Earth Day Celebrations

Celebrate What's Great about Going Green in Your Community

Earth Day is officially celebrated across the world every year on April 22, but we treat every day like Earth Day at Shelby Farms Park! Sustainability is at the heart of all we do ⏤ from providing electric vehicle charging stations with solar panels, to landscaping with native plants and removing invasive species from Park forests, to heating and cooling indoor spaces with a geothermal system.  

2023 Earth Day Celebrations are presented by


Celebrate with us at the Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 22!   Our Park mascot, Bob the Buffalo, will lead the way through the celebrations! Adults and kids alike will have opportunities to Experience, Explore and Learn ways to go green in Memphis! 

Kick the festivities off with our Earth Day Fun Run presented by TVA around Hyde Lake at 10 am. We’ll also have a kid’s zone with inflatables and lots of yard games. Get a preview of the 2023 Get Outside! Fitness program presented by Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation with free classes on the lawn. Plus, we’ll have plenty of music and food trucks to keep you going!

Join us for “booth chats” throughout the day. We will have more than 25 organizations with different approaches to sustainability. They are planning fun ways to share their mission and how they make the earth a better place. Check back soon for the Booth Chat schedule.   You'll want to catch them all!

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Park’s Earth Day Festival, email us at

Recreation activities will be open, so rent a kayak or bike or paddle board and enjoy the Park's trails and lakes! Make your reservation here. 
Lend a hand at our volunteer opportunities presented by Sylvamo! Multiple opportunities are available on April 15 and April 22 including a cleaning up the Greenline Garden helping with the Earth Day Festival and Fun Run.  Learn more and sign up here

Check out some of the exciting activities to celebrate Earth Day:

  • Family friendly Earth Day Fun Run at 10 am

  • Live DJ from 9 am- 12 pm + Live Band from 12 pm - 3 pm

  • Get Outside! Fitness classes
  • Food Trucks: Mexico in Memphis, Rice Burner, Chuck’s Wagon 

  • Kid’s Zone with bounce houses, yard games and other activities

  • Learning Station + Booths with interactive opportunities, activities and talks focused on sustainability 

Earth Day Fun Run
Presented by TVA
Start your morning off movin’ and groovin’ with Bob the Buffalo to kick off the Earth Day festivities! This untimed race will begin at 10 am and is on the 2.3 mile trail around beautiful Hyde Lake. It's a great way to start your day of fun at Shelby Farms Park! 

Registering for the Earth Day Fun Run in advance guarantees that you will receive the exclusive 2023 Earth Day T-shirt. Registration is $22 per person and supports the Park! Signing up your whole family or a group of friends? We have multi-runner discounts available, too! 

Earth Day Celebrations are sponsored by



Marketing | Angie Whitfield
Sponsorship Opportunities | Savannah Ratcliff
Event Information + Food Trucks + Vendor Booth Rentals | Events Team


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