunday, April 22 at Eddie Vickers Park, 399 Riberia Street in downtown St. Augustine.

The festivities will take place from 11 to 6 p.m.

Full Circle Fest will feature an array of events happening throughout the day including a series of speakers highlighting sustainable living ideas about alternative energy, gardening, recycling, and conservation.

Tuttle the Turtle stops at the Sea Turtle Festival to take photos with festival attendees.

Guests can begin the day by celebrating Earth Day outdoors with free family fitness yoga starting at 11 a.m. and sponsored by DRIV Fitness and The Yoga Box.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own bag and shop for unique, plastic free, eco-conscious gift items.

Enjoy culinary presentations by Rype & Readi and Plant Based Floridian under the Culinary Pavilion.

The Food Truck court will include local favorites Arepa Life, Pizza Peles, and the Silver Bullet. By bringing a refillable bottle, guests can fill up at the ‘Festie Bestie’ water station to stay hydrated.

Support conservation efforts by visiting the beer tent to purchase cold beer provided by Lagunitas, Dog Rose Brewing, and Old Coast Ales. Guests that ride their bikes can park at the VeloFest bike station and be entered into a raffle to win exciting prizes.

Keepers of the Coast would like to thank the following sponsors that have helped make this festival a reality: VeloFest, A1A Solar, Brightway Insurance, Donovan Heating & Air, Florida Water Tours, Endless Summer Realty, Maritime Creative, Lovely Loo, Beaver Toyota, Altways Inc, US Pure Water, St. Augustine Surf School, Panache, Café 11, Full Circle Mgmt LLC, and Cassidie Corwin Events Gardens & Design.

Keepers of the Coast is a 100 percent volunteer operated non-profit working to educate the community about how to protect sensitive coastal systems through sustainable living practices.

For more information about their mission, future events, or Full Circle Festival schedule and details, visit www.keepersofthecoast.org.

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