Green Festivals (touted as the largest sustainability events in the world!) are produced by nonprofit organizations Green America and Global Exchange. This year they're being held in five major cities and the Seattle Festival is this weekend!
The festival is a huge indoor event and features dozens of speakers, over 350 exhibitors, organic food, music and activities for the kids. This year's event is being held at the Qwest Field Event Center and runs from Saturday (10:00-7:00) to Sunday (11:00-6:00). Admission is $10 for one day or $15 for both.
From the Event Center's website:
This year's Seattle Green Festival has found an exciting and larger new home perfect for its expanded program at the Qwest Event Center. Green Festival is the event to attend to find the most authentic environmental and socially responsible products, practices and information for anyone interested in green lifestyle and sustainable practices. Renowned keynotes, regional focused classes and workshops, local expert demonstrations and talks are complimented with activities and fun for every age and interest. Featuring Seattle's best local vegan and organic restaurants, Washington states top organic beer makers and wine vintners, cutting-edge cinema, all-day yoga and movement classes, interactive cultural dance and music, and our biggest ever green kids pavilion compliment the largest eco-friendly marketplace of over 350 exhibitors. Join us May 21-22 at the Qwest Event Center; it's your path to greener living and the best party with a purpose!
If you can't make it to the Seattle Festival, there are 3 more events slated for this year:
New York - Oct 1-2, 2011
Los Angeles - Oct 29-30, 2011
San Francisco - Nov 12-13, 2011
Check out the Green Festivals site for more information.
(Image: Green Festival)