It’s not surprising that the top dog among all non-holiday festivals in Balboa Park is also the biggest of its kind—anywhere!
It’s not surprising that the top dog among all non-holiday festivals in Balboa Park is also the biggest of its kind—anywhere! Of course I’m talking about EarthFair, which in its 22nd year is still the largest free annual environmental fair in the world.
Promising to draw nearly 60,000 visitors, this Sunday’s EarthFair on April 17 will once again feature more than 350 exhibitors, three live music stages, a kid’s activity area, festive parades, an earth-friendly art show, and yummy animal-friendly food.
Whether you want to learn about organic gardening, preserving the environment, reducing pollution, making your home energy efficient, new trends in green technology, healthy living, or alternative medicine, and my favorites, pet adoption and animal protection services, the EarthFair has you covered.
As always, the event kicks off with a Children’s Earth Parade at 10:30am. All species are welcome as participants are invited to dress up as their favorite endangered ones. Though my kind isn’t exactly endangered, as you can tell if you’ve ever cruised by Nate’s Point Dog Park on a weekend afternoon, I always like to show my support for my fellow fury friends who are losing their homes.
Providing additional entertainment throughout the day, the Moon Stage at Park Blvd. and President’s Way will present local contemporary music to get your haunches moving. The Folk Music Stage by the U.N. Building will offer, you guessed it, folk music. And a stage in the children’s area will feature music and storytelling for your entire litter (no pun intended).
For more details on all the activities, getting there, and doing your part to reduce your carbon paw print, visit the San Diego Earthworks website.