Sustainable Ballard Festival is this weekend

Sunday, September 30 is the Sustainable Ballard Festival at the Ballard Commons Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

From a previous year’s festival

The festival, in its ninth year, is using “community building” as its theme. From the event info, “Similar to barn raising, this homegrown, hands-on, human-powered festival offers visitors the chance to come together for a day of work and play to help create a more sustainable community.”

Among the exhibits will be solar installations, urban farming, rain gardens and cisterns, heath and well-being and alternative forms of transportation. There will be electric and cargo bikes available for test-driving, solar mini-car races, and the always popular “Undriver Licensing Station.”

Streets around the festival will be closed from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The following streets will be closed: NW 57th St between NW 22nd & NW 24th, and 22nd Avenue NW between NW 57th & 58th. There will also be increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic in the area, as up to 6,000 participants are expected.

For more information about the festival, click here.

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