Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
Earth Day Festival at Shelby Farms Park
Memphis, TN
Apr 20, 2024

Day: Saturday, April 20, 2024 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
Location: Shelby Farms Park
6903 Great View Drive North
Memphis, TN 38134
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2024.

Event Report

This was the first event for our newly-developed Drive Electric Memphis Chapter. We partnered with the Mid-South EV Club and Memphis Tesla Club to help get information out about the event and solicit volunteers, of which there were 19. 

We chose a long-standing Earth Day event and received excellent support from the folks at Shelby Farms Park. 

We were thankful to interact with approximately 170 people and had exposure to the 2000 people who attended the event. We were most impressed with the diversity of EVs that attended the event including: 

- BMW i3
- BMW i4
- BMW 530e
- Chevrolet Bolt
- Ford F-150 Lightning
- Hummer EV
- Nissan Ariya
- Nissan Leaf
- Rivian
- Tesla Model 3
- Tesla Model S
- Tesla Model X
- Tesla Model Y
- Toyota RAV4
- Volkswagen ID.4
- Volkswagen eGolf

photo by: Drive Electric Memphis at Shelby Farms Park Earth Day Celebration
Shelby Farms Park Earth Day Celebration included an electric vehicle display sponsored by Drive Electric Memphis and Mid-South EV Club on April 20. Approximately 170 individuals stopped by the display to interact with local EV owners and enthusiasts.

More photos from this event.

Event Description



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.

Celebrate with us at the Earth Day Festival presented by International Paper! You “herd” it here first! You will not want to miss our Park mascot, Bob the Buffalo, leading the way through our Earth Day celebrations from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Adults and kids alike will have opportunities to experience, explore, and learn different ways of going green in Memphis! 

EXPLORE Kick the festivities off with our Fun Run around Hyde Lake at 10 a.m. We’ll also have a kid’s zone with inflatables and lots of yard games. Get a preview of the 2024 Get Outside! Fitness program with free classes on the Visitor Center lawn.  Plus, we’ll have plenty of music and food trucks for you to enjoy throughout the Festival!

LEARN Join us for “booth chats” throughout the day. We will have more than 25 organizations set up to discuss their approaches to sustainability. They are planning fun ways to share their mission and how they make the earth a better place. Each booth will have a five minute chat at the Event Stage, so check the schedule to make sure you don’t miss anything! 

Want to be a vendor at the Earth Day Festival? Email us at [email protected]. 

EXPERIENCE  Recreation activities will be open so you can rent a bike, kayak, or paddleboard to enjoy the Park's trails and lakes!  

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

Family-friendly Earth Day Fun Run at 10 a.m.
Live DJ from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. + Live Music from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Goat Yoga with 901 Goats at 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Kid’s Zone with inflatables, yard games and the YMCA “Y on the Fly”
Learning Stations + Booths with interactive opportunities, activities, & talks focused on sustainability 

More information is available at

Registered Attendees

There are currently 30 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 6
Tesla Model Y 3
Ford F-150 Lightning 2
Tesla Model S 2
BMW i4 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
9 Models 18

Registered attendees report 750,099 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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

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