Earth day is Saturday, April 22, and celebrations are popping up around town. Wondering what to check out this weekend to celebrate? We’ve done the legwork for you and found some of the most exciting activities in Nashville and Franklin. From live music to yoga and volunteer opportunities, our list has a little something for everyone.
Nashville’s Earth Day Festival is a free, family-friendly event with live entertainment and educational activities. With more than a hundred booths hosted by community groups and environmental organizations, the event promotes environmental awareness in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Festival highlights include live music, a green market with local produce, recycling and disposal drop off, and a clothing and shoe donation center.
Mayor Barry is encouraging the citizens of Nashville to help keep our city clean by participating in a one-day citywide cleanup. While registration may be closed, check the website for information on times and location of cleanups in your neighborhood. Also, be sure to take a selfie and tag @nashvillepwor.
Visit the Nashville Zoo from 9:30 to 3:00 on Earth Day to hear special zookeeper talks and participate in various eco-friendly activities. Fun for the entire family, the event will also have interactive experiences, a recycled art contest, and electronics recycling.
Join The Franklin Tree Commission and the City of Franklin Parks Department for tons of fun in the trees with opportunities in tree climbing, kids’ activities, food, information and free tree saplings at Pinkerton Park.
You must witness Cheekwood’s explosion of color this spring, and what better day than Earth Day! 150,000 bulbs were planted last fall in anticipation of the spring bloom — more than 109,000 of which are yellow and pink tulips.
After a long day of volunteering and celebrating Mother Earth, relax with a beer and some live music and comedy at The 5 Spot. The cost for entry is $10.
Celebrate the Earth with a free yoga class atop Love Circle. Yogis of all levels are encouraged to attend. Prior to class, help clean up trash in the area and then roll out your mat for an outdoor yoga session. Stick around after the session to watch a beautiful sunset atop the city. Trash bags and gloves will be provided.