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Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day this Spring

Posted: April 13, 2017 at 12:00 AM by Kate Spears

Earth Day is April 22, and there are lots of ways to celebrate the earth we call home in the Knoxville area. Here are a few events perfect for all ages!

In Knoxville-

Earth Fest is Saturday, April 15th at the Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum (located at 2743 Wimpole Avenue), from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a zero waste and free event. Pets are welcome. Attendees can learn about sustainable living while enjoying environmental exhibits and attractions, an interactive educational scavenger hunt, and a youth area with free activities for kids of all ages.

In Maryville-

Maryville College will observe Earth Day 2017 with several events during the week of April 22-28, including a litter clean-up event, an organic ice cream social, documentary film screening, outdoor fitness opportunities, an environmental justice workshop, and a roundtable discussion on sustainable transportation. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Here’s a link to a detailed schedule.

Friday Night Lights: Earth Day - Friday, April 28th in Downtown Maryville-

The Downtown Maryville Association invites you to downtown Maryville to celebrate Earth Day! Friday Night Lights is a family friendly event with something for everyone including children’s activities, food trucks, an electric car display, music, games, and more. Stroll through the streets of historic downtown Maryville and enjoy food and wine tastings, drink specials, live music, pop-up art markets, live art demonstrations, and all kinds of entertainment. For more information on participating businesses and additional information, check out Downtown Maryville’s social media pages.

In Farragut-

With eight fantastic municipal parks packed with hiking, fishing, sculptures, athletic fields, grilling areas, and playgrounds, there’s not a much better place to get out and have your own Earth Day celebration than Farragut. Enjoy a simple picnic in the shade, walk the greenways, toss a frisbee around, or organize your own litter cleanup. You’ll love celebrating Earth Day in Farragut’s beautiful parks.

These are just a few fun ideas to get out and enjoy the beauty of our home in East Tennessee. And you don't have to wait until Earth Day to do it either. Take some time this spring to soak up the lovely surroundings of our region.

Happy Spring!

MC celebrates Earth Week 2017Maryville College students, faculty and staff will observe Earth Day 2017 with several events planned for April 22-28.

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