Festival Overview

Sept. 28, 2014 11am-6pm
Ballard Commons Park


SwansonsLogo Starting at 11 am, the first 220 attendees to the Chinook Book table will receive a free 2015 Chinook Book (your choice of print edition or mobile app!) compliments of Swanson’s Nursery.

Family-friendly, FREE, and full of surprises, the Sustainable Ballard Festival is celebrating its 11th year! Come sample Ballard craft brews and delicious bites, win prizes, catch live music on the solar-powered main stage, watch cooking demonstrations, enter to win an electric bike, make your own green cleaning product, and meet farm animals! Reuse and Recycling is a dominant theme this year, with trash fashion, car-seat recycling, a kids bike and pet parade (we supply the re-purposed frippery), a local coffee cup campaign and more. Some all-time favorite exhibits will be back, plus more new activities, workshops, and hands-on games than ever before. With more than 75 exhibits, the Sustainable Ballard Festival is a fantastically fun opportunity to learn together, get inspired, and discover new ways to live more lightly on the earth.

Please check out our festival links (on the right of this page) for information on volunteering, sponsoring, and festival features as they develop.

Some fun shots from the 9th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival!