EcoFest Indy: to Promote Good Health and Sustainable Living
Historic City Market will become a one-day natural feast for all of the senses when Natural Awakenings magazine and Indianapolis City Market proudly present EcoFest Indy, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, May 12. This free event, themed around Healthy Living on a Healthy Planet, will take place downtown at 222 East Market Street.
Featuring exhibitors and demonstrators of conservation, including a hybrid bus from IndyGo and a workshop led by Andy Cochran of Circle City Rain Barrels on how a 55-gallon container can collect rain water for irrigation use; natural health; wellness; sustainability; pets; kids; fitness products and services; healthy food vendors and free samples of local fare; and more healthful topics will be offered.
Featured entertainment attractions from our area will include world percussionist and Southside resident Adam Riviere playing the Australian aborigine didgeridoo, painted sculptures from electronic waste by artist Marilyn Gatin, paper jewelry and altered home décor from artist Katy Wagner and a drum circle led by Ryan Taylor Anderson.
The event will also include giveaways, samples, interactive displays and community spirit. Attendees at this cultural festival—blending lifestyle, business and the environment—are encouraged to ride a bike, walk or carpool as a show of support for green living. The Indy Bike Hub YMCA has generously offered free bike parking for the day in their new facility at City Market. In addition, cyclists will also receive a free guest pass to use the YMCA during a future visit.