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SanDiego.com Declares the Best Ways to Celebrate San Diego Earth Day 2013

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Earth Day 2013 is almost here, and a great way to show appreciation for planet Earth in San Diego is by attending local celebrations like the Earth Day Fair at Balboa Park.

April 22, 2013 is Earth Day in cities across the country, and San Diego is no exception. Some cool events will be occurring throughout the city, and are designed to demonstrate appreciation for Mother Earth as well as teach ways to take better care of the environment. Sandiego.com has collected all of the need to know information about the San Diego Earth Fair and other San Diego Earth Day events where visitors can make a difference for Earth Day 2013.

For those looking to be at the epicenter of all things Earth appreciation in San Diego, the 2013 Earth Fair will be taking place at Balboa Park on April 21, 2013. Not only is it San Diego’s biggest Earth Day event in scope and size - it is also the largest annual FREE environmental fair in the world. This San Diego event gets started at 10 am and doesn’t wrap up until 5 pm. This year, the San Diego Earth fair is expected to attract upwards of 70,000 visitors, and will be run by 400 volunteers. Hundreds of booths line the sidewalks of the San Diego landmark Balboa Park, and these exhibitors consist of wildlife preservation groups, ecotourism promoters, natural and organic product makers and more. There will be a food pavilion serving up tasty vegetarian fare, as well as plenty of live entertainment like contemporary and folk music groups to accompany the event. The best part is that there are plenty of popular green-certified San Diego hotels in the area to stay at, which coincides with the environmentally friendly message of the fair.

Kids will be delighted by any of a number of activities that are tailored towards their interests at the San Diego Earth Fair. A whole kids designated area will be set-up at the park, and will include Earth-related and environment focused crafts, games, storytelling, and hands-on activities. This fun lineup will be so entertaining for kids that they won’t even notice that it is also educational! A Children’s Earth parade will be occurring at 10:30 am with a starting point by the Spanish Village and marching towards the park. Kids can join in the Earth Day parade by dressing up as their most beloved endangered animal. Parents meanwhile can pick up some tips on how to update their home to make it more environmentally sustainable, or learn about cars running on alternative energy at the Cleaner Car Concourse.

Anyone who wants to show Mother Earth their appreciation in honor of Earth Day 2013, but is a bit apprehensive about facing the crowds at the San Diego Earth Fair, should consider participating in a beach clean-up. There are a few different beach clean-ups happening at the various San Diego beaches, and attending one is a wonderful way to give back to the San Diego community and simultaneously help the environment. Other exciting San Diego things to do for Earth Day 2013 include running in or being a spectator at the San Diego Earth Day 10k, which takes place in Carlsbad, and features a sea of runners all sporting green in the Earth Day spirit.

Any visitors planning an April San Diego vacation should try and fit the Earth Day Fair and other San Diego events into their itinerary to celebrate Earth Day 2013.