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25th Annual EarthFair Rooted in Balboa Park

The event runs from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. at Balboa Park on April 19, 2015

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    The 25th annual EarthFair is coming to Balboa Park this Sunday, celebrating a sustainable lifestyle and what it means to go green on Earth Day.

    From 10 a.m. through 5 p.m., attendees can expect a wide range of activities promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle. The event is free and open to the public.

    There are new exhibits this year, including the ecoATM electronics exchange booth where visitors can trade their old cell phones and MP3 players in exchange for cash. That booth will set up shop in the Pan American Plaza.

    Attendees can also get a taste of flavorful eco-friendly food with a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options available in the Food Pavilion during the fair.

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    Guests can also see La Mesa native and retired NBA basketball star, Bill Walton, who will be the Grand Marshal Earth Day Parade, which starts at 10:30am. There will be an opportunity to meet Walton at the NRG Energy booth in the Pan American Plaza at the end of the parade until noon.

    EarthFair didn’t forget about the kids.

    There will be a children’s activity area and four entertainment stages, including a “Magic Stage” featuring an interactive “Water Education Show.”

    Kids can also learn how to make paper and make gift cards from recycled material.

    More than 400 volunteers and 300 vendors are coming together to make the EarthFair happen this year with the grand green goal of educating the public about sustaining the planet.