Add Your Voice…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Balboa Park • 10am - 5pm
- Getting to EarthFair
- Don't sit in traffic: take a shuttle, ride transit – avoid 163!
- Exhibitor List
- A list of exhibitors at EarthFair 2013, plus links to their websites.
- Exhibitor Finder
- Search exhibitors for topics of interest to you.
- EarthFair Sponsors
- Thanks to the organizations that made EarthFair 2013 possible.
- EarthFair Map
- Find your way around the fair.
Our annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. EarthFair 2013 will be our 24th annual event! Each year, the EarthFair draws around 60,000 visitors.
Produced by 400 volunteers, EarthFair 2013 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 artists using recycled materials or showing depictions of "Endangered Spaces" in San Diego County. The artwork will be presented next to the Children's Area in the Pan American Plaza (close to the Auto Museum).
Are you an artist with earth-friendly art 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.
Big MaMa Earth is collecting used cell phones and printer cartridges at EarthFair to support its non-profit Children's Environmental Learning Academy. Visit the Big MaMa Earth booth in Area 7 to put your tech waste to good use.
Stuff to Buy
You'll see lots of stuff to buy at EarthFair. As in previous years, non-profit organizations are free to sell goods and services to support their operations. In fact, for many of the smaller non-profits, EarthFair can be a significant source of funding for their activities. So, if you want to get some holiday gifts real early, you can make sure your money will be going to a cause you want to support.
We will also allow for-profit organizations to sell environmentally-beneficial goods and services.
Sixty- 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 $500 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 2013 Sponsors
EarthFair 2013 Exhibitors
As of 4/14/2013
4 Corners Box Company
98.1 Smooth FM - Lincoln Financial Media
A Growing Passion
Advanced Exteriors, Inc.
Alternative Healing Network / Adams Ave. Integrative Health
American Cetacean Society
American Chemical Society, San Diego Section
American Solar Direct
Amnesty International Group 137
Animal Protection & Rescue League
Ariix/Puritii Water Filters
ASI Hastings Heating, AIr and Solar
B 'N' B Kettle Corn
Back Country Land Trust
Barden Circulation, Inc.
Bellas Crepe/Coco Boy
Big MaMa Earth Entertainment
Bio Dentamed S.C.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Bonita Vista High School
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Buddha's Light International Association
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
CA Center for Sustainable Energy
California Army National Guard
California State Assembly
California State Grange, Heirloom Committee
California Straw Building Assoc. (CASBA)
California Wolf Center
Camp Fire San Diego County
Can Crafts by John
car2go San Diego
CBS Radio San Diego - New Energy 103.7
Center for Electrosmog Prevention
Cheetah Conservation Fund, Southern California Chapter
Cherries Ice Cream
Christian Vegetarian Association
Christians for EarthCare
Circles & Squares Clothing and Art
City of Chula Vista
City of San Diego - Environmental Services Dept.
City of San Diego Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency
City of San Diego Water Conservation
Clif Bar & Co.
Coalition to Decommission San Onofre
Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft
Congressman Scott Peters
Cooking 4 Life, Inc.
Council President Todd Gloria
County of San Diego, Vector Control Program
Creative Wood Works
Culligan Water of San Diego
Cultural Homestay International
Dave's Killer Bread
Department of Toxic Substances Control
EDCO Waste & Recycling Services
Empowered Energy Solutions, Inc.
Enviro Fair 2013
Fabrisons French Creperie
Fair World Project
Fairytale Delight Party Entertainment
Faster Hot Water
Ferdinand's Familia & Rescue
Fiesta Island Dog Owners (FIDO)
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
Food For Life San Diego (PCRM)
Friends of Famosa Slough
Friends of Humane Society de Tijuana
Friends of the Earth
Full of LIFE Chiropractic
Global Energy Network Institute
Global Organic Teas
Goodwill Industries of San Diego County
Got Respect Store
Green Kid Crafts
Green Party of San Diego County
Human and Earth Rights Organization
Humanist Fellowship of San Diego
I Love a Clean San Diego
IBEW Local 569
Inspection Perfection LLC
International Education Management
Islamic Charity Foundation
Jeanné's Garden Program for Children
JuJu Reconstructed Clothing & Costumes
Julian Wild & Scenic / Volcan Mountain Foundation
Kabbalah Centre of San Diego
Kearny Mesa FIAT
Knitting by Marilee
La Jolla Bamboo Boutique
La Jolla Friends of the Seals
La Luz Jewelry
La'Vera Delight FKA Manila BBQ & Grill
Laguna Mountain Volunteer Association
Last Chance for Animals
League of Women Voters of San Diego
Leeway Sudbury School
Leisure Wheels Quadracycles LLC
Little Dim Sum
LOVE NAIL TREE
Love, Create & Help
Lume di Luna Designs
Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)
Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation
Montroses UP-RE BOUTIK
Move San Diego
Mt. Carmel High School: AP Environmental Science
Mustache Mike's Italian ice
MVS Radio - Diego 99.3 FM
MYTHOLOGY by Richard Fredrick
Nataraja Meditation and Yoga Center
Natural Awakenings Magazine of San Diego
Natural Body & Bath
Naturals Organic Accessories
Nature of Art For Kids
One of a Kind Purses & Accessories
Organic Steam Carpet Cleaning
ORIGINAL AGING KEGS
Pacific Coast Naturals
Palomar Mountain Water
Patricia Jacobucci Sales
Peace Resource Center of San Diego
Pick Your Pictures
Pine Valley Crafts
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
Plant With Purpose
Pour It Forward
Pretty Pots and Beyond
Primate Rescue Network / The CT Project, Inc.
Radio Latina 104.5FM
Rain Barrel Artist
RainThanks & Greywater
RC Energy Solutions
Re-Wear Clothing & Didjeridoo Daddy
Records and Stuff
Registrar of Voters, County of San Diego
Renewal by Andersen
Salvadorean Food Pupusas Express
San Diego 6 The CW
San Diego Art Institute, MOLA
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
San Diego Audubon Society
San Diego Beekeeping Society
San Diego Bird Rescue
San Diego Canyonlands
San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative
San Diego City College Sustainable Farming Program
San Diego County Air Pollution Control District
San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
San Diego County Office of Education
San Diego Functional Health Management
San Diego Gas & Electric
San Diego House Rabbit Society
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 Roots Sustainable Food Project
San Diego Toyota Dealers
San Diego Veterans For Peace
Save The World Fridays
School of Healing Arts
Scientists & Environmentalists for Population Stabilization
SeaWorld San Diego
Self-Heal School of Herbal Studies and Healing
Share Network San Diego
Sharp Hospital Outpatient Pavilion Health Library
Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter
Sky Watch San Diego
Slow Food Urban San Diego
Smart Home Remodeling, Inc.
Soap By Shiny
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
Spay Neuter Action Project
SPIRIT SOUL & FRIENDS MUSICAL PEACE TROUPE
Steve & Kate's Camp
stone art designs
Studio Penny Lane
Sullivan Solar Power
Surfrider Foundation, San Diego County Chapter
T.E.A.M. (Training and Education About the Middle East)
The 1:1 Movement
The Camping Bares
The Conscious Cook
The Friendly Feather Shop
The Raptor Institute
The San Diego River Park Foundation
The Sustainable Design Co.
The Zeitgeist Movement
Thresholds Home Funerals
Together Again Memory Beads (Torched Art)
Tower Garden San Diego
TUWA Elements of the Earth
U.S. Green Building Council / San Diego Chapter
UCCE Master Gardeners
United Way of San Diego County
Urban Corps of San Diego
USAA Financial Center
Walrus 105.7 FM
Water Conservation Garden
WateReuse Association - San Diego Chapter
Whole Being Weekend
Yo Soy Chiapas
Zero Waste San Diego