April 22nd marks the 44th annual Earth Day in the United States. Looking for ways you and your earthlings can celebrate together in honor of the planet? Check out these three, family-friendly Earth Day activities around Atlanta.

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Earth Day at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Check out the Atlanta Botanical Garden to play on Earth Day. For the price of admission you and your little conservationists can participate in a ladybug release, make a craft and learn about the Garden’s conservation programs. Don’t forget Storybook Time!

Details: April 22nd, 10 AM-1PM, Address: 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta GA, 30309


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Earth Day Drop-In Craft
Looking for an artsy Earth Day activity? Go ahead and drop-In to the Buckhead Branch Library with your littles to make a free Earth Day Craft. Earth lovers ages 4-12 are welcome!

Details: April 19th, 12:00PM- 4:00 PM, Address: 269 Buckhead Avenue, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30305


Decatur Earth Day Festival
For a cool Pirate themed Earth Day Party check out the Decatur Earth Day Festival hosted at the Oakhurst Garden. With a costume parade led by the Funk Pirates, crafts, live music, an Earth Day T-shirt contest and a pirated themed cake contest there is something for big and little planet lovers alike! Don’t miss the pirate ship parked in front of the garden which will have live birds of prey inside to interact with. Bonus: This fest is free to the public.

Details: April 19th, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Parade from Harmony Park to Oakhurst Garden starting at 12:30 PM, Address: 435 Oakview Rd. Decatur, GA 30030

How will you celebrate Earth Day this year? Tell us in the comments section below!

—Jessica Obenschain

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