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.
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.
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 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.
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 Folk Music Stage (by the U.N. building), hosted by the San Diego Folk Music Heritage Society, will feature some of our city’s finest folk music artists.
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? Click here for more information and to sign-up online.
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.
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 2014 Sponsors
EarthFair 2014 Exhibitors
We will begin showing 2015 exhibitors on Feb 1.
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91X - Local Media San Diego
A Growing Passion
Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Cetacean Society
American Chemical Society, San Diego Section
American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assoc. ARCSA
Amnesty International Group 137
Art of Living Foundation
ASI Hastings Heating Air Solar
B 'N' B Kettle Corn
Back Country Land Trust
Bags and more by Tess
Balboa Park Cultural Partnership
Barden Circulation San Diego
Belle De Claire
Big MaMa Earth Entertainment
Bikes del Pueblo
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Blue Dot Refill
Botany For Kids
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Buddha's Light International Association
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Built Green California
CA Center for Sustainable Energy
California Assembly Toni Atkins & Senator Marty Block
California State Grange, Heirloom Committee
California Wolf Center
Can Crafts by John
car2go San Diego
Carmelas Italian Ice
Cheetah Conservation Fund, Southern California Chapter
Christian Vegetarian Association
Christians for EarthCare
Circles & Squares Clothing and Art
Circulate San Diego
City of Chula Vista
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
Civic Innovation Lab, City of San Diego
Clean Air San Diego
Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft
Cooking 4 Life, Inc.
Council President Todd Gloria
County of San Diego, Vector Control Program
Culligan Water of San Diego
Cultural Homestay International
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Interpretive Association
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Designer Sash and Door
Didjeridoo Daddy & ReWear Clothing
Diego 99.3 FM - MVS Radio
Donna Cooper's Creation
Double D Distribution LLC
Earth Council Alliance
EDCO Waste & Recycling Services
Elite Finish Detailing
Fair World Project/ Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps
Fairy Fly Entertainment
Fairytale Delight Events
Father Joe's Villages
Feeding America San Diego
Ferdinand's Familia & Rescue
Fiesta Island Dog Owners (FIDO)
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest
Flying Paint Ranch - Winged Wonders Bird Sanctuary
Food For Life San Diego (PCRM)
Freeligious Clothing Co.
Friends of Famosa Slough
Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana
From Russia, With Love
Global Clean Water
Global Energy Network Institute
Global Organic Teas
Go Raw Life Center
Goodwill Industries of San Diego County
Green Energy EPC
Green Party of San Diego County
Health Systems for Life
Henna Trendz By Wardah
High Tech Elementary School
Home Efficiency Pros (Rheem Tankless water heater)
Hostelling International USA, San Diego
Human and Earth Rights Organization
Humanist Fellowship of San Diego
IBEW Local 569
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma
It's Your Nature
Jeanné's Garden Program for Children
Kabbalah Centre of San Diego
Kearny Mesa FIAT
Kearny Pearson Ford
Knitting by Marilee
Koinonia Family Services
Kona Ice - Coastal
KYXY 96.5 FM
La Jolla Bamboo Boutique
La'Vera Delight FKA Manila BBQ & Grill
Laguna Mountain Volunteer Association
Last Chance for Animals
League of Women Voters of San Diego
Linear City Concepts
LOVE NAIL TREE
|Love, Create & Help
Lume di Luna Designs
Mercy For Animals
Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)
Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation
Montroses UP-RE BOUTIK
Muriel's Succulents and Bay Terrace Community Assocc.
Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Center
Natural Awakenings Magazine of San Diego
Natural Body & Bath
Naturals Organic Accessories
New Energy 103.7 - CBS Radio San Diego
Next Generation of Service
One of a Kind Purses & Accessories
Organic Steam Carpet Cleaning
Pacific Coast Naturals
Palm Springs Vintage
Palomar Mountain Water
Peace Resource Center of San Diego
Physical Therapy For All
Pierro Roofing - Solar - Construction
Pine Valley Crafts
Plant With Purpose
RainThanks & Greywater
Records and Stuff
Registrar of Voters, County of San Diego,
Ripple Textile Recycling
RMac Properties Inc
Rooted Kava Bar
Salvadorean Food Pupusas Express
San Diego 6 The CW
San Diego Beekeeping Society
San Diego Bird Rescue
San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society
San Diego Community Garden Network
San Diego County Air Pollution Control District
San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
San Diego County Fair
San Diego County Office of Education
San Diego Democrats for Equality
San Diego Drums & Totes
San Diego Falun Dafa Association
San Diego Gas & Electric
San Diego Gas & Electric
San Diego House Rabbit Society
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA
San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina
San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union
San Diego Neck and Back Pain Relief Center
San Diego Peace Corps Association
San Diego Peace Promotions
San Diego Public Library
San Diego Pure Water
San Diego Reuse & Repair Network
San Diego Toyota Dealers
San Diego Veterans For Peace
Save The World Fridays
School of Healing Arts
Scientists & Environmentalists for Population Stabilization
Sea By Mejia
Seal Conservancy of San Diego/formerly LJFS
Seeds@City Urban Farm
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
Simple Diaper Service
Sisters of Perpetual indulgence
Smart Center San Diego
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
Solar Access Project
Solar Rain Bottled Water Company, Inc.
Soul Inspiration Arts
Spay Neuter Action Project
SPIRIT SOUL & FRIENDS MUSICAL PEACE TROUPE
Ssubi Is Hope
St. Paul's Cathedral
Sullivan Solar Power
Surfrider Foundation, San Diego County Chapter
Sustainable Surplus Exchange
T.E.A.M. (Training and Education About the Middle East)
TABLE FOR TWO
Team Survivor San Diego
The 1to1 Movement
The Camping Bares
The Center For Natural Dentistry
The Conlin Company / Utopia TV
The Conscious Cook
The Friendly Feather Shop
The Life Connection
The Paracelsian Order
The Raptor Institute
The Waldorf School of San Diego
The Zeitgeist Movement
Tina Frantz Designs
TurtleTech Design Inc.
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 Way of San Diego County
Urban Corps of San Diego
Walrus 105.7 FM
Water Conservation Garden
WateReuse Association - San Diego Chapter
Whole Being Weekend
Women Occupy San Diego
Wyndham Vacation Resorts
Zero Waste San Diego