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EarthFair 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Balboa Park • 10am - 5pm

 

Our annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. EarthFair 2015 will be our 26th annual event! Each year, the EarthFair draws around 60,000 visitors.

    Produced by 400 volunteers, EarthFair 2015 will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children's Activity Area, five entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery art show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.

Exhibitors

Exhibitors on El Prado    Our exhibitors form the heart of EarthFair. They represent every type of environmental organization, governmental program and commercial enterprise with goods, services and causes that address our environment and quality of life. Our exhibitor fees are graduated to allow everyone to participate, from the smallest organization to the largest corporation.

    It's impossible to list everything you'll find at EarthFair: traditional conservation organizations, wildlife preservation groups, products made from natural and organically grown crops, organic gardening information, alternative energy vehicles, ecotourism opportunities, many alternative and traditional health care products and services, pet adoption services, clean air and clean water products, rainforest preservation groups ... the list goes on and on.

    If your organization, club, or company is interested in exhibiting at EarthFair, click here.

A Lamma in the Kid's AreaSpecial for Kids

In our Children's Activity Area you’ll find crafts, games, face painting, storytelling, and a hands-on activities for children of all ages. Activities are intended to educate, entertain and inspire youth, in the spirit of Earth Day. This year, participants will learn to make paper, find out about recycling, make gift cards from recycled materials, and learn how to visit wild areas without disturbing the environment. Our Children’s Stage features youth-oriented performances throughout the day. And be sure to visit the Magic Stage, in front of the Lily Pond on El Prado, for the Dr. Wilderness Family Magic Show (see below).

Entertainment

Sun Stage crowd    EarthFair will feature five stages. We’ve already mentioned the Children’s Stage, featuring music, song and storytelling aimed at the younger set. The Moon Stage (at Park and Presidents Way) and Sun Stage (behind the Federal Building) will feature a variety of contemporary music by local artists.

    The Dr. Wilderness Family Magic Show returns to Balboa Park for the 15th year with a spectacular program on the "Magic Stage" directly in front of the Lilly Pond.  Dr. Wilderness was named "America's Premier Environmental Magician" by the Audubon Society, and has performed more than 3,500 school shows in San Diego. Shows are at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Come early and grab a good seat. Great family Fun!

eHome

    Our eHome exhibit area showcases products and technologies that can make your home more environmentally sustainable. If you're building a new structure, or adding to an existing home, alternative home-building technologies, such as straw bale and steel-frame construction, will be of interest. Find out about energy- and resource-saving products and materials, like energy-efficient appliances and low-E windows. A wide variety of solar electric systems – available now, to help you get off the grid – will be shown.

eARTh Gallery

    The eARTh Gallery features works by San Diego artists and craftsmen, using recycled materials or showing depictions of "Endangered Spaces" in San Diego County. The artwork will be presented on the lawn area next to Presidents Way and Park Blvd (by our food court, exhibit area 9).

    Have you created earth-friendly arts or crafts you'd like to display? Click here for more information and to sign-up online.

Food Pavilion

    Tired of the nitrate-filled hot dogs and sugar-loaded sodas you usually get at large public events? Then step right up to our Food Pavilions in the Plaza de Panama and Park & Presidents Way for a change of pace. You'll find out-of-the-ordinary vegetarian fare that will make you wish it was available in the park all year long. If you are interested in being a food vendor at EarthFair, click here.

Children's Earth Parade

Children's Earth Parade    The Children's Earth Parade (All Species Welcome) starts at 10:30 am by the Spanish Village and marches through the Park to the Children's Area in the Pan American Plaza. Participants are invited to dress up as endangered species, present their favorite earth-friendly messages. To find out more about the Children's Earth Parade, including how you can participate, click here.

Cleaner Car Concourse

    The Cleaner Car Concourse features vehicles of all descriptions that all run on alternative fuels (hybrids included). This isn't just “the future”: these are vehicles being used on the road today. The vehicles will be on display in the Pan American Plaza.

    Do you have a vehicle that belongs in the show? Please click here to find out about registering.

Zero Waste

    The EarthFair goal is to be a zero-waste event, meaning that everything that is discarded is either recycled, reused or composted. And an event the size of EarthFair can generate tons of waste. Last year, we diverted 90% of EarthFair waste from the landfill!

    Let's do even better this year. When you have something to discard, look for one of the 30 Zero Waste Stations with the black, blue and green containers. A "trash talker" at each station will help make sure your discards go in the right bin - and can answer any of your recycling questions.

Getting There

   Fifty- to seventy-thousand people can create real transportation problems. If you arrive after about 10:30 am, there is often no CAR parking close to the Park.

   Not to worry, though. Click here for some alternatives to keep you from being stuck behind traffic on Park Blvd. trying to get into the park to find non-existent parking spaces.

How Would You Like to Participate?

    There are several ways for you to take part in EarthFair:

  • As a visitor. Just show up ... it's all free. But, arrive early so you don't miss the Earth Parade, and so you have enough time – there's a lot to see and do.
     
  • As an exhibitor. Does your company, organization, club, or school have a product, service or cause that would be appropriate for the EarthFair? Click here to find out more!
     
  • As a volunteer. Each year, about 400 individuals just like you come out to make the EarthFair happen. Whether you'd like to help out for a few hours, take on a major accountability, or something in between, we have the job for you. Come help put on a party for 60,000 of our closest friends. Click here to find out more!
       
  • As a sponsor. Our exhibitor fees only cover a part of the expenses of producing EarthFair. With recent dramatic increases in fees for city services, it would not be possible to continue producing the event without the generous support of our sponsors. Sponsorship levels are available from $1,000 to $50,000, and will provide excellent exposure for your company or organization. For more information, please call (858) 272-7370, or click here.

EarthWorks Earth Day 2015 Sponsors

SDG&E
San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union Toyota
Urban Corps                         Zero Waste San Diego

Government Sponsors

             


Media Sponsors

New Energy 103.7            


EarthFair 2015 Exhibitors
As of Feb 24, 2015. List updated weekly.

David Guggenheim
Amnesty International Group 137
B 'N' B Kettle Corn
Bags and more by Tess
Baha'i Faith
Be Love
Belle De Claire d.b.a. HempTrend
Bicyle Warehouse
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Buddha's Light International Association
CaboandCoral.com LLC
California Wolf Center
Center for Sustainable Energy
Cheetah Conservation Fund, Southern California Chapter
Citizens Oversight Projects (COPS)
City of San Diego Water Conservation
City of San Diego-Public Utilities Dept / WTD
Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft
County of San Diego, Vector Control Program
DCosmos Designs
Didjeridoo Daddy & ReWear Clothing
Donate-a-Pack Foundation
doTERRA
Earth Made Snow Cones
Erika Gonzalez
Essential Addictions
Fair World Project/ Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps
FairLeaf
Fiesta Island Dog Owners (FIDO)
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest
Foundation for Wellness Professionals
Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana
Gabina's Cuisine
Gerson Institute
Goodliferoots
Goodwill Industries of San Diego County
Govinda's Center
Green Energy EPC
Green Party of San Diego County
Greenpeace
Henna Trendz By Wardah
Human and Earth Rights Organization
IBEW Local 569
Inspection Perfection
Inspirational Imports
ISKCON
Juice Wave
KIIN
Knitting by Marilee
Kodama Forest
Koinonia Family Services
Kona Ice - Coastal
KYXY 96.5 FM
La Maestra Foundation
La'Vera Delight FKA Manila BBQ & Grill
Laguna Mountain Volunteer Association
Last Chance for Animals
Libs Chiropractic Center
LIVE WELL SAN DIEGO LIONS CLUB
Love, Create & Help
Lunatec, Inc.
Mercy For Animals
Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation
Montroses UP-RE BOUTIK
MOVA International
Natural Body & Bath
Pacific Coast Naturals
Palm Springs Vintage


Palomar Mountain Water
Peace Pies
Peace Resource Center of San Diego
Pine Valley Crafts
Plant With Purpose
Poster Heaven
PowerSave Campus
Rayne Water
Re-Pac Bags
RED Sambusas
Regeneration-Art
Renovate America/ The HERO Program
RGS Energy
Rivers Eden
Rob Greenfield/ The Food Waste Fiasco/ The Garden of Eating
Rooftop Solar
Salvadorean Food Pupusas
Sambazon
San Diego Beekeeping Society
San Diego County Air Pollution Control District
San Diego County Fair
San Diego County Farm Bureau
San Diego County Office of Education
San Diego Drums & Totes
San Diego House Rabbit Society
San Diego Humane Society
San Diego Peace Corps Association
San Diego Veterans For Peace
SanDiego350.org
SaveMissionTrails.org
Scientists & Environmentalists for Population Stabilization
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Seal Conservancy of San Diego
Share Network San Diego
Sharp HealthCare
Sharp Hospital Outpatient Pavilion Health Library
Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter
Signs of San Diego
Solaire Energy Systems
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
Solar Ease
Soleil Communications
Spay Neuter Action Project
St. Paul's Cathedral
Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter
Sustainable Surplus Exchange
T.E.A.M. (Training and Education About the Middle East)
TABLE FOR TWO
Terawet Green Technologies, Inc.
The Camping Bares
The Conscious Cook
The Friendly Feather Shop
The Raptor Institute
Toner Recycling Company
Traveling Stories
TUWA Elements of the Earth
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv., Office of Law Enforcement
UCCE Master Gardeners
Urban Octopus
Viridian Energy
Viva Pops
Water Conservation Garden
World Resources SimCenter
YaYa Bamboo
Zik Originals

 

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