Green Festival is the nation's largest sustainability event; and we are always working to improve the festival you know and love. This year’s theme is ‘Engagement,’ with exciting new ways to shop green, be inspired, get engaged and give back. You will enjoy informative, insightful speakers, incomparable green shopping, cutting edge eco-innovations, great live music, fun and educational family activities, hands-on workshops, organic wine and beer and delicious, local vegetarian cuisine. Plus, our new admission options are geared to encourage you to get engaged in your community with immediate dividends from Green Festival.
Green Festival News
Green ribbon cutting with Govenor Pat Quinn, Denise Hamler and Mayor Richard Daley
Chicago's 4th annual Green Festival at Navy Pier was another great success, with huge crowds and excited media covering the event. Mayor Richard M. Daley and Governor Pat Quinn honored Green Festival with a green ribbon cutting ceremony by welcoming and speaking to the gathered press, guests and businesses. During the ceremony, Illinois Governor Quinn signed legislation into law that mandates energy savings of state buildings (Senate Bill 3429). "Illinois is committed to being a leader in the green movement," said Governor Quinn. "This bill is a first step in creating standards for energy efficiency at existing state buildings and further addresses the state's green goals."