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

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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

Posted: 04/11/2016
EarthFestRain 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.