Nashville’s Earth Day Festival is a free, family friendly event with live entertainment through out the day celebrated each year in April.
Nashville’s Earth Day Festival features exhibits and hands-on activities aimed at educating Nashvillians about protecting our environment and living green. With over a hundred family-friendly booths, hosted by community groups, environmental organizations and government agencies, Earth Day is a fun festival for all ages.
2015 Festival Highlights
Earth Day Stage Schedule – Live music Line-up
Green/Farmers Market – Buy locally grown produce and locally made products in the Green/Farmers Market.
Reuse Village – Join Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Metro Beautification, and Piedmont Natural Gas at the wildly popular, endlessly entertaining, eco-friendly, interactive Reuse Village. Children and adults will learn effective ways to creatively reuse and upcycle items before recycling them, as well as tips on being more energy efficient. Everyone who stops by will be able make and take their own Earth sculpture based on the creations of local artist Kaaren Engel. Other activities include creating a reuse super power, organizing your own power sources, journal making, bubble blowing (fun for adults and kids alike!), scarf making (bring an old t-shirt) and seed planting. Make sure to visit the specially curated art show featuring local reuse artists. The art show helps educate the community on ways to be energy efficient and showcases the creative possibilities of reuse. There will also be demonstrations on mending clothes and tips on being more energy efficient using materials you already own.
Beer Garden – Enjoy some locally brewed beer in the Beer Garden located near the Stage. This year’s beer selection will include Blackstone Black Forest that helps fund tree plantings here in Nashville and the Blackstone Red Trail Ale that helps fund the maintenance of trails in Percy Warner Park
- Usable Clothing, Shoes and Books – Bring usable clothing, shoes and for donation to the Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee exhibit.
- Mercury Thermometers – Bring your old mercury thermometer and exchange it for a digital thermometer at the Metro Beautification/Public Works booth.
- Handheld Electronics, batteries and CFL’s – bring your old hand-held electronics (cell phones, mp3 players, tablets, laptops, digital picture frames, e-readers, cables, etc.), batteries (rechargeable or household batteries) and compact fluorescent bulbs for proper recycling at the Metro Beautification/Public Works booth.
- 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. They also take ink and toner cartridges and used cell phones.
- Canned Food and Dry Goods – bring canned fruit and vegetables as well as packaged dry goods (pasta, rice, oatmeal, crackers, nuts, etc.) for donation to the Community Food Advocates mobile market exhibit.
Children’s Educational Activities – Many of the Earth Day exhibitors have a special educational activity for children.
GET TO EARTH DAY GREEN – You can do your part to help keep the air clean.
Free Bike Valet Parking from WalkBike Nashville -Free bike valet parking is provided at Earth Day by Walk/Bike Nashville. So use pedal power to come over and have the peace of mind that your bike will be watched over while you enjoy Earth Day to the fullest.
Take the Bus – You can get to Centennial Park on the following Metro Transit Authority bus routes: