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Fremont Gets Even Funkier on Earth Day

Nectar Lounge hosts a two-day festival with 20-plus bands and plenty of organic beverages.

By Laura Dannen April 20, 2012

Fremont hosting an Earth Day festival isn’t news. What’s news is that the Center of the Universe—with its solstice parade, naked bicyclists, Lenin statue, and corner pot shop—doesn’t already have an Earth Day festival. Thanks to the organizational efforts of Nectar Lounge, the neighborhood will throw a party for Mother Earth all day Saturday and Sunday, with family activities and kegs of organic root beer in the early afternoon, followed by jazz, funk, DJ sets, dance parties, and organic beer beer that flows until 2am.

Our top picks Kindie rock favorites the Not-Its! will play Nectar from noon–1 on Sunday, and the unbelievably funky Brooklyn band Snarky Puppy takes the stage from 10:30–11:45 on Saturday night. Funny enough, both names sound like kindie rock acts.

Adults and kids who arrive at the festival via bicycle will receive $2 off admission (normally $5–$35)—just check your helmets at the door. Recycled Cycles will accept bike donations on site, which they’ll then refurbish and donate to Bicycles for Humanity. Turn in a bicycle, and you get in for free.

For more information, visit the Fremont Earth Day Festival Facebook page. And if you’re looking for a planet-friendly meal this weekend, check out Nosh Pit’s list of Earth Day Eats.

Fremont Earth Day Festival
Apr 21 & 22, Nectar Lounge, $5–$35

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