Sustain Arvada Festival

Sustain Arvada Festival

May 9, 2015  

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ralston Central Park - 58th and Garrison in Arvada

It’s new! It’s exciting! It’s the third annual Sustain Arvada Festival!

It’s free fun for everyone and a great place to learn more

about supporting local choices and creating a sustainable community.

        Sustain Arvada Festival and Fine Arts and Craft Fair including a

Half Marathon, 5K and 10K Run

Welcome to the annual Sustain Arvada Festival, half marathon 5K and 10K run, and Fine Arts and Craft Fair. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, the day before Mother’s Day.  This one-day outdoor event is scheduled from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Sustain Arvada Festival is the third annual. This year we have also infused unique fine arts and crafts, as well as wellness products and activities.

We are excited about the opportunity for artisans, health awareness advocates, and sustainability vendors this year. Products and information are encouraged at the event. Education and outreach is our goal. We encourage new and innovative businesses that promote sustainability as well as the sale of products that approach 50 percent recycled and repurposed or vintage materials. Food vendors are asked to use compostable plates, cups, and flat ware. Plastic water bottles are discouraged. As usual, we encourage attendance by walking, riding a bicycle or taking the bus.

The Sustain Arvada Festival is a way of honoring Arvada’s rich heritage and preserving our resources to foster economic prosperity, environmental stewardship and community vitality today and into the future. Participants in attendance can expect to learn from each other. We appreciate vendors and exhibitors that incorporate water and energy conservation, transportation, and sustainable agricultural practices into their routine and practices.

If you would like to sign up as a Community Vendor, you may do so HERE. If you would like to sign up as a Food Vendor, you may do so HERE. For more information, contact Brenda Berg at 720-898-7403.

Produced by the Arvada Festivals Commission and the Arvada Sustainability Advisory Committee, this event demonstrates our support of the preservation of natural resources and our commitment to fostering economic prosperity, environmental stewardship, and community vitality--today and into the future.

Become an eco hero!  This event is a Zero Waste event where the majority of the waste is diverted from the landfill through recycling and composting.

Presentation Schedule

11:00 a.m.     Ken and Beckie Anderson from Pioneer Homesteaders, a community supported agriculture business  located in Arvada

12:00 p.m.    Tina Lashbrook, Senior Project Manager from Trammell Crow with information and updates on the Olde Town Arvada Transit Hub

1:00 p.m.     Allen Best, member of the Arvada Sustainability Advisory Committee and Denver Post writer talking about Climate Change and Carbon Fee

The Arvada Festivals Commission and the Arvada Sustainability Advisory Committee are appointed by the Arvada City Council. For more information or to volunteer for this fun event, call 720-898-7403.


  Hands on activities for all ages at the Festival