Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland
Lakeland, FL
Apr 22, 2023

Day: Saturday, April 22, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Munn Park
196 N. Kentucky Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33801
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

Lakeland celebrated the 53rd Anniversary of Earth Day with the City’s second annual DEED event, ”Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland 2023”.


This free, family-friendly outdoor event was held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 in downtown Lakeland’s beautiful Munn Park, adjacent to the Lakeland Farmers Curb Market.  The event featured local EV owners showcasing their vehicles, answering visitor’s questions, & sharing their EV-enthusiasm. The Lakeland Farmers Market's wonderful weekly fresh produce, delicious food, and crafts booths added to the festivities.


Eleven electric vehicles (EVs) were on display, including: Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Chevy Bolt, Nissan LEAF, Ford F150 Lightning pickup, Rivian R1T pickup, and several Tesla Model 3. 

EV exhibitors included individual owners and Lakeland Electric Utility.


Visitors enjoyed learning about EVs at our DEED welcome canopies, which featured EV educational displays, free prize drawings, an “EV-IQ” quiz, and children’s EV craft activities. Drawing prizes included Bonsai Tree kits, a set of 14 dessert place settings, a gift certificate for Yoga classes donated by Satya Life Yoga Studio, and a programmable thermostat donated by Lakeland Electric.


Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz issued a Proclamation designating April 22, 2023, as “Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland”.  The proclamation states that the City of Lakeland is dedicated to leadership in clean energy, energy conservation, sustainability, and ensuring a healthy environment for its citizens.


Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland was organized with the help of volunteers from the Polk EV Outreach Committee, the League of Women Voters of Polk County, the Polk Democratic Environmental Caucus, and the Ancient Islands Sierra Club’s Clean Energy Committee.


The groups also look forward to hosting National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) events in September 2023, as well as our third annual Drive Electric Earth Day event in April 2024.

photo by: Karen Freedman
This eye-catching Tesla Model 3 was the hit of the show! The proud owners designed & applied the customized exterior wrap themselves. Beautiful Munn Park and our DEED welcome canopies housing EV educational displays and kids' crafts are in the background.

Event Description


Come Celebrate

Earth Day's 53rd Anniversary at

Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland !

Discover the many Economic & Health

Benefits of driving Electric Vehicles!

Are you curious about Electric Vehicles (EVs)?    Have questions about EV charging options?

Come to Downtown Lakeland’s beautiful Munn Park on

Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 9:00am-1:00pm

& Learn why EVs are becoming so popular!

At this FREE family-friendly event,

 Local EV owners will showcase their EVs, answer your questions, & share their EV-enthusiasm. 

Several different EV makes & models, including electric bikes, will be on display. 

This event also features Downtown Lakeland's fabulous local restaurants & outdoor cafes

as well as the Lakeland Farmers Curb Market's wonderful weekly fresh produce, food, & crafts.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 17 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Hyundai Ioniq 5 2
Tesla Model 3 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Rivian R1T 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
5 Models 7

Registered attendees report 190,000 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

Gold Level Sponsor

Silver Level Sponsor

Bronze Level Sponsor

All DEEM 2025 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of Drive Electric Earth Month.

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