How can I participate in the Virtual Green Gifts Fair this year?

What are the dates and times of the Green Gifts Fair event?
The Virtual Green Gifts Fair event is a four day event from 10am on November 19th - 22nd at 7pm.

How do I shop for eco gifts?
Visit our online directory of 60 businesses that will be offering specials and discounts for online or in store purchases during the four days of the event from 10am on Thursday, November 19th through 7pm on Sunday, November 22nd. You can also access the directory without specials after the event at

Will there still be a silent auction?
Yes! Our silent auction has gone virtual through the Bidding Owl site with gift cards, gift codes and products that can be mailed to you. It opens at 10am on Thursday, November 19th and closes at 7pm on Sunday, November 22nd.

Looking for ways to engage and learn about eco holidays, self care, seasonal cooking, kids crafts and more?
Each day of the fair we will launch live events, videos and downloadable instructions and recipes. They will be posted on our fair page each day and on our YouTube and Toolbox pages at To see a launch schedule, visit our fair page at:

Join our Green Coffee Talk series during the fair!
Join in on any of our Green Coffee Talk Events each day to learn, ask questions, and participate in discussions on the topics of self care, environmental justice, green career training, and eco holidays. Simply click on the zoom event link and participate.

Missing the live event at the Midtown Global Market?
Our live fair will not be at the market this year due to COVID, but you can still drop in anytime between 10am-5pm to eat lunch or dinner and see the nature mandala installation, view environmental justice murals, write a kindness card, free seed pick up, and grab an Xcel Energy goodie bag (while supplies last). 

Due to new COVID restrictions of "no social gatherings outside the home" we are cancelling all drop in stations at the Midtown Global Market. Please stay safe and explore all the virtual events during the fair on the top menu bar at

Try our new Virtual Forest Fun Run!
Join us for a new and fun activity this year - the Virtual Forest Fun Run on Saturday, November 21st. The goal is to get outdoors in any way you can. Print our Forest Fun Run event bib, send us or show us a picture while on any outdoor adventure with your bib and then come pick up your free goodie bag from Xcel Energy (while supplies last) at the Midtown Global Market 11/21-11/22 from 10am-2pm.

What can we do with our family?
There are pre recorded videos and worksheets that will launch each day with activities such as homemade eco gifts, crafts, scavenger hunt and coloring sheets. You can also get outside for our virtual Forest Fun Run on Saturday 11/21 and an environmentally themed storytime read by youth and then a dance party with Curio Dance on Sunday at 6:30pm 11/22.

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