This April, you and your family are cordially invited to the Smoky Mountains to celebrate Earth Week! What better place can you celebrate the Earth than in Gatlinburg, Tennessee? With everything from mountain ranges to rushing rivers to hundreds of varieties of flora and fauna, East Tennessee is a unique American landmark you don’t want to miss!
Earth Week in Gatlinburg is a fun way to learn about and celebrate these beautiful aspects of our world. During this week-long family-oriented event, you’ll get the chance to attend seminars, listen to music, compete in activities and games, and so much more! Be sure to make your plans so you and your loved ones can learn about green practices to help to protect our Earth and have a great time in the process!
April 19¬–April 25, 2015
Earth Week is a Sunday through Sunday event in Gatlinburg during the last full week of April. Packed with educational talks about green practices, children’s programs, crafts, good food, and more, Earth Week is a family-friendly event that seeks to entertain as well as inform. The ultimate goal is to encourage the community of Gatlinburg and beyond to love and care for our planet as we share in its natural resources and astounding beauty.
Each day of Earth Week has something unique to offer. In the past, specific events have included the Green Breakfast Seminar at the Hilton Garden Inn, a community clean-up at the Spur, a children’s planting program, and a disc golf tournament at Mills Park. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park also hosts special Junior Ranger activities during Earth Week, which include historic toy making, Ranger-guided hikes, and hands-on animal exhibits.
The highlight of the week takes place on Thursday, April 23. Earth Day Festival, celebrating its seventh year in 2015, is a FREE day-long event with live music, games, crafts, face painting, and more at Mynatt Park from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. At the festival, green businesses and organizations from the community will be on-site offering fun activities and information about how to go green yourself.
Another popular event during Earth Week you’ll want to check out is the Earth Day 5K. If you and your loved ones are looking for a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors, this 5K run/walk through downtown Gatlinburg is the perfect solution. And no need to worry about the hot weather—this 5K takes place at night, beginning at 10 p.m. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce’s initiatives in education and green programs.
For more specific information about this year’s Earth Week in Gatlinburg, check back with the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce’s website closer to the dates of the event. As you make your plans to attend, be sure to book your Gatlinburg cabin with Cabins For You for convenient access to Earth Week’s numerous activities and events. Our reservation specialists are available 24/7 to help you with your plans and make your next stay in Gatlinburg worth repeating!