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13th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival
Eclectic, artsy, earthy, urban and committed to a better future...you'll find all this and more at the 13th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival. When you join this group of Ballard neighbors on Aug 27th at Ballard Commons Park, you'll encounter creativity, passion and community while learning about daily practices and big steps toward more sustainable living. In a time of uncertainty about our nation's leadership, People Power has been chosen as this year's festival theme as a reminder of what is still possible locally and as a model for all communities.
As always, the fest is FREE to the public and perfect for families. The Mayor is expected to kickoff the fest with a bike parade organized by Seattle Summer Parkways. There will be a creation station for bubblewands, musical instruments, and bottlecap flowers. Find skateboard lessons in the skatebowl, a family bike expo on the street, goats and chickens in the urban farm zone, live music on the solar powered stage, and birdhouse building with festival sponsor Built Green. Local businesses offer games, activities and prizes with a green twist. There will be food carts, of course, and a Tea Garden presented by Miro Tea, a fundraiser for the festival featuring local desserts and unlimited tea sampling for a $5 donation.
With a membership of 1500, Sustainable Ballard shows that energy independence and self-reliance does not mean "going it alone." Attendees are participants and co-creators of the festival experience, and everyone in the community is welcome. While the mood is festive, the message is a serious one-to discover new possibilities and a deepened commitment to living more lightly on the Earth. The choices we make daily can affect global climate change. Ballard neighbors and friends are invited to connect with each other by volunteering at the festival. When we engage, we become part of creating the thriving community and lifestyle we want and need. Contact [email protected] for details.
Presented by Sustainable Ballard