The Mar Vista Community Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 3rd at the Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine Ave.

This year’s free event, “Mar Vista Goes Green,” is presented by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the Mar Vista Park Advisory Board and the Mar Vista Community Council. The goal of the festival is to increase awareness of and participation in protecting the environment, as well as provide some entertainment.

Among the scheduled activities are performances by the Stilt Circus troupe, the Red Ribbons square dance group, the Summer of Love show featuring live music from the 1960s and 1970s and band members sporting styles from the era.

Activities for children include a morning puppet show by Kiddle Karoo and her Kooky Krew promoting environmental awareness, a Kidz Go Green Zone with nine inflatable slides, bouncers, arts and crafts using recycled materials provided by the Rediscover Center, face painting, games and a petting zoo.

Students from area preschools and middle schools will be able to display their work at a youth art show. In addition, professional artists will present their own accomplished works, and an artisan marketplace will give those who attend a chance to purchase arts and crafts.

Organizations with demonstrations and exhibits will include Heal the Bay, Ballona Institute, Surfrider Foundation, Buy Green, EcoPlum, L.A. Rainwater Harvesting Program, The Garden Nerd, Certified Wellness, and Reptile and Amphibian Rescue Network. There will also be information on recycling, composting, water conservation and drought-tolerant landscapes.

Attendees who ride their bicycle to the event will receive free valet service from Bikerowave, which will also provide information on how to keep bikes in good condition, and perform minor repairs at no charge.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For more information about the Mar Vista Community Fall Festival, (310) 398-5982 or