August 27, 2016
Ballard Commons Park
Eclectic, artsy, earthy, urban and committed to a better future… you’ll find all this and more at the 13th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival. 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 kick off the fest and a bike parade organized by Seattle Summer Parkways. There will be a creation station for bubble wands, musical instruments, and bottle cap flowers. Find skateboard lessons in the skate bowl, 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.
We invite all of our Ballard neighbors and friends to become more connected with each other by participating in Sustainable Ballard activities. When we engage, we become part of creating the thriving community and lifestyle we want and need.
Please check out our festival links (on the right of this page) for information on special features to be found at the festival: the Taste of Ballard, volunteering, sponsoring, and directions.
Some fun shots from the 9th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival!