If architecture and home remodeling aren’t of interest, but there’s still that desire to celebrate the city by the sea’s commitment to sustainability then head over to Clover Park Saturday for the 20th annual Santa Monica Festival, a solar-powered, zero-waste event that is free for all ages and features an eclectic mix of live music and dance, art workshops using recycled and repurposed materials and guilt-free shopping from vendors featuring earth-friendly wares, city officials said.

“The festival embodies both the pulsating energy and compassion that the city of Santa Monica has always emitted, but with a new twist,” said Katie Bergin, executive director of Community Arts Resources, the festival’s producer.

Fresh and local food will be in abundance from an assortment of food trucks, and cooking demonstrations will be offered throughout the day by chefs and farmers.

Attendees will also get a chance to meet with various nonprofits and city officials to learn about resources offered in the community. Environmental groups will be on hand, too, offering tips about living sustainably.

The festival starts at 11 a.m. with a yoga session for youth followed by a performance of Ozokidz, a kid-friendly incarnation of the band Ozomatli that combines their mix of Latin, jazz, hip-hop and rock with costumes and characters. There is a free bike valet for those who ride and the first 250 who show up wearing helmets will receive a gift. A bike will also be raffled off.

For more information call (310) 458-8350 or go to www.smgov.net/festival.

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