Top weekend events: Earth Day, David Crosby, Chicano Park Day

EarthFair 2017

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Throughout Balboa Park. Free. (858) 272-7370 or earthdayweb.org


Balboa Park will be all about climate change, solar energy, water conservation, food and music Sunday during EarthFair 2017, one of the park’s biggest and most popular annual events. Some 60,000 visitors are expected. Interactive displays from wildlife preservation groups, conservation organizations and organic gardening experts will encourage you to rethink your carbon footprint. EarthFair took root in 1990 as local commemoration of the worldwide Earth Day, which is celebrated April 22. Over the years, EarthFair has grown into its own unique affair. “EarthFair is a place to get started and to discover what’s going on and where you want to fit into it,” said Carolyn Chase, CEO of San Diego EarthWorks, which produces the event. “Each group is there to share what they’re doing to improve the world in their domain, and that’s inspiring.” CAROLINA GUSMAN

27th annual Multicultural Earth Day

Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. WorldBeat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd., Balboa Park. Free admission; all ages. worldbeatcenter.org

A free festival with music and dance and food and libations is about all you need to draw a good Balboa Park crowd. Add crowd-pleasing performers, plus a couple of guys passionate about the rewilding philosophy as guest speakers, and you’ll attract a small nation. In fact, 50,000 heads were counted at last year’s event. In addition to a cadre of cultural…

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