Slate of Earth Day events set this week

Environmentalists, activist groups and Maui residents will come together for a variety of activities this week to celebrate Earth Day.

Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii co-founder Suzanne Frazer will give a lecture from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Kihei. The lecture will focus on marine debris impacts and solutions for Hawaii’s unique coastal reefs and marine life. The event is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, B.E.A.C.H. will educate residents about plastic, marine debris and other concerns at the Lipoa Street Farmers Market in Kihei from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

The 17th annual Earth Day Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Keopuolani Park Amphitheater in Kahului. The festival will feature music on two stages, as well as guest speakers, information booths, a silent auction and food vendors. Featured performers include Joe Marshalla Band, Shiner & Friends, Crazy Fingers and more. A keiki parade will begin at 2 p.m., and there will be a petting zoo and horseback riding.

Festival admission is $7 for adults and free for keiki. To be more environmentally conscientious, participants are encouraged to carpool and bring their own cups, plates and utensils.

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