Sunday, April 23, 2017
Balboa Park • 10am - 5pm
Our annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. EarthFair 2017 will be our 28th annual event! Each year, the EarthFair draws around 60,000 visitors.
Produced by 300 volunteers, EarthFair 2017 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.
Click here to see a short
EarthFair promo video
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. To see a list of EarthFair 2016 exhibitors, with links to their websites, click here (we will beging posting EarthFair 2017 exhibitors in February).
Each year, EarthFair is produced by about 350 volunteers, most of whom are volunteering for the first time. We literally could not produce EarthFair without them. Consider volunteering to help put on a festival for 60,000 of our closest friends. There are 20 different jobs, from active to sedentary, and solo or with others. Click this link for more info, and to register (after Jan 1).
Special 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 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).
EarthFair will feature four 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 16th 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.
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 or sell? Click here for more information and to sign-up online (after Jan 1).
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
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.
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
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 2016 Sponsors
EarthFair 2016 Exhibitors
100% Silicone Lid
A&E Fair Trade
Activist San Diego
American Association for Nude Recreation, Western Region
American Cetacean Society - San Diego
American Chemical Society, Student Affiliates
American Lung Association in CA
Amnesty International Group 137
APLD-Association of Professional Landscape Designers
Aquamedia Group Companies
Art of Living Foundation
Audi San Diego
Aunt Be Botanicals
B 'N' B Kettle Corn
Bags and More by Tess
Balboa Park Cultural Partnership
Best Value Home Remodeling
BMW of San Diego
Bob Baker FIAT and Alfa Romeo
Botany For Kids / Coastal Sage Gardening
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, San Diego Chapter
Buddha's Light International Association
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Cali Life Co.
California Clean Money Campaign
California Connections Academy
California Conservation Corps
California High Speed Rail Authority
California State Parks Interpretive Association
California Straw Building Assoc. (CASBA)
California Wolf Center
Cartridge Warehouse of San Diego
Center for Sustainable Energy
Cheetah Conservation Fund, Southern California Chapter
Chris Ward for City Council
Christian Vegetarian Association
Citizens Climate Lobby
Citizens Oversight Projects (COPS)
Citizens' Plan for San Diego
City Chevrolet Volkswagen
City of Chula Vista
City of San Diego
City of San Diego - Environmental Services Dept.
City of San Diego Public Utilities
CM Solar Electric
COHR E-Bike Sales ( E-Lux Electric Bike Dealer)
Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft
Computer Geek 911
Computers 2 SD Kids
Cooking 4 Life, Inc.
County of San Diego, DPWWPP As "Think Blue San Diego Region"
County of San Diego, Vector Control Program
County of San Diego/Solid Waste Planning & Recycling
Crap to Fab / City of Chula Vista
Cultural Homestay International
Curtiss Energy Group
CW6 San Diego
De Coral Clothing and Designs
Didjeridoo Daddy & ReWear Clothing
doTERRA essential oils
Downtown Ace Hardware
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps
Earth Made Snow Cones
EDCO Waste & Recycling Services
Environmental Center of San Diego
EPTEAM Network, UCSD
EV Quorum car club
Fairy Fly Entertainment
Farm Fresh To You
Feeding America San Diego
Fiesta Island Dog Owners (FIDO)
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest
Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana
Glow Marketing (for smart car)
Golden Coast Mead
Good Vibes Collective
Goodwill Industries of San Diego County
Graceful Departure Pet Center
Gratitude and Love Bottles
Green Energy EPC
HandsOn San Diego
Happy Mills LLC
Hemptique dba TMI Inc
Henna Trendz By Wardah
HERO - Human and Earth Rights Organization
Hostelling International USA, San Diego
House of Israel
Humanist Fellowship of San Diego
I Love A Clean San Diego
IBEW Local 569
ILY Nature's Light LLC
Increase Clean Energy
International College of Holistic Studies
International Student Exchange
It's Your Nature
Jewish Voice for Peace San Diego Chapter
Jimmy Romo's Coastal Creations
Josie's Kitchenette FKA LaVera Delight
kb Pure Essentials
Kearny Pearson Ford
Kick Gas Car Club
Kim B. Khauv, Chiropractic
Kitchen Nutrition Systems
Kona Ice of Pacific Beach
Kynd Clothing Inc.
La Jolla Bamboo Boutique
Last Chance for Animals
League of Women Voters of San Diego
Lean and Green Kids
Lions Tigers and Bears
Lord Is My Life Ministries
Love, Create & Help
Mauzy Heating Air & Solar
Mercy For Animals
Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)
Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation
Moongazing Herbal Apothecary
My Open Road
Naked Juice / Action Marketing Group LLC.
Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Center
Natural Body & Bath
Naturals Organic Accessories
NSEFU WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
OFFGrid Systems Inc.
Pacific Coast Naturals
Palm Springs Vintage
Palomar Mountain Water
Peace Resource Center of San Diego
Pine Valley Crafts
Plant With Purpose
Prana Hands Healing Arts Center
Pure Thai Designs
Radio Latina 104.5FM
RainThanks & Greywater
Real World Scholars - Wicked Soap
Registrar of Voters
Renovate America Inc./ The HERO Program
RMac Properties Inc
Rose Creek Watershed Alliance/Friends of Rose Creek
Salvadorean Food Pupusas
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
San Diego Beekeeping Society
San Diego Canyonlands
San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative
San Diego Climate Mobilization Coalition
San Diego County Air Pollution Control District
San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
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 Drums & Totes
San Diego Falun Dafa Association
San Diego for Bernie Sanders
San Diego Habitat for Humanity
San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union
San Diego Peace Corps Association
San Diego Public Library
San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project
San Diego Toyota Dealers
San Diego Veterans For Peace
SanDiego350 Garden of Eating
Save The World Fridays
Scientists & Environmentalists for Population Stabilization
Sea By Mejia
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Seal Society of San Diego
Self-Heal School of Herbal Studies and Healing
Share Network San Diego
Sharp Hospital Outpatient Pavilion Health Library
Shiny Handmade Cosmetics
Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Simple Diaper Service
Sisters of Perpetual indulgence
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
Soleil Communications/Welk Resorts
Solplicity - Triton Branch
SOUL Charter School
Soul in the Raw
Spanish Village Art Center
Spay Neuter Action Project
St. Paul's Cathedral
STAY COOL for Grandkids
Succulently Designed Gardens
Sunday Assembly San Diego
Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter
Tanglewood North HOA
The Camping Bares
The Cookie Lady
The Eco Chic Event
The Friendly Feather Shop
The GreenHouse Group
The High Thai
The La Jolla Group
The Life Connection
The Raptor Institute
The Zeitgeist Movement
Tiny House Enthusiasts! Meetup Group
TUWA Elements of the Earth
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv., Office of Law Enforcement
UCCE Master Gardeners
United States Karate Academy/Kicks for Kids
United Way of San Diego County
University of San Diego
Urban Corps of San Diego County
Water Conservation Garden
WateReuse Association - San Diego Chapter
Wood by LJ Wood
Wyndham Vacation Resorts
Young Muslim Alliance of San Diego
Zelectric Motors LLC
Zero Waste San Diego