200 SOUTHEAST DEPOT AVENUE,
Gainesville, FL 32601
Event Dates and Times
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Depot Park - Gainesville - Nov. 25-26th
Vortex productions is creating the quintessential “green” event for Gainesville by bringing together the finest local artists and crafters for a Green Earth Stewardship Festival and Green Technology Expo. Featuring over 20 of the best green conscious local business and efforts within the Green Village. The Transportation Expo will showcase the latest in lower-impact transportation including the best electric and hybrid autos on the market as well as bicycles, scooters and E-bikes. Also featured: The amazing “Easy Rider Project” which provides up-cycled bicycles to local artists who then compete in a contest for the best of bikes. The resulting auction funds a community enrichment project, “Super Safety Riders”, wherein riders receive helmets, lights, locks and safety classes—all free of charge.
In celebration of the abundance of successful organic farms the area has to offer, food vendors at the Green Man Festival will feature their best vegetarian culinary creations while Florida Fresh Meats—the only “Seed to Flame” meat producer in Florida—will be serving responsible fare: from seed to feed to harvest, they know the whole life of the animals they steward. For the young and young at heart the festival includes a “Maker's Workshop” where hands can work together to create holiday gifts and awesome crafts. Live music and illumination by some of the most talented light artists will mesmerize Saturday night as the city illuminates its holiday lights. Come and have fun - Gainesville is going green.
Green Man Festival and Green Technology Expo attendees will enjoy:
Over 80 green and locally-creative conscious vendors.
Food from over 20 delicious vegetarian caterers, restaurants and vendors and the new mobile grill from Florida Fresh Meats, the only “Seed to Flame” meat producer in Florida.
Viewing and even test-driving many of the state of the art electric and hybrid cars available today from leading manufactures and their area dealers.
Browsing the best local bicycles, scooters and E-bikes.
Partying with live entertainment from local musicians and performers.
The “Maker’s Workshop” area for kids and family: come and work with local artists/craftspeople to create unique gifts and crafts.
The Easy Rider Project’s display and auction of Art Bikes created by local artists, with proceeds helping to bring the “Super Safety Riders” project to life this spring.
Depot Park’s lighting of the luminaries throughout the part Saturday night.
All Green Festivals are free to the public offer free parking.
Sponsors for the first ever Green Man Festival include many of the local auto dealers, bicycle shops and scooter dealers. Stay tuned: we will be displaying them in all our marketing media.