Spring is finally here, and there’s no better time to celebrate than with the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival and the Spring Tracks Concert Series at Palisades Tahoe. These two events will provide plenty of fun and educational opportunities for the whole family, so be sure to mark your calendars!
TAHOE TRUCKEE EARTH DAY
The Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival is one of the biggest celebrations of its kind in the region. This free community event takes place at The Village at Palisades Tahoe on April 15th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Here, you’ll have the chance to learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy, and sustainability through hands-on activities that everyone can enjoy. Not only is the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival a chance to learn about sustainable products and services from local organizations and businesses, including the local Washoe Tribe’s Environmental Department, but it’s also an opportunity to meet with local nonprofits that share Earth Day values. Plus, there will be plenty of local live music to keep you entertained throughout the day.
This year’s event will once again feature a Climate Stripes exhibit created by students from the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, along with help from Mountain Forge, Forest Charter, Palisades Tahoe, and Citizens Climate Lobby, North Tahoe. You won’t want to miss this informative and visually stunning exhibit!
The festival is also hosting a battery recycling drop-off in partnership with Redwood Materials and the Rotary Clubs of Incline Village and Incline Interact Club. Bring your old lithium-ion batteries, phones, laptops, tablets, power tools, and any other device with a lithium-ion battery to the Redwood Materials booth to have it properly recycled.
|11am-5pm||Main event begins with educational booths on display||The Village at Palisades Tahoe|
|11am||Eagle Chorus Performance (4th &5th Grade Kids Chorus – Glenshire Elementary)||First Street Stage|
|11:30am-1:30pm||Red Dirt Ruckus||Events Plaza Stage|
|2-2:15pm||Asha World Dancers||Events Plaza Stage|
|2:15-3pm||Trashion Show||Events Plaza Stage|
|3:30-5pm||Peter Joseph Burtt & The Kingtide||Events Plaza Stage|
After spending the day learning about sustainability, head over to the KT Deck for the Spring Tracks Concert Series. This weekend’s event features Chadwick Stokes of Dispatch, along with opening act Broken Compass. The concert is FREE for anyone who wants to attend!
|12:30-3:30 PM||Broken Compass|
|4-5 PM||Chadwick Stokes|
About Chadwick Stokes
Chadwick Stokes is an accomplished musician and songwriter who grew up on a small farm outside of Boston. A songwriter since early adolescence, his many projects have woven together music, art, history, and activism. From Dispatch, which he started in his early 20s; to his politically driven band, State Radio; to his nascent solo project, Chadwick Stokes and the Pintos, Chad has committed himself to using music as a vehicle for social and political change. Along with his wife, Sybil, he founded Calling All Crows, a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging music fans around women’s issues both at home and abroad. They’ve worked to bring awareness to the worldwide refugee crisis, to the proliferation of violence against women, and to the persistence of sexual violence within the music industry. Through his many years of working independently within what can be a difficult industry, Chadwick has been continually motivated by his love of music and the people he makes it with.
SEE YOU THERE!
Grab your family and friends and head over to Palisades Tahoe this weekend. It’s a day full of fun, education, and entertainment that you won’t want to miss.