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EarthFair 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Balboa Park • 10am - 5pm

Earth Day

Our annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. EarthFair 2016 will be our 27th annual event! Each year, the EarthFair draws around 60,000 visitors.

    Produced by 400 volunteers, EarthFair 2016 will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children's Activity Area, four entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.



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).


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!


    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.

Check out this video of Zero Waste at EarthFair

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
We will begin showing Earth Day 2016 Sponsors in January

Toyota Walmart
San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union ecoATM
Solar Turbines
Zero Waste San Diego              Urban Corps                 

Government Sponsors


Media Sponsors

New Energy 103.7                                 


EarthFair 2015 Exhibitors
We will begin showing EarthFair 2016 exhibitors in January 2016.

100% silicone lid / ceramic grater
105.7 MAX FM
Academy of Arts and Sciences
Acai Waves
Activist San Diego
Admirals Experience
American Cetacean Society - San Diego
Amnesty International Group 137
Amusement Artists
Anthem Vegan
Anza-Borrego Foundation
Art Without a Roof
Aunt Be Botanicals
B 'N' B Kettle Corn
Bags and more by Tess
Baha'i Faith
Balboa Park Cultural Partnership
Balboa Park Heritage Association
Be Love
Belle De Claire d.b.a. HempTrend
Ben & Jerry's
BGR Resale
Bicyle Warehouse
Big MaMa Earth Entertainment
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
BMW of San Diego
Bobo Jewelry
Botany For Kids
Bottles & Wood
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Buddha's Light International Association
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
CA Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins
CaboandCoral.com LLC
California Coastal Commission Public Education Program
California Connections Academy
California High Speed Rail Authority
California Straw Building Assoc. (CASBA)
California Wolf Center
Center for Sustainable Energy
Center for Sustainable Energy
Cheetah Conservation Fund, Southern California Chapter
Christian Vegetarian Association
Christians for EarthCare
Christopher Ward for City Council
Circulate San Diego
Citizens Oversight Projects (COPS)
City of Chula Vista
City of La Mesa. California
City of San Diego
City of San Diego - Environmental Services Dept.
City of San Diego Water Conservation
City of San Diego-Public Utilities Dept / WTD
Coastal Kona
Colleen Tkoch
Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft
Condoms for Trees
Cooking 4 Life, Inc.
County of San Diego, Vector Control Program
County of San Diego/Solid Waste Planning & Recycling
Cruisin Juice
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Interpretive Association
Deliberate Solutions
Didjeridoo Daddy & ReWear Clothing
Donate-a-Pack Foundation
Dr. Wilderness Inc,
Earth Made Snow Cones
Ebey's Vacuum
Eco Womb
EcoCork Sustainable Handbags & Accessories
EDCO Waste & Recycling Services
End Malaria Now
Energy 103.7 - CBS Radio San Diego
Energy Upgrade California
Equinox Center
Erika Gonzalez
Essential Addictions
Evolution Fast Food
Eyegate Design
Fair World Project/ Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps
Fairy Fly Entertainment
Feeding America San Diego
Fiesta Island Dog Owners (FIDO)
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest
Food For Life San Diego (PCRM)
Foundation for Wellness Professionals
Friends of Famosa Slough
Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana
Gabina's Cuisine
Gerson Institute
Go Raw
Goodwill Industries of San Diego County
Govinda's Center
Graceful Departure Pet Center
Green Energy EPC
Green Party of San Diego County
Griffin Skateboards
Guayaki Yerba Mate
HandsOn San Diego
Heifer International
Henna Trendz By Wardah
Herfindahl Chiropractic
Hostelling International USA, San Diego
Human and Earth Rights Organization
Humanist Fellowship of San Diego
IBEW Local 569
Inika Small Earth
Inspection Perfection
Inspirational Imports
Intouch Chiropractic
It's Your Nature
J R Organics CSA
Jeanné's Garden Program for Children
Juice Wave
Kabbalah Centre of San Diego
Kahal Am-The Humanistic Jewish Community of San Diego
Kai Kreations
Kearny Mesa FIAT
Kearny Pearson Ford
Kick Gas Car Club
KIIN Athletic
Kill the Cup
Kitty Gram
Knitting by Marilee
Kodama Forest
Koinonia Family Services
La Jolla Bamboo Boutique
La Maestra Foundation - Generations Program
La'Vera Delight FKA Manila BBQ & Grill
Last Chance for Animals
League of Women Voters of San Diego
Lean and Green Kids
Ledesmas Foods
Leslie Miller
Libs Chiropractic Center
Local Revivals
Love, Create & Help
Lunatec, Inc.
Malia Designs
Mauzy Heating Air & Solar
Mercy For Animals
Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)

Mighty 1090
Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation
Montroses UP-RE BOUTIK
Moongazing Herbal Apothecary
Mossuto Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Mossy Nissan Inc
Mountain Lion Foundation
MOVA International
MOVI San Diego
Mystic Clay
Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Center
Natural Body & Bath
Naturals Organic Accessories
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest
Network 215
NRG Home Solar
Olivia's Kitchen
Pacific Coast Naturals
Palm Springs Vintage
Palomar Mountain Water
Peace Pies
Peace Resource Center of San Diego
Pine Valley Crafts
Pixyglo Designs
Plant With Purpose
Poster Heaven
PowerSave Campus
Prime One
Pure Thai Designs
Radio Latina 104.5FM
RainThanks & Greywater
Raptures Horse Rescue Foundation
Rayne Water
Real World Scholars
RED Sambusas
Registrar of Voters, County of San Diego,
Renewal by Andersen
Renovate America/ The HERO Program
Rivers Eden
Rob Greenfield/ The Food Waste Fiasco/ The Garden of Eating
Rooftop Solar
Rosenblatt Studios
Rox Bars
Sahaja Meditation
Salvadorean Food Pupusas
San Diego 6 The CW
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
San Diego Beekeeping Society
San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative
San Diego Community Garden Network
San Diego County Air Pollution Control District
San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action
San Diego County Fair
San Diego County Farm Bureau
San Diego County Office of Education
San Diego County Parks
San Diego County Water Authority
San Diego Drums & Totes
San Diego Falun Dafa Association
San Diego Gas & Electric
San Diego Habitat for Humanity
San Diego House Rabbit Society
San Diego Humane Society
San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina
San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union
San Diego Peace Corps Association
San Diego Public Library
San Diego Toyota Dealers
San Diego Veterans For Peace
SanDiego350 Garden of Eating
Save A Horny Friend Foundation
Save The World Fridays
School of Healing Arts
Scientists & Environmentalists for Population Stabilization
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Seal Conservancy of San Diego
Seeds@City Urban Farm
Self-Heal School of Herbal Studies and Healing
Share Network San Diego
Sharp HealthCare
Sharp Hospital Outpatient Pavilion Health Library
Shiny Handmade Cosmetics
Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter
Signs of San Diego
Simple Diaper Service
Sisters of Perpetual indulgence
smart car
SoCal Parrot
SOL CAL cafe
Solaire Energy Systems
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
Soleil Communications
Spay Neuter Action Project
Ssubi Is Hope
St. Paul's Cathedral
STAY COOL for Grandkids
Sunday Assembly San Diego
Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter
Sustainable Surplus Exchange
T.E.A.M. (Training and Education About the Middle East)
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles
Tammy Gillespie Artist
Temple Turmeric
Terawet Green Technologies, Inc.
The Camping Bares
The Center For Natural Dentistry
The Conscious Cook
The Friendly Feather Shop
The Life Connection
The ManKind Project San Diego
The Marketing Arm (State Farm)
The Project Lennon
The Raptor Institute
The Supreme Master Ching Hai
The Veteran Asset
The Waldorf School of San Diego
The Zeitgeist Movement
Tiny Home Enthusiasts
Toner Recycling Company
Traveling Stories
Trilogy Sanctuary
TUWA Elements of the Earth
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv., Office of Law Enforcement
U.S. Green Building Council / San Diego Chapter
UCCE Master Gardeners
United States Karate Academy/Kicks for Kids
United Way of San Diego County
Urban Corps of San Diego
Urban Octopus
Vacation Resort Marketing, LLC
Vegan Pizza
Verge Apartments/Monogram Apartment Collection
Vitality Chiropractic
Viva Pops
Water Conservation Garden
WateReuse Association - San Diego Chapter
World Resources SimCenter
YaYa Bamboo
Zero Waste San Diego
Zik Originals
Zing Solar


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