Mark Earth Day in Balboa Park With the World’s Biggest Free Environmental Fair
What better way to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd than by attending the San Diego EarthFair in Balboa Park—the biggest free environmental fair on the planet—and enjoying first-rate Downtown San Diego hospitality at the Sofia Hotel while you do?
Marking its 29th year in 2018, EarthFair attracts some 60,000 festivalgoers to its eco-oriented soiree, which runs from 10 AM to 5 PM. With accommodations at the Sofia, you’re just a short trolley ride, bus ride, or bicycle ride (Earth Day-style transportation, right?) from Balboa Park, so come join us for the occasion!
San Diego EarthFair involves better than 300 exhibitors sharing information on a vast array of “green” topics—organic gardening, wildlife conservation, renewable energy, and much more—and offering everything from natural health and beauty products and tasty organic eats to secondhand treasures. Representatives from government agencies and a wide spectrum of local organizations—from the San Diego Bicycle Coalition and Environmental Center of San Diego to San Diego Canyonlands and the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Interpretive Association—will be among the participants. (You can see the full list of 2018 San Diego EarthFair exhibitors here.)
You’ll also be able to enjoy arts and crafts made from reclaimed or recycled materials as well as artistic depictions of San Diego County’s “Endangered Spaces” at the festival’s eARTh Gallery; admire a fleet of vehicles powered by alternative fuels at the Cleaner Car Concourse; and learn about some green upgrades you can make to your domicile at the eHome exhibit space.
There’s a bounty of live entertainment, too, courtesy of four festival performance venues, with sets by local musicians on the Moon and Sun stages, kid-friendly music and storytelling on the Children’s Stage, and the Dr. Wilderness Family Magic Show, an EarthFair staple, going down on the Magic Stage.
Throw in some delicious vegetarian eats at the Food Pavilion and you’ve got the makings of one heck of an Earth Day party!
Mark Earth Day in San Diego With a Sofia Getaway
So spend Earth Day 2018 in Downtown San Diego with fabulous accommodations at the historic Sofia Hotel, and join the fun over in Balboa Park at San Diego EarthFair! The EarthFair website has detailed information on different transportation options for getting to the festival in Earth-friendly style.