Earth Week

Gatlinburg Celebrates Earth Week

As if the 2016 Gatlinburg fires could teach us anything more, it’s to appreciate our land on a daily basis! The approaching Earth Week comes as a reminder to demonstrate that appreciation by physically doing what we can to make the world a better place each and every day.

If you’re in Gatlinburg during the Earth Week holiday, there are some fun things taking place that will increase your awareness of best ‘green’ practices, allow you to give back to the environment and these Smoky Mountains that we love so much, and just have a little fun with others in the great outdoors.

Earth Week Gatlinburg TN

Gatlinburg Celebrates Earth Week April 23-27

Here is the line up of the week’s special events:

23-27: Earth Week - The city of Gatlinburg hosts a week of family-oriented events created around the national Earth Day Celebration. The week offers educational, fun and even entertaining community activities designed to raise environmental awareness by educating families about adopting easy green practices.

24: Earth Week Spur Clean Up – Volunteer just a couple hours of your time to give back to the Smoky Mountains!   Meet with like-minded givers at the Gatlinburg Welcome Center at 9 a.m. to help our local Keep Sevier Beautiful organization and the National Park Service clean up “The Spur.”   Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Clean up takes place from 9 a.m.-Noon. For more information, please call (865) 436-0505.

26: Earth Day FestivalA day of outdoor fun will happen in downtown Gatlinburg at Anakeesta Plaza.  Family friendly fun is planned for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and includes environmental awareness demonstrations, music, free crafts for kids, and face painting. Food will be available for purchase.

27: Earth Day 5K – Earth Week’s closing event is the popular, late night race. The Earth Day 5K welcomes both runners and walkers for this nighttime road race in downtown Gatlinburg. Registration begins at 8 p.m. at Nantahala Outdoor Center parking lot the 10 p.m. race.

If you can’t be in Gatlinburg, look online for nationwide Earth Day events taking place near your hometown.

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