400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
VegFest brings the local community together to celebrate a plant-based, cruelty-free, and environmentally-sustainable lifestyle. Over 100 exhibitors! Restaurants, food exhibitors, free food sampling and Cruelty-free fashion and beauty exhibitors. Notable speakers to discuss topics in health and nutrition, environmentalism, animal welfare and compassion. Live Music throughout the event. Kids’ activities: Make a fruit or veggie print, create a mini succulent garden, get your face painted, and more!
11:30 am-12:00 pm – Jackie Busse, MD – “Plant-Based Kids”
12:15-12:45 pm – Scott David – “Undercover Investigations: The Fight for Transparency”
1:00-1:30 pm – Colleen Patrick-Goudreau – “From Excuse-itarian to Vegan”
1:45-2:15 pm – lauren Ornelas – “Food Justice: The Power of Our Food Choices”
2:30-3:00 pm – Brian Manowitz – “Vegan Black Metal Chef”
3:15-3:45 pm – Jocelyn Dubin, MS, RD – “The Power Packed Plant-Based Diet”
4:00-4:30 pm – Hope Bohanec – “The Humane Hoax”
4:45-5:15 pm – Bruce and Mindy Mylrea – “Foods for Optimal Health”
All presentations will be simultaneously interpreted in Spanish.
Get involved with non-profit organizations! Free Tickets Available!
We encourage you to walk, Jump Bike, take a Lyft, ride the Bus, or carpool if possible. Parking: The Boardwalk operates lots on Beach St. Rate: $15/day and parking is also available for $5/day at Depot Park (1/2 mile walk).