Join the fun with a sponsorship or exhibitor booth for The Energy Corridor’s inaugural street fair
Mayor Annise Parker will open EnergyFest 2013 April 6 when she delivers morning commencement remarks at the festival’s Bike Off event starting in front of the Holiday Inn Houston Energy Corridor Eldridge.
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 10 a.m. Bike Off event, EnergyFest 2013 will feature from noon – 5 p.m. an entertainment expo with live, local performers; children activity zones; “meet and greets” from Houston sports teams; demonstrations on sustainable living and commuting; food booths and a merchant street featuring businesses from The Energy Corridor.
Two popular Houston television news personalities will emcee the Entertainment Expo, presented by Advancial Federal Credit Union: KHOU 11 Morning News Anchor Lily Jang and KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Johnson.
One of the fun main stage events will be an Energy Corridor food-eating contest, hosted by Sharky’s American Grill and The Sporting News Grill. Houston-area performing arts groups will take the Entertainment Expo stage throughout the afternoon. 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.”
Merchant Street & Beverage Bayou
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, Houston sports teams meet and greets, plus other fun activities, including pet adoptions from Houston’s BARC animal shelter. One of Houston’s foremost children’s event specialists will be leading some of the activities.
Plus, Houston’s BARC Animal Shelter will be holding pet adoptions at Creative Corner, giving families a chance to interact with some friendly animals.
Producing EnergyFest 2013 is The Energy Corridor’s own event-planning specialist, Gray & Associates Events.
Sponsorships are available to area businesses that would like a fun way to introduce their products and services to local residents. For more information, contact Rachael Weaver, The Energy Corridor Community Relations Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We invite everyone to come out to EnergyFest and share the communal spirit and liveliness that is driving The Energy Corridor,” Martinson says.
EnergyFest 2013 takes place April 6 along Eldridge Parkway between Enclave Parkway and Briar Forest Drive. Visit www.houstonenergyfest.com for more information.