Friday, May 16, 2008

Don't miss the Green Festival in Chicago this weekend

What are you doing this weekend? if you're in the Chicago area, I've got one recommendation: go to the Green Festival!

Yes, the green festival is taking place in Chicago on Saturday (5/17) and Sunday (5/18). The festival's website explains what you can expect there:

The green festival showcases more than 350 diverse local and national green businesses displaying and selling eco-friendly, fair trade and sustainable products. More than 150 visionary speakers appear for standing-room-only panel discussions, presentations and main stage speaking events.You’ll also enjoy great how-to workshops, green films, a fair trade pavilion, yoga and movement classes, kids’ zone, delicious organic beer, wine and cuisine, and live music.

The green festival is always a great event. This is the second time the festival is taking place in Chicago (it also takes place in Washington D.C., Seattle and San Francisco) and it's packed with many interesting events and discussions. You can find the full schedule of the festival right here -

Here are some more details:

Show Hours
Saturday 10AM- 8PM, Sunday 11AM- 6PM

Venue and Address
Navy Pier - 600 E Grand Avenue, Chicago

Public Transit
Via bus: 2, 66, 121 express, 124 & 129

$15 Festival Pass (per person). Entry to all activities for one day or the entire weekend. Better World Books and Green Festival are partnering to offer $5 off Green Festival admission to attendees who bring in 3 or more books. Your donated books will be sold on to help fund girls’ scholarships in developing countries in Asia through Room to Read.

And if you're getting there, don't forget to say hello to some of our partners that will exhibit in the festival including Kedzie Press, Chapter One Organics/The Green Eaters and Barefoot Books.

1 comment:

Missy said...

Will tell my siblings about the Chicago GreenFest, as i no longer live there, but they still do.

I'm sure it will be a blast and lots of green goodies to see and hear of.