Shelby Farms has big plans for Earth Week | Environment
The 5th annual Earth Week at Shelby Farms Park will see an exciting shift in style and setting in 2011.
The week-long series of events runs from April 17 through 23 and will be held on the shores of Patriot Lake near the visitor center, reflecting the focus of the Park’s next big project - expanding Patriot Lake to nearly twice its size.
Earth Week will promote environmental stewardship, nature, health and recreation with events that offer fun and entertainment for the entire family.
Down to Earth Festival presented by FedEx
April 17, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Earth Week kicks off with the Down to Earth Festival on April 17 - a huge public festival featuring live music and performances, great food, kids crafts and activity zone, environmental demonstrations, green vendors and exhibits, local art and more. And don’t miss SkyFest sponsored by AutoZone, featuring kite making in the kid zone, rocket launches, wind surfing, a birds of prey demonstration and more. Visitors arriving from the Shelby Farms Greenline will even have valet parking for their bicycles.
Greenshoe at the LAKE presented by First Tennessee Foundation
April 21, 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
At $75 per ticket, the Park’s annual fundraiser is more accessible than ever. In 2011, GreenShoe at the Lake will see a change in setting and vibe. Guests will enjoy music by the Andy Childs Band and tapas-style dishes provided by Whole Foods and prepared by local Project Green Fork certified restaurants and other partners in an open, earthy setting on the beautiful shores of Patriot Lake. The event’s tagline - “Green Up, Party Down” - reflects the fun, vibrant and celebratory feel of one of the city’s most eagerly anticipated parties. In addition to live music and great food, guests will see local artists and artisans working throughout the party, creating pieces inspired by the evening. Proceeds benefit Shelby Farms Park and the Shelby Farms Greenline. Tickets may be purchased online at www.EarthWeekMemphis.com or by calling (901) 767-PARK.
Photo courtesy Flickr user fancycwabs.