Celebrate Earth Week in Gatlinburg! Bring the entire family to Gatlinburg to learn about easy green practices, enjoy music, activities and games, craft stations, food and more!
Celebrate Earth Week in Gatlinburg! Play in the Disc Golf Tournament, Attend a Go Green Seminar, Help in the Spur Clean-up, Run in the 5K and bring the entire family to the Earth Day Festival to learn about easy green practices, enjoy music and entertainment, activities and games, craft stations, food and more!
Earth Week 2014
Presented by Hilton Garden Inn and the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Monday, April 21
Gatlinburg Goes Green Breakfast Seminar
9-11 am at Hilton Garden Inn
Tuesday, April 22
Get a hands-on experience at the Spur Clean-up on Tuesday, April 22, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Earth Week is partnering with Keep Sevier Beautiful and Great Smoky Mountains National Park to pick up trash along a stretch of National Park between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, known as The Spur. Businesses and Organizations are encouraged to put together teams to compete to see who can collect the most trash. A prize will be awarded to the winning team. Ben and Jerry’s will be onsite providing free ice cream to all who participate. For more information and to sign up please contact Jennifer Burke: (865) 436-0505, or email@example.com
Wednesday, April 23
Get Growing – A Children’s Planting Program with Keep Sevier Beautiful
Thursday, April 24, 3-7 pm
Earth Day Festival at Mynatt Park
Bring the entire family to Gatlinburg to the Earth Day Festival to learn about easy green practices, enjoy music from Boogertown Gap, activities and games, craft stations, food and more! Earth Week t-shirts featuring the art work of a local student will be for sale at the festival. Food will also be for sale from the Cabin Café and Ben and Jerry’s will be selling ice cream.
Friday, April 25
Earth Day 5K Run/Walk in downtown Gatlinburg
Runners and walkers are invited to celebrate Earth Week by participating in the Second Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk in beautiful downtown Gatlinburg. The night race is scheduled on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:00pm. Athletes of all ages are welcome to participate in this USA Track and Field sanctioned event. Early registration is encouraged to guarantee your shirt size! Race night registration begins at 8:00pm at Nantahala Outdoor Center. Race starts at 10:00 pm. Register online at imathlete.com/events/earthday5kgatlinburgtn2014
Advanced (before April 1): $20
Regular (April 1-24): $25
Saturday, April 26
Junior Ranger Day
Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 26th, with special activities at all three of the Park's visitor centers from 10 am to 2 pm. Children and their families can join in a variety of free, hands-on activities. A few of the natural and cultural opportunities that will be available include Ranger guided walks, historic toy making, the making of dinner bells at a blacksmith shop, and visiting touch tables with animal skins, skulls and scat.
Sunday, April 27
Go Green Disc Golf Tournament
Come out to Mills Park to try out disc golf! New to this sport? Beginners are welcome and extra discs will be provided. On-site registration begins at 12:30 at the pavilion at Mills Park; $20 for adults, $15 for children. Registration includes lunch and a 2014 Earth Week T-shirt. Tee-off between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Each tee-pad will feature tips on how to “go green” provided by Keep Sevier Beautiful. The tournament will also include putting contests at 1 pm. Contact Jennifer Burke for more information: (865) 436-0505, firstname.lastname@example.org.