18th Annual EarthFest April 15th 2017 Knoxville Botanical Garden

Celebrate Earth Day at Knoxville’s 18th Annual EarthFest

WHAT: EarthFest

WHEN: Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Mark your calendars for EarthFest 2017 coming up on Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave. As always, EarthFest is a free, zero-waste event for the whole family, including pets. Continue reading “18th Annual EarthFest April 15th 2017 Knoxville Botanical Garden”

Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday at Knoxville’s 17th Annual EarthFest

Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday at Knoxville’s 17th Annual EarthFest

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Rain or shine, EarthFest 2016 will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the World’s Fair Park performance lawn in downtown Knoxville. There will be over 60 exhibitors and attractions, and as always, it’s a free, zero-waste event for the whole family, including your pets.

Over the past 17 years, EarthFest has become East Tennessee’s premier Earth Day event. And it’s not simply a celebration of the planet. From an interactive educational scavenger hunt and live music, to kid-friendly activities and a fuel-efficient car showcase, EarthFest has something for everyone.

Onsite events and activities will include:

  • Live music on the stage:
    -11 a.m. How About Never
    -12:30 p.m. Deadbeat Scoundrels
    -2:15 p.m. 3 Mile Smile
    -4 p.m. Natty’s Common Root
  • Educational scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes
  • Youth area with free kids crafts
    -Decorating rain barrels for Beardsley Farm
    -Face painting
    -Making bracelets out of upcycled materials
    -Crafting vests out of recycled paper bags
    -Making seed starters out of toilet paper tubes
    -Turning t-shirts into reusable bags
    -Using t-shirts to create dog toys
  • Fuel-efficient car showcase organized by East Tennessee Clean Fuels
  • Goodwill pop-up clothing shop
  • Medic blood drive and organ donor sign up
  • Free tree and shrub giveaway by the Town of Farragut Stormwater Matters and sustainability programs (Redbud, Beautyberry, American Elderberry, and Eastern Ninebark while supplies last)
  • Reusable mason jar giveaway by the Tennessee Clean Water Network
  • Energy efficient light bulb giveaway by KUB (while supplies last)
  • Sterling Contracting will exhibit a Tiny Home demonstrating simplicity, sustainability and micro living

For more information, including a detailed list of sponsors, bands, onsite events and scavenger hunt prizes, visit www.knox-earthfest.org and navigate the links on our web page.