The first-ever street festival for The Energy Corridor District, EnergyFest 2013 will feature a day of fun activities, great food and good times – with free admission. The exciting lineup of events celebrates the District’s 10th anniversary serving one of Houston’s fastest-growing centers for working and living.
Following the mayor’s remarks and the morning Bike Off event, EnergyFest 2013 will feature from noon – 5 p.m. an entertainment expo with live, local performers; children activity zones; demonstrations on sustainable living and commuting; food booths and a merchant street featuring businesses from The Energy Corridor.
Two popular Houston television news personalities who will emcee the entertainment expo, presented by Advancial Federal Credit Union: KHOU 11 Morning News Anchor Lily Jang and KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Johnson.
Houston-area performing arts groups will take the Entertainment Expo stage. Special showcases will feature performing arts groups affiliated with schools inside The Energy Corridor.
All the fun goes to a good cause. Any proceeds from the event will be donated to The Energy Corridor’s neighborhood schools.
“We’re celebrating the communal spirit and vibrant energy of The Energy Corridor,” explains Clark Martinson, General Manager of The Energy Corridor District. “It’s an exciting way to showcase our active lifestyles, and give Houstonians a glimpse of what it’s like to live, work and have fun in The Energy Corridor.”
The Sustainable Synergy area, presented by Commute Solutions, will feature ongoing demonstrations focusing on sustainable living through alternative energy, recycling, urban gardening and the future of public transportation.
“A large part of our mission is to promote sustainable living and transportation mobility in The Energy Corridor,” explains Martinson. “EnergyFest 2013 will also feature the first vehicle for our groundbreaking CarShare program that will start at Eldridge Place I, II and III.”
At the epicenter of EnergyFest 2013, Merchant Street will showcase the products and services of merchants from The Energy Corridor. Several food booths will serve up treats at Merchant Street, presented by Sam's Club and Blue Atlas Marketing. Beverage Bayou, presented by Sporting News Grill, will offer a variety of refreshments.
At the festival’s Creative Corner, presented by SM Energy, children of all ages will enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artists and other fun activities. One of Houston’s foremost children’s event specialists will be leading some of the activities.
Producing EnergyFest 2013 is The Energy Corridor’s own event-planning specialist, Gray & Associates.
Sponsorships are available to area businesses that would like a fun way to introduce their products and services to local residents. For more information, CLICK HERE.
“We invite everyone to come out to EnergyFest and share the communal spirit andliveliness that is driving The Energy Corridor,” Martinson says.
EnergyFest 2013 takes place April 6 along Eldridge Parkway between Enclave Parkway and Briar Forest Drive.
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