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Nashville Earth Day Festival to be Held on April 22

3/8/2017
Kelly Brockman

Festival Celebrates with Live music, Beer Garden, Reuse Village, 100’s of exhibitors, remarks from Mayor Megan Barry and much more fun

Nashville Earthday Festival Logo, April 22, 2017NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Join Metro Nashville for our 16th Annual Earth Day celebration presented by Piedmont Natural Gas on April 22, 2017 at Centennial Park. This fun, FREE, and family-friendly festival inspires green living, raises awareness about environmental protection, and builds community, and best of all, it’s going to be held on Earth Day this year.

“We hope all Nashvillians will come out and join us for Earth Day this year,” said Metro Public Works Director Mark Sturtevant. “This event continues to raise awareness of important environmental issues while also providing a fun day for the community to come together. From children’s activities, great lineup of music, and all of our partners and exhibitors, this is a day not to miss.”

Festival highlights

Live Music

The Earth Day stage music will have live music and performances all day.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Music and Dance from the Global Education Center (these end at 1 p.m.)
2:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. - Eric Krasno Band
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. - The Greyhounds
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. - Dead Man Winter

Exhibitors

Over 100 nonprofit organizations and environmentally friendly businesses will display a variety of topics including recycling and waste reduction, water conservation, outdoor activities, green living, energy conservation and more.

Reuse Village

Turnip Green, known for fostering creativity and sustainability through reuse, will again bring fun for all ages.

Kidsville

This year in Kidsville, children will be creating a Parthenon Model (Parthenon, trees and flowers) out of recycled loose parts.

Recycling and Drop-off Opportunities

This year at the Nashville Earth Day Festival, you will be able to recycle and/or properly dispose of some of your household goods.

  • Usable Clothing, Shoes and Books – Bring usable clothing, shoes and books for donation to the Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee exhibit.
  • Unused or Expired Pharmaceuticals – Bring your unused or expired pharmaceuticals for safe and proper disposal at the Metro Nashville Police Department’s exhibit.
  • Creative Supplies – visit the Reuse village and bring any creative supplies (check out a list of creative supplies) for Turnip Green Creative Reuse.

The Green Market

Visit the Green Market web site

This area provides small local businesses in Middle Tennessee that are actively involved in making their own green products the opportunity to sell them at Earth Day. Handmade soap, local honey, crafts and more will be for sale.

Beer Garden

21 and Up only. The following local beers will be sold from Blackstone Brewing Company: Strawberry Picnic, Session Player IPA, Hang Time Pale Ale and Nut Brown.

Children’s Activities

Children’s activities are included in many of the exhibitor booths.

Mayor Barry’s Citywide Spring Clean

April 22 will also be Nashville’s Citywide Spring Clean event and we need YOUR help to spruce up Nashville! Learn more and organize a clean-up in your neighborhood.

Get to Earth Day Green! Walk, Ride, or Take the Bus

  • Free Bike Valet Parking from Walk/Bike Nashville – Free bike valet parking is provided by Walk/Bike Nashville.
  • Take the Bus – You can get to Centennial Park on the following Metro Transit Authority bus routes: West End #3, Charlotte #10, University Connector #21

For volunteer opportunities, please visit our volunteer information page to sign up at http://www.nashvilleearthday.org/volunteer/. For more festival information visit: http://www.nashvilleearthday.org/.

Earth day Festival 2017 Sponsors

Piedmont Natural Gas, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Lightning 100, Metro Parks & Recreation, Metro Public Works – Metro Beautification & Environment Commission, Goodwill of Middle Tennessee, Republic Services, Inc., Stringfellow, Inc., Comcast, Waste Management, Ajax Turner, Nashville Electric Service, The Compost Company, Coca-Cola Bottling, Walk Bike Nashville and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation