Sustainable Ballard Festival

A day of art, music, workshops, creativity, and old-fashioned family fun — showcasing fun and innovative ways to live more lightly on the earth — in the heart of Seattle's historic Ballard neighborhood.

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11:00 AM 07:00 PM Sep 30, 2012


Seattle, WA

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Back for its ninth year, the Sustainable Ballard Festival attracts thousands of Seattleites, inspiring them to create a more sustainable community through an abundance of green living and transportation exhibits. 

The theme of this year’s festival is community building. Similar to a barn raising, this homegrown, hands-on, human-powered festival offers visitors the chance to come together for a day of work and play to help create a more sustainable community.

Attendees will learn about money-saving community solar installations, urban farming, rain gardens and cisterns, health and well-being, and alternative forms of transportation. 

Visitors can test-drive electric and cargo bikes, enjoy solar mini-car races, participate in do-it-yourself workshops, and get rewarded for earth-friendly new habits. 

An Undriver Licensing Station™, the PCC Kid Picks Mobile, a Bike Works Family Bike Expo, and a Wi-Fi cafe on a new RapidRide bus will also be on site. 

There’s lots of family-friendly fun in store, too. Attendees can taste fresh cider, visit real chickens and rabbits, play games and win prizes, learn about healthy choices, listen to solar-powered live music, and sample delicious local food.  

Admission is free for all, no tickets required. 

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Event address: 

Ballard Commons Park

NW 57th St and 22nd Ave NW

Seattle, WA 98107 



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