KEMAH — In the spirit of Earth Month, area residents are invited to join in the celebration of Galveston Bay, one the world’s most productive estuaries, at the Bay Day Festival.

The free annual event, which is hosted by the Galveston Bay Foundation, will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today on the Kemah Boardwalk. 

The festival is a free family event providing hands-on, interactive exhibits, activities and demonstrations that emphasize the multiple uses of the Galveston Bay system.

Festival highlights include bay-themed arts and crafts, bay critter demonstrations and touch tanks, scavenger hunting, music and more. Children will have fun learning about the importance of Galveston Bay in our everyday lives at exhibitor booths including Artist Boat, Back the Bay, Baytown Nature Center, Houston Green Center, Houston Zoo, Sea Center Texas, Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and more.

For the first time, attendees will enjoy the Water Wonders Corner at the Bay Day Festival. The corner will feature aquatic-themed activities and live creatures of the bay, as well as the popular fish print T-shirt station. And finally, festival sponsor Reliant Energy will have electric cars on hand to show consumers smart energy technology in action. A complete list of exhibits can be found by visiting the Galveston Bay Foundation booth at the festival entrance.

For information, visit www.galvbay.org.

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