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June 23, 2024

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Earth Day This Weekend on Murfreesboro Square

What to know about the live event on April 22, the poster contest and more!

Don’t you just love Earth? Come celebrate our planet at the 22nd annual Rutherford County Earth Day Celebration on April 22, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the historic public square in downtown Murfreesboro.

Rutherford County’s Earth Day Celebration aims to educate and mobilize the community into action. The event features plenty of activities, booths and demonstrations for the whole family. In addition, expect awesome music sets from:

  • Scales Elementary Steel De Boro (10 a.m.)
  • Quarterlife (11 a.m.)
  • Stones River Bluegrass Band (12 p.m.)
  • Everybody Drum Some (1 p.m.)

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation and the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center have partnered to offer a free Kids Zone. The Kids Zone is geared for children of all ages and will feature an inflatable, yard games and hands-on activities. There will also be a scavenger hunt for all ages.  Everyone who completes the scavenger hunt will be entered into a drawing to win one of several prizes.

This year’s theme for participating booths and vendors is “Renew Rutherford Together.” The theme encompasses renewable energy, keeping our rivers and streams clean, recycling, planting pollinating plants to support bees and butterflies and supporting the use of sustainable products.

Attendees can enjoy complimentary refreshments provided by MTE, Kroger and Lewis Family Bakery while visiting craft and educational booths. Rutherford County Solid Waste, Murfreesboro Water Resources, the Tennessee Valley Authority, MTE and the Stones River Watershed will give away 500 cross-body bags.

For the latest information on the Rutherford County Earth Day in Murfreesboro, visit the local Earth Day Facebook page here.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.