As the largest environmental festival in the Philadelphia area, Greenfest Philly is an ideal event if you’re trying to go green or protecting the future of our Earth is important to you. The event is free and open to anyone, so even if you’re not quite sure how committed you are to being green, Greenfest is still a great time. This is the 10th anniversary year of this event, so you can expect that it’s going to be a big one.
Go Green on September 13
The 2015 Greenfest Philly festival is slated for Sunday, September 13 in Headhouse Row. If you’re not familiar with downtown Philadelphia neighborhoods, this is at 2nd and South Streets, which are in the Headhouse district.
All of the Fun Details
Happenings Magazine, a local Philly publication, voted Greenfest Philly the best family event. Organized by the Clean Air Council, this year’s event will feature more than 100 exhibitors and vendors all with one thing in mind: saving the planet.
You’ll have the opportunity to shop for local green wares, listen to live music, check out live demonstrations, and chow down on some delicious food, and the kiddos can even have their own fun in the kid-friendly activities.
Greenfest will take place from 10 am until 4 pm, so be sure to pack the sunscreen and fill up your water bottle before you head out.
This year’s events will include some of Philly’s best homegrown music. On the bill this year is the group The Lawsuits. The group started recording together in 2012. Since then, the quintet has released 3 EPs and their full-length album, Cool Cool Cool. The group’s musical style has been compared to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and includes Brian Dale Allen Strouse, Vanessa Winters, Brendan Cunningham, Josh Friedman, and Joe Bisirri.
Other performers at this year’s Greenfest Philly include TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, Levee Drivers, Nathan Earl, and Rachel Joy.
Environmentally Friendly Festival
The Greenfest Philly is an eco-friendly festival that’s as sustainable as possible. To make this event possible, the Clean Air Council has evaluated all exhibitors to ensure that they provide sustainable service, information, and goods. Two on-site solar generators will power the festival, and more than 80% of the waste from the festival is composted or recycled. There will be water bottle refill stations for exhibitors and attendees.
There’s also a scholarship opportunity for green innovators in the Philadelphia area. The event will feature local and organic food vendors, and there’s free bicycle valet for all attendees. Overall, the event is as green as it gets, which will make all of the people who can’t attend green with envy.
Don’t be left behind. Head over to Greenfest Philly on Headhouse Row on September 13 at 10 am.