Gatlinburg Earth Week


In Gatlinburg, TN Earth Day is not a one day celebration. Instead, there is a multitude of activities for the family to enjoy all week long. This year's celebration is April 17-21! Check out this post for info on all the fun activities!

MONDAY: Gatlinburg Goes Green Seminar at Hilton Garden Inn from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm featuring Chief of Resource Education for the GSMNP, Nigel Fields. He will be hosting a seminar on wildfire ecology. Check out this event to learn how resilient our mountains are and the steps being taken towards recovery. 

TUESDAY:Spur Clean up through a partnership with Keep Sevier Beautiful from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. If interested meet at the Gatlinburg's Spur Welcome center with a pair of gloves and some zest for picking up trash. There will be a competition for the business team that picks up the most litter. The winning team will earn a pizza party. Ben & Jerry's will be on site with free ice cream for all participants. 

WEDNESDAY:E-Waste recycling day will be from 8:00 am-6:00 pm. This is a great time to drop off unwanted computers, small electronic devices, ink cartridges, and more. Feel free to drop off any of your unwanted electronic devices at 207 Cherokee Orchard road, so that they can be properly disposed or recycled. 

THURSDAY:10th Annual Earth Day Festival will be held along the parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. Numerous businesses, organizations, and agencies will be on hand with free activities, games and crafts. Activities will be held in the Village, Reagan Terrace Mall, Gatlinburg Inn and Ole Smoky Parking Lot beside Earthquake the Ride. There will be a scavenger hunt with chances to win a prize. T-shirts featuring artwork from a local student will be available for purchase and Boggertown Gap will be providing music. 

FRIDAY:Earth Day 5K Run/Walk held downtown Gatlinburg. Race begins at 10:00 pm with registration beginning at 8:00 pm at NOC. Athletes of all ages are welcome to participate. 


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