Celebrate Earth Day in Balboa Park

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    Everything from shopping to information to a parade.

    What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to take part in the largest celebration in the world?

    Organizers of EarthFair in Balboa Park say their event is just that, drawing 70,000 visitors every year.

    Sunday, April 17, expect the same as the free event starts off at 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m.

    Hundreds of volunteers have organized three stages of entertainment, a Cleaner Car Concourse and an eARTh Gallery featuring works by artists using recycled materials or showing depictions of "Endangered Spaces" in San Diego County.

    The Children’s Earth Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. The route stretches from National History Museum south to President Way and the Organ Pavilion parking lot.

    In the spirit of the day, it may be best to leave your car behind and use public transportation or bike there. Free guarded bike parking will be provided by the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition behind the Natural History Museum and in front of the Museum of Man.

    Traffic around the park will start to get very busy around 9:00 am, and the parking lots will fill. A free shuttle will help you get to the event from the City College parking lots and the County Administration Building parking lot.