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Best to Know Before You Go – Seattle Green Festival

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The Seattle Green Festival is almost here, and here are some things to know before you go:

You can purchase your tickets online at http://www.greenfestivals.org and get a discounted admission. Or you can purchase your tickets at the door of the Qwest Field Event Center on the day of the event. When you purchase your tickets, you’ll receive GF Bucks for either dining or shopping at over 300 exhibits. Online tickets are $10 for one day/$15 for two, and you’ll receive $5 back in GF Bucks. Tickets at the door are $15 for one day/$25 for two, and you’ll also receive $5 in GF Bucks in return.

Children under 18 get into the festival free. Discounts are available for students, seniors, cyclists or public transit riders. Government employees who show their ID also get in free. Cyclists can use the complimentary Green Festival Bike Valet Service on Occidental.

Speakers will have their books available for purchase at the Green Festivals Official Bookstore (sponsored by University Bookstore). Authors signing at the bookstore will include: Amy Goodman, David Korten, and John Perkins.

Planning to stay overnight in Seattle? Take advantage of the Green Festival group rate by checking online at http://www.greenfestivals.org/sea/lodging.

Make plans to attend the Green Bash Afterparty from 8pm on Saturday, May 21 to 2am on Sunday, May 22. There will be a green bar, buffet dinner, speakers, DJs and dancing.

For all the information about Seattle’s 10th annual Green Festival, check out the 48 page online directory at http://www.flipdocs.com/showbook.aspx?ID=10003083_307851. There’s even a digital download so you can upload all the festival’s updates and activities to your smartphone.

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