BART Blue Sky Festival


Join us for the second annual BART Blue Sky Festival, just in time for Earth Day, Thursday, April 19, 2012.

Absolutely free from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco. Get great environmental info and giveaways from dozens of eco-exhibitors, healthy and organic food samples, live music by the Venusians, carnival games with an eco-twist provided by the Sustainable Living Roadshow Conscious Carnival and more!

Get a BART Blue Sky Passport at the festival, fill it with stamps from six festival exhibitors and redeem it for a free $6 BART ticket. The first 5,000 people who turn in a completed passport will get a free $6 BART ticket right at the festival!

All stamped passports will then be entered in a drawing to win a folding bike. Official rules will be available at the festival. Folding bikes are a fantastic way to get to and from BART because folded bikes are allowed on all trains at all times. Read more about the BART bike rules.

This is an outdoor festival…rain cancels!


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